After establishing their careers on opposite ends of the globe, sisters Dawn and Kathy came together to pour 35 years of combined experience into Beauty on Broadway Salon. Working side by side, the sisters give regular folks the red-carpet treatment by doling out specialty services including mani-pedis and permanent makeup. A resident hairstylist transforms tresses by performing everything from simple bang trims to Brazilian keratin-smoothing treatments. To reface faces, the salon also hosts an aesthetician with more than 20 years' experience, who administers ultra-hydrating and anti-aging facials that help fight free radicals and reverse damage from pie fights.
The Body Wrap Shoppe staff are used to hearing gasps once customers emerge from their casings to try on formerly too-tight clothing. Their hypoallergenic wraps strive to visibly subtract signs of cellulite, aging, and loose skin from both physiques and faces. They differ their treatments from traditional plastic wraps by relying on natural ingredients?delivered via swathes of porous bandages?rather than dehydration and supplementary bear hugs to achieve a slimmer look. Personal consultations also ensure that each guest goes into his or her cocoon feeling informed and cozy.
The staff at A Perfect Pair Salon & Spa has a knack for making things gorgeous. They adorn their luxurious studio with fine artwork, vibrant flowers, and ornamental upholstery, complemented by rustic rocking chairs on their attractive front porch. Amid soft, tulle curtains and warm lighting, the staff extends their aesthetic prowess to beautifying their clients with a variety of services, from haircuts to replenishing facials to decorative shellac manicures. A massage therapist soothes sore muscles as clients recline on plush, cushy beds. They also give their clients the power to prettify themselves, as they stock their shop with a variety of beauty products, including fine jewelry, smoothing skincare products, and shampoo that makes heads sprout lush daffodils.
Stress can check itself at the door when visitors enter Perfect Nails & Spa. That's because the beauty parlor's staff fosters a tranquil environment where clients can unwind with an extensive menu of relaxing services. Manicurists doll up hands and feet with vibrant Shellac nail polishes that protect against chipping, and massage therapists put an end to aches with flowing strokes and kneads that target sore areas. Meanwhile, aestheticians revitalize complexions with facials and embolden peepers with eyelash extensions.
A cream-colored spa accented by green sprouts, marble, and stone sets the stage for relaxation at Aqua Lifestyle Nail Salon & Spa, where skilled aestheticians bolster beauty with services for the skin, hair, and nails. Wrinkles and furrows fade into oblivion as the staff tightens skin with Lumière LED facials and turns back the clock on sun damage with the lightening peel’s cocktail of lactic acid and brightening serums. Kneeling at the foot of 1 of 17 plush pedicure chairs, a technician culls overgrowing nails, curbs wayward cuticles, and ousts spent skin with a sea-salt scrub, promoting relaxation and the joyful urge to commute via kickline. Among the salon’s other services, airbrush tanning bronzes bodies without UV exposure and gentle head-to-toe waxing treatments strip away hair with warm wax.
Licensed aesthetician Raye Toscano and her husband, Dr. Francis Toscano, operate Red Bamboo Medi Spa, a facility that marries aesthetic treatments with nonsurgical, medical-grade therapies. Their services, which recently garnered the spa a Best Aesthetics Practice award at The Aesthetics Show in Las Vegas as well as recognition in Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2012 Best in the Biz spa category, cosmetically enhance both the face and body. SmartLipo mimics liposuction treatments with fiber-optic lasers, and a four-layer face lift topically banishes dead skin with enzymes, glycolic acid, and mini exorcisms.