At Salon Posh, friendly stylists shear, shape, and shade tresses with an extensive menu of custom services. In a basic haircut, expert staff members trim and tame the head-mops of men ($28+), women ($40+), kids ($18+), and sheep weary of unflattering shearings. Specializing in adding hues to 'dos, Salon Posh offers full-color treatments ($55+) and partial and full highlights ($70+, $85+), with the option to engineer a color tailored to individual clients' heads. Meanwhile, the Kroma Life pigmented conditioner treatment ($15) protects color through up to six shampoos and one mid-rainstorm musical-production number. The warm personalities of Salon Posh's staff heat the space's cool modern aesthetic, dotted with broad-bordered full-length mirrors in which patrons can admire their new coiffures or espy chronically tardy white rabbits.
Many people are guilty of putting undue pressure on their bodies, but probably not 405 pounds worth. Doctor of Chiropractic Chad Filimon hoisted that much weight to claim a state weightlifting championship in high school, giving him a first-hand perspective on the body's limitations and the strength to shoulder half the medical partnership of Advanced Chiropractic Associates, Inc. His partner, Doctor of Chiropractic Joseph Ferrantelli, literally wrote the book––two textbooks in fact––on the clinic's preferred method of treatment, Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP), a method that aims to balance areas of pain or injury with mirror-image adjustments and exercises that focus on the alignment of the entire spine. The doctors also specialize in decompression therapy, on-site massage, laser therapy for chronic pain or depressed cats, and auto-accident-injury treatment, for which Dr. Ferrantelli has attended numerous continuing-education seminars.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer hair, nail, skincare, and massage services. We also showcase a boutique area with clothing and accessories ranging in sizes XS?4X.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wanted to offer a unique experience, making each of our clients an extension of our family. We can offer a full makeover from head to toe including clothing choices to add a little dazzle.
What do you love most about your job?
The ability to give our clients the tools to be their own kind of beautiful is exciting and rewarding. We all have our own ideas of beauty, and we love helping each person express them.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"Thank you for making me feel like I was the only person in the salon that mattered. I felt like royalty the entire visit."
As business partners, spouses, and licensed massage therapists, Gary and Karen Amundson have spent the past 25 years mending muscles at Massage Therapy Center of Florida. Their sinew-soothing skills caught the attention of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, who dubbed them Business of the Year in 2000. Gary and Karen begin all of their massage sessions with heated lotion and conclude with a hot towel, sandwiching in techniques such as prenatal massage, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release. In addition to nurturing injured tissues, they keep their shelves stocked with Biofreeze, a menthol-infused topical pain reliever that subdues soreness and cures rare cases of shoulder halitosis. Gary and Karen also collaborate with licensed aestheticians Donna Byrd and Laura Symons, who nourish epidermises with spa treatments such as facials, body wraps, and waxing.
Signature Service: Massage and facial
Brands Used: Skin Care for Life
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
The walls are cocoa-colored, the music is soft, and the massage table is adjustable for those who can not lay flat but would love to enjoy a massage. Close your eyes and relax: you're forgiven for falling asleep.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I was in the nursing field for about 20 years. I wanted to do something more rewarding. I wanted a relaxed atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of life.
Libelle Organic Salon's owner Connie Scheidegger leads a team of experienced cosmetic professionals as they work together to beautify customers using purely organic products. Armed with Organic Salon Systems products—which are free of ammonia, carcinogens, formaldehydes, and illegal smells—the staff treats clients to expert hair services such as cuts, styles, and coloring for everyday trims or special occasions. They also soothe muscles with massages and exfoliate the epidermis with custom skin care treatments designed for the entire body. Nail and waxing treatments round out the menu of services.