Celina Suarez's cosmetology training began while she was involved in the theater, when she applied makeup and coiffed the hairstyles of actresses and actors. She would go on to train at top beauty schools, including the Paul Mitchell school, Aveda Institutes Florida, and Vidal Sassoon advanced academy in London. Today, Celina brings her years of training and salon experience to her own studio—HairToBreakHearts. Within the bright space, the skilled stylist transforms looks with haircut, coloring, and styling services using natural Davines products. She elongates locks using quality extensions from FN Longlocks, and tames frizz with advanced Global Keratin treatments. Celina also offers classes for salon professionals in subjects such as contemporary styles and barbering.
Chenita Dickerson is an artist in many forms. An aspiring cartoon artist and book illustrator, she has displayed her work in magazine pages, art galleries, and on stage. As a licensed cosmetologist, she’s also displayed her skills on the heads of happy clients.
At Hair is Artistry Too, Chenita trades in her paint brushes and pencils for scissors and blow dryers. She removes split ends and adds ombre color or full foil highlights to craft exciting new looks when you’re tired of your hair or have to help an action hero tell you apart from a clone. She can also sew in hair extensions or glue in a quick weave to add fullness and length to hair.
Aside from beautifying clients, Chenita uses her art for other good by selling art through Autism Artistry and donating some of her proceeds to the Nathaniel’s Hope charity for kids with special needs.
The team at PrimeMD has crafted a whole-body approach to well-being that includes customized treatment plans tailored to each client's needs. Goals are met through a combination of health, beauty, and wellness treatments that encourage healing from the inside out. Medical weight-loss programs and personal training offer clients a supportive and informative way to pinch inches while advanced body-contouring systems, such as the iSlim Pro laser, target stubborn fat for elimination.
The office's medical aestheticians also employ advanced treatments to clear and firm complexions, declog pores with the AquaJet peel?s nutrient-infused saline solution and create ageless complexions. The center also performs platelet rich plasma (PRP) facelifts, joint and hair therapies, bioIdentical hormone restoration, Botox, fillers, and other anti-aging protocols.
Upon entering Aisha Beauty Salon & Day Spa, guests are given a glass of wine, kick-starting the relaxation process. Services such as sauna sessions, spa pedicures with paraffin wax, and hot-stone massages further feelings of calm while beautifying exteriors. Some of the master stylists specialize in ethnic hair, and resident eyebrow-threading and skincare specialists can prep faces for special occasions. The crew is also skilled in applying henna tattoos, which make ideal wedding-day adornments.
Pastel colors abound—from the pale yellow and tangerine walls to the sea-green chairs—giving the space a cheerful, art-deco-like vibe. In a tanning room, a wall-length mural depicts a tranquil beach studded with palm trees.
Faye Bailey was beginning an uphill battle when she told her mother she wanted to open her own salon. Faye had been braiding and pressing hair since she was 14, but her mother worked as a teacher––and all 11 of her other children attended traditional colleges. After a brief stint at the university, though, Faye could no longer ignore the pull of hairstyling.
Thus, Faye moved from Macon, Georgia to Florida and started studying at a beauty school. Before long, her dream became a reality: she opened All Dolled Up Salons and Stores. Now a chain of five salons, including a braidery house, her stylists specialize in natural hairdos such as loc styling, cutting, and short hair wraps. But they also color, perform smoothing treatments, and affix weaves to natural hair.
For more than 20 years, Tony Hayden has forged more than just sleek looks. He’s also gotten to know his clients, creating lasting relationships that extend beyond the duration of each treatment. While salon coordinator Jorge Bustamante treats guests to beverages and magazines, Hayden is busy restoring their hair's luster with Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger system. The color-safe line includes sulfate-free deep conditioners and styling products designed to nourish strands damaged by heat, aging, or a hairdresser who has salad tongs for hands. Tony can also infuse 'dos with curls using a retro permanent wave, or take them out via Japanese thermal straightening or a Brazilian Blowout.