Since 1986, Shear Art Salon & Spa has provided professional, talented stylists who carefully help achieve their clients' beautifying objectives. If you have an unwanted shade of hair on your head, Shear Art Salon will color it (starting at $49). If you don't have enough hair, Shear Art can give you extensions (prices determined per consultation). If you have too much hair, Shear Art can cut it in a way that makes you feel content (starting at $35 for women, $28 for men). If your hair already makes you feel content, Shear Art will give you a manicure (starting at $25) or pedicure (starting at $42) to make your fingers and toes content enough to match your highly contented hair. Sometimes, when the tides of stress rise, you need a firm pat on the back to sooth your pains, preferably from experienced hands. Shear Art spa services include therapeutic treatments for your body, such as seven distinctive massages (starting at $48), facials and peels (starting at $63), spray tanning (starting at $34), professional makeup application (starting at $40), and bridal packages (starting at $180 per person).
A painter at heart, Crystal Leigh Wood has adopted hair as her art, with Paul Mitchell color being her primary medium. She coats locks in vivid hues, streaks strands with highlights, and tints manes in varying shades of blond. Painting hair in rich shades of color isn't her only skill, though. Crystal sharpened her shears at the Paul Mitchell the School Tampa, where she learned to fashion stylish coifs for men, women, and children. The school also honed her expertise with Paul Mitchell products, including the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger line, which she uses to add softness and shine to her palette.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and oxygen therapy to teeth whitening and luminous facials. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Standard UV tanning booths are available ($13–$17 value per session), and advanced spa services, such as hydrodermafusion, sauna time, and LED facials ($40 value per session) provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.
Ridding unwanted hair from clients' bodies since 1975, the skincare specialists at European Wax Center have had plenty of time to perfect the four-step waxing process. First, a specialist cleanses the skin and layers it with pre-wax oil so the wax adheres to the hair and not the skin. Next, the specialist applies exclusive EWC Comfort Wax crafted in Paris from beeswax, which is gentler to the skin than traditional wax or wax made from ground-up rocks. Finally, after the hair has been removed, a rejuvenation product is applied to freshly waxed areas, leaving behind soft, silky-smooth skin.
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.
Unless you've been cloned, your hair is unique—that's why skilled stylist Wirlly Ayala takes great care to assess the texture, length, and color before crafting a style suited to each client's needs. Drawing on her education from Paul Mitchell The School, Wirlly can also engineer an elegant updo, color strands with bold highlights, or tame frizzy hair with a keratin straightening treatment.