Inside Advanced Skin & Body Care Day Spa & Hair Studio, a full body-care team of aestheticians, stylists, and nail technicians wields their trade tools to help clients look their best and feel relaxed. With scissors and bowls of custom-mixed hair dye, stylists snip and sculpt, giving hair the kind of therapy its therapist could never give. Aestheticians apply warm wax to remove unwanted hair on faces and legs, or perform facials with the help of glycolic acid or a microdermabrasion wand. During massages, a therapist may fill a treatment room with aromatherapy scents before placing warm stones on backs that help release tension. No matter which of the spa’s services clients choose, the staff aims to provide a nurturing environment in which visitors can unwind and leave looking and feeling renewed.
For Amanda Gionet, the love for hairstyling runs the family. As a third-generation mane tamer, Amanda has expanded on her family's profession by leading a team of like-minded industry artists, each possessing unique beauty specialties. Her stylists pamper patrons from head to toe—or more accurately, from freshly cropped locks to perfectly polished piggies—with the many services on A. Salon's menu. Services range from color and texturizing treatments to quick facial waxing sessions that make it easier to adhere novelty mustaches to one's face.
Whether inside the spa or on location, Spa Deals On Wheels pampers clients with massages, facials, and mani-pedis. Licensed massage therapist Sierra Tate uses her education in a broad range of modalities, including deep-tissue, sports, reflexology, and hot-stone massage, to tackle slight discomfort and severe aches alike. She also takes her services on the road, helping clients relax at home, in the office, or at events, such as bridal showers and graduation parties.
Although aesthetician Julie MacMillan graduated among the top five students in her aesthetics program, she keeps her homey beauty outfit, Skin Care By Jewls, free of pretensions. Jewls is MacMillan's nickname and preferred moniker, and the tag reflects her friendly, easygoing attitude. During spa services she plays dreamy, tranquil music to compliment the low, cozy lighting.
Jewls became a board-certified permanent-makeup artist in 2008, building on the training she received in Arizona, where she exceeded 800 hours of education—well beyond Florida's requirements of 260 hours and a papier-mâché mockup of a pore. She reaches for products from Rhonda Allison and lavender wax imported from Italy to create radiant, smooth skin.
Located inside Alchemy Day Spa, SOS Nails is the spot to beautify nails and relax, all the way up to its baby-blue ceiling covered with fluffy clouds. The nail technicians there provide manicures and pedicures, and all pedicures include a soothing foot and leg massage with hot stones. After unwinding with nailcare services, guests can retreat to Alchemy Day Spa, where the staff offers haircare, facials, and massages.
N2U Salon & Spa's aestheticians burnish façades with custom facials performed with Oxygen Botanicals products. A 60-minute signature facial resurfaces rough texture and minimizes skin's natural plaid motif with oxygen-infused products customized to each client's skin type. Epidermal experts purify cluttered crevasses with a pore-purging steam, followed by nitpicky extractions, which rid faces of concealed dirt and oil deposits. A lavish application of a custom mask steeps skin in beneficial nutrients, and a lavender-scented hand and foot scrub relaxes phalanges and keeps hands as smooth and attractive as a magnet dipped in butter.
Armed with Image Skincare's pharmaceutical-grade products, Via Esthetique's aesthetician Portia Masquas helps clients rewind facial clocks with anti-aging treatments. The spa's three-pronged approach focuses on correcting problem spots, safeguarding against future damage, and nourishing skin with vitamins to leave it looking fresher and brighter than when it's been polished with Windex. Facials, waxing sessions, and peels refine guises in private, candlelit chambers, where russet-brown curtains and sleek black furniture add unobtrusive panache to soft, soothing cream walls.