Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa licensed professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
At Hair 1 and Spa 2, Charity (DeSear) Zeigler draws upon two decades of experience in the beauty industry, transforming men's and women's looks with an array of relaxing treatments. In the salon area, skilled hands craft haircuts, highlights, lowlights, and corrective colors. Fingers and toes relax during spa mani-pedis featuring heat therapy and soothing scrubs. Staff banishes body fuzz with traditional waxing services, as well as laser hair-removal and electrolysis treatments that can prepare legs for the beach or enhance an arm wrestler's aerodynamic advantage.
For more than two decades, the licensed beauticians of Premadonna's Salon have employed the latest in salon and spa treatments to bring out their clients’ best features. Facials are a part of that regimen, and the team renders them with pore-cleansing enzymes and hydrating masks. But the staff specializes in permanent makeup, using the interdermal pigmentation method—during which they apply micro insertions of natural pigments into the skin. The South Tampa location—sheathed in denim blue walls and black furnishings—also houses a team of nail technicians who buff, file, and paint nails with polish colors that are dazzling, like a turtle that runs as fast as a cheetah.
The team at Sacred Beauty Massage N' Spa enhances the stress-relieving effects of its services, which range from neuromuscular massages to facials and waxing treatments, by fashioning a sleek, tranquil ambience. The reception area welcomes guests with cheerful, lime-green walls and a cushy sofa. Further inside, tidy manicure stations and four leather pedicure thrones invite clients to relax. After their spa treatments, patrons can sip a glass of wine in the garden patio and practice weaving headbands out of flower petals.
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.
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.
Studio 210 Salon founder Sohelia has more than 15 years of experience behind her, but still she shines the spotlight on her coworkers, gushing on the staff page about her salon's "house full of energetic and enthusiastic hair stylists." Her team of makeup artists bring with them their own distinctions, including Catherine, a former model and theatrical costume designer, and Casey, a makeup and hair department head for E! Entertainment. The entire beauty team, working in conjunction with massage expert Kim, devotes themselves to subtle, feature-flattering makeovers or aesthetic overhauls on par with Picasso's shift from his blue period to his burndt-sienna phase.