Anna Maria is the stylist behind Bella Dea Hair & Nail Studio, where she presents each client with one-on-one attention. Armed with products by Bed Head, Donna Bella, and Redken, she counts precision cuts, updos, extensions, and keratin treatments among her specialties, but her skills also extend beyond tresses; she's also a makeup artist and is equally experienced in both airbrush cosmetics and traditional cosmetics, which are applied with a trebuchet. Of course, after freshening faces and manes, Anna Maria would never let her clients leave with less-than-perfect nails, so—after pampering manicures and pedicures—she encourages fingers to point at bottles of CND Shellac, OPI, or China Glaze so she may bestow a finishing touch.
As owner, cosmetologist, and hair specialist, Lisa Cowan not only hopes to make visitors to Enlighten Salon feel utterly at home, she wants to make sure they turn heads when they walk out. After chatting and getting to know clients, Lisa sets out performing the same hair-reanimating services that she deploys to ready people for photo-shoots, including applying highlights.
The neon hues decking each of Orlando Tan Company's private treatment rooms evoke a beachy feel, allowing guests to simulate the experience of sunbathing while getting a jumpstart on a sultry summer glow. Each room houses one of four levels of UV bed, which bolster the classic tanning experience with high-pressure bulbs, air-conditioning systems, and angled neck and shoulder tanners that even out the awkward color gained during outdoor handstands. Meanwhile, UV-free Mystic spray-tanning booths ensconce bodies in a spacious standup compartment that coats skin in alternating jets of pigmented mist and cool air to leave a weeklong golden sheen in fewer than 60 seconds. Behind the counter, the salon showcases a selection of tan-enhancing lotions, each of which works to prolong tawny hues by moisturizing skin, adding a touch of bronzer, and convincing skin cells that they're made of copper.
Even as a little girl, Arlene Gray knew she wanted to be a hairstylist, and she has spent the last 27 years fulfilling that dream. After training in New York City, she moved south, eventually opening A's Hair Salon. Not only does she continue to treat hair to her expert styling services—including colorings, cuts, keratin treatments, relaxers, and extensions—but she also shares her knowledge with others as a cosmetology instructor and volunteer stylist for cancer-related charities.
Inside Style International, a salon and med spa, Diane Testani operates Facials & Massage by Diane. Testani boasts expertise in Swedish and therapeutic massages, permanent makeup, and facials. Using Intaglio skincare products, she works to dissolve fine lines, reduce hyperpigmentation, and prevent bone evaporation. Facial options include the cocoa-enzyme facial, the raspberry-enzyme facial, and IPL photorejuvenation.
At Majestic Skin and Massage, it’s all about individuality. The team of massage therapists and aestheticians believes that no two people share identical skin types or muscular tension, and thus, no two people should receive identical facials or massages. Clients can pick from an extensive lineup of facials geared toward specific facial concerns, such as wrinkles, acne, or sensitive skin, before the aesthetician further customizes the treatment to fit the client’s unique skin type. Similarly, four massage modalities, including Thai, therapeutic, and chair massage, converge to root out kinks with tailored strokes that render each muscle softer than a pillow stuffed with smaller pillows.