Dr. Rakesh Nanda, certified in advanced laser treatments, uses up-to-date technology and dermatological training to help sculpt figures and battle spider veins at locations throughout the Columbus area. Pesky stubble falls to the Palomar laser system, equipped with a cooling function for added comfort, and targeted treatments for facial veins, acne, rosacea, and unwanted tattoos help patrons restore their skin to its original factory settings.
Style trends are fleeting, but Byuti 73 Salon—Xenia's only Aveda salon—is always paying attention. The staff maintains a blog that highlights hair trends, and the savvy stylists within the boutique salon cater to your style whims with a full repertoire of beautifying services. Haircuts for men and women clean up bushy strands and trim down blinding bangs, and coloring, conditioning, and texturizing treatments add depth and pizzazz to each refashioned coif. The staff primarily uses the Laabn line of haircare products, and they offer hair extensions and special-event styling.
A division of the Ohio Institute of Allied Health, Tranquility Mind & Body Spa comforts bodies with holistic medical massage therapy services. After an initial consultation, massage therapists tailor treatments to clients' needs, choosing appropriate essential oil for the aromatherapy treatment ($10). A hand-and-foot paraffin dip ($20) coats appendages in warm wax, softening and smoothing skin. Soothing scents waft through the air and recite poetry during the one-hour medical massage, which targets tight, sore, or injured areas with medical techniques such as neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release ($65). Some clients report the heat therapy and resulting boost in circulation alleviates discomfort from chronic pain, sports-related injuries, or excessive high-fiving with feet.
Led by Annie Shell, a Xenia native and former international educator for Goldwell and Matrix haircare, Gloss Salon's skilled staff sculpts and prunes scalp foliage, helping harried heads go from ragged to refined. Strut inside the funky pink-splashed styling studio, from which stressed strands may leave chanting a new om such as "hum" or "schintzel," thanks to the botanical moisturizers and proteins found in the salon's exclusive Mantra haircare products.
Paula Ivins Kingston, a styling veteran of 25 years whose coif creations have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and Allure, guides Lucid's Aveda-savvy tress tamers in sculpting personalized, contemporary manes. Stylists invigorate black-and-white follicles with kaleidoscopic infusions of all-over color ($50+) or ribbons of highlighting hues ($50+). Obtain deftly trimmed and decorated digits with a spa manicure ($32) or pedicure ($60) before bathing hair in a blow-dry's balmy waves ($25+) to achieve the slickness of an ocelot wearing sunglasses. Guests can achieve complete aesthetic harmony by pairing pruned head topiaries with professionally arched eyebrows ($18+ for waxing). Visage artists can unearth natural radiance with a sheen of makeup ($35) or introduce clients and beginner mimes to face-embellishing basics during an instructional session ($50).
Latitudes Salon pampers clients in a relaxed atmosphere enhanced by comprehensive care. For Brazilian blowouts, skilled stylists consult with beauty seekers in order to understand their aesthetic and maintenance-oriented goals. Then, using a formaldehyde-free, açaí-based smoothing complex, an aesthetician coats each shaft of your hair in a nutrient-rich layer of protective protein goodness, eliminating frizz and smoothing cuticles. A stylist will then blow-dry and flat-iron your locks, reproteinize, and rinse and blow-dry again.