The name says it all. At Tampa Bay’s Best Skin and Massage, the staff caters to each client’s specific needs to leave skin refreshed or to massage away pain and stress. Facials such as a chocolate-antioxidant treatment replenish and repair skin and save clients from laborious swims in the chocolate river. Alternatively, the staff uses gentle waxing techniques to rid clients of facial or body hair, and soft, heated sheets and candle-lit rooms enhance the relaxing massage services.
A portrait of Marilyn Monroe looms over the treatment table at Elle George Skin Care, per porcelain complexion a glowing symbol of perfection. But while Marilyn had makeup and lighting artists on her side, the clients here have something even better. Elle George has spent more than a decade studying the anti-aging properties of natural and organic ingredients––such as vitamin C, pumpkin, and sea salt––which she incorporates into a slew of time-freezing facials and scrubs. A licensed aesthetician, Elle also specializes in advanced treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. And, for a full-body effect, she can even administer a mermaid seaweed body wrap, which moisturizes the skin with citrus-infused body cream and grants the user temporary underwater-breathing abilities.
Two hair designers and a skin care specialist staff Stasia's Organic Element Salon, and they apply their trades with organic products. For makeup they use products from Youngevity makeup. For hair, they might use Onest? or Mastey and John Masters hair care products. Like many other salons, the interior is full of soothing soft purples and softly lit private treatment rooms, and the staff tries to be equally gentle on skin and scalp by eschewing harsh chemicals found in nonorganic products. The salon's owner, Stacy, has personal experience battling eczema and found that organic salon products helped clear up her skin. So, today she has a deep personal investment in the products she uses for haircuts, keratin treatments, and color applications.
At Crush Tan Spa's three locations, a very knowledgeable staff administers dozens of tanning beds and spray tan systems, including UV-free options. Their four different levels of tanning boast such features as Ergoline equipment, air conditioning, and standup tanners. On top of beds and spray-tan systems, each Crush Tan Spa location presents a variety tanning accessories including Designer Skin tanning lotions, Chynna Dolls bikinis, and a spray that protects skin from really severe TV glare.
Owner, stylist, and 22-year industry veteran Ray Caballero helms Casa R. Caballero Salon, Spa & Boutique with an eye for style and a preference for experienced team members. Ray's styling chairs are flanked by numerous beauty and wellness experts, including stylist 25-year veteran stylist Yolie Kelly, 15-year veteran massage therapist and master aesthetician Stacy Glass and 10-year veteran nail tech Mickie Trieu. Leveraging products from Lanza Healing Haircare, Pravana, Redken OPI, and Essie, team members assist clients in achieving their aesthetic aspirations with salon and spa services ranging from waxing to feather extensions to facials. They also keep the door open until as late as 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to accommodate those who work, sleep, or sleepwork during the day.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.