Heather's Day Spa's owner and licensed aesthetician Heather Ann Sakelariou has been committed to the beauty of the Tampa area for more than 20 years. After graduating from the Elite Skin Academy she armed viewers of WTSP Channel 10 News with beauty tips in her segment Heather Ann's Eye on Your Appearance. In time she deepened her commitment by opening her spa and formulating her own line of beauty products.
When not busy maintaining her cosmetics, she spends her days pampering pelts with various skin services. From facials for men and women to body treatments such as the Hawaiian-salt body-glow scrub, she strives to nourish and heal skin. Heather also uses her knowledge to expand the beauty community, leading makeup lessons that teach women how to amplify their natural features without using a highlighter or attaching brightly colored arrows to their heads.
Licensed aesthetician Raye Toscano and her husband, Dr. Francis Toscano, operate Red Bamboo Medi Spa, a facility that marries aesthetic treatments with nonsurgical, medical-grade therapies. Their services, which recently garnered the spa a Best Aesthetics Practice award at The Aesthetics Show in Las Vegas as well as recognition in Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2012 Best in the Biz spa category, cosmetically enhance both the face and body. SmartLipo mimics liposuction treatments with fiber-optic lasers, and a four-layer face lift topically banishes dead skin with enzymes, glycolic acid, and mini exorcisms.
The weight-loss experts at Infinite Vitality Weight Loss help clients to slip into sleek bodies with vitamin- and amino-acid-infused MIC injections. A powerful serum of methionine, inositol, and choline aims to break down fat reserves and flush out bodily toxins. The injections may rev up sluggish metabolisms, bolster liver function, prevent fatigue, and reduce bad cholesterol. For best results, clients should combine the injections with a healthy, low-calorie diet and exercise, such as digging their home a new Olympic-size lap pool.
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.
At Facilitated Therapies, J. Ann Palomar and her team strive to help others feel their best by combining relaxing spa treatments with massage modalities ranging from relaxation massage to cranio-sacral therapy. Cranio-sacral therapy releases tension in the connective tissues that run throughout the body––including the craniosacral system, which spans from the head to the tailbone and includes all the tissue, membranes, fluids, and midichlorians within––and can ease ailments ranging from neck and back pain to headaches.
Along with massages. Facilitated Therapies also offers other spa services such as pedicures and manicures and facial treatments.
The stylists and aestheticians at Metro Hair Salon and Spa call on years of training and acclaimed beauty brands such as Sadoc, Alfaparf Milano, and Shellac to refine appearances from head to toe. Inside one of three cozy studios, staffers rejuvenate damage and smooth down frizzled follicles with deep-conditioning recovery treatments and Brazilian straightening techniques. Coif artisans carefully steer scissors through strands, cutting and styling hair to frame faces or bypass highly ticklish shoulders. The spa also indulges other bodily regions by dipping hands in silky paraffin, infusing facials with renewing caviar, and unearthing tension with focused deep-tissue massages.