Stylists at Tiffany's International Salon focus on keeping both scalps and tresses looking healthy, working skillfully with thinning hair and styling braids to avoid breakage. Along with haircare, staffers also relax and beautify clients with massage therapy, nail services, waxing, and facials.
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.
For years, Jennifer Brady saw how people constantly neglected their skin, but as an office worker in the business world, she felt she couldn’t do anything about it. Then one day she decided to answer her calling and become a skin therapist. She now works at The Center for Natural Healing, improving people’s skin at the cellular level with noninvasive anti-inflammatory and antibacterial treatments.
Brady joins a diverse staff interested in natural healing, including Zimbabwe-born massage therapist Candace Tranter, who encourages clients to call her after a massage to discuss their fantasy-football lineups as well as anything that’s still troubling them emotionally or physically. Tammy Pangburn also massages away pains and performs reiki to balance health, and Noneen O’Rafferty treats symptoms such as sciatica and Bell's palsy with acupuncture.
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.
Robyn Berry of RB Institute works to enhance the well-being of patients through detoxifying services and patient education. As a licensed massage therapist, she melts away tension and instills calm with gliding strokes. In addition to her deft hands, she uses a Himalayan salt stone to exfoliate the skin, improve circulation, woo Sherpas, and discharge metabolic wastes in the body. Her health haven also discharges toxins from the body with colon hydrotherapy and sweat sessions inside a steam cabinet.
Physical and metaphysical healing go hand in hand at Alive & Well A Holistic Center, where seasoned practitioners target bodies, minds, and spirits with alternative medicine. Natural-health consultations often include iridology, a technique that involves examining the eyes' irises to uncover potential causes of pain, fatigue, and other unpleasant symptoms. Armed with this information, staffers may guide clients toward healing modalities such as reiki, a Japanese energy-balancing technique, or reflexology, a type of foot massage believed to promote full-body wellness. Herbalists and massage therapists may also recommend nutritional supplements and essential oils to help fight headaches, insomnia, or lethargy. Yoga instructors shepherd students toward stress release and physical vitality during group and private classes filled with ancient poses and breaths as deep as Poseidon's diary entries.