Lotus Skin Care’s owner, Rachel McEachen, was trained in the art of taming follicles at two different Tampa-area cosmetology schools, so she knows how to zap rogue hairs and sculpt beautiful brows with the precision of a helicopter pilot landing on a ping-pong table. She and her staff of friendly aestheticians put beauty-seekers at ease with their gentle, nearly painless waxing methods, and the cozy décor makes Lotus Skin as comfy and good-smelling as the inside of Gloria Stuart’s makeup bag. Three eyebrow waxings will keep brows in shape for months to come, providing ample hours for wiggling them while making faces in the mirror. Call ahead to make an appointment.
Toxins flee from the purifying paws of Blue Nile Spa's holistic healers, whose services fuse age-old practices with contemporary equipment to nurture soft, healthy skeleton-sheaths. Pamper your protoplasmic suit in a relaxing japanese bath steeped with mineral-rich seaweed and salts plucked from the Dead Sea. The rich combination of phytonutrients helps purge the pelt of impurities, allowing it to emerge after 20 minutes looking and feeling as smooth as a pair of Barry White's silk pajamas stuffed with chocolate mousse. Next, a gentle dry brushing shatters dead-skin barricades, liberating clogged pores and allowing them to warmly welcome the body wrap's jojoba and essential oils into their epidermal ranks. As clients relax on the treatment table, soothing rays of infrared heat warm the toxin-abating cocoon, stimulating circulation, melting aches and pains, and bestowing limbs with the ability to track weather patterns.
Within BRI Spa's peaceful, quiet treatment rooms, it's possible to steady the mind, breathe deeply, and view life from an enlightened perspective. Beauty professionals foster this sense of calm by performing organic skincare and body treatments with curative techniques. During the Relax facial, aestheticians massage the complexion; during the Breathe facial, they purify and perform CPR on every pore. Massage therapists release tension with personalized massages, and cosmeticians enhance beauty with tinting and waxing treatments.
Salon Envy's staff cossets hair, skin, and nails with natural Aveda products and expert techniques. Stylists imbue hair with highlights and alluring cuts, smooth strands with Brazilian blowouts and Juvexin, and twirl curls into updos for special occasions such as weddings and proms. As aestheticians exfoliate, massage, polish, and imprint appendages in Grauman's cement, water swirls in a hexagonal pedicure tub and guests recline in a plush leather armchair. The beauty buffs also enliven complexions with facials, eyelash extensions, whisker-slaying electrolysis, and massages.
Amid crystal chandeliers, black-and-white checkered floors, and retro-inspired furnishings, American Beauty's team of hairstylists, nail technicians and estheticians style guests with highlights, deep conditioning treatments, manicures, spa pedicures, custom spray tans, eyelash extensions, makeup applications, body waxing, and custom facials featuring Image Skincare. In the center of the salon, a boutique explodes with fashionable accessories and includes the specialties of local artisans such as jewelry, handbags, or scarfs. Inside the special-occasion room guests can sip drinks and eat hors d’oeuvres during events such as bachelorette parties, wedding parties, and birthday parties. This secluded area features eclectic furniture and a fireplace full of smoking-hot handbags in lieu of flames.
Behind the pedicure thrones at P'Zazz Hair, Nail & Day Spa, a sprawling mural depicts rural splendor with arching columns in the foreground. But those very columns come to life in the spa at the nearby manicure station. Along with busts of figures from antiquity, these fixtures create a neoclassical ambiance every bit as elegant as the services and results rendered.
Aestheticians perform facials, peels, and body scrubs using PCA products. The team can also primp hair and add color to it, or they can work on nails to make them as attractive as a butterfly that understands chaos theory.