Cala Luna Salon and Spa offers a transcendent array of body-and mind-restoring services in a chic salon environment. Today’s Groupon gives you freedom of aesthetic choice, beginning with a potential refashioning of your silky-follicled head helmet. Salon owner and hair artist Angie Steinhauser leads a team of dedicated stylists in pursuit of eyebrow and hairdo harmony, from which you'll reap the benefits of subtly arched brows ($12+) and an expertly crafted hair style ($35+ for a women's cut and style). Cuticle-conscious clients can gift themselves two manicures from Kim Mitchell, one of Cala Luna’s esteemed nail beautifiers. Or bring a friend and gossip about Niels Bohr’s penchant for bringing mini atomic bombs to cocktail parties while getting simultaneous nail touch-ups. Finally, a 30-minute massage from massage therapist and tension exterminator Lori Surbaugh relaxes and revives sore, knotty backs.
At Changes Salon and Day Spa, a team of stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians refurbish clients from head-to-toe. Four levels of stylists pull from Paul Mitchell and Pureology products to snip and arrange coifs, and bedeck strands with fancy feathers. To leave complexions glowing, aestheticians sweep away dead skin cells with microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Brigitta Moskova started her medical education in her homeland of Estonia, studying a range of disciplines and discovering firsthand the healing effects of acupuncture. Now, with a degree from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine and an acupuncturist's license pinned to the wall with needles, Brigitta treats a wide array of conditions with traditional Eastern techniques at 12 Meridians Acupuncture. Her passion for natural medicine also inspires her to hold educational talks on such topics as trigger-point therapy, balancing hormones, and weight loss.
With complimentary beverages in hand, clients at LD Skin Spa slip into richly decorated private treatment rooms. Inside, an aesthetician performs facials, waxes, massages, or body treatments for her or for him. The staff opt for the gentlest methods, using a cream depilatory for Brazilian hair removal and hands rather than a stampeding obstinancy of buffalo to soften tense muscles.
As one of the oldest cosmetology schools in the area, the Salon Schools Group has been churning out highly trained manicure mavens, visage revolutionaries, and overall bodily beautifiers for nearly eight decades. Drop by any location and let one of the up-and-coming cosmetologists stage a performance of their freshly honed skills under the supervision of an expert instructor before they matriculate to some of the finest salons in the area. Services, which vary by school location, include a cranberry bog facial from Westerville's spa menu, which cleanses and heals the skin with antioxidants and essential oils and, like any fruitful spelunking expedition, concludes with a shampoo and blow dry ($32.50). Heath's salon menu offers deluxe haircuts with a blow dry and curling-iron style ($9–$11) and cap highlights ($29–$30). Liberate upper lips and eyebrows from the tyranny of excess fuzz with a wax from Canal Winchester's spa offerings ($7 each), or sharpen your claws with the full set of sculptured nails offered on Karl Road's salon menu ($20). There are a slew of equally indulgent treatments at all seven locations. Go in for a marathon glam session before the office prom, or spread out services over multiple visits.
Dr. Milroy J. Samuel, founder of Maison De Leumas, combines his expertise in cosmetic surgery and women's health care as he lifts, sculpts, and beautifies bodies. The expert sends patients' confidence soaring as high as a coffee-swigging eagle with treatments in fat removal and relocation and gynecological cosmetic procedures.