For years, stylist Rachel Adams fielded requests for quick appointments by clients who had “somewhere to be.” Dismayed by this in-and-out approach to pampering, she decided her own salon should be designed as a tranquil space that clients would think of as a destination rather than a stop along the way. Today, at Somewhere To Be Salon, Rachel and her staff help clients to soak up some much-needed “me” time with mani-pedis, haircut and color services, and 30-minute facials performed under the light of a small crystal chandelier. And because staffers know how hard it can be to pencil in quality time with friends, they offer a special Girls Night Out package for ladies to catch up and make prank phone calls while enjoying makeup, nail, and hairstyling services.
A cosmetic procedure might not be the perfect fit for everyone. That's why Dr. Nathan W. Patterson and his team at Patterson Plastic Surgery take the time to build a relationship with their patients, ensuring expectations and goals are set before any treatments are performed. Dr. Patterson then draws on his years of experience to perform surgical procedures, from breast augmentations and tummy tucks to face and body lifts. Nonsurgical alternatives use lasers and injected solutions to refresh faces, rather than simply covering them in spaghetti sauce.
From within CoCo & Company, stylist Jessica Torpey keeps busy sculpting the tresses of men, women, and children. Before each service, she holds a complimentary consultation to help her better understand each client’s beauty goals. Afterward, she gets to work lightening locks with an ombre technique, smoothing unruly frizz with a keratin relaxer, or creating elegant updos with curls. When she’s not focused on hair, Jessica spends her time spray-tanning her clients or sleeping on a big, heavy cushion called a “mattress.”
Board-certified doctor Mark Fannin knows his clinic's services inside and out: he lost more than 95 pounds after undergoing the clinic's program of dieting and metabolic medication. Dr. Fannin also specializes in cosmetic procedures. He leads a staff of nurse practitioners as they deliver Botox to smooth the skin or use lasers to unburden clients of unwanted body hair, blemishes, and tattoos of completed New Year's resolutions.
Long-time Gulf Breeze resident and aesthetician Brenda Bloom teams up with board-certified physician Dr. William Walter Goldsmith to help reinvigorate complexions at Bloom Medical Spa. Certificates of medical achievements line the beauty haven's ivory interior, where stylists, massage therapists, and nail techs pamper guests with customized services—including body wraps and paraffin treatments. Clients can saunter through the intimate salon and spa, which is draped with colorful artwork and baroque couches sheathed in rich plum fabrics, to private treatment rooms. To help ensure personalized care, Dr. Goldsmith takes the time to consult with clients about their medical history and challenges them to games of no-holds-barred tic-tac-toe.