In Studio 14—one of Paradise’s many spaces occupied by an extensive roster of beauty-industry specialists—Tiffany Lifton tends to hair with a bountiful repertoire of salon services. As guests soak up the island-inspired decor and works from local artist Talin Johnson, Tiffany smoothes their locks with keratin treatments, reshapes their ’dos with precision cuts, and rejuvenates looks with hair-coloring services. Once they feel properly beautified, clients can re-energize at Paradise's café. There, organic coffee or lemonade pairs with culinary treats made by the café’s executive chef. Along with its daytime skin, body, and wellness services, Paradise Salon, Spa, & Cafe often hosts evening entertainment, including occasional karaoke nights.
Guests checking in at Lisa B and Company could deliberate between the spa's selection of facials and peels—or they could just have both. The menu's luxuriant Velvet Peel calls upon mechanical and chemical exfoliation to double-team stubborn cases of dullness, scarring, and trash strewn about by litterbug eyelashes. Many of the spa's other treatments also boast advanced therapies, such as pedicures infused with anti-inflammatory lavender or softening vanilla milk. In the spa, massage therapists skim heated river stones across pooled tension, and aestheticians resurface bodies with Dead Sea salt. Before or after their services, guests can take a few extra minutes to unwind with a complimentary herbal tea, glass of wine, or detox water.
B-tan Tanning Salons have a sleek, modern look that starts immediately in the reception area. There, modern chairs, a streamlined reception desk, and a flat-screen television foreshadow the 15 pieces of advanced tanning equipment waiting out of sight. These stainless-steel booths wrap around clients to evenly bronze with nonacrylic bulbs that, like the most ineffective beach umbrellas, let as much light as possible hit the skin. The beds and booths also keep UVB rays to a minimum, reducing the chances of burns. Yet clients can forgo UV altogether with spray tans from the Mystic Tan booth, which lets clients customize their shade and reap a beach-worthy glow in just 60 seconds.
Thirty years of beauty-industry experience inform the artistry of owner and creative director Alex Hussey, whose career launched at the world-famous Vidal Sassoon in London when he was just 15 years older than an infant. After honing expertise and skipping across the pond, Hussey established his Delray Beach retreat with the help of a roster of highly experienced stylists. Each cut, low-ammonia color, or retexturing treatment at Blush Salon begins with a personalized consultation, wherein the stylist soaks up important information regarding the client's fashion sense, lifestyle, and openness to change.
An orchestra of humming blow dryers welcomes guests into FlyDry Blowdry Bar, where expertly trained staffers enhance hairs via a menu of blowouts, mini manicures, custom makeup applications, and relaxing neck massages. FlyDry’s signature Flight Plan blowouts start with a scalp massage and shampoo, and include the Runway blowout, which produces sleek, pin-straight locks and the Round Trip blowout that results in bouncy, defined curls that rival the cute little tails of Shirley Temple’s pet piglets.
Men can find a style sanctum inside Lanzetta's retro barbershop, which puts a modern twist on the classic shop with wide, leather-bound barber chairs and a nostalgic barber pole rotating in the window. Minimal styling makes for a more contemporary setting with the ambiance of a cigar bar—sleek leather chairs circle around a rustic wood coffee table where patrons can kick back and watch TV before severing stubble with a straight-razor shave or keeping locks trimmed with a traditional scissor haircut.