The well-schooled massage therapists and stylists at Shear Paradise set out to cultivate a spa-like ambiance, welcoming clients to the salon with pampering comforts and releasing them back into the wild with voguish hairstyles. In an atmosphere dripping with tranquility, massage therapists offer deep-tissue, sports, and pre-natal massages that aim to relieve tension and pain. Meanwhile, the full-service salon's staff specializes in obsessing over each customer's individual beauty needs. Consultations let them powwow with clients to determine how services might be deployed in concert to achieve a desired look. Staffers might combine highlights with such non-hair-centric treatments as manicures, and waxing, microdermabrasion. Additionally, the team's specialty, hot head hair extensions attracts a loyal customer base comprised of discriminating hairpiece wearers.
"I chose plastic surgery because before this, I did an extensive amount of drawing and sculpting," says Dr. Manuel Peña. Because of these artistic talents, Dr. Peña sees the aesthetically pleasing potential of each of his patients, and because he's a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has the expertise to realize that potential. He does so in several ways—by lifting and defining drooping breasts, tummies, and buttocks, by rejuvenating tired eyelids and brows, and by doodling smiley faces on foreheads.
Dr. Peña gives back by volunteering for local and international organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Careforce International in West Africa, and Operation Rainbow in Central and South America.
At Color Trendz Salon, stylists transform ordinary strands into chic, face-framing styles with help from Moroccanoil, Kenra, and Matrix products. Beneath the glow of gold chandeliers hanging overhead, the team snips, highlights, and colors locks, allowing clients to admire their new coifs in plenty of floor-length mirrors. Meanwhile, private spa rooms ward off the cacophonous noises of blow dryers, chatter, and screaming split ends, and instead, they surround customers with soft candlelight in preparation for a facial or wax. Nail technicians do their part to pamper clients as well, thanks to massage chairs and manicures and pedicures that make use of OPI and Essie polishes.
As a third-generation stylist, it's fair to say that James Blake has barbacide in his blood. When customers walk into his salon, he wants them to be overwhelmed with warmth––free chocolates, fresh coffee and tea, and the soothing scent of Onesta's plant-based shampoos. Styling is always tailored to the individual's features and personality. Guests can solicit one of James's skilled hair techs for a bold cut and color treatment, or request a specialty botanical keratin blowout to straighten and fortify unwieldy hair.