Dominic Doughery is serious about what he does. Behind the styling chairs at Bellavia Salon, the artist calls upon decades of experience, paired with up-to-the-minute trend consciousness, to leave his clients feeling beautiful and true to themselves. Both Dominic trained extensively, starting his career as soon as he pulled his shears from the fated cosmetology stone, and rigorously updates his skill sets. His career and training history includes time spent at Roffler, Shearpower, Paul Mitchell, and Hair Surgeons.
Rachel Cooper specializes in color. She brandishes her tint brush deftly, whether crafting natural looks or dipping ends in a bold, punky hue. In addition to executing chameleon-esque color changes, Cooper snips locks, shapes 'dos, and waxes what hairs her clients don't want. She's been in the beauty industry since the invention of combs, which was almost 15 years ago.
Dennis Van Scoy founded Van Scoy Hair Clinics in 1969 to help people with thinning hair—a group that includes Van Scoy himself—to find more options for hairstyling. Today, Van Scoy is a sought-after instructor for hair-replacement designers; he’s also a national lecturer and a consultant for leading international manufacturers. Since founding the clinics, Van Scoy’s reach has expanded from the original location in Ashland to two additional clinics in Cleveland and Columbus, which he operates with the help of his wife, Sandra, and sons, Scott and Todd.
The staff at the three clinics draws from more than 150 years of hair-restoration experience and the latest industry developments to transplant, replace, and prevent the loss of hair. They are trained to perform a patented technique by PAI Medical Group called Multi-Unit Hair Grafting, during which they can transplant two to three times more hair (up to 8,000 hairs) than a traditional transplant. Technicians also use the Sensi-Graft system to provide a semipermanent solution to hair loss without surgery.
Among the other high-tech procedures offered: the high-tech Cyberhair, which helps in natural-looking hair replacement, or laser light hair therapy, which works to prevent hair loss and uncover any treasure maps tattooed to your head.
Allurea Salon & Spa’s staffers don’t just cut and color hair—they help restore it with laser treatments that target balding areas on the scalp. They can certainly appreciate a full head of hair, as they spend much of the day straightening and texturizing locks or sewing in extensions for added length. At the same time, the team understands that hair doesn’t always grow where you want it, which is why Allurea includes waxing alongside the makeup applications and mani-pedis that fill out its service menu.
As Shawon Brown-Gullette told Robin McMacken of the Dayton Daily News, she keeps a box of tissues near her hair-system station at Infinitee Trichology Centre. But they aren't there to curb sneezes or fold into origami. According to Brown-Gullette, they absorb the tears of joy and renewed self-confidence that the hair-loss expert often witnesses as she outfits clients with discrete hairpieces that match the natural color and texture of surrounding hair.
Brown-Gullette—who is certified through the International Association of Trichologists and who has presented local seminars on hair loss—takes a holistic approach to reversing alopecia, one that may require a commitment to a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition. After running medical tests to explore the root causes for thinning hair, Brown-Gullette employs several personalized treatments, including the use of electrotherapy, ultraviolet rays, and low-level laser therapy.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Dr. Ellison has been delivering Botox to the Cincinnati and Dayton area for over a decade.
He is highly experienced with Botox for Cosmetic and Migraine treatments and his patient satisfaction rate is unparalleled.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We are in business to improve the quality of life of our clients.
We enjoy making people feel better about themselves !
What do you love most about your job?
I get to come to work every day and help people feel happier and better about themselves.
That's a great job to have !
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"I like the quality of your work -- you are an artist.
I especially appreciate how much you care about your patients.
If I moved across the country I would still fly back to Cincinnati to see you for my cosmetic treatments."