Looking like the beauty parlor on the USS Enterprise starship, RenaSkin Wellness Day Spa located inside of Studio Elements, employs a staff of skilled hairstylists, massage therapists, certified aestheticians, and one android struggling to understand emotions like “fierce.” These professionals magnify clients’ natural beauty with an array of services performed amidst sleek chrome fixtures, modish pastel-toned furniture, and evocative art painted directly on the walls. The ambiance of futuristic serenity elegantly reflects Studio Elements' philosophy of achieving beauty through the latest technology.
The iconic red-and-blue barber pole spins outside Willie's Barber Salon, drawing in men of all ages for classic gentlemanly grooming. Here, seasoned and smiling barber Dennis Overholts leans men back in his chair for hot towel treatments, razor shaves, and precision haircuts. Sooner or later, the subject of the Ohio State Buckeyes is bound to come up in small talk, as Dennis keeps a wealth of sports memorabilia on his walls to inspire conversation and bring fans together.
Dominic Doughery is serious about what he does. Behind the styling chairs at Bellavia Salon, the artist calls upon decades of experience, paired with up-to-the-minute trend consciousness, to leave his clients feeling beautiful and true to themselves. Both Dominic trained extensively, starting his career as soon as he pulled his shears from the fated cosmetology stone, and rigorously updates his skill sets. His career and training history includes time spent at Roffler, Shearpower, Paul Mitchell, and Hair Surgeons.
Owner Melissa Gilbert helms a professional staff of trained stylists that crafts new hairstyles, revitalizes hair color, and removes unwanted facial fuzz with waxing treatments. Each service begins with a consultation, during which the stylist can assess each client?s cut and make recommendations based on hair and skin type, condition of strands, and the color of their foulmouthed parrot sidekick. Aiding in complete care is the studio's stock of products from popular brands such as Redken, Entity Beauty, and Glow Therapeutic. Studio M accommodates all species of hair, as stylists are trained to deal with all hair types, including long, curly, and invisible.
Studio M?s aestheticians are also trained to deal with all types of skin. They reduce the affects of aging, including hyperpigmentation and fine lines, with vitamin C facials, and they target acne and clogged pores with purifying deep pore facials that rely on a medicated treatment and amino mask. The skin savants even custom blend their facials to tackle a client?s specific skincare needs. In addition to cosseting faces during facials, the aestheticians pamper hands, arms, and feet with massages using heated mitts still warm after extracting a pie from the oven.
Hope Hair Spa's stylists get folks back on their game with a full array of haircare services. Along with cuts, color, and styles, the pampering extends to hands and feet. Gel manicures keep nails chip-free and polished for weeks on end, but the crown-jewel in the spa's nail care line is the waterless pedicure. In addition to pamper feet without risking upsetting Poseidon, the process cuts down on waste by using steamed towels wrapped around the feet. Once feet are feeling soft and refreshed, the nail specialist shapes nails and cuticles, exfoliates with a sugar scrub, and massages feet before applying nail polish.
J.Bentley Studio & Spa?s beauticians and relaxation experts find their own nooks within the studio?s 7,500 square feet of space, working their beauty-boosting magic for their respective specialties. Before massages, manicures, and other services begin, visitors can unload their stresses with sips of complimentary espresso or admire the studio?s earthy motif, present in its wooden accents and pillows stuffed with Mother Nature?s hair. J.Bentley?s knowledgeable staff, that includes an in-house Keratin Complex educator, was pivotal in the studio?s earning a spot on TheBestofColumbus.com's beauty list and frequently recommends products for clients to use at home, such as skin treatments from Obagi.