The aestheticians at Bliss Spa & Nails work studiously to exfoliate skin, cleanse pores, and reduce fine lines around lips and eyes. Besides offering facials, the team waxes away unwanted hair and provides massage therapy that incorporates trigger-point and deep-tissue techniques to relieve bodies of stress and pain.
Though their canvases are small, Bliss Spa & Nails' nail technicians create stunning designs. Their nail art runs the gamut from sparkly polishes and candy-striped patterns to nail-size reproductions of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling. The team’s nail mastery extends to more traditional procedures, including mani-pedis, acrylic nails, and chip-resistant Shellac polish.
In 2004, husband and wife duo Monica and David Spencer had a vision for an upscale, yet casual salon and realized their dream in Monica's Nail Salon and Day Spa. Their clients can order services ala carte or opt for a package, to let staffers revitalize their entire bodies with a combination of stress-relieving facials, mani-pedis, and massages, which can soothe them in a way only treasured stuffed animals can. The salon also offers a variety of products from brands such as OPI, China Glaze, and CND.
From a tranquil space within Thrive Salon & Spa, Dionne of Revitalizing Hands relieves tension and pain with custom massage sessions heightened by upgrades such as therapeutic essential oils. She uses the long flowing strokes and kneading techniques of Swedish massage to encourage relaxation and increase circulatory flow, and chronic tension is dealt with through the focused pressure of deep-tissue techniques. Dionne also helps to balance out bodies by applying firm pressure to trigger points and encouraging every client to invest in a tightrope walker’s pole.
Led by hairstylist and fashion designer Takayah Norris, the staff at Royalty Hair Palace Salon & Boutique aims to live up to their name, treating all of their clients like queens. They achieve this by approaching beauty from multiple angles: they sculpt stunning hairstyles, professionally apply make-up, summon fresh layers of skin with facials, and stock the racks of their boutique with custom-made clothes and accessories. Therapists also perform deep-tissue, Swedish, sports, shiatsu, and reflexology massages to soothe away any lingering stress spawned from choosing a hair color that best compliments your favorite pair of Groucho glasses.
The comprehensive wellness philosophy at Acupuncture and Chiropractic Center of Pensacola blends Eastern medicine with natural methods that Dr. Robert Cowan has honed over 25 years of practicing acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. Careful adjustments of the bones and joints aim to solve back and neck problems during chiropractic sessions. Slender acupuncture needles stimulate pressure points to release the body’s natural energy flows and preserve butterfly tattoos. Specialists reinforce physiques by developing individual nutrition and revitalize complexions with a spread of luxurious facial services.
When Tiffany Alys Richardson envisioned her career in cosmetology, she needed an alter ego to help her embody the creative soul that drives her work—Alys Noir. Within Waters of Hadassah Salon and Day Spa and throughout the Pensacola area, Alys Noir emerges to treat nails to buffing, moisturizing soaks, exfoliating scrubs, and colorful polishes, as well as to dote on hands and feet with relaxing massages. Noir draws from an arsenal of makeup to beautify faces for special occasions and ensure actors' features are visible under harsh stage lights or in the shadow of Banquo's ghost. Alys Noir also waxes and tweezes unwelcome facial hair and lends her artistic talents to custom artwork such as paintings, murals, and tattoo designs.