Suna of Suna Salon & Spa has culled beauty secrets from all over the world, holding aesthetic licenses in Japan, Italy, France, Germany, and the United States. She voyaged from the shores of Istanbul to the wild, unexfoliated beaches of America 25 years ago to establish her first salon. Over the decades, Suna has gathered around her an elite team of beauticians with a range of expertise and an arsenal of quality products.
Her staff brightens nail treatments with Shellac and OPI polishes and deepens massages with hot stones. Stylists keep cranial shrubs in tiptop shape with Schwarzkopf Igora hair color and conditioning products from Moroccanoil. Suna herself specializes in threading, the ancient Middle Eastern art of removing hair with nothing but a strand of cotton and an elaborate system of cantilevers.
The chemical smells and boring waits that fill most barbershops are nowhere to be found at All Star Haircuts. That's because the shop's barbers, who have a combined 70 years of hair-snipping experience, use low-odor products and never make clients wait more than 10 minutes to get a haircut. Within the Sarasota shop, guests settle in for a little relaxation, enjoying a complimentary shampoo, neck massage, and neck trim while watching the flatscreen TVs that decorate every cutting station. The friendly staffers even go out of their way to leave personalized notes on each client's ticket, sending clients away with messages ranging from "Have a great day!" to "Put $900 on the fifth horse in the sixth race."
More than 150 total years of experience lend steadiness to the shears of Grooming Lounge Barber Spa's barber-stylists, who create stylish cuts that continue to look sharp as they grow out. Combining traditional barber styling techniques with a tropical, Tommy Bahama theme, the shop creates a relaxing atmosphere for men that includes flat-screen TVs and a beverage bar. In addition to cut and color treatments for both men and women, Grooming Lounge offers relaxation, deep tissue, and hot stone massages, which release tension from the body brought on by each hair's absolute terror at finally facing down a pair of scissors.
Kathy Jo Miles, owner of Volpe Salon at the Landings, has assembled a crack team of master stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians, who administer pampering services in a relaxing and welcoming environment. Men's and women's haircuts begin with a soothing scalp massage and shampoo with professional-grade products, and conclude with styling that flatters your features or scares away bears. The award-winning aesthetician on staff tackles dermal issues such as acne and the signs of aging with a full menu of facials and skincare services, while the crew's nail artists specialize in natural, acrylic, and gel nails.
From hair-coloring to waxing treatments, The Buzz provides intricate services on par with a high-end salon in addition to a spread of unique accents specifically for their gentlemanly clientele. Guys enjoy a complimentary beer, water, or soda as they settle down into styling chairs for basic haircuts or more precise beard trims and fade services. Neck-and-shoulder massages to put clients at ease after their haircuts, and licensed stylists provide complimentary neck trims between visits in case hair spontaneously grows into a mullet.
Natural light pours through the salon’s large bay windows, illuminating vibrant floral paintings, undulating mirrors, and cozy leather furniture. Amid these modern trappings, award-winning stylist Diana Borgida chisels fashionable scissor cuts and conditions tresses with Schwarzkopf- and Pravan-brand products. Clients can also solicit Diana’s color expertise for bright highlights, or tame curls with a signature anti-frizz treatment.