Everything But Hair now open on South High Street
You may have noticed the empty space in the Hartman Building that was Erika Taylor Urban Spa. Taylor moved her spa to a new location at 1071 S. High Street, in the beautiful old building that used to house the Catholic Foundation. The business also underwent its own makeover, becoming Everything But Hair.
“It was hard to move away from such a beautiful space in the Hartman, but I no longer wanted hair to be part of my business,” says Erika Taylor. “After I decided to change the business model, the Hartman space was too large and no longer made sense.”
Taylor looked for a new space for awhile, hoping to find a free standing building with plenty of parking. “I looked in the Discovery District, and Bexley, before deciding to move back to German Village, where I grew up,” she says.
“One day, I saw the for rent sign for the brick building and thought, we were meant to be here. It’s a little more south then I’d like to be, but I love it here. The history of the space is wonderful.”
The building was built in 1886. It has been beautifully maintained. Taylor moved the spa in July, and is leasing with an option to purchase. The space did not need much renovation.
“We added a handicap lift, and mainly painted,” says Taylor. The most change happened in the pedicure room, where the floor was tiled, and pedestals were built for the spa chairs. Warmer colors were chosen for the walls, complementing the fireplace in reception.
“I’m very pleased with the overall look,” says Taylor.
The first floor will house the reception with retail, pedicures and manicures, refreshments, and a psychic.
“This building has areas that have private entrances, which allowed us to expand our offerings,” says Taylor. “Susan Rawlings, a professional psychic medium will be joining us soon. Many of her clients were centrally located so this will give her a great location.”
Other new offerings include permanent cosmetics and lash extensions by The Lavish Lash, Mystic Tan’s spray tan, and high-speed, no-burn tanning beds. “It’s tanning that’s responsible,” says Taylor. Also new is an annual membership program that will allow members to receive preferred pricing as well as other special perks and discounts throughout the year.
Hydrafacial treatments, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and massage continue to be offered. Everything But Hair uses Creative Nail Design’s Shellac and Vinylux polishes.
“Even though we gave up hair, we’ve really carved out a niche for everything but,” Taylor says.
The spa will continue to service VIP clients that stay at The Westin. They will also continue to be involved with events and happenings in German Village and the Brewery District. Look for Everything But Hair at Monster Bash this Saturday, and Village Lights during the holiday season.
The spa uses Brian Coovert of Brian Coovert Floral Design for all of the beautiful floral arrangements throughout the space. Everything But Hair also has a gallery space which will periodically change. The current show is works by Marie Dolmas Lekorenos.
“All work is for sale, and the spa will not be taking a commission, only asking that the artist donate a portion of proceeds to a non-profit,” says Taylor.
Photos by Anne Evans.
For more information about memberships, or to book an appointment, visit them on Facebook/EverythingButHair or visit EverythingButHair.com. Everything But Hair is located at 1071 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43206. 614-444-3321.