La' Chic Salon and Spa’s soaring vaulted ceilings slide down to sleek bamboo flooring, over which an ensemble of nail technicians, stylists, and aestheticians buzz back and forth across as they beautify bodies from tip to tip. The spa’s glossy granite countertops gleam with the reflections of aestheticians in motion as they administer soothing spa treatments, lavishing visages in a relaxation-inducing cucumber facial and treating paws to a deluxe spa pedicure's mint sea scrub. Experienced hair gurus employ Redken and Pureology products to perform strand-reviving feats with salon services such as partial foils, special-occasion styling, and sculpting coifs into David.
With a background in pediatrics and nearly 30 years in practice, medical director Dr. Sheryl Haynes added aesthetic and laser therapies to her rich resumé following her move to Florida in 1981. Along with Dr. Robby Rockets, medical aesthetician Noelle Krauth, and licensed massage therapist Sheryl Merz, Dr. Haynes maintains a relaxing atmosphere––complete with verdant plants and cozy massage tables––where clients can indulge in a variety of medical and clinical services. Weight-loss programs aid participants in shedding unwanted pounds, and photofacials tackle irregular skin texture, acne scars, and skin damaged from bathing in the actual sun.
Behind Indian Shores Massage's seafoam green exterior is an arched entryway evoking the symmetrical domes of ancient Mughal architecture. The lobby’s decorative Buddha statues, elephant sculptures, and wall decor further heighten the Eastern aesthetic. Patty Iorio and Emily Field make up a two-person team of licensed massage therapists, each versed in bodywork techniques as varied as head, hand, and foot reflexology, hot stones, and Thai yoga massage. Soft music mingles with the sound of the Gulf of Mexico's nearby shoreline during services that take place in spacious private rooms, where aromatic ocean zephyrs and the occasional trident soar through billowy white curtains.
A wall bisects Hello Beautiful Colour Salon & Art Spa's honey-toned studio. On one side, styling stations line up with mirrors mounted on easels. On the other side, a lounge combines the feel of a beauty boutique with that of a café. Shelf upon shelf of products from Biolage, Moraccanoil, and Pravana surrounds funky red tables where clients sip and shampoo their hair with coffee. As salon stations open up, senior and master stylists call their human canvases in for cuts or color jobs with dyes from Italy. Meanwhile, Hello Beautiful's aestheticians tend to the body with chemical peels, facials, and a relaxation massage.
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