Stacy Wall earned 13 years of hands-on medical experience working as a registered nurse, and gave her expertise an aesthetic edge by studying face mapping and Chinese acupressure at the Dermal Institute. She puts her varied skills to use at Metamorphosis, her Ormond Beach spa, where services range from skin-smoothing waxing to celebrity-endorsed microcurrent skin treatments that boost the production of collagen and box office revenue. Indulgent ingredients such as pumpkin, chocolate, and hazelnuts impart their soothing and rejuvenating benefits during spa facials. Chemical peels lift away weathered layers of skin, and CryoStem cell treatments impart a youthful appearance with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and other ingredients. Massage therapists assists with the practice's bodywork services to send relief deep into muscles via therapeutic strokes and hot stones. Waterless manicures and pedicures as well as full body waxing are also available.
At Transformational Yoga Studio, compassionate instructors—led by multicertified yoga teacher Nirinjan Kaur—strive to balance the bodies and minds of individuals seeking renewal. Skill-level-specific yoga classes introduce beginners to postures and breathing techniques, and Kundalini yoga focuses on mending the body by stimulating the nervous and immune systems, leaving arms flexible enough to fully embrace a sequoia. The center promotes healing and overall well-being with relaxing massages and sound-healing sessions using a gong that has been precisely tuned and blessed by Drepung Loseling monks. The caring crew also coordinates charitable service projects that aid the community's less fortunate. The studio's bright-yellow walls and shiny wood floors reflect the abundance of natural light spilling in from the windows, creating an ambiance that promotes peacefulness and the cultivation of Chia pets.
At Ormond Salon & Boutique, owner and stylist Debbie Edwards leads her multitalented staff as they create a tranquil environment where visitors can achieve both relaxation and beautification. After verbal consultations that pin down clients’ hairdo aspirations, the salon’s stylists restore luster to coiffures with calculated snips paired with Redken and Matrix products. Aestheticians administer anti-aging facials and safeguard skin with Solise sunscreen that staves off potentially damaging sunrays, while massage therapists go hand-to-hand against bodily aches. Ormond Salon & Boutique’s menu also includes nail services that dignify digits with French polish applied with a baguette.
Glowe, located inside A New U Wellness Center, provides pampering beauty brews in a relaxing, stress-free environment. Redesign your coiffure with a haircut ($25 for men, $40 for women) and color ($55+), or dip into sun-dappled dyes with a full ($85) or partial ($65) foil highlight. Deep conditioning is also available alongside any service ($15). For frizz bulky enough to bench-press a hairbrush, slather hair in a protein-enriching Brazilian keratin treatment to tame unruly tresses ($225). Sweep hair into an updo ($50–$60), or snatch it all away with waxing services for the brow and contours ($12), or bikini area ($40 regular, $50 for Brazilian wax). With the help of experienced stylists, curious customers can learn to apply makeup without paint rollers and shellac using glo cosmetics. Each service comes with a complimentary scalp massage.
Having spent more than 25 years in the beauty business, Wild Strandz Hair Salon’s owner, Gregg Davis, puts his experience to use by prettifying clients along with his team of licensed aestheticians and nail technicians. A line of luxury spa chairs sets the scene for manicures and pedicures, during which techs whittle away at calluses and brush on polish to create keratin facsimiles of clients’ favorite Mark Rothko paintings. The spa’s aestheticians and massage therapists evince similarly artistic tendencies, drawing on a wealth of knowledge in their chosen crafts as they unpack pore-clogging bacteria and tendon-tying knots.
• For $21, you get a cut and style (a $42 value). • For $44, you get a cut and style (a $42 value) and single-process color (a $47 value; an $89 total value). • For $53, you get a cut and style (a $42 value) and partial highlights (a $64 value; a $106 total value).