Serenity by Elizabeth Ann is the good-looking brainchild of Liz Rapp and the crown jewel of Cala Luna Salon on State Street. Liz draws on her skills as a massage therapist and aesthetician to pamper bodies all over, soothing sore muscles one minute and extracting blackheads the next. Custom facials are her specialty, and she offers five varieties designed to meet her clients' specific needs. Whether they opt for the intensive deep-pore-cleansing facial or the Quick Pick Me Up facial, clients can expect to leave the salon feeling refreshed and revitalized.
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.
The licensed aestheticians at Bahia Beauty LLC embrace technology. They vanquish unwanted hair with electrolysis and laser treatments. They can also streamline makeup regimens with permanent makeup, a tattoo-like process that can eliminate the need for eyeliner, lip liner, or eyebrow pencil. The spa’s technology, however, doesn’t replace low-tech treatments—it complements them. The staff still brightens skin with organic chemical peels and uses old-school techniques—such as waxing, tweezing and threading—to reshape brows.
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.
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.