The stylists and aestheticians at Metro Hair Salon and Spa call on years of training and acclaimed beauty brands such as Sadoc, Alfaparf Milano, and Shellac to refine appearances from head to toe. Inside one of three cozy studios, staffers rejuvenate damage and smooth down frizzled follicles with deep-conditioning recovery treatments and Brazilian straightening techniques. Coif artisans carefully steer scissors through strands, cutting and styling hair to frame faces or bypass highly ticklish shoulders. The spa also indulges other bodily regions by dipping hands in silky paraffin, infusing facials with renewing caviar, and unearthing tension with focused deep-tissue massages.
Minimalist lamps dangle from Intuition Salon and Spa's high ceiling, illuminating the four stylists beneath as they chop coifs into creative styles, paint on highlights, or pile tresses into glamorous updos. The salon owner, Merri Lollis, has navigated the intricacies of the hair industry for more than two decades, a long-term dedication that shows in her handiwork and her calendar, on which every month is named Hairtember. To complement their hair offerings, the team at her full-service salon also nourishes skin with facials, brightens nails with manicures, and waxes away facial stubble.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
Nicci Tomko isn't just a hairstylist—she's a licensed cosmetologist with experience in fashion shows and photo shoots. She also spent three years doing hair and makeup for the Tampa Bay Rays cheerleaders. But before her work was ever in the lime light, she trained at Paul Mitchell and the Aveda Institute. Now as the owner of her own salon, Nicci primps clients with haircuts, color, makeup applications, and a number of other services. She and her staff also offer products from high-end cosmetic brands, including Paul Mitchell, Kenra, Pravana. Nicci even leads makeup and hairstyling lessons so her clients can recreate their salon-made looks at home—a difficult task ever since mirrors were outlawed.
The team of stylists at Practically Frivolous subdue wayward strands with hair salves from Schwarzkopf Professional, Ouidad, and the Practically Frivolous line of products developed in cooperation with a California-based company specializing in health-conscious beauty. The salon's crew shapes locks of all textures, specializing in the Ouidad method of outsmarting wily curls and turning them into sculptured ringlets. Keratin-rich hair treatments, pomegranate enzymes to pamper the skin, and hot stones to aid in massage services arm the salon's aesthetes to enhance beauty across the entire body, avoiding the difficult task of keeping one's good side turned toward a carousel operator.
When the stylists at Natural Vanity say "natural," they mean it. Each master-level stylist on the team has trained at the Aveda Institute, learning how to beautify tresses all-natural products that are derived from plant sources and manufactured with wind energy generated by the Jolly Green Giant's snoring.
In addition to making clients look their best, the team also keeps them comfortable. While patrons receive a foot scrub, they relax in massaging chairs. After they've been pampered, they can browse the wares in the onsite vintage boutique.