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.
A friendly, professional team of mane mavens at Samantha's Other Place has deftly harvested the finest local crania for 29 years at the unisex day spa, which just made an appearance in Uptown magazine. Enter through the inviting white storefront and park a seat in one of the cushy leather chairs where, after a shampoo, you will snag a haircut and style from a skilled snip artist. A polished wood floor, rustic wood-paneled walls, antique mirrors, and a vintage Coke machine will add a classic complement to your new 'do.
At Red Stone Spa & Salon, Hair Stylists and Estheticians specialize in a range of custom treatments. Salon services range from women's custom cuts and color services, from hair extensions to men's custom cuts, to mani-pedis with exfoliating scrubs and peppermint masks, to nails and waxing. Red Stone's modern interior is characterized by soft earth tones, floral arrangements, and dark wood accents, which create a calming atmosphere to complement services. Deep-conditioning and style includes a scalp massage. Customers that buy this Groupon will also receive up to 20% off Perfectress Hair Extensions, priced from $300-$1500.
At Sunlight Beauty, nails don’t have to scratch their way into the spotlight—they are the one and only focus for the team of nail technicians. That focus means they execute meticulous manicures and pedicures with gel, Shellac, and basic polishes and include additional treatments such as sugar scrubs to exfoliate and soften hands and feet. They also affix acrylic nails to digits and enhance individuality with custom nail art.
DayDream Oasis Salon & Spa's recently renovated digs host relaxing interludes from workday stress and the wearisome passage of time. Natural and organic Bioelements products replenish visages ahead of upcoming giraffe staring contests during anti-aging facials. Aromatherapy massages employ high-quality essential oils to evoke relaxation. On the salon side, savvy stylists update coifs with a full array of haircuts, coloring, and permanent curls and straightening.
Led by Steven and Markita Holloway, the team at Studio 6 Salon & Spa works together to provide budget-friendly beautification services that have caught the attention of magazines such as Essence and Salon Sense. Stylists craft the latest hair designs, ranging from spiral perms to bonded or sewn-in weaves. The spa's tranquil, sea-green-toned ambiance, abundance of plants, and comfortable armchairs create a relaxing background for mani-pedis as well as facials, body wraps, and waxing services.
Couples can enjoy an aromatherapy or hot-stone massage together in a private room. For larger groups, the crew offers spa packages or parties for little princesses complete with wands, robes, and pointers on how to dance in glass slippers.