Before moving to Florida to open Spa 98, Gabriela Voiculescu trained in Bucharest, Paris, and New York, and cut her cosmetology teeth as the owner and therapist of three highly rated med spas in Georgia. The savvy skin therapist holds licenses in three states—New York, Georgia, and Florida—and appeared on Good Morning America as a beauty consultant. Her latest pampering project, Spa 98, offers results-oriented skincare treatments that enhance exteriors with Gabriela’s own G Formula line of cleansers, moisturizers, exfoliators, and Father Time repellents. Hair-removal services include LHE hair reduction as well as full-body waxing with a French formula specially designed for sensitive skin.
The specialists at Nail & Hair Studio domesticate wild nails and manes. They detach split ends on heads and trim unwanted length on fingernails. Further mani-pedi pampering includes hand massages, French tips, and taking the time to play “this little piggy” with patron’s feet.
The beauticians at Le Posh Salon & Spa use fully organic products to soothe skin, faces, and muscles, deploying vegan nail polish in a sunlit, spacious facility. Guests can luxuriate in a bright lounge replete with couches, comfy chairs, and a flat-screen TV or drink a glass of champagne as a resident DJ spins tunes. The hair lounge's cluster of indoor birch trees builds a tranquil atmosphere as birds fly down from boughs to place bows in guests' hair.
Fresh off her achievement of becoming the valedictorian of her graduating class at Dudley’s Beauty College, Hope D. Hannibal wanted to test her mettle. She signed up for a duo of competitions, snipping and cropping her way to a second- and third-place finish in the Bronner Bros. Student Rising Star and Student Mannequin competitions. Springboarding off those victories, and undergirded by her bachelor's in business management, the aesthetics go-getter started her own salon.
In 2009, she flung open the doors to Bella Cheveux Salon and Spa, where she and her staff treat clients to an array of prettifying services. As a national educator for Dudley’s haircare products, Hope ensures that her team is up on the latest beauty innovations. She harnesses continuing education and training to outfit her patrons with the latest trends, sprucing up coifs with cuts, highlights, and relaxers or accenting nails with colors more dynamic than a rainbow seen through a prism.
Calling upon her advanced training and a slew of professional-grade serums from Edimi, Clarisse, and Bio-Therapeutic, aesthetician Kitty Hendershott renovates complexions with a bouquet of treatments that cater to specific skin types. The mild currents of Kitty’s microcurrent facial stimulate underlying muscles and increase collagen production for added firmness, and her ultimate facial’s blend of vacuum massage, microdermabrasion, and light therapy cultivates a youthful glow. Other body parts step into the spotlight during full-body waxing treatments that swipe away unwanted hair and clingy cardigans. Body wraps ensconce skin in soothing aloe, essential oils, and mineral-rich Dead Sea salts that gently flush dirt from pores.
With services named after Zeus, Hercules, Eilithyia—the goddess of childbirth—and other members of the Greek pantheon, therapists at Aphrodite’s Day Spa draw inspiration from mythical figures to help each client relax and punish Prometheus for stealing hot-stone massages from Mount Olympus. Optional massage add-ons, such as emu oil, organic pain-relieving gel, or peppermint aromatherapy, help customize each treatment to each client’s concerns, including joint pain and persistent headaches. Beyond massage therapy, the staff at Aphrodite’s Day Spa performs a wide range of skincare services as well as a full suite of waxing, nailcare, and tanning services to keep bodies pampered from head to toe.