Amid crystal chandeliers, black-and-white checkered floors, and retro-inspired furnishings, American Beauty's team of hairstylists, nail technicians and estheticians style guests with highlights, deep conditioning treatments, manicures, spa pedicures, custom spray tans, eyelash extensions, makeup applications, body waxing, and custom facials featuring Image Skincare. In the center of the salon, a boutique explodes with fashionable accessories and includes the specialties of local artisans such as jewelry, handbags, or scarfs. Inside the special-occasion room guests can sip drinks and eat hors d?oeuvres during events such as bachelorette parties, wedding parties, and birthday parties. This secluded area features eclectic furniture and a fireplace full of smoking-hot handbags in lieu of flames.
The Swanson Center?helmed by Dr. Eric Swanson, a certified plastic surgeon?is home to advanced technology, products from coveted brands, and, perhaps most importantly, trained and experienced staff members. Here, Aesthetician Nicki uses her 18 years of experience to help clients take advantage of the clinic's resources by brightening faces with services such as MegaPeel microdermabrasions as well as several different types of chemical peels and masques. Her signature tightening, detoxifying, and lifting face and neck treatment (TDL) ignites skin with a youthful glow. In addition to tummy tucks and breast lifts, the staff offers less-invasive services, including Botox injections and laser hair removal.
At DeVyne Spa on the Go!, an array of calming, beautifying services indulge the body and mind. A lavender soothing touch salt scrub incorporates paraben- and nut-free skincare products, so the client's unburdened mind can revel in the serene atmosphere or consider the possibility of weaving a welcome mat out of Twizzlers. Facialists perform anti-aging treatments that hydrate the skin, while meticulous techs perfect eyelash extensions, waxing treatments, body scrubs, wraps, and spray tanning.
Led by a board-certified plastic surgeon, Hudson Med Spas' aestheticians and medical professionals aim to restore bodies to a smooth, youthful, and healthy appearance. Four on-staff nurses perform beautifying procedures, which include laser treatments that can shrink fat cells, expunge unwanted hair, and tighten skin to give clients a youthful appearance smooth enough to get the kids' discount at a wind tunnel. In addition to medical treatments such as Botox and Radiesse, clients can opt for traditional spa services such as facials and soothing massages. Hudson Med Spas also schedules appointments after hours for an additional $20 fee, helping accommodate clients who need to work late stoking the sun's coal-burning core.
Skin experts at Esthetics Center rely on noninvasive scientific advancements to cultivate smooth, youthful complexions but draw on an ancient Indian art to redesign unruly eyebrows. Skin analyses can lead to custom facials with Shahnaz Husain herbal creams, enzyme therapy gentle enough for those with rosacea, or the outing of secret identities with better skin. Advanced exfoliation procedures involving microcrystal sprays and chemical serums reveal fresh, healthy skin as well as the depth of the aestheticians' knowledge. Body and facial waxing is an exclusive privilege of women at Esthetics Center, but the team extends their skills in eyebrow threading—an age-old technique that uses thread to nab hair but not skin—to both sexes.
Lotus Skin Care’s owner, Rachel McEachen, was trained in the art of taming follicles at two different Tampa-area cosmetology schools, so she knows how to zap rogue hairs and sculpt beautiful brows with the precision of a helicopter pilot landing on a ping-pong table. She and her staff of friendly aestheticians put beauty-seekers at ease with their gentle, nearly painless waxing methods, and the cozy décor makes Lotus Skin as comfy and good-smelling as the inside of Gloria Stuart’s makeup bag. Three eyebrow waxings will keep brows in shape for months to come, providing ample hours for wiggling them while making faces in the mirror. Call ahead to make an appointment.