During more than two decades in the beauty industry, Charity—the head of Hair 1 and Spa 2—has amassed a wide-ranging arsenal of expertise, excelling in fields as diverse as laser hair removal and manicures. In her capacity as a stylist, her cut and color services revamp coifs, and her facials, peels, and Photo Lite age-spot treatments rejuvenate the faces beneath them. Alternatively, her massages, which include Swedish or deep tissue, dissolve stress and facilitate internal harmony. Clients can pop into her Zen-like salon or schedule an appointment for her to visit their homes or live-in solariums.
For Amanda Gionet, the love for hairstyling runs the family. As a third-generation mane tamer, Amanda has expanded on her family's profession by leading a team of like-minded industry artists, each possessing unique beauty specialties. Her stylists pamper patrons from head to toe—or more accurately, from freshly cropped locks to perfectly polished piggies—with the many services on A. Salon's menu. Services range from color and texturizing treatments to quick facial waxing sessions that make it easier to adhere novelty mustaches to one's face.
Whether inside the spa or on location, Spa Deals On Wheels pampers clients with massages, facials, and mani-pedis. Licensed massage therapist Sierra Tate uses her education in a broad range of modalities, including deep-tissue, sports, reflexology, and hot-stone massage, to tackle slight discomfort and severe aches alike. She also takes her services on the road, helping clients relax at home, in the office, or at events, such as bridal showers and graduation parties.
Inside Advanced Skin & Body Care Day Spa & Hair Studio, a full body-care team of aestheticians, stylists, and nail technicians wields their trade tools to help clients look their best and feel relaxed. With scissors and bowls of custom-mixed hair dye, stylists snip and sculpt, giving hair the kind of therapy its therapist could never give. Aestheticians apply warm wax to remove unwanted hair on faces and legs, or perform facials with the help of glycolic acid or a microdermabrasion wand. During massages, a therapist may fill a treatment room with aromatherapy scents before placing warm stones on backs that help release tension. No matter which of the spa’s services clients choose, the staff aims to provide a nurturing environment in which visitors can unwind and leave looking and feeling renewed.
Although aesthetician Julie MacMillan graduated among the top five students in her aesthetics program, she keeps her homey beauty outfit, Skin Care By Jewls, free of pretensions. Jewls is MacMillan's nickname and preferred moniker, and the tag reflects her friendly, easygoing attitude. During spa services she plays dreamy, tranquil music to compliment the low, cozy lighting.
Jewls became a board-certified permanent-makeup artist in 2008, building on the training she received in Arizona, where she exceeded 800 hours of education?well beyond Florida's requirements of 260 hours and a papier-m?ch? mockup of a pore. She reaches for products from Rhonda Allison and lavender wax imported from Italy to create radiant, smooth skin.
N2U Salon & Spa's aestheticians burnish façades with custom facials performed with Oxygen Botanicals products. A 60-minute signature facial resurfaces rough texture and minimizes skin's natural plaid motif with oxygen-infused products customized to each client's skin type. Epidermal experts purify cluttered crevasses with a pore-purging steam, followed by nitpicky extractions, which rid faces of concealed dirt and oil deposits. A lavish application of a custom mask steeps skin in beneficial nutrients, and a lavender-scented hand and foot scrub relaxes phalanges and keeps hands as smooth and attractive as a magnet dipped in butter.