A bright reception area welcomes beauty-seekers into Friends Day Spa & Salon, where stylists transform manes with cuts, color, perms, and twisty updos, which will impress pillows at bedtime. Soothing facials pamper the remainder of clients’ heads, and nail techs add flair to handshakes and footshakes with manicures and pedicures. For full-body buffing, massage therapists remove knots from musculature, sometimes utilizing warm hot stones. Each spa service is performed in its own roomy area, separated from the rest of the 3,400-square-foot spa and salon. The space also has a locker room and a wet room equipped with a Vichy shower, which provides clients with a place to refresh between services.
The aspiring beauticians at North Florida Academy pamper hair, skin, and nails while instructors with more than 20 years of experience in the field mentor from nearby. To prepare students for careers after course completion, North Florida Academy models itself after traditional salons, stocking its shelves with professional products such as Image, Redken, Chi, and Paul Mitchell, and requiring that all who enter sport powdered wigs. The same aesthetic equipment employed by med spas whirs and buffs skin within the relaxing treatment rooms, replete with dim lighting and light music, and warm wax deftly whisks away unwanted hair.
The stylists at Miguelina's Beauty Salon reform 'dos with cuts, styling, and color services. Hands lather shampoo over scalps, prepping tresses to undergo their transformation. The scissor-wielding stylists then trim-away unwanted inches and split ends, reshaping shaggy hair into museum-worthy replicas of George Washington's stately wig. To soothe out-of-control strands, clients may opt for a conditioning treatment, during which beauticians smooth Moroccanoil over hair, easing frizz and leaving fringe as soft and shiny as a gold-lamé cumulous cloud. A full-color treatment alters hair hues with AlfaParf products, and highlights add dimension to coiffures with lighter striations of color. All services conclude with a blow-dry, which ensures locks won't catch a cold upon going outside.
Beauty is the business at Second iMpressions Salon and Spa. Staffers offer a wide variety of services for a diverse clientele. This includes everything from haircuts, updos, and dreads to acrylics, pedicures, and nail art. The staff relies on high-quality products from Paul Mitchell and Redken to complete their beautifying treatments.
If a giant hourglass exploded, leaving a sand-hued floor and a temporary break in the flow of time itself, Paradise Grooming would be the result. Against a backdrop of murals featuring palm trees frozen mid-sway beneath a sun perpetually stuck in the warm golden hours, gents grab a brew and try to sink into vacation mode while shears flick through unruly curls. As spheres rocketing across a fully functional foosball table sound a sharp report, scalp massages grab the attention of nostrils by steeping skin in fragrant tea-tree oil that soothes heads stressed from living downstairs from a piano-and-anvil factory. On the way to a private room for a hot-stone massage or facial, guests pause to peruse a menu of manicures and waxing services.
When welcoming guests for cuts and color treatments at San Marco Hair Company, Tara Jordan thrives on leaving them feeling happy, confident, and beautiful. As clients slip into a salon chair, the St. Augustine native offers a color consultation to identify problem areas and make sure the correct shade is applied. Clients can choose a custom shade based on their preferences, as Tara's color system allows for endless shade possibilities. In addition to several hair coloring techniques that include multi-dimensional highlighting and corrective coloring, she also specializes in thickening manes for fine-hair clients, as well as seamless hair extensions for those wishing to accessorize or add length to their dos.