Inside modern pink, black, and white treatment rooms, trained technicians uproot unwanted fuzz from areas including brows, backs, legs, and bikini zones, freeing patrons from the monotony of shaving or belittling hair until it leaves. After offering guests complimentary cups of coffee or tea, aestheticians can also add oomph to lashes with tinting or extension treatments, and professional makeup applications send guests back into the world sporting flawless and refined complexions.
Jennie?s beauty treatments pamper her clients through waxes, spray tans, and mani-pedis. With eight years of experience?equal in time to two undergrad educations or two 5,000-inning baseball games?in the aesthetics business, Jennie brings expertise to every pore she cleanses and every lash she tints.
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Candlelight skips across the vanilla-white walls. Through the dimness, aromatherapy oils release their fragrant scent, tickling the nose with the essence of sweet almond. The room’s warmth multiplies and, the scene set, licensed massage therapist Rey Reyes begins melting muscles, digging deep into knots with flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. In addition to his traditional massages, Rey also champions the use of hot stones and bamboo sticks to quell lingering aches, and improves athletic performance with the foam-finger-based kneads of sports bodywork.
The skilled aestheticians at Freesia Beauty Spa pamper clients with a wide range of spa services, including Shellac manicures, brown-sugar body polishes, and essential-oil body wraps. Gua-sha facial treatments help minimize the dark circles and eye puffiness that happen as a result of tattooing dark circles around your eyes. The gua-sha procedure accomplishes this ocular refresh through an ancient Chinese technique that also helps boost circulation. The meticulously cleaned spa also offers complimentary drinks and WiFi, which radiates through soft lighting and a decor full of candles, elegant drapes, and plants.
As co-owners of Trend Studios Orlando, Matthew Bengston and Anthony Cortes have cultivated a business that reflects their own areas of expertise. Matthew brings his skills as a stylist to the hair salon, where he and his team cut men’s and women’s hair, add highlights, and lengthen locks with extensions. For his part, Anthony draws on his talents as a teeth-whitening and airbrush-tanning specialist to oversee those branches of the studio. Both Matthew and Anthony go out of their way to ensure a comfortable experience for clients: Anthony’s airbrush tans, for example, employ an Evolv. Sidekick tanning system that warms up its tanning solution before gently misting skin. For the spa services in which they do not specialize, Matthew and Anthony employ a knowledgeable staff that performs massages, waxing treatments, and a cappella renditions of the spa’s relaxing soundtrack.
In 1993, Les Arthur Bauman finally realized his dreams of opening his own salon, which he called Arturo's. He had two stylists, some shears, and not much else, but he worked hard to build the business. While he got the salon up and running, his son, Jes Bauman, became the second generation of the family to pursue hair as art, pursuing an education in New York. Eventually, Jes returned to Orlando to help his father and, ultimately, to take over the studio. He renamed the business J. Bauman Salon, but he preserved the family tradition of expanding the customer base, one expertly cut head of hair at a time.
To date, Jes has accrued more than 20 years of experience and has built up a talented stable of more than 20 stylists. His team constantly snips, colors, and extends hair at 17 stations spread throughout the now-upscale salon. The decor has matured alongside the business. It blends dark hardwood floors with high ceilings fitted with bright, recessed bulbs, which are ideal for helping stylists focus on their work rather than those mysterious shadows looming in the corner.