At Nurtur the Salon, recently honored by Salon Today as a member of its 2010 Salon Today 200, patrons can acquire quality beautification services from an Aveda-trained staff skilled in spiffing up skin and nails. Nurtur's pampering professionals provide helpful services amid a striking atmosphere that features sleek furnishing and soothing tones. Each patron will receive a spa package that includes an essential manicure ($25) and essential pedicure ($40), which utilize intensive hydrating masques, essential oils, and only minimal bacon grease. Customers can also choose from one of three 15-minute facials: the Glow facial ($35) uses a plant-based exfoliating peel to eradicate fine lines and wrinkles, the Brighten facial ($25) diminishes dark spots and discoloration, and the Restore facial ($35) reverses the jabs of Father Time with its anti-aging treatment that lifts and firms skin. Additionally, a 10-minute chair massage ($15) smoothes out muscle knots and limbers up bodies for strenuous flying-squirrel photo shoots atop the jungle canopies of Columbus.
The technicians at A New Day Body Wrap and Spray Tan Spa slim waistlines and tighten untaught skin with sea-inspired body wraps. To begin each session, techs wrap bodies with strips of cotton and elastic cloth. Each strip is soaked in one of the spa’s special formulations, such as a weight-loss promoting aloe-herbal mix. To enhance each partial- or full-body wrap, the spa also offers a seaweed-clay mask, which tightens skin in highly visible areas, such as those two strange holes where Frankenstein bolts used to be.
Stylist Jennifer Deighan has honed her craft both at home and internationally, seeking out training opportunities in locales as diverse as Cleveland, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Jennifer's specialties include multidimensional color, curly hair, waxing, and of-the-moment cutting techniques.
With 20 years of experience as a nail technician, Megan Barrett is an old hand at keeping finger- and toetips in pristine condition with OPI and Essie products. Her range of services includes men’s and women’s manicures, chipless manicures, pedicures, chipless pedicures, pink and white acrylics, and nail repair.
Michelangelo once said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” That's what licensed aesthetician Kayla Bernthold does every time she evaluates a client's skin—she aims to bring out his or her natural, unique beauty. In addition to her intense study of diamond-microdermabrasion techniques, she beautifies skin with a menu of services that include facials, chemical peels, waxing, and makeup application.
Licensed aesthetician Illona Sheik remembers childhood summers spent helping her grandmother pick plants in Latvia, where the pair harnessed botanicals' unique abilities to treat and enliven skin. Today, Sheik draws on the European skincare techniques she learned in her youth while performing progressive skincare treatments and luxurious spa services such as body wraps and facials. Detailed skin analysis determines epidermal sensitivities before physician-strength ingredients eradicate acne, unify skin tone, ward off signs of aging, and arm-wrestle nearby family practitioners to a stalemate. Skin For All People also wields wax to liberate legs and backs from constrictive fuzz, and soothes the muscles below with deep-tissue and aromatherapy massages from a licensed therapist. The beauty bureau also embellishes faces with eyelash and eyebrow tints, as well as powder puffs of custom-blended mineral makeup.
After taking her position behind the orange barber chairs in the Studio Elements hair salon, Julie Valencia revamps grown-out styles with creative cuts and styles. For a more drastic change, Julie also specializes in all-over color and partial and full highlights—an easier way to revamp your look without joining the witness protection program’s annual costume contest.