Staff members at A Touch of Beauty Salon and Spa pamper their clients from head to toe with treatments ranging from modern haircuts to essential-oil-infused pedicures. During hair services, stylists revamp coifs with haircuts and braided cornrows, and brighten tresses with all-over color or highlights. They also adorn locks with sew-in extensions, quick weaves, and custom-made wigs, ideal for adding instant glamour or thoroughly confusing the mailman. On the spa end of services, technicians customize facials to each client’s skin type. Body scrubs and wraps infused with African shea butter moisturize the skin, and manicures and pedicures pair with paraffin dips and peppermint oil to soften paws.
The friendly and professional laser pointers at Cleveland Laser Spa undo unwanted follicles with a high-tech and long-lasting treatment good for a wide spectrum of skin and hair types. During a hair-removal procedure, beams of specially calibrated light penetrate to the skin's basement, attacking unsightly hairs with localized heat and withering insults, all within the brief space of a few minutes. The clinic's sophisticated Candela GentleLASE laser system covers a larger area of epidermis with every zap than typical lasers, easing redness and discomfort with a soothing Dynamic Cooling Device during each session.
At Americana Nail Company, Leah Parker and her staff of experienced aestheticians glitz up nails with a full line of manicures, pedicures, polishes, and acrylic nails. Parker has set up a space whose hardwood floors, bountiful plants, and neutral-toned furniture create a relaxing oasis inspired by nature. The staffers, many of whom tout more than a decade in the industry, meticulously sculpt nail tips and create hand-painted nail art without the use of hammers. Clients can unwind with shiatsu massages in pedicure chairs or soothe feet in a whirlpool pedicure tub during reflexology treatments.
As a young athlete, Adrienne Ramsey led a healthy lifestyle by competing on cheerleading and track teams. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in health education and a master's in healthcare administration. With this resumé, she could have easily landed a cushy desk job but instead took her passion for health to the streets by earning her massage license. Today, this member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals mends muscle tension with a roster of modalities. Beyond staples such as deep-tissue and Swedish massage, she also employs trigger-point therapy to unravel tense knots and reflexology to target pressure points in the feet, a practice said to ease pain in other areas of the body and ensure feet haven't been replaced with squeaky toys.
At their five offices across Columbus, Inner Health Chiropractic's doctors take a preventive approach to wellness, eschewing conventional methods that only tackle problems after they've developed. Instead, the practitioners focus on developing a comprehensive wellness plan for each client with the goal of preventing, not merely treating, illness and pain. Encompassing lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise, treatments run the gamut from spinal adjustment and physiotherapy to food counseling and personalized pinky-toe massage.