Le Bijou Salon & Spa helps clients find inner tranquility while enhancing their exteriors. The salon’s stylists shear tresses into new ‘dos and alter colors in front of gold-framed mirrors. Aestheticians perform facial treatments with seaweed and essential oils, customizing products to banish crow’s feet or renew cheeks worn out from communing with puffer fish. They also lavish hands and feet with spa treatments and wax away unwanted fuzz from any area—even ears. Meanwhile, the spa’s massage therapists invite aching bodies into private treatment rooms, where they knead muscles in modalities that range from prenatal to craniosacral.
Hairstylist Jenn Velez fused the names of her two daughters, Melina and Alexus, to title Melxus Hair Studio, a salon that specializes in hair and makeup services. Jenn's stylists clean up the looks of men, women, and children with custom cuts and deep-conditioning treatments, adding length to clients’ manes with extensions, rather than fun-house mirrors. The beauty parlor’s modern tress treatments rely on trending products and techniques, which Jenn stays abreast of with continuing education.
An acupuncture physician and two massage therapists have joined forces to help clients find relief from pain. Their treatments alleviate muscle spasms, arthritis, gastrointestinal issues, and allergies. The team also helps resolve emotional difficulties, such as insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
Serendipity Hair Studio cultivates a family-like atmosphere with a staff of experienced and always friendly hair stylists and nail technicians. Tricia Theall is one of four hairstylists, and her expertise with Redken Centricity and her training with Nordic hair extensions and Keratin by Coppola help her to beautify clients to their specifications. She is also always up-to-date on the latest trends and particularly enjoys working with clients trying the most recent looks. The salon in which Tricia and her cohorts ply their trade features elegant framed mirrors, artwork on the walls, and floors that, like lumberjacks' cell phones, are hardwood.
At the age of 11, Peggy Newlan began sculpting her mother's hair into beehives and french twists. She practiced on friends and family members, her fingers becoming more and more adept as she styled manes and picked locks. Despite her innate talent for hairstyling, Newlan pursued a career in accounting and banking. Eventually, she returned to her true calling, joined ooh la la Salon, and purchased the company in 2003.
Newlan now leads a team of stylists, as well as a massage therapist and a skincare expert who is an educator at Florida Academy. The beauty specialists perform a variety of services, from cuts, highlights, and ionic hair straightening to nailcare and spa services such as facials, massages, waxes, and spray tans.