Since 2009 Crystal Carter, owner of Beauty Bar, has been making Wilmington residents just a bit more beautiful!

Crystal Carter began her business at the young age of 23, and said “I had no idea what I was doing! And it was just me, but I knew I could make rent and soon I was adding stylists”. Including her sister who joined her after attending cosmetology school. After about 5 years successfully in business, Crystal was able to add staff and expand the footprint of her space to include the massage and waxing rooms, as well as some much-needed storage.

The Beauty Bar is a Full-service Salon and Spa

The salon features stylists and cosmeticians specializing in hair & nails, massage, spray tans, waxing. The experience at Beauty Bar is very open and friendly, and you’ll be greeted immediately by Crystal or one of her happy stylists.

Crystal Carter shared with us the latest trends in Hair color: Ombre is on its way out, replaced by Baby lights (foils) & Balayage, a technique of handpainted color that can start at the root and results in a natural sun-kissed look. All Beauty Bar stylists are trained in Balayage through local Redken classes. This looks like a great technique for lifting your hair out of the dead winter blues. A root lift is a product that can give your hair volume and beachy waves also.

How far in advance should you schedule a process like Baby Lights or Balayage?

During busy times, a few days to 1 week, especially if you need to get in on a Saturday or evenings. Walk-in are not recommended, although during a weekday right now in the dead of winter you might get lucky and find an opening!

Balayage Hair coloring at Beauty Bar Salon Wilmington Oh

Balayage Hair coloring

Nail art is still popular!

Crystal was sporting a beautiful blue waterfall ombre with glitter on the tips of her nails- it was striking! Kristen Fletcher can paint anything on your nails and has fun doing seasonal motifs like reindeer, or pumpkins. Gels are still popular as they last a long time and are very durable and available in lots of colors and styles as well.

Spa Services

These services include massage, facials, spray tans, waxing, and airbrush makeup. “Weddings are a popular time to get up-dos and airbrush makeup which lasts a really long time and allows for contouring and highlighting your features”.

Current Specials

Currently there are no specials going on, but there will be something fun happening at the end of January/ beginning of February, so stay tuned!

Location & Hours

53 E Locust St. Wilmington OH 45177


near the Garden Mural and LT Land Development. Plenty of on-street parking right out front!


Tuesday 10am-6pm

Wednesday- Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 9am-2pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

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