When welcoming guests for cuts and color treatments at San Marco Hair Company, Tara Jordan thrives on leaving them feeling happy, confident, and beautiful. As clients slip into a salon chair, the St. Augustine native offers a color consultation to identify problem areas and make sure the correct shade is applied. Clients can choose a custom shade based on their preferences, as Tara's color system allows for endless shade possibilities. In addition to several hair coloring techniques that include multi-dimensional highlighting and corrective coloring, she also specializes in thickening manes for fine-hair clients, as well as seamless hair extensions for those wishing to accessorize or add length to their dos.
Joe Garrasi opens salons as often as some people change their hairstyles. He began his career as a stylist in 1979, and from there he honed his craft in New York and Florida before opening five salons and a spa of his own. Capelli Salon, one of his many ventures, helps clients realize their ideal hairstyles with cuts, highlights, and conditioning treatments. The salon's stylists tame frizz with keratin protein treatments and elongate tresses with Hotheads brand extensions—which use human hair to blend in seamlessly with natural coifs or add believability to faux mustaches.
Drawing inspiration from the old-school barbershops of times past, where barbers would take their time with each cut and shave, International Blades and Shears staffs master barbers who perform numerous deluxe grooming treatments for men. Barbers offer both clipper and scissor cuts, each conducted with detail and focus, as well as soothing hot-towel shaves that render skin soft and refreshed. Other services include men's manicures and pedicures, facials, and massages. Ken Moore, the president of International Blades and Shears, is a military veteran who's spent more than 15 years working as a barber.
Signature Service: Hair Extensions Services
Brands Used: Design Essentials, Paul Mitchell, Fremesi, and Redken
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Hair Motives guarantees that after your experience you will look and feel fabulous.
Farrill's Spa & Relaxation Center thrives on relaxation. The expert massage therapist offers a variety of modalities designed to remove stress from the mind and aches and pains from the back. In addition to Swedish, deep-tissue, and warm-bamboo massages, she offers deep-cleansing facials and body scrubs that cleanse and hydrate skin.
Individual styling stations stand freely throughout Brittany’s Spa Salon, their pointed-dome mirrors reflecting shiny hardwood floors and shelves stocked with rows of professional salon products. Brittany Molina founded her studio after graduating from cosmetology and hair-design programs in 2002, and she continues to expand her repertoire at educational events in New York City, Paris, and Spain. She shares this knowledge with her team of stylists, teaching them new techniques for creating vibrant colors and weaving in strand-lengthening extensions. These skills have certainly paid off; since its founding, Brittany's Spa Salon has been featured in publications such as Ortega Times and Folio Weekly. Hairstyling is merely one aspect of the salon’s service menu. As guests recline in plush black chairs, technicians brush nails with vibrant Zoya polish and carefully remove chinese finger traps. Private rooms nearby host relaxing massage-therapy sessions and moisturizing Dermalogica facials. When she isn’t styling hair or overseeing her staff, Brittany is something of an inventor: shelves throughout the salon stock jars and bottles filled with her own line of hair products.