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.
At Permanent Make Up and Skin Rejuvenation, located inside Gahanna Skin Care, skilled nail and laser technicians specialize in permanent makeup?a tattoo-like procedure that implants organic pigments strategically onto the skin. Using that technique, technicians are able to impart smudge-proof, water-proof, and pie-fight-proof eyeliner and lip liner, fill-in sparse brows, or even add a beauty mark to her clients' faces. To ensure the results match clients' expectations, the staff administers a careful consultation to determine if the treatment is a good fit and also customizes each pigment for a natural, flattering effect.
The ample hands-on experience that Aveda Institute's students receive in cosmetology, hair styling, and skincare is only one part of their extensive training. Even as these burgeoning professionals master more advanced techniques, their instructors work to impart a sense of social and environmental responsibility. These are the tenets of founder and environmentalist Horst M. Rechelbacher, whose vision of living in sync with nature led to Aveda's botanically based products for hair and skin.
At the institute, students cull knowledge from industry experts through extensive practical training under the supervision of mentors. Stylists learn how to cut hair and soothe stress with complimentary mini facials, makeup touchups, and horn sharpening. Future aestheticians restore balance to faces and bodies with relaxing skincare treatments.
To connect with both the local and global community, students also apply their efforts toward charity events such as Earth Month. This campaign helps raise funds for the Sierra Club, who in turn uses the donations to help protect sources of clean water worldwide. The Institute is also hosting an upcoming fashion benefit show on April 23, with procedes going to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Columbus.
Advanced Medical Laser Center's owner and certified cosmetic therapist, Cindy Joshi, expertly zaps fuzz from clients with quick pulses from a GentleYag or Gentlelase laser. For darker skin types, she wields the Cynosure Apogee Elite, which includes a NdYag mode for darker skin types. During each appointment, Cindy glides the laser’s beams over skin, where it blasts more than 100 hairs per second, like an insult comedian whose childhood was ruined by one bad haircut. In addition to evicting follicular skin invaders from epidermal terrains, Cindy is experienced in microdermabrasion, licensed in micropigmentation, and certified in cosmetic therapy.
At Refuge at the Mill, Leah Parker and her staff?which includes five nail artists, three hair stylists, a massage therapist, and an aesthetician?cater to cosmetic needs and alleviate stress in a relaxing environment. Team members, many of whom tout more than a decade in the industry, meticulously sculpt nail tips and create hand-painted nail art accented with glitter and 3-D enhancements. Stylists foster new 'dos with haircuts and color, highlight, and curling services. Clients can also unwind with hot stone, pregnancy, or sports massages.
Exquisite Threading's eyebrow-fashioning operation is led by a team of experienced threaders plying the ancient depilatory art in a soothing environment. Brow bearers seeking a refined look recline in the studio's comfy chairs as expert weavers adroitly lasso loitering hairs, expelling them at the root. A natural and chemical-free treatment, threading spares patrons much of the discomfort, swelling, and redness of waxing.