Dr. Rakesh Nanda, certified in advanced laser treatments, uses up-to-date technology and dermatological training to help sculpt figures and battle spider veins at locations throughout the Columbus area. Pesky stubble falls to the Palomar laser system, equipped with a cooling function for added comfort, and targeted treatments for facial veins, acne, rosacea, and unwanted tattoos help patrons restore their skin to its original factory settings.
Style trends are fleeting, but Byuti 73 Salon—Xenia's only Aveda salon—is always paying attention. The staff maintains a blog that highlights hair trends, and the savvy stylists within the boutique salon cater to your style whims with a full repertoire of beautifying services. Haircuts for men and women clean up bushy strands and trim down blinding bangs, and coloring, conditioning, and texturizing treatments add depth and pizzazz to each refashioned coif. The staff primarily uses the Laabn line of haircare products, and they offer hair extensions and special-event styling.
A division of the Ohio Institute of Allied Health, Tranquility Mind & Body Spa comforts bodies with holistic medical massage therapy services. After an initial consultation, massage therapists tailor treatments to clients' needs, choosing appropriate essential oil for the aromatherapy treatment ($10). A hand-and-foot paraffin dip ($20) coats appendages in warm wax, softening and smoothing skin. Soothing scents waft through the air and recite poetry during the one-hour medical massage, which targets tight, sore, or injured areas with medical techniques such as neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release ($65). Some clients report the heat therapy and resulting boost in circulation alleviates discomfort from chronic pain, sports-related injuries, or excessive high-fiving with feet.
Led by Annie Shell, a Xenia native and former international educator for Goldwell and Matrix haircare, Gloss Salon's skilled staff sculpts and prunes scalp foliage, helping harried heads go from ragged to refined. Strut inside the funky pink-splashed styling studio, from which stressed strands may leave chanting a new om such as "hum" or "schintzel," thanks to the botanical moisturizers and proteins found in the salon's exclusive Mantra haircare products.
Atlanta Permanent Cosmetics owner Melissa Vanzandt and her crew of certified technicians aim to eliminate the morning makeup hassle by anointing features with permanent cosmetics. A blessing to people with cosmetic allergies or vision problems, permanent cosmetics add discreet pigment to eyebrows, eyelids, and lips to help enhance the natural beauty of each client and return faces to neglected Mrs. Potato Head dolls. Meanwhile, specialists further illuminate facial beauty with speedy LED teeth whitening and lush mink lash extensions.
At Tipp City Medical Massage, licensed massage therapist Kathy Siegfried sees massages as more than just relaxing luxuries that follow bench-pressing the chandelier. She takes a healing approach to massage, drawing mastery from nine modalities, each customizable to a range of conditions, such as chronic soreness, sports injury, and headaches. Biofreeze natural pain relieving gel augments massage strokes with cooling menthol and Bon Vital foot balm helps feet recover from blisters and abrasions.