California Trends Day Spa & Salon’s eclectic team—which encompasses hairstylists and an aesthetician—reflects their dual nature as both day spa and hair salon. Their hair services range from custom cuts and chemical texture changes to color, which stylists can apply to the full mane or specific strands with foil highlighting. For 14 days after their coifs, clients can return for free touchups, snipping away any stray strands or the lingering effects of having transformed into a werewolf. Spa services include ear coning, mani-pedis, body wraps, and waxing, as well as facials tailored to women, men, and teens.
Under the direction of owner Kimberly Blair—a clinical and medical skincare therapist—the aestheticians at Bella Skincare Studio specialize in rejuvenating the faces of men and women. Therapists cleanse pelts using Dermalogica products, a line free of ingredients such as artificial fragrances that can irritate the skin and offend traditionalist noses. Armed with skin-nourishing wares, epidermis experts dispense services ranging from tailored facials and glycolic peels to waxing services.
The staff at Silk Skin Care Spa & Boutique specialize in skincare services, customizing each treatment to their clients’ needs. They enhance traditional facials with specialty treatments, including the 24-karat gold serum of the Cleopatra facial and microdermabrasion with the Silk signature facial.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lewis Obi of Renaissance Center for Cosmetic Renewal has assembled a staff dedicated to the artistry of beauty-enhancing therapies. A Jacksonville native, Dr. Obi served in the United States Marine Corps and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a pharmacy degree. He then continued his medical education at the University of Miami, where his medical thesis was published in the international magazine Medical World News.
Dr. Obi performs myriad plastic-surgery procedures such as face-lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction, as well as minimally and noninvasive laser procedures ranging from skin tightening to laser hair removal. He and his technicians also perform facial cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and photofacial treatments that aim to treat a variety of skin types and ailments, such as rosacea, sun damage, and Sharpie unibrows.
At Custom Massage by Cana MM31403, licensed muscle whisperers neutralize symptoms of stress with thorough kneading services, complemented by a suite of facials, chemical peels, and waxing treatments. Muscles melt under the ministrations of nine massage modalities, ranging from the gentle petrissage and effleurage strokes of Swedish massage to aromatherapy, which harnesses ambient vapor and topically applied essential oils to soothe minds and clear away scent memories from time spent lost in an orange grove. Patrons can recline on luxurious massage tables, surrounded by neutral-toned walls hung with artistically rendered om characters, or for a $20 additional fee, waived for handicapped customers, staffers can coddle bodies in a home visit. The spa is conveniently located near the Riverside, Downtown and San Marco neighborhoods.
Though massages are the main source of comfort at Jacksonville Massage Suite, the time before and after each session offers its own comforts. Cozy decorations add an upbeat sparkle to a spacious waiting room where guests can lounge on leather furniture until their appointment. And each treatment ends with an evaluation of muscular health, which Jacksonville Massage Suite's licensed therapists help clients maintain by suggesting flexibility exercises.
Customized to each client's needs, the massages themselves can incorporate elements of eight styles, from slower Swedish strokes to more intense trigger point treatments. Jacksonville Massage Suite's therapists likewise cater massages to specific groups, from pregnant women seeking relief from leg cramps to athletes recovering from an especially taxing huddle.