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 stylists at SMARRt Hair Stages revive manes with styles that range from classic to cutting-edge. They frame faces with side-swept bangs and add shocks of red color with ombre effects. They can also jazz up nails with coats of mint green or saxophone gold.
Haircare, facials, and tanning. At Bellezza Tan & Spa, beauty treatments come in many forms. The stylists update men's and women's looks with cuts, color, and perms or hair relaxers, fully preparing you for entry into the witness protection program. Bodies are treated to bronze glows, thanks to airbrush spray tanning or three levels of tanning beds. They revitalize skin with red-light therapy treatments, which are designed to boost the body's circulation, in turn stimulating collagen and elastin production. This gives the skin a more youthful appearance without the risks inherent to invasive cosmetic procedures.
Armed with Redken, Pureology, and Rusk hair care products, the stylists at The Little Vintage Salon & Spa create flattering new looks with cuts and color. They employ keratin treatments to tame frizzy or frazzled tresses and extensions to add length, volume, or climb-ability to heads. At manicurist stations, nail techs adorn fingers with colorful coats of traditional, Shellac, or gel polish, while back in the spa's private treatment rooms massage therapists knead tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone services.
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.
A cream-colored spa accented by green sprouts, marble, and stone sets the stage for relaxation at Aqua Lifestyle Nail Salon & Spa, where skilled aestheticians bolster beauty with services for the skin, hair, and nails. Wrinkles and furrows fade into oblivion as the staff tightens skin with Lumière LED facials and turns back the clock on sun damage with the lightening peel’s cocktail of lactic acid and brightening serums. Kneeling at the foot of 1 of 17 plush pedicure chairs, a technician culls overgrowing nails, curbs wayward cuticles, and ousts spent skin with a sea-salt scrub, promoting relaxation and the joyful urge to commute via kickline. Among the salon’s other services, airbrush tanning bronzes bodies without UV exposure and gentle head-to-toe waxing treatments strip away hair with warm wax.