Owner, stylist, and 22-year industry veteran Ray Caballero helms Casa R. Caballero Salon, Spa & Boutique with an eye for style and a preference for experienced team members. Ray's styling chairs are flanked by numerous beauty and wellness experts, including stylist 25-year veteran stylist Yolie Kelly, 15-year veteran massage therapist and master aesthetician Stacy Glass and 10-year veteran nail tech Mickie Trieu. Leveraging products from Lanza Healing Haircare, Pravana, Redken OPI, and Essie, team members assist clients in achieving their aesthetic aspirations with salon and spa services ranging from waxing to feather extensions to facials. They also keep the door open until as late as 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to accommodate those who work, sleep, or sleepwork during the day.
T&D Nails & Spa's attentive staff of technicians calls upon years of experience every time a staffer brushes a vibrant coat of polish across nails or swipes away a strip of unwanted hair. Deluxe manicures and pedicures lavish extremities with skin-smoothing masks, paraffin waxes, and sugar scrubs that gently peel away dead cells and expired candy bracelets. The team can also beautify nails with soak-off Gelish and pink-and-white manicures. Their expertise extends to the full body with waxing treatments that swiftly remove hair from the face, limbs, and bikini area.
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.
All-natural products line the shelves at each of Rituals Salon's two locations. Created by Aveda, these hair serums forgo unpronounceable ingredients for plant oils and nonpetroleum-based minerals, all for the good of the both the consumer and the environment. The salon owners follow Aveda's lead at Rituals, where they invite clients to stop in for chemical-free highlights and chic haircuts performed by Aveda-trained stylists. After the stylists show off their talents, makeup artists step in to dress up eyes and lips and teach novice cosmetics users that eye shadow is to be swept across the eyelid, not across the retina.
Open seven days a week, King Nails staffs a squad of experienced nail nurturers to keep finger and toe shields shapely and shiny. During the rose exfoliation pedicure, a comforting chair massage targets tense muscles while the salon’s friendly phalangists clean, trim, and buff calcium-rich toe tips. Rose-exfoliation gel rids dermises of skin cells that have died, dried out, or stopped trying, and healing lavender warm-sensation lotion adds another comforting tactile touch. An application of your choice of polish leaves your piggies ready for open-toed sandals and invisible work boots. The salt and sugar glow manicure beautifies finger shingles with artful scrubbing, snipping, and shaping, after which a generous helping of salt or sugar glow scrub is applied to hands to repair dryness and refresh skin. Like the pedicure, both manicures include your choice of polish, allowing you to dress your extremities like twins or decorate them differently so you can tell them apart.
Within every Salon Loft location resides a coterie of talented tendril-tamers, each stylist providing different services, styles, and prices. At the Carrollwood location, participating stylists perform stylized women's haircuts ($48), demineralizing treatments ($20), and 16th-century French librettos. Tyrone Square's Salon Loft features follicular artisans who provide women's ($50) and men's ($40) haircuts tailored to each client's special brand of thought-holder. Peruse the stylists' specialties and prices online and then book an appointment without ever touching a phone, carrier pigeon, or minivan-mounted megaphone.