During more than 15 years in the beauty industry, Tracy Belknap experienced firsthand the positive effects beauty treatments can have on a woman's self-esteem. She helps bolster her clients' confidence with simple beauty solutions and has even seen women cry with joy after a single treatment, a reaction that only strengthened her resolve to found Lash Envy & Day Spa. Though she offers facials and other spa treatments, Tracy has a particular affinity for luxurious eyelash extensions, which she has been applying for the last seven years. The licensed eyelash specialist and her four other lash artists all rely on a steady hand and medical-grade glue to affix the single-strand lashes to 70% or 100% of natural lashes or to the full forehead.
A head of green hair is not usually the desired outcome of a do-it-yourself coloring job. That's where Luscious Locks' owner Jessica Ramirez comes in; drawing from an education at a Paul Mitchell school and nine years in the haircare business, Jessica deals with such coiffure don'ts with finesse. Within light-strewn confines perched close to Lake Mineola, the stylist repairs damage from coloring mishaps and berets sculpted from taffy or simply spruces up locks with cuts that jive with each customer's lifestyle. She begins each hair appointment by luring out content sighs with a shampoo and a five-minute head massage.
Affinity Life Spa’s talented professionals perform an array of cosmetic and corrective services, including facials, LipoSonix, laser hair-removal treatments, IPL laser treatments, and permanent-makeup procedures. For patrons seeking stress relief, massages in the form of Swedish and deep-tissue modalities shepherd muscles into serene states; holistic treatments such as acupuncture and hypnosis target unhealthy habits and foster overall well-being. Staffers send guests home with a positive-thought card that helps keep dispositions brighter than a Harvard-educated flashlight.
Shears to You Salon & Mobile Boutique, which threw open its doors in October 2012, has a versatile staff. They?re versatile in that services encompass everything from haircuts and coloring to facials and pedicures, but also because they're equally as comfortable performing these services in the salon or on the road. For an additional fee, the staff can come to clients' homes or pillow forts to revamp visages for special events to accommodate the needs of homebound individuals or those who simply don't have time to make it into the salon. Those who do come in can enjoy the newly renovated facility, located inside of a stylish building constructed in the 1920s.
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Desiree Burrell, the owner of Restoration @ Desiree's Wellness Spa & Boutique, brings years of experience to soothing sun-damaged skin. She got her start in Beverly Hills, California, working there for 14 years before transferring her person and techniques to Minneola, Florida. She says her most popular service remains the Tri-Fecta non-surgical facelift. She kicks off the treatment with a thorough exfoliation of the skin using microdermabrasion. Then, she applies a peptide peel and follows it up with an oxygen facial that's infused by the dermacycling machine to help the skin breathe and heal.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Tri-Fecta, the non-surgical facelift
Brands Used: Oxygen Plasma and Oxygen with MSM along with DermaQuest
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Fillers and Botox
Brands Used: Epicuren, Obagi, Allergan
Before spending the day at one of the numerous lakes around Clermont or heading to a special event, customers can stop at The Spa at South Lake for a quick beauty injection or a more involved spa treatment. The medical team there smooths fine lines and plumps up faces with Botox and fillers, as well as removes unwanted body hair with intense pulsed light treatments. The Spa at South Lake's physician can effectively perform hair-removal treatments on all skin and hair colors with a YAG laser.