The relaxing, renewing services offered at Dawn and Co. are perfectly complemented by the laid-back, beachy vibe of the place. The color palette is blue and white, the layout is open and airy, and the artwork calls to mind a windswept coastline in the tropics. Amid this low-key atmosphere, stylists craft flattering 'dos and treat hair with smoothing keratin treatments designed to address frizz and damage caused by the sun's harsh rays and judgmental comments.
The salon also offers skincare treatments, including facials, glycolic peels, and other treatments. The Norvell Amber Sun spray-tanning system imparts a straight-from-the-beach glow using a DHA-and aloe-vera-based solution designed to leave skin with a sunless, streak-free tan.
The team members at Coconuts Salon & Barber Shop thinks of hair as a work of art, whether they are etching in a design in men's cuts or sculpting an elegant updo. However, the multicultural salon specializes in barbering, natural-hair services, and children's cuts. The team texturizes and cuts men's hair and complements new looks with edges and shaves. Women's services include relaxers, color rinses, sew-in weaves, and natural-hair services, such as double-strand twists, locs, and microbraids. Even the youngest family members' strands receive the team's attention, as kids' hair is woven into braids or loc cornrows. In addition to hair services, Coconuts offers soothing massages and nail services, which may include detailed nail art.
Massages don't always require a table. At her studio inside Treetop Massage, licensed massage therapist and certified Thai massage practitioner Nina Lombardo begins each session by asking clients to lie down on a padded floor mat. She then combines elements of yoga, acupressure, and massage to guide recipients through stretches and compressions that decrease aches and anxiety. Optional Thai herbal bundles further soothe the senses with hot or cold temperatures intermingled with inviting aromas such as sage and chamomile. Nina also frequently partners with her teacher, Ariela Grodner, for double-practitioner massages, an easier alternative to scouring the world for a four-armed massage therapist.
Six different rooms, six different types of brief vacation. Whether it’s a one-hour getaway to the Bamboo Room for a Swedish massage or a jaunt to the Rain Room for a facial, A Peaceful Rain Day Spa & Salon’s staff treats clients to relaxing trips away from stressors. And it all starts with the sounds of the rainforest that massage eardrums upon entrance. In private Canopy Rooms, meanwhile, stylists carefully craft new hairdos with exquisite cut and color services, which is what precocious children call their work with construction paper.
After enduring basic training?and spending more than two decades in the US Army?Gary, a former airborne ranger officer, knew the intricacies of the human body. Nowadays, he applies that knowledge to his work as a licensed massage therapist. He is also a personal trainer, a student in physical therapy, and incorporates elements of these within a massage session if warranted. He works alongside fellow therapist Kasey, who holds an AS degree in therapeutic massage. Together, they knead physiques and alleviates aches with styles ranging from Swedish and deep tissue to reflexology to help improve posture and flexibility while decreasing pain.
Jim Harkins draws upon techniques from around the world to grant relief to aching muscles. Harkins has spent time working with Florida State Football official massage team, so he's familiar with aspects of sports medicine, but he's also training in Eastern massage and relaxation techniques. Core myofascial therapy is also one of his specialties; myofascial release involves the manipulation of soft tissues to treat somatic issues, which is one of Harkins' biggest goals. All of these different techniques meet, appropriately, as part of his holistic view of the body's health.