Nicci Tomko isn't just a hairstylist—she's a licensed cosmetologist with experience in fashion shows and photo shoots. She also spent three years doing hair and makeup for the Tampa Bay Rays cheerleaders. But before her work was ever in the lime light, she trained at Paul Mitchell and the Aveda Institute. Now as the owner of her own salon, Nicci primps clients with haircuts, color, makeup applications, and a number of other services. She and her staff also offer products from high-end cosmetic brands, including Paul Mitchell, Kenra, Pravana. Nicci even leads makeup and hairstyling lessons so her clients can recreate their salon-made looks at home—a difficult task ever since mirrors were outlawed.
Signature Service: Advanced skin care
Brands Used: Skin Scripts, Nardo's Natural,
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment so you will have time to complete paperwork.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
Spa Escape prides itself on giving each client exclusive personal pampering [with] hot towels, aromatherapy, warm hand stones, hand and shoulder massages.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
Spa Escape is decorated in warm colors with a fireplace and cozy blankets on a comfortable facial bed. Wonderful scents in the air, soft music, and flickering candles welcome you to a friendly, unpretentious, warm environment.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
Bunny is a full time middle-school teacher who first trained as a licensed advanced skin care therapist, then became licensed as a massage therapist?all while continuing to teach. After working in some of the local spas, she decided in March 2014 to open Spa Escape.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Spa Escape is a full service spa that offers advanced skin care, massage therapy and full body waxing.
Leopard-spotted nails. Hair dyed an electric pink. Exfoliating facial masks. The service list at Glamorous Kitty Hair & Nail Salon extends beyond the standard cut and color. Owner Jaye Martinez whole-heartedly believes that there's glamour in everyone, which is why her team has the diverse skill set needed to handle everything from waxing to hair coloring and nailcare.
The saying "practice makes perfect" couldn't ring more true for nutritionist Sadhana Bahl, who spent 1,380 hours training to become a licensed paramedical aesthetician. The owner of Adonia Skin Wellness Spa works alongside aesthetician J. Brooke Thurmond, an advanced medical skincare specialist who also clocked 1,380 hours of training, in her quest to develop the skills necessary to treat and correct common skin disorders. Together, Team Adonia tackles everything from rosacea to enlarged pores using advanced aesthetic treatments and products from Image Skincare and PCA Skin. The spa's corrective facials are customized to each client?s skin type, and the signature Indian herb facial uses ayurvedic principles and ingredients such as turmeric, sandalwood, and aloe vera to balance the skin. Bahl and Thurmond also foster glowing complexions by exfoliating the epidermis with crystal or diamond microdermabrasion treatments or with LED light therapy, which uses blue light to kill bacteria and make acne feel so sad it leaves.
Haircare, facials, and tanning. At Bellezza Tan & Spa, beauty treatments come in many forms. The stylists update men's and women's looks with cuts, color, and perms or hair relaxers, fully preparing you for entry into the witness protection program. Bodies are treated to bronze glows, thanks to airbrush spray tanning or three levels of tanning beds. They revitalize skin with red-light therapy treatments, which are designed to boost the body's circulation, in turn stimulating collagen and elastin production. This gives the skin a more youthful appearance without the risks inherent to invasive cosmetic procedures.
With more than 25 years of experience in the fields of hair care and skin care, Karen Marlise knows what aesthetic services to use to make her clients look their best. She is skilled in the art of permanent cosmetics and has mastered the high-tech marksmanship of laser hair reduction. Traditional facials and peels encourage a healthy and refreshed complexion, while cellulite treatments and body-contouring services work to refine the silhouette.
Karen is the sole proprietor of her private medical spa studio, and she does her work under the supervision of Dr. Valdes.