Certified nail technician Kathy Cyrus has spent more than a decade pampering clients at spas and salons across Jacksonville. When her clients began asking if she could make house calls, Kathy jumped at the chance to combine a passion for entertaining with her nailcare expertise. Today, Kathy pampers her clients from the comfort of their own homes or fortresses of solitude, administering manicures, pedicures, and foot scrubs. She uses top-tier products such as OPI and CND polishes and stays abreast of the latest nail fashion trends such as magnetic polish, crackle polish, and playful decals.
At TanGirl, customers can use the Infinity Sun tanning system to achieve a sun-free tan, using a skin-safe walnut-based bronzer. The formula can last up to 10 days and looks after skin with a blend of antioxidants and botanicals. Each tanning session is customized for the client, either on location in clients’ homes or at TanGirl's spa room at Divine Salon and Spa. A spray-tan technician uses the Infinity Sun airbrush device to apply the tanning solution more evenly. The versatile Infinity Sun brush can also cover the skin with a mist of moisture or shimmer for special occasions, such as beach vacations or family reunions with the pod of dolphins that raised you.
Sheila's Skin & Nail Spa pampers clients with beautifying and relaxing facial, waxing, and nail services. As a licensed aesthetician, Sheila knows how to carefully tailor treatments such as the anti-aging vitamin C facial, which retextures skin and imbues the epidermis with nutrients, or one of many body wraps. Her waxing sessions include pretreatments designed to prime the skin for smoothness, and her ultrasonic facial treatments leave clients looking younger and less likely to get carded at Miss Teen USA auditions.
Avanté tousles tresses with tools that include Aveda's line of aromatic, plant-sourced products and smoothes skin tones with waxing and tanning services. Enhance come-hither looks and secret-code waggling with deftly shaped brows ($13+), tamed with two kinds of plant-based wax and soothing ingredients. Freshly cut and blow-dried hairdos ($22+ for men; $45+ for women) and fortifying color treatments ($25+) give an instant jolt of good-hair-day karma. Much like the red accent walls that enliven Avanté's pristine white interior, hand-airbrushed spray tans ($25) conjure a healthy glow without the unhealthy effects of UV radiation,
At Ten Over Ten by Kim, owner Kimberly Christen imparts a sense of subtle sophistication to everything she touches, from her designer West Elm manicure table and the modern upholstered pedicure chair gracing her station to her hand-selected Deborah Lippmann products. She enhances her signature manicures with a light hand and arm massage and a light coat of Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl moisturizing cream. She begins her signature pedicures with a consultation before sloughing away dull skin with a foot scrub and finishing off each nailcare session with brushstrokes of Deborah Lippmann nail lacquer, which is free of toluene, formaldehyde, mayonnaise, and other harmful chemicals. Before appointments, clients may recline on a designer white sofa and photosynthesize while soaking in the natural sunlight streaming in through the large windows.
In the cascades of light that roll off the glass tendrils of hanging chandeliers, Studio eMMe's licensed stylists gussy up men and women, drawing upon training from Bumble and bumble. Visits to the studio begin with a consultation, tailoring services to suit each individual's tastes, style, and batting-helmet size. Armed with an arsenal of products from Too Faced, Goldwell, and Bumble and bumble, senior or staff stylists apply extensive experience alongside supervised junior stylists. A circular cutout in the salon's carmine wall draws eyes away from skillfully manipulated shears and back to the waiting room, where guests flick through magazines on a geometric-print couch.