Pandora Salons oversees a staff of stylists and aestheticians fulfilling their beauty-vocation callings. The salon boasts several independent workspaces where her brood of beauty-school hatchlings builds a loyal client base while personalizing their own roster of treatments. Through services such as hair coloring and UV-cured Shellac manicures, budding young beauticians gussy up and de-stress clients at their own stations that are each decked out in customized decor to reflect their unique personalities or a crippling fear of Barbicide.
At Verity Salons, stylists use color products imported from Italy alongside organic solutions and their own practiced eyes to revamp clients' coiffures. Owner Marc Vansco attended the Hair and Fashion Institute and trained under a master hairstylist before moving to Tampa and opening his own salon. With the help of his tight-knit team, he cuts and colors strands and supplies items from his own beauty line such as lip gloss and hairspray. As guests receive haircuts, facials, and makeup services, coral-colored walls and lime-green accents brighten up the salon better than a miniature sun trapped in a soda bottle.
Owner Darren Pena has traveled around the world as a founding member of the Pureology Brand Artistic Team, working at high-profile events such as New York Fashion Week and earning ink in industry magazines like Modern Salon along the way. Darren channels all of this experience at his eponymous salon, where he and his staff favor organic and eco-friendly hair products and emphasize the health of their clients' hair and skin. Just as they shun run-of-the-mill products, they also eschew cookie-cutter treatments, striving instead to customize each service to each individual client. They achieve this by starting every hair service?from cutting to texturizing?with a consultation in which stylists analyze the client's hair and listen to their needs and goals. From there, they craft a 'do that gels with the client's features, and can even prepare a unique, one-of-a-kind color in one of Florida's largest open color bars. Hair isn't the only star of the show, though?Darren Pena Salon and Spa also offers facials, peels, mani-pedis, massages, and airbrush tanning.
Retreat to this fancy Carrollwood "tree house" for a complete pampering package that will have songbirds lining up on the windowsill to chirp their appreciation. Sit back and relax while the salon professionals get to work trimming your talons and extracting unwanted facial fuzz. Coiffeur Inga Salon has been in business for more than 20 years and staffs a superbly trained roster of skilled beauty professionals. High-quality products are featured in all treatments.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
Within every Salon Loft location resides a coterie of talented tendril-tamers, each stylist providing different services, styles, and prices. At the Carrollwood location, participating stylists perform stylized women's haircuts ($48), demineralizing treatments ($20), and 16th-century French librettos. Tyrone Square's Salon Loft features follicular artisans who provide women's ($50) and men's ($40) haircuts tailored to each client's special brand of thought-holder. Peruse the stylists' specialties and prices online and then book an appointment without ever touching a phone, carrier pigeon, or minivan-mounted megaphone.