Leopard-spotted nails. Hair dyed an electric pink. Exfoliating facial masks. The service list at Glamorous Kitty Hair & Nail Salon extends beyond the standard cut and color. Owner Jaye Martinez whole-heartedly believes that there's glamour in everyone, which is why her team has the diverse skill set needed to handle everything from waxing to hair coloring and nailcare.
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.
The saying "practice makes perfect" couldn't ring more true for nutritionist Sadhana Bahl, who spent 1,380 hours training to become a licensed paramedical aesthetician. The owner of Adonia Skin Wellness Spa works alongside aesthetician J. Brooke Thurmond, an advanced medical skincare specialist who also clocked 1,380 hours of training, in her quest to develop the skills necessary to treat and correct common skin disorders. Together, Team Adonia tackles everything from rosacea to enlarged pores using advanced aesthetic treatments and products from Image Skincare and PCA Skin. The spa's corrective facials are customized to each client?s skin type, and the signature Indian herb facial uses ayurvedic principles and ingredients such as turmeric, sandalwood, and aloe vera to balance the skin. Bahl and Thurmond also foster glowing complexions by exfoliating the epidermis with crystal or diamond microdermabrasion treatments or with LED light therapy, which uses blue light to kill bacteria and make acne feel so sad it leaves.
GX Program keeps its weight-loss clients on track through daily interaction. After signing up and working with a physician to set goals and outline a nutrition program, each client is paired with a health counselor who counsels them daily on the phone, discussing health, eating habits, exercise, and stress levels. With this information, the counselor consults the GX Program's health experts to craft a personalized fitness regimen. Counselors educate their charges on effective workout techniques and healthy, easy-to-make meals that use common ingredients rather than kelps that only grow at the bottom of Mariana Trench, offering daily encouragement to lose pounds and keep them off.
The yogis, bodywork experts, and energy healers at Light In Shining Armor Yoga and Massage Studio help put clients of all ages and abilities on the path to wellness. Their trademarked yoga style, Surya Namaskar, combines ancient teachings with modern health goals and can be modified to suit children, seniors, and those recuperating from injuries or the Andromeda Strain. Massages take a customized approach as well, with each kneading session addressing the unique physical and emotional needs of each client. Meanwhile, pranic healing and reiki sessions aim to improve well-being by harnessing the healing energy of the universe.
Lasers are a thing of the past for St. Pete Laser Like Lipo. Instead, the staff utilizes technology that helps contour fat deposits using a different form of cold, focused light energy. These noninvasive, FDA-approved procedures can promote inch loss in specific target areas, smooth away cellulite deposits, and lead to general improvements in skin tone and texture. To encourage patients to live healthier lifestyles outside of the medspa, the staff also offers nutritional consultations, detox programs, and whole-body vibration sessions.