Since Suzi Mari DeMaio couldn't pack New York City in a suitcase when she moved to Florida, she did the next best thing: she brought The Big Apple's sought-after salon experience to her new home. Since then, the veteran stylist has been pampering her clients with high-quality products from TIGI, Great Lengths, and Thicken It Studios, which she and her staff use when designing on-trend cuts, coloring services, and hair extensions. And they don't stop with hair. They also spruce up nails with mani-pedis and sell soy candles that have been featured on Oprah.
A rotating collection of original artwork and accessories line the walls and shelves of Essencia Salon. Advocating for artists of all types—from hair stylists to candle makers and jewelry designers—is a passion of Melinda’s, Essencia's co-owner and an artist herself. Oil paintings, pottery, and handmade earrings surround clients as stylists sculpt strands, polish nails, or wax off unwanted fuzz. When transforming tress canvases, they use keratin treatments to tamp down frizz and feather extensions to brighten locks and help determine which way the wind blows at any given moment. During appointments, clients can nibble on fresh fruit and sip beverages such as coffee and tea.
La Bella Salon & Spa is Palm Beach Gardens one-stop beauty shop?a place where clients can get a haircut, waxing treatment, and lash tint on the same trip. This convenience alone is enough to earn the spa a dedicated following; if you need more convincing, look no further than advanced treatments such as microcurrent facials and diamond microdermabrasions that use tiny abrasives to clear away dead skin cells.