One of the only barbers in the area using a gentlemanly straight razor, Uomo offers customers the conscientiousness and community of traditional barbershops without any of the single combat dueling or rampant tuberculosis of yore. Enjoy a bout of retrofit relaxation with the shop's neck shave, an old-fashioned endeavour that features a straight razor, hot towels, and lively discussion of the incursions of the Ottoman Empire. Today's package allows you to channel the comforts of Uomo at home with a DIY-duo of the shop's own line of natural shaving products. The three-in-one shave balm (a $24.99 value) combines the soothing powers of lotion with the stern protection of aftershave, while the lye-free shaving cream (a $34.99 value) quenches razor burn as it ushers blades across unruly fields of stubble.
From the marble statue that greets clients in the parking lot to the giant mural of gondolas floating past an old basilica, Allure European Day Spa brings a little bit of Europe to its clients. Guests awaiting pampering lounge in Allure's tranquil tearoom before wandering past Venetian-esque Carnival masks into treatment rooms for classic European facials, massages, colon hydrotherapy, and laser hair removal. European decor completely fades away in the kids’-salon area, which floods the eyes with oversize murals of Minnie Mouse lazing on a beach and Mickey Mouse and Goofy fishing in the sea. There, little ones sit on a toy ATV as a stylist snips their hair and ponders the simple joys of having no responsibility and eating bugs.
Licensed massage therapist Pawel Slusarz honed his skills at Keiser University before opening his own practice. Now, he uses those skills to treat health issues ranging from acute back pain to digestive disorders. Depending on a patient's needs, he might recommend deep-tissue pressure, reflexology, or a cranial-release treatment that relieves stress by restoring the natural movement of bones in the head. Alternatively, Pawel teaches couples how to effectively massage each other during step-by-step lessons.
Avanti Medical Spa's microdermabrasion treatment sloughs away dull, spent skin cells, rejuvenating the epidermis and dampening the effects of aging. During the treatment, an experienced aesthetician uses a small handheld device to polish away the top layer of skin with a steady stream of microcrystals and whisk away epidermal evidence with a steady anti-stream of vacuum. The one-hour procedure can increase the effectiveness of skincare products, stimulate collagen production, even out skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and mild acne scarring. After the procedure, clients can immediately resume everyday face activities such as smiling and biting Tootsie pops.
Inside Envision Salon & Spa, clients sit by a cozy stone fireplace while owner Danni Glenn channels 25 years of advanced cutting and coloring experience to craft their new look. The cosmetologist mastered European coloring techniques under the guidance of Keune's top educators. She went on to spend the next five years as an educator for the company, traveling throughout northeast Florida to share her skills with other salon professionals and flamingos born as natural brunettes.
Sharing the relaxing, sage-green space with Danni is nationally certified massage therapist Marla Taylor, who soothes achy muscles and clogged energy flows with reiki healing sessions or soothing LA stone-therapy massages. Guests can move from the serenity of her candlelit treatment room to enjoy a soothing facial or Shellac manicure, or just relax in the reception room's cushy, asymmetrical chair.
Between the facials she gives at the Pain Relief Centre, aesthetician Abrina Fechter busily researches new skincare tips. One of her latest finds is a list of 10 foods that nourish complexions with vitamins and anti-aging agents. This she already knows well, given that her multistep treatments incorporate organic dark-chocolate masks rich with antioxidants or pineapple tonics that exfoliate while stimulating cellular renewal. She is locating these resources primarily for her clients, hoping her tips for holistic skincare—exercise, reduce stress, keep your face in an air-locked tupperware container when not in use—will catch on. To set clients on the path toward a glowing visage, she bathes dry pores in seaweed-enriched Repêchage tonics and layers on enzyme treatments from Rhonda Allison that obscure signs of aging.