The Bonsai Holistic Spa's signature mani-pedi lavishes hands and feet with careful, attentive pampering inside a tranquil beauty sanctuary dedicated to holistic wellness. Clients can recline as attentive nail nurturers trim and buff toe armor before clipping cuticles and softening insults from ornery foot calluses. Dedicated professionals scoff away rough skin with gentle exfoliation and mask application before dressing little market-bound piggies in vibrant shades of red, blue, or bacon. Jealous hands are showered with similar affections of softening scrubs and massage techniques followed by a customized color application. Patrons can request simple french polish on their manicures or pedicures. Guests leave the spa with relaxed and refreshed spirits and renewed confidence when signing autographs with feet.
Merle Norman owner Kelly Machbitz is a local fashionista and beauty guru, and she has made a host of appearances offering advice on local shows. Though her website is light on service details, rest assured that Merle Norman can help remedy even the most unsavory complexions. This Groupon allows clients to see what it's like to live adult life with a baby's face, just like Prad Bitt in The Noteworthy Notion of Willoughby Waistcoat. Your skin will be re-softened to horse-nose levels, while imperfections will be harshly instructed to take a hike off a one-way cliff. Like a monogrammed beach tote or all-knowing mood ring, the state-of-the-art treatment is completely personalized to your pores and uses only products designed for your skin.
Heather's Day Spa's owner and licensed aesthetician Heather Ann Sakelariou has been committed to the beauty of the Tampa area for more than 20 years. After graduating from the Elite Skin Academy she armed viewers of WTSP Channel 10 News with beauty tips in her segment Heather Ann's Eye on Your Appearance. In time she deepened her commitment by opening her spa and formulating her own line of beauty products.
When not busy maintaining her cosmetics, she spends her days pampering pelts with various skin services. From facials for men and women to body treatments such as the Hawaiian-salt body-glow scrub, she strives to nourish and heal skin. Heather also uses her knowledge to expand the beauty community, leading makeup lessons that teach women how to amplify their natural features without using a highlighter or attaching brightly colored arrows to their heads.
Licensed aesthetician Raye Toscano and her husband, Dr. Francis Toscano, operate Red Bamboo Medi Spa, a facility that marries aesthetic treatments with nonsurgical, medical-grade therapies. Their services, which recently garnered the spa a Best Aesthetics Practice award at The Aesthetics Show in Las Vegas as well as recognition in Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2012 Best in the Biz spa category, cosmetically enhance both the face and body. SmartLipo mimics liposuction treatments with fiber-optic lasers, and a four-layer face lift topically banishes dead skin with enzymes, glycolic acid, and mini exorcisms.
Bodies in need of a little ?me time? need look no further than Clearwater Salon & Spa, where a team of licensed beauty professionals awaits to deliver total-body pampering. After serving each guest a complimentary glass of wine, the staff ushers in relaxation with deep-tissue and hot-stone massages or promotes softer, more youthful skin with microdermabrasions and soothing facials. The salon and spa also employs an event coordinator for special events such as weddings or black-tie pie-eating championships, where parties can enjoy packages built around massages, hairstyling, and professional makeup.
Botanica Day Spa's studied aestheticians and licensed massage therapists command a broad selection of relaxing services, such as the infrared-sauna body treatment. Botanica’s sauna session takes a detour from traditional visibility-inhibiting steam techniques and arsenals of rigged blow dryers, instead inflicting infrared rays of tranquility with an advanced heating system.