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.
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.
When it comes to hair, Rhonda isn?t one to shy away from adventurous looks. She expertly paints hot pink-highlights and transforms entire manes with vibrant red. Of course, she happily sticks to traditional hues, too, including a warm auburn and a frosted blonde that she complements with a classic long bob or a pixie cut with asymmetrical layers. Yet the diversity in styles doesn't end there ? Rhonda is a multicultural hairstylist with experience working on a variety of hair types, as well as quick weaves, braids, and micro bead and sew-in extensions. For updo appointments, these scissors and dyes bow to curling irons and bejeweled barrettes, creating cascading curls that prepare clients for weddings and trips to the fancy supermarket.
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.
The sounds of snipping shears and lively chatter fill the interior of Utopia Salon & Day Spa, a full-service beauty emporium where professional stylists twirl around salon chairs as they cut and color hair to match the unique personalities of their clients. Among these stylists is Ali, whose wealth of experience finds a worthy outlet in her comprehensive repertoire of treatments. Ali’s highlights and coloring treatments infuse hair with the most common shades of summer, from the rippling yellows of a sunset to the vivid pinks of a sunburn. When she isn’t cutting and coloring hair, she adds texture and shine to strands with frizz-busting keratin smoothing treatments.