Even as a little girl, Tamara Baker kept herself busy inventing natural beauty remedies in her parent’s kitchen. When she grew up, she became a freelance makeup artist, creating designs for the Bozeman Opera Association. Later, she transitioned into the world of skincare, learning the ins and outs of aesthetics from dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Eventually, she went on to teach others the tricks of the trade at Florida College of Natural Health.
Today, from her second floor treatment room within Clix Salon and Spa, Baker relies on her more than 20 years of experience to help visitors battle blemishes and the signs of aging using a blend of organic and cosmeceutical treatments. Limited-edition facials naturally brighten complexions with seasonally themed creams and essential oils, and exfoliation treatments—ranging from chemical peels to dermaplaning—gently remove dead skin cells and rough patches. The seasoned aesthetician can also resurface skin using a Dermafile wand. Those suffering from fine lines can opt for the collagen-stimulating glow of a LightStim LED Light Therapy treatment.
When discussing Breakthrough Fitness’s training philosophy with reporters from the Seminole Voice, owner and lead trainer Dominic Lucibello quipped, “we train movements, not muscles.” That’s why the fitness coach eschews machines that focus on only one area of the body for training equipment that utilizes many muscles at once. Drawing from his degree in exercise science and his years as a certified personal trainer, Dominic joins a staff of seasoned coaches to lead group fitness classes, semiprivate training sessions, and sports conditioning programs. They’ve stocked their spacious sunlit studio with kettlebells, free weights, and suspension bands, leading clients through high-intensity functional exercises designed to increase their muscle tone and chances of being elected their state’s congressional power ranger. Their dedicated program-writing department draws up customized workout plans for members based on their current level of fitness, taking into account their interests and goals.
Whereas most people enjoy retirement by relaxing, Mary Lou Boyle has enjoyed hers by helping others relax. By transitioning from her radio job to her current role at Saving Face Skin Care and Massage, Boyle returned to her original career path: More than three decades ago, she opened and operated one of Oviedo?s first full-service salons. Years later, she garnered more experience as a cosmetologist at an upscale salon, where she also delved into aesthetics. Boyle left for a stint in media and, after retirement in 2008, opened Saving Face. Now, equipped with years of experience and a license in massage therapy, she along with a team of therapists relieves pain and tension through massage therapy and rejuvenates skin with a collection of facials.
Helmed by a spa savant with 12 years of experience, Re|You MedSpa cossets clients with a wide range of services, from holistic wellness treatments to advanced medical procedures. Facials pamper skin with all-natural salves and pharmaceutical-grade treatments including injectables, peels, and nonsurgical face-lifts. Body panels gleam after massages and contouring treatments, and acupuncture redirects energy through the body's pathways as efficiently as an electron traffic guard.
Skilled skin-care specialist Michelle Phillips has devoted 17 years to researching product lines, learning new techniques, and honing her skills in both cutting-edge clinics and spas that focus on natural treatments. Over the course of all these years, the expert esthetician has developed her own repertoire of rejuvenating facials, favoring anti-aging treatments that smooth wrinkles, diminish blemishes, and soften skin. She offers innovative, non-invasive microcurrent body treatments that can repair damaged skin and rejuvenate muscles, as well as Bioslimming body wraps that encourage weight-loss and cellulite reduction. Michelle also extends her expertise into the realm of waxing services, stripping away unwanted facial hair with a natural wax that moisturizes the skin. Regardless of the service she is performing, Michelle takes great pains to ensure clients experience deep relaxation, whether that's by treating scalps to soothing massages, keeping wax at a comfortable temperature, or obligingly double-checking under massage beds for monsters.
Billie Jo Creamer, owner of Rejuvenate Yourself, came up with her spa concept after running into a lack of affordable options in the pampering world. Believing that skincare, waxing, and other body treatments should not be luxury items only available to millionaires and pharaohs, she earned her aesthetician?s license and opened up shop. She offers facials, peels, and hair-removal services in addition to body wraps, cellulite treatments, and eyelash extensions.