As noted in Seminole magazine, Sona Patel is an avid spa enthusiast who noticed a lack of affordable options in the Orlando area. Her solution was MicroSpa's technology-driven treatments, which have earned acclaim from Orlando Home & Leisure. Cushy massage chairs with far-infrared heat help evict knots and improve circulation, and sweat-inducing iSlim body wraps aim to oust toxins and promote weight loss. During teeth-whitening treatments, techs use hydrogen peroxide gel and an LED blue light to make teeth as bright as a newscaster's precocious hamster.
Spring of Life Health Spa's staff attends to sore muscles with bodywork services including stress-relieving Swedish, couples, and hot-stone massages. Owner Jeannie Wilmot specializes in reflexology, which focuses pressure on target points on the hands and feet to access and send healing energy through channels that run the length of the body. Along with massage therapy, the staff also relaxes clients with nailcare, facials, spontaneous harp playing, and spa packages.
Hair removal, massage, skincare—these are the marquee services at J Sterling's Hair Design, a relaxing boutique spa where client comfort is second only to results. The staff excels in state-of-the-art medspa treatments such as electrolysis and laser hair removal as well as more spa-like services such as the La Grand Classique Facial. This treatment uses anti-inflammatory plant extracts to diminish blemishes and give the skin a texture as smooth as a pitch from a velvet salesman. That's just one of nine facials offered here, along with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Massage therapists provide Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages in private, sound-proof treatment rooms where clients have the privacy to let go of their stress and focus completely on the soothing bodywork.
The chandelier at Maja Hair Salon & Spa casts shimmering reflections of light on a team of stylists and aestheticians as they tend to their clients’ needs with organic hair and skin products. Stationed beside six salon chairs, the stylists create flattering hairdos with organic color, highlights, and keratin treatments formulated to eliminate frizz and snake infestations for weeks at a time.
In a private treatment room removed from the bustle of the open salon floor, aestheticians cleanse pores with microdermabrasion treatments and organic facials. After your hair or spa appointment, browse the small boutique for an elegant scarf or piece of artisan jewelry.
Paradise Chic Spa welcomes guests into a lively atmosphere with vibrant green and hot-pink walls and wild cheetah- and zebra-print chairs. The nail technician’s artistic designs are just as wild, as she covers nails in painted flowers, bows, Hello Kitty, and a cameo of yourself 50 years from now. Stylists cut and color hair, and twist locks into adventurous updos for special occasions.
Even as a little girl, Tamara Baker kept herself busy inventing natural beauty remedies in her parent’s kitchen. When she grew up, she became a freelance makeup artist, creating designs for the Bozeman Opera Association. Later, she transitioned into the world of skincare, learning the ins and outs of aesthetics from dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Eventually, she went on to teach others the tricks of the trade at Florida College of Natural Health.
Today, from her second floor treatment room within Clix Salon and Spa, Baker relies on her more than 20 years of experience to help visitors battle blemishes and the signs of aging using a blend of organic and cosmeceutical treatments. Limited-edition facials naturally brighten complexions with seasonally themed creams and essential oils, and exfoliation treatments—ranging from chemical peels to dermaplaning—gently remove dead skin cells and rough patches. The seasoned aesthetician can also resurface skin using a Dermafile wand. Those suffering from fine lines can opt for the collagen-stimulating glow of a LightStim LED Light Therapy treatment.