A refreshing breeze off Dorset Lake fills Backstage Salon and Spa, where clients relax during a variety of salon and spa services. Hair procedures range from simple cuts for men, women, and children to more complicated services, such as organic keratin treatments, dimensional color, and relaxers. Spa services include long-lasting Shellac manicures, eyebrow waxing, and facials that cleanse and hydrate faces better than dunking them in buckets filled with soapy water.
After more than 30 years of business, Tonya's Nail Salon has become an area favorite—not only for its nail services, but also for its complimentary glasses of wine and cups of coffee from the beverage bar. While guests relax, the seasoned staff trims fingernails and toenails, gently grooms cuticles, and swipes nails in layers of vibrant OPI polish.
The aestheticians at The Skin Boutique know that, as the largest organ in the human body, skin deserves its fair share of pampering attention. At their studio, they perform a number of services one simply cannot replicate at home. These include full-body waxing, custom airbrush spray tans, and deep-cleansing facials. While performing treatments, the aestheticians rely on products from Prana SpaCeuticals, a natural line of products made with organic botanicals, herbs, nut oils, and Hollywood-celebrity tears.
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.
Fifteen years ago, Richard Santana leapt into the hairstyling industry when he began an apprenticeship at one of Atlanta's largest high-end salons. From there, he moved back home to Tampa, graduated from hair school, and became a Redken Master Specialist and a member of the Redken Performing Artist team, where his duties included educating others on the use of Redken products through interpretive dance. Today, he plies his trade at RTS Hair, where he has impressed clients with his specialty work in hair design, color, and keratin treatments, as well as age-appropriate cuts for kids.