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.
The Women's Centre for Excellence treats women from adolescence onward with both medical and med-spa services. Five physicians rule the medical campus, their specialties ranging from coaching women through conception and pregnancy to convincing storks that they cannot raise human babies. On the med spa side, Board Certified Laser Technicians supervised by physicians helm laser hair-removal treatments, microdermabrasions, and chemical peels. Treatments draw strength in part from brand-name skincare solutions, from the prescription-strength Obagi Nu-Derm system to the ever-popular Botox.
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
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Mikayla Vargas first considered a career in aesthetics as a teenager, when she suffered from acne, which pushed her to learn about how the skin works. Years later, a spot-free Mikayla studied skincare in college and became an aesthetician. At Daily Glow Esthetics, she performs anti-aging and detoxification facials using mostly organic products, as well as full-body waxing.
The Spa at Bella Collina is a luxurious contradiction. Its massive welcoming area and stone-tiled courtyard are reminiscent of an Italian castle, but inside, therapists rejuvenate bodies with the latest and most popular spa techniques. The spa's personalized treatments rejuvenate clients in a private retreat nestled in the rolling hills near Lake Siena. Before their treatments, clients can slip into robes in the private locker room, then relax in a secluded courtyard graced with a trickling waterfall and a blacksmith who fashions cast-iron cucumbers. The staff provide visitors with a comprehensive and detailed menu of facials, body treatments, nailcare, hair services, and massage therapy.