Clients often linger at the Mens Dept. Barbershop, even well after their haircuts and shaves come to a close. The shop functions much like a clubhouse for grown-ups, with dart boards, a pool table, and leather couches set in front of an HD TV. The staff keeps beer on tap, or it can mix up root beer floats for younger visitors (or the young at heart). Indeed, the barbershop serves as an ideal place to watch a game or play some cards, but the most important events still happen at its 10 barber chairs, which are split into two separate rooms and parallel dimensions. For a signature cut, barbers shampoo and massage the scalp before cutting hair and shaving the neckline for good measure?complete with a hot-towel treatment to melt away any tension. The team's expertise in getting rid of hair also extends to four levels of shaving services as well as facial and body waxing.
When Dr. George Kamajian isn’t busy lecturing on the international circuit, publishing medical articles, or writing books, he oversees his staff of aestheticians at Dr. K’s Med Spa. His team specializes in the use of advanced technology to fight the aging process without invasive plastic surgery. Some of those results-oriented treatments include the use of Cutera lasers, bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, Fraxel laser treatments, or beauty injections. Further bolstering the team’s time-reversing skin services is a menu of spa treatments that includes peels, facials, and massages, which aim to relax, improve skin tone, and punish wrinkles for their crimes against the face.
Continuing an enterprise as old as the historical 1950s building it calls home, Salon 314's multifaceted stylists add drama to tresses with custom haircuts and non-ammonia coloring services. The salon's space blends modern and retro décor and washes guests in neutral colors as they enter, immediately followed by staffers offering to wash palates in complimentary beverages, such as tea, coffee, and soda. Stylists begin appointments with verbal consultations, and then employ their own special techniques as they color and sculpt a variety of hair types into 'dos suited to clients' tastes and apply bleach highlights with foil to turn hair into landing beacons for tossed hats and migrating butterflies.
Ridding unwanted hair from clients' bodies since 1975, the skincare specialists at European Wax Center have had plenty of time to perfect the four-step waxing process. First, a specialist cleanses the skin and layers it with pre-wax oil so the wax adheres to the hair and not the skin. Next, the specialist applies exclusive EWC Comfort Wax crafted in Paris from beeswax, which is gentler to the skin than traditional wax or wax made from ground-up rocks. Finally, after the hair has been removed, a rejuvenation product is applied to freshly waxed areas, leaving behind soft, silky-smooth skin.
Ashley Lynn Riggs, a Clearwater native, has been styling, cutting, and coloring hair for over 10 years. The experience has enabled her to work with even the wildest of manes, and Ashley Lynn welcomes clients with all hair types and textures, including fine hair and hair as frizzy as an electrified treasure troll. On top of being a color specialist, she also takes pride in her skills working with bridal parties and crafting formal updos.
With such a talented staff, Largo Salon & Spa has split the team in two experience levels. Regular and master stylists unleash Redken and Scruples products during haircuts and coloring services. They also twist hair into updos, french braids, and pretzel knots. Standard and master wax techs tend to face and body fuzz, and master techs blast through acne and oil with facials.