Felicia Benson, Polo Salon & Spa's principle stylist and colorist, blends more than 20 years of salon experience into her professionalism and attention to detail. Her salon's trained staff wields an arsenal of L'Oréal Professionnel hair colors as well as the new L'Oréal INOA, a non-ammonia product available exclusively at certified salons. In addition to color, the staff members help clients reimagine their looks with precision cuts for men, women, and children, anti-aging facials, and artificial and natural nail services.
The scents of freshly baked pastries in the morning and the aroma of hors d'oeuvres in the evening waft through the salon, and complimentary beverages such as wine further please the senses, unlike if humans could smell the scent of losing their keys.
Since Suzi Mari DeMaio couldn't pack New York City in a suitcase when she moved to Florida, she did the next best thing: she brought The Big Apple's sought-after salon experience to her new home. Since then, the veteran stylist has been pampering her clients with high-quality products from TIGI, Great Lengths, and Thicken It Studios, which she and her staff use when designing on-trend cuts, coloring services, and hair extensions. And they don't stop with hair. They also spruce up nails with mani-pedis and sell soy candles that have been featured on Oprah.
The individual elegance cultivated through Blown Away Salon & Spa?s hair and waxing services is an extension of the salon?s ambiance. Soft colors saturate the walls, and cobblestone patterns crawl up the wall next to the long row of styling stations. The welcoming space is pervaded by a well-maintained cleanliness.
Barber tools are not toys. But even as a child, Dennis Marquez couldn’t resist playing with his father's set of barber tools in the attic, as he told Wellington the Magazine in 2008. This early admiration led Dennis to train at many prestigious hair schools including Vidal Sassoon in London. More than 35 years ago, Dennis and his wife, Kristina, opened the first Pizzazz Hair Design. The venture succeeded: their business has grown to include five separate salons, many of which have gained praise from NBC 5. Each salon’s stylists, armed with Redken and GKhair products, consult with men, women, teens, and children before revamping their manes with cuts, foil highlights, and hair-smoothing treatments. At the adjoining spas in three of the five salons, technicians paint nails with OPI polishes and cleanse skin with botanical-based Pevonia products.
To stay up to date on current hair trends, each salon's beauticians attend continuing-education courses and dissolve fashion magazines older than three months in jars of barbicide. The Pizzazz team also gives back to the community by donating a portion of salon proceeds to the Adopt-A-Family organization.
Salon Mikimoto's Nova-certified owner, Abby Yuen, helms a team of beautifiers versed in hair, makeup, skincare, and cosmetic services and therapists who deliver care packages of stress reduction via Swedish massage. Each stylist draws on at least 10 years of tress-trimming experience to perform standard mane makeovers, color treatments, and keratin straightening procedures using products such as Goldwell and Moroccanoil. Clients can gussy up phalanges or reward dexterous robots with mani-pedis and paraffin hand treatments, or submit facial canvases for skin artistry, including airbrush- and bridal-makeup applications, microdermabrasion treatments, and facials. For stare-worthy peepers, a certified NovaLash eyelash extensionist outfits lids with curvaceous lash sets. A complimentary valet service keeps restless vehicles from sneaking off to the nearby Carmine's Gourmet Market with the neighbor's scooter.
A licensed aesthetician and the owner of Coral Cove Spa, Jill Johnston loves to help her clients feel relaxed and pampered. At her soothing full-service skincare spa, she offers indulgent facials and microdermabrasion treatments, along with chemical peels, facial waxing, scalp treatments, and foot massages. Clients can also visit the spa for reiki sessions, a form of healing energy therapy. Jill has been making spa-goers' skin and auras glow for more than 17 years.