With 25 years of licensure and five licenses between them, the beauticians of Premadonna's Salon have employed the latest in salon and spa treatments to bring out their clients’ best features. The staff specializes in permanent makeup, especially for corrective purposes, using the interdermal pigmentation method—during which they apply micro insertions of natural pigments into the skin. Beautician Stacey is also a licensed tattoo artist, and teaches the art of tattooing at a separate training center. The chic South Tampa location is sheathed in denim blue walls and black furnishings.
Tattoo artists Adam Natonio and EighJay Mauro were graphic designers and visual artists. At Standing Art Tattoos & Art Gallery, they are able to combine their experience and passions into a tattoo studio with an art gallery, which has pieces available for purchase. The studio has won awards at Tampa Bay Tattoofest, and been featured in Skin Art Magazine, Skin Shots Magazine, and Tattoo Envy Magazine.
The Classic Face owner Kathryn Belasco, a registered nurse who wields a license to apply permanent makeup with micropigmentation techniques, headlines a roster of beauty boosters that have a knack for making over clients from the neck up. While applying permanent makeup, Belasco and her techs use their tools to enhance the natural shape of clients’ eyebrows, eyelids, and lips according to the unique features of each customer, rather than festooning faces with makeup styles that will eventually fall out of fashion or aggravate territorial mimes. During their dermal-rolling treatments, they use small handheld rollers with tiny needles to help tighten loose skin, stimulate collagen production, and reduce scars and stretch marks. Once faces have been thoroughly prettified, the salon’s hairstylists can sculpt strands into flattering, face-framing coiffures.
Drew Caridi, the owner and artist behind Skin Deep Body Art, adorns the epidermis with tattoos, permanent makeup, and air-brushing services. Amid black-and-white checkered floors and red walls, Drew crafts old-school style designs featuring roses, skulls, and memorials. Meanwhile, his associate Carol manages the business end of the studio by regularly saying “synergize.”
We focus on removal of tattoos and have 3 different wavelengths that give us the ability to remove all colors of ink. People are finding their cool tattoo is not so cool in the eyes of their future employer. We want to offer a safe and affordable way to erase those mistakes.
Hustle Harder Inc.'s name is also its mantra, as the staff pledges to meet all of its clients' needs. That's no small task, considering that it boasts more than a dozen enterprises in its wheelhouse, and manages to underscore every service with a thread of positive messages. A team of in-house tattoo artists use subjects as their canvas, while a house crew of cinematographers and set-builders work with an in-house planning team to create live events.
Hustle Harder's in-house apparel lines, meanwhile, create a more permanent image. Logo apparel for men and women, customizable watches, and fitted hats are emblazoned with edgy, tribal designs and motivational words. The company also encourages an active lifestyle with energy drinks and gear for extreme sports. These products are also intended to serve a noble goal: helping under-served kids out of dangerous lifestyles and into sports.