Pandora Salons oversees a staff of stylists and aestheticians fulfilling their beauty-vocation callings. The salon boasts several independent workspaces where her brood of beauty-school hatchlings builds a loyal client base while personalizing their own roster of treatments. Through services such as hair coloring and UV-cured Shellac manicures, budding young beauticians gussy up and de-stress clients at their own stations that are each decked out in customized decor to reflect their unique personalities or a crippling fear of Barbicide.
Antoinette "Ditto" Soares has been in the beauty industry for more than 16 years, working as a master stylist at salons in New York and Florida before opening up her own studio. The cheerful hairdresser prides herself in the individual attention she provides her clients, making sure to take time before every appointment to discuss desired outcomes and determine flattering styles. Within the sunlit Kutz-N-Kurlz Salon, Antoinette extends her expertise toward a variety of salon services, including haircuts, extensions, and smoothing keratin treatments.
Michael Ethyn knows what it feels like to work with the best. A graduate of Redken's Salon Professional Academy, Michael has sharpened his shears with continuing education in Las Vegas, New York, and Orlando. Now working out of Studio 14 salon, he and his friendly staff outfit customers with stylish cuts or custom colors. While waiting on foil highlights to set, guests are also free to watch TV, surf the free WiFi, or play checkers with clumps of hair on the black-and-white checkered floors.
Hearing the words "carve and slice" in the same sentence as the words “beauty treatment” probably brings to mind painful plastic surgery, but at TranZitions Hair Salon, it's actually a service for your curls. Ouidad-certified stylists perform the carve-and-slice technique to cut down on the unwanted volume that causes a "pyramid look" while still defining and plumping up your ringlets. It's one of a select few Ouidad procedures at the salon, which also employs products from Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, Kenra, Redken, and other high-profile brands. The hair mavens administer treatments that range from custom highlights and complex updos to a 15-minute bang trim, a far chicer way to keep your hair out of your eyes than installing an awning on your glasses.
Besides their cuts and color applications, the staff also performs waxing, makeup, and nail services, which can include extras such as an aromatherapy hand massage. Additionally, skincare specialists exfoliate complexions with facials and microdermabrasion.
Unless you've been cloned, your hair is unique—that's why skilled stylist Wirlly Ayala takes great care to assess the texture, length, and color before crafting a style suited to each client's needs. Drawing on her education from Paul Mitchell The School, Wirlly can also engineer an elegant updo, color strands with bold highlights, or tame frizzy hair with a keratin straightening treatment.
Nichole Bardes uses products from Redken and Pravana during hairstyling services that include cuts, color, and deep conditioning. She also smoothens frizz and straightens curls with Global Keratin treatments. Nichole isn't just a friend to hair—she also removes unwanted strands on the face and under the arms with warm wax that pulls follicles from the root.