With warm sunlight pouring inside, high ceilings with exposed wood beams, and pretty tiled sink, Affordable Facials and More’s facial room feels more like a bathroom in a cozy home. This relaxing environment is where aestheticians perform glycolic peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and custom facials that treat everything from fine lines to acne.
It’s safe to assume that a barbershop named Mens Place focuses mostly on men’s grooming services. Look around the entrance, however, and you’ll find no sign that reads “No Girls Allowed.” Rather than flaunt its status as a male-only retreat, Mens Place opts for subtlety with its glossy stone floors, black-leather chairs, and dark-wood accents—not to mention haircuts and styling services that create sharp new looks in a business-like 30 minutes. When they do exceed that self-designated time limit, the stylists have good reason; usually they take a few extra minutes to highlight locks or camouflage gray hairs. When they turn their attention away from the scalp, it’s to arch eyebrows, shine shoes, and escort their clients to a jacuzzi bath filled with cologne.
Deena puts her degree from Florida College of Natural Health to use at Love Your Skin, Spa. She offers a wide range of spa services, artfully rendered with professional products from Image Skincare. Clients can stroll in for a high-grade chemical peel, a skin-smoothing wax, or an energy-aligning acupressure massage. And before they get pampered, they can take in the spa's soothing ambiance in a naturally lit reception area decked out in mocha and dark-chocolate tones.
Glamour Shots made its name as a place where women could be transformed into models and immortalized in photographs. Though makeup, hair, and wardrobe services are still available with each session, Glamour Shots now offers portraiture for individuals of any gender as well as families, children, and houseplants. Unique personalities shine in Glamour Shots’s galleries, which depict everything from children with airbrushed angel wings to women clad in lingerie. Digital images can be transformed into a number of prints and products, including wall art and graduation announcements. Glamour Shots guarantees clients’ satisfaction or it will retake portraits without a session fee or exchange poses for a small additional fee within 14 days.
The technician at this nail spa keeps digits looking fresh and innovative. She livens up coats of color with glittery gems and artistic paintwork, with designs that include breast-cancer-awareness ribbons and tiger stripes. And to avoid the chips of yesteryear, she uses CND Shellac formulas for up to two weeks of untarnished shine. The spa, tucked inside Phenix Salon Suites, also refreshes feet with unique treatments, such as the Sunshine Bliss pedicure’s citrus-inspired products and hot towels warmed on the sun.
The talented stylists and spa technicians at Ciao Bella Salon renovate scalpscapes and bodies with expert skill. During each cut, stylists personally consult with clients to choose a classic 'do, current trend, or future unicorn horn. Luxurious shampoos and blow-drying pamper hardworking head threads, and a manicure appeases jealous fingers. A smoothing application of Brazilian keratin tames straying strands, keeping hairs straight and bringing home good report cards for two weeks to four months.
At Julia's Artistic Threading & Day Spa, Julia Johnson and her beauty mavens spruce up forms with a host of pulchritude-inducing services. During the spa day, a European facial coddles visages of all skin types with a thorough cleansing before an exfoliation whisks away dead skin cells. The 60-minute house facial finishes up with a round of extractions to purge pores of gunk, grime, and last year's candy-cane remnants, whereas a customized mask leaves complexions glowing. A relaxing massage tends to tired hands and feet with gentle rubs and kneads before a Shellac manicure or pedicure spruces up digits for elegant gift presentations. With the aid of BeautiControl nail products, either set of paws will be tenderized, shaped, buffed, and precisely painted with the Shellac polish, which provides a glistening finish that lasts up to 14 days without chipping or cracking, allowing digits to freely engage in everyday activities from running errands to snowball fighting with computer mice.