A cast of 20 hairstylists and beauty professionals works within the bright blue walls of Salon Zen, dedicating talent and passion to making clients beautiful and relaxed. Exposed brick and yellow trim pop out against the salon’s otherwise sea-blue decor, surrounding deft hairstylists as they snip, color, and style locks, and treat strands to helpings of Redken and Pureology products as they go. While blow dryers whirl across freshly pruned coifs, nail technicians pamper hands and feet with indulgent mani-pedis and perk up nails with colorful polish or gel enhancements. A private room beckons relaxers to indulge in a Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massage, or lie in wait for an aesthetician to wax away fuzz from the face, bikini line, or mink coat. Deft makeup artists can gussy up features for a night out with expert makeup applications, or can transform pale epidermises into beach-ready physiques with airbrush tanning.
The Palms Salon & Spa owner Wrobyn Tompkins opened her spa to equip patrons in flaunting their natural assets. A proclaimed curly hair specialist, Tompkins strives to enhance natural tress textures with curl-friendly cuts and serums by salon-trusted MopTop and Pureology brands. Her staff of seven stylists can assist clients with troublesome textures or hair loss by fitting and coloring wigs or extending locks past the shoulder with 100% human-hair extensions to conceal clingy pet parrots. Skin-deep treatments at the pampering oasis boast airbrush tans, massages, and facials that elevate a regular day to one that makes each client feel like the best version of themselves.
While the sun spends most of its day in the sky, it still finds time to hang out in The Riviera Tanning Spa, teaching five different levels of Ergoline tanning beds how to bronze bodies with color that looks like it came from the star itself. From the Ambition bed?s beginner-friendly 120-watt bulbs to the Excellence 800?s simmering 520-watt heaters, tanners of all levels can boost golden hues in as little as 10 minutes. Thanks to their large facility, Riveria can accommodate a high influx of individuals without requiring appointments. Their Autobronzer system also reduced peaked appearances without UV exposure, spraying skin with three levels of sunless solutions that add color that won?t run, streak, or turn blue when placed under a black light.
True to its name, The Wax and Relax Studio presents a serene space for clients to receive beautifying services and leave behind daily stresses. Past exposed-brick walls, caribbean-blue accents, and damask-patterned chairs, aestheticians render skin smooth with cleansing facials and full-body waxes. Massage therapists unknot tight muscles with long, fluid strokes, and makeup artists enhance natural beauty with spray tans and eyelash extensions.
One tiny brushstroke at a time, the Shellac polish is applied to each nail. Immediately, it does double duty, keeping nails nice and shiny and protecting keratin sheets from chips and scratches caused by building too many sand castles in the zen garden. The beauty pros at traspa also make their clients’ bodies shine with the removal of unwanted hair or take out the extra sheen on mugs during oil-blasting facials.
At Salon Kleio, Desiree McFarlin is a sort of jack-of-all-trades. She enhances eyelashes with synthetic Xtreme eyelash extensions, making lashes look thicker and more voluminous. She also tends to hair with color, highlights, and custom cuts; manicures nails; and waxes unwanted stubble off faces.