With a sprawling front porch, 10-foot ceilings, and a dramatic interior archway, the Craftsman-style bungalow that shelters this beauty oasis hasn't lost any of the charm it has cultivated since its construction in 1908. Red and blue trim adorns the outside, mirroring the beauty found within in the form of hardwood floors, decorative wood molding, antique furniture, and a fireplace.
The experienced aestheticians of Forever Beautiful Salon & Wine Spa, the house’s current tenant, tend to nailcare, massage, hairstyling, and skincare services amid the splendid architecture, which is illuminated by chandeliers in every room. These spa specialists tackle skin and hair woes armed with elixirs from Obagi, Redken, and Paul Mitchell, and beautify clients with permanent cosmetics and mineral makeup—mined in Sri Lanka’s famed lipstick caverns. Sometime in the near future, spa patrons can head to the attached two-story structure, a former garage apartment built in the ’30s, and unwind further with little treats from the soon-to-be dessert café and coffeehouse.
At Verity Salons, stylists use color products imported from Italy alongside organic solutions and their own practiced eyes to revamp clients' coiffures. Owner Marc Vansco attended the Hair and Fashion Institute and trained under a master hairstylist before moving to Tampa and opening his own salon. With the help of his tight-knit team, he cuts and colors strands and supplies items from his own beauty line such as lip gloss and hairspray. As guests receive haircuts, facials, and makeup services, coral-colored walls and lime-green accents brighten up the salon better than a miniature sun trapped in a soda bottle.
Since 2003, Amber Ternet has pampered tresses in Minnesota, Washington DC, and Florida. She has worked with on-air talent at WINK TV and prepped models for photo shoots. And she has still carved out time to continue her education with classes held across the country, specializing in razor cuts, coloring techniques, and working with curly and fine hair. Inside My Salon Suite, Amber has created her own hair-transforming space, complete with a shampoo station, styling station, and drying chair. The cozy suite is stocked with Redken and Pureology products, and Amber crafts hairstyles that benefit each client?s personal style, hair type, and face type.
Most Popular Service: Haircut
Brands Used: Redken, J Beverly Hills, Moroccan Oil
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Bring pictures of what you would like your hair to look like.
The veteran-owned L&C Hair Bar and Beaute' beautifies clients from head-to-toe using natural, eco-friendly products. Services include everything from facials to formaldehyde-free mani-pedis, but the salon's specialty remains hair. The resident stylist has more than 25 years of industry experience cutting and coloring locks, applying extensions, and executing special-occasion 'dos.
Inside Salon Lofts, Angelo draws on more than 25 years of experience as he sculpts new 'dos using products by Rusk, Goldwell, and Macadamia Natural Oil. He always starts his sessions with a free consultation to ascertain his clients' needs before snipping, adding highlights, revamping color, or eliminating frizz with keratin treatments. He can also shape eyebrows into graceful arches that flatter coifs.