Tucked inside Daytona Beach Resort, Terra Acqua Day Spa shelters weary travelers and residents from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. From inside private treatment rooms, Hawaiian-made candles fill the air with the intoxicating scent of coconut as skilled staff members ease tension with soothing massage techniques. Body scrubs from local vendors gently whisk expired cells from corpuses, and imported creams and body wraps pare down hazardous curves. The pampering continues outside on the ocean deck, where cabana-shaded massage tables pair sessions with fresh air and the coos of relaxed conch shells.
In a full-service spa, Fantasia Hair, Nails, and Body's aestheticians combine more than 30 years of collective experience. They tease and clip hair into voluminous styles and tone skin with exfoliating sea salt or full-body mud masks. Before meticulous applications of OPI or Star nail polish, patrons can massage feet in pedicure footbaths lined with marbles. They offer hair, nail, skin care services, and massage. In addition to OPI and Star nail products, they also feature Creative Nail Design polishes, including Shellac gel polish.
Licensed aesthetician and makeup artist Vilma Lamica trained and worked in Boston and New York before heading south to sunny Daytona Beach. As the owner of Salon 31, she helps create classic, edgy, and trendy looks with her team of three other beauty professionals. Together, they snip away split ends and add color and texture to strands. They also reduce frizz with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger keratin treatments and sweep hair into stunning updos.
For sisters Karina and Paola, a successful manicure means two things: beautiful polish, and natural nails. The pair founded Kitty N Pink so that they could beautify hands and feet with organic ingredients, leaving nails glossy and, on occasion, covered in cute nail art. The nail spa also has its own private room, where the staff performs customized facials and waxing treatments.