Sometimes lying in a tanning bed surrounded by warmth can be a relaxing experience. Now add a massage and a facial to that. Nestled inside Tropical Paradise Tanning Salon & Spa, All About You! enhances tanning sessions with body treatments that include aromatherapy massages and skin-clearing facials. A one-stop beauty-maintenance shop, All About You! is also filled with beauty professionals who tend to nails and wax away unwanted body hair or add drama with eyebrow tints.
Through the bay window set within a red brick wall, La Creme Hair Studio's stylists snip at men's and women's locks, sculpting them into new, contemporary hairdos. The staff lathers scalps with Moroccanoil shampoo and conditioner, which are infused with antioxidants and nutrients to promote lustrous hair and make it strong enough to hold onto a fedora during a hurricane. In addition to hair care, stylists beautify clients' every aspect with eyelash extensions, mani-pedis, and waxing.
At Within, passionate nutritionist and reflexologist Jennifer Forbes guides patients on a holistic path to health and wellness. After personally experiencing the powers of reflexology to help her heal from second-degree frostbite, Jennifer earned her diploma in the field, and now shares the practice’s benefits of relaxation, stress relief, and enhanced circulation with clients. Her nutritional consultations yield custom plans for diet and lifestyle changes that alleviate fatigue, depression, and cardiovascular irregularities. Toxin-banishing ion cleanses flush the body’s joints, organs, and lymphatic system to revive energy and relieve pain. Patients can also get a muscle-response allergy test and take advantage of ear candling to evict waxy buildup and catchy jingles for sweet potatoes from their heads.
Whether given by a massage therapist's hand, an aesthetician's wand, or a makeup artist's brush, each and every gesture at Tamav Salon & Spa aims to bring about renewal and beautification. Rejuvenation begins with Dermalogica skin treatments such as the Age Smart facial—a cocktail of vitamins and hydroxy acids combined with a face massage to loosen tension and release trapped marbles from the pores. Performed by a licensed therapist, hot-stone, Indian head, and Thai stem face massages unravel the body's tension from sore muscles and joints, and IPL laser technology and electrolysis treatments safely uproot patches of troublesome body hair. Before leaving the spa, clients can also swing by the salon for a new haircut or a pampering mani-pedi, or they can visit the in-house lash expert for a new set of eye curtains.
Elite Hair and Skin Care owner Sue Shaker spends her days chasing a natural high. Fifteen years ago, she noticed that feeling confident about her looks positively affected her overall well-being, and so she has been trying to help clients develop confidence through hair ever since. Her journey began at California School of Beauty, where she gravitated toward hair colour because another student mixed the formulas together and created a black hole. Now she corrects unflattering dye jobs with aplomb, having honed her specialty in highlights and lowlights for nearly a decade. To keep the salon current, she attends regular colour classes and arms her fellow stylists with products from Aveda and Moroccanoil.
The resident aesthetician nourishes skin with Dermalogica's products and methods, building custom facials based on analysis of each zone of the client's face and spheres of influence on their friends' faces. Her nimble fingers also manipulate fine threads to shape eyebrows, and trap body hair with traditional resin wax and sugar paste that will not tug on tender skin.
Dr. Jennifer Bonnett's crew of highly trained skin specialists swaddles facades with nourishing chemical peels. The silk peel's gentle exfoliants slough off skin ravaged by elements and weighed down by Mardi Gras masks, clearing a path for skin serums to penetrate deep into the epidermis. Skin consultants calibrate a solution to combat each patient's particular facial affliction, from acne to fine lines to discoloration. Alternatively, the pumpkin peel draws upon the gourd's cache of nutrients to restore skin to shiny splendour. Salicylic acid whisks away rough skin cells, and enzymes and vitamins introduce themselves to facial terrains. After treatment, clients may experience flushed skin for about 30 minutes, not unlike the effect caused by a 30-minute game of spin the bottle. Confidential, complimentary consultations empower clients to hone in on their ideal treatment.