Tall, thin mirrors span the salon's white walls and reflect faux marble sinks and low-hanging chandeliers. Amid these modern accents, skilled stylists infuse strands with bold color highlights and craft face-flattering layers. Clients may also request elegant updos or deep-conditioning treatments to renovate and fortify hair.
Amidst rich wood furnishings and walls stippled a cheery yellow, Escape Salon & Day Spa's meticulous manicure begins with a nail shaping and a cuticle refinement before the technician swathes skin in a rich pumpkin scrub. The sweet-smelling scrub banishes expired skin cells, and a hand massage subdues tension from tiring workdays and high-stakes Pictionary games; the finger-pampering culminates in an eye-catching application of nail polish. While newly glowing fingers work proper pinkie posture on a glass of champagne, feet prepare for their transformative treat with a thorough clipping, filing, and callus ostracizing. Toes take a dip in a warm-water bath, then undergo a thorough buffing and massage with the pumpkin scrub. Finally, toe-crowns receive a glossy coat of polish in the hue of their choice, whether to match favorite sandals or slip through grass unnoticed during midnight trysts.
Tattoo artists Adam Natonio and EighJay Mauro were graphic designers and visual artists. At Standing Art Tattoos & Art Gallery, they are able to combine their experience and passions into a tattoo studio with an art gallery, which has pieces available for purchase. The studio has won awards at Tampa Bay Tattoofest, and been featured in Skin Art Magazine, Skin Shots Magazine, and Tattoo Envy Magazine.
Talented technicians at Combs & Company Hair and Nail Salon groom fingers and toes with customized treatments designed to make clients look and feel refreshed. The spa manicure prettifies finger landscapes with a trim, file, and professional polish, and paws soften after a soothing soak and gentle massage during the 45-minute spa pedicure. For shellac manicures, experts coat nails with a colorful and protective mirror finish capable of reflecting Medusa's gaze for up to 14 days. The hour-long deluxe pedicure tacks on an exfoliating treatment to slough away dead skin cells and cement shoes from the outer layers and a callus treatment targets thickened areas of skin. Hot towels thaw frozen feet, providing heated relaxation to a calming foot massage.
The massage therapists at Hands of Choice knead away patients' muscular tension and emotional stress during full-body rubdowns augmented by hydrotherapy treatments. Clients enter a private room and slip into a plush towel before discussing a custom treatment to target specific aches and pains with a massage therapist. The therapist's hands seek out tendons' tension through sweeping strokes that incorporate the gentle pressures of Swedish massage with the connective-tissue pampering of myofascial release. Each 60- to 90-minute session calls on as many as 10 different massage techniques to draw knots away from deep densities of musculature without the aid of telekinesis. Therapists accessorize the 90-minute supreme massage with hydrotherapy treatments, during which moist heat packs warm-up muscles so clients receive a deeper massage. Patients can keep on pants or undergarments if they help them feel more comfortable.