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.
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.
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.
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.
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.