Stacey Pope zips around her private salon suite beautifying her clients with head-to-toe treatments. In addition to haircuts, customized for each client’s lifestyle and propensity to tumble through flaming hoops, Pope also makes hair dazzle with highlights and rich single-process hues. She finishes beauty treatments with skin-smoothing facials, body waxes, and mani-pedis. To fit her clients’ busy schedules, Pope features a 24-hour online scheduler so customers may book an appointment without interrupting work hours.
Vanity Salon houses a closely knit, five-person team that operates much like a family. Each of the master cosmetologists specializes in a specific aspect of beautification, from Shellac mani-pedis to haircuts and coloring. The salon's service list illustrates other essential treatments, including waxing, skincare, and pampering for any hands and feet that have grown tired of typing emails or waving at dogs.
At Go Yoga, owners JP and Cassie McClellan pay homage to the practice that brought them together with a slate of classes inspired by Baptiste Power-Vinyasa yoga. Both veteran yogis train under the method's creator, Baron Baptiste, on a regular basis, and import his techniques to their own studio, which surrounds visitors in tropical plants and soothing earth tones. Baptiste yoga weaves several different traditions into a series of flowing postures performed in a space that’s warmed to 90 degrees, mimicking the average temperature found on the dark side of the sun. At Yoga for Beginners and Restorative Flow classes, instructors tweak gentle routines with a focus on linking breath to movement. Special events treat attendees to yoga on the beach, and regularly offered sessions such as massages and outdoor EcoVentures offer relaxation or tours of Amelia Island by foot, bike, kayak, or horseback.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is nestled at the tip of a barrier island just off the Florida coast. Its pristine location is part of the reason it has earned a AAA Four Diamond designation for 30 consecutive years, but the resort's amenities extend beyond its miles of beach and ocean views. The property's 1,350 acres also house a complex of more than 400 hotel rooms, a golf course ranked one of the best in the world by Cond? Nast Traveler, and a family-friendly water park?as well as a more dignified infinity-edge pool for adults.
Drs. J. Phillip and Robert Garcia are so committed to proper skincare that they invented their own medical product—Belladerm-Rx, a prescription formula meant to stave off signs of aging and environmental damage. Today, the doctors and their staff at Reviva Medical Spa customize at-home regimens of Belladerm-Rx for patients, and apply their expertise onsite during several skincare services.
These treatments combine a calm, pampering environment with medical precision. Licensed aestheticians administer facials that target problems from acne to fine lines, as well as mini-treatments that refresh complexions in 30 minutes. The Bella Vitamin C Blast, for example, firms up the face with a 30% concentration of vitamin C, the equivalent of eskimo-kissing an orange for four hours. More in-depth treatments range from microdermabrasion to chemical peels, the latter of which are grouped into three levels depending on their strength. Injectables such as Botox and Radiesse fend off wrinkles, and Ultherapy diminishes the appearance of sagging skin through applications of ultrasound. The spa also offers massage and laser hair-removal sessions.
In a cozy studio less than a half-mile from the Atlantic, licensed massage therapist Mary Coleman sends calming ripples across muscles with custom Swedish or deep tissue massages. Each personalized session helps to both relax and heal bodies with modalities including deep tissue, hot stone, and aromatherapy. Agape Massage's skilled therapists understand that the muscular structure, range of motion, and hidden superpowers of each body are different, incorporating advanced techniques ranging from reiki to myofascial release into massages as needed.