about phia

From accidental beginnings when the owners of Phia Salon invested in an ill-fated franchise concept, to today’s fun, fast-paced, supportive environment, Phia has emerged as one of the most inspired places in Columbus Ohio to receive a salon service and one of the most inspiring salons for industry professionals to share ideas, talent, and knowledge.

Following the collapse of the initial franchise concept (haircolorxperts), staff, management, and owners collaborated to design a new concept in salons. Seeking to balance passion with technical expertise and community with individuality, the group turned to the the word “phi” known as the Golden Ratio or Divine Proportion, the name Phia pays homage to the mathematical ratio found in nature, art, music…most of what we as humans believe to be “beautiful.”

Judging from happy clients and staff, the concept is proving successful. Merging the excitement, support, and development potential of much larger organizations with the entrepreneurial spirit and fun of a small, locally-owned company has produced consistent growth throughout tough economies and industry declines along with 6 years running among Salon Today’s Top 200 Salons!

Partnering with Aveda and subsequent Aveda ‘Lifestyle’ salon status to bringing on Davines, Pulp Riot, and Pravanna our retail partners have been integral to the development of the Phia concept and have helped us stay true to our mission: 

Our purpose at phia is to consciously direct our


Passion and expertise to enhance the beauty,
Health and well-being of the
Individual, the community and the earth; in a spirit of
Ayurvedic balance, fun, integrity, and sustainability.