Amanda spends her time at Hi-Lites Salon & Spa beautifying clients' hair and complexions. She snips strands into stylish coifs and paints manes new hues with all-over color or highlights and uses Redken products to amplify the effects of her haircare services. In addition, she also creates hair and makeup looks for special occasions, such as weddings, proms, or talent shows for the salon aquarium's wide-eyed audience.
Rumor has it that stylist Kory Baker can french-braid hair with one finger. Rumor or not, she's that good. Amid the wood floors and marshmallow-white walls of Hello Beautiful Salon, Kory flawlessly sculpts layers and rewires hair circuit boards with L'anza color products. Guests also can request the salon's other beautifying services, which range from waxing and nailcare to specialty-makeup applications.
It isn’t the nature of Our Salon’s beauty pros to merely chop hair and file nails. Rather, they consider themselves something of artists. Stylists alter hair’s texture with keratin smoothing treatments and pack on eye-catching glimmer with highlights or crystals. Nail techs treat each nail as if it is a tiny canvas. On top of candy-cane prints and glittery polish they top fingers with gel color—a special formula that resists chips for up to two weeks of normal wear or one attempt at petting a piranha.
As the name implies, Polished Hair and Nail Lounge keeps clients looking immaculate. Whether treating tresses or toenails, each service is performed using experience gleaned from decades in the beauty industry. Stylists masterfully create new dos with haircuts, doses of color, elegant updos, and smoothing keratin treatments, whereas the resident nail technician decorates digits with Gelish and CND Shellac polish and acrylic nails.
At the age of 11, Peggy Newlan began sculpting her mother's hair into beehives and french twists. She practiced on friends and family members, her fingers becoming more and more adept as she styled manes and picked locks. Despite her innate talent for hairstyling, Newlan pursued a career in accounting and banking. Eventually, she returned to her true calling, joined ooh la la Salon, and purchased the company in 2003.
Newlan now leads a team of stylists, as well as a massage therapist and a skincare expert who is an educator at Florida Academy. The beauty specialists perform a variety of services, from cuts, highlights, and ionic hair straightening to nailcare and spa services such as facials, massages, waxes, and spray tans.
Le Bijou Salon & Spa helps clients find inner tranquility while enhancing their exteriors. The salon’s stylists shear tresses into new ‘dos and alter colors in front of gold-framed mirrors. Aestheticians perform facial treatments with seaweed and essential oils, customizing products to banish crow’s feet or renew cheeks worn out from communing with puffer fish. They also lavish hands and feet with spa treatments and wax away unwanted fuzz from any area—even ears. Meanwhile, the spa’s massage therapists invite aching bodies into private treatment rooms, where they knead muscles in modalities that range from prenatal to craniosacral.