Matthew Michael’s Salon & Spa carefully aims its beauty cannons at each customer who enters its doors, providing stress-relieving, beautifying salon services. Rest your face parts during a 30-minute nature facial, which uses high-quality, natural ingredients and is administered by certified specialists who will first analyze your skin and then recommend a plan of attack. After a consultation, a shampoo with a basic style will tend to your scalp growth while depressurizing the body's stress chambers with a relaxing scalp or hand massage.
Creative Hair Solutions, Inc.'s commitment to client satisfaction shows in the training and guiding philosophies of its skilled stylists, aestheticians, and manicurists, who all strive for perfection in their services. Nail technician Ingrid Rodriguez follows these principles and works to ensure that each guest leaves with impeccably polished fingers and radiantly glowing pinky toes. Sessions conclude only when patrons—whether being tended to by Rodriguez or receiving a stylish haircut or pampering facial—are satisfied. Staffers extend the courtesy by imparting tips on keeping hair, nails, or temporary “you're gorgeous” tattoos maintained between appointments.
Top Cuts takes care of all matter of beauty and grooming concerns, from hair to faces to nails. Haircuts, highlights, and keratin-smoothing treatments are some of the services performed after consulting with clients, to best match services to their needs. Similarly, an aesthetician speaks with a customer to find out their facial concerns and tailor a treatment to their skin types. And Top Cut's skilled manicurists can create miniature masterpieces on nails with nail-art services, using OPI polishes.
The amount of strands on the human head varies greatly by color—blonds average 146,000, redheads have roughly 86,000, and beige bald caps have zero. Although the expert stylists at Pure Allure can't change strand counts, they can customize hair color to whatever clients desire. Their services also include elegant french manicures and pedicures, as well as sleek scissor cuts and keratin smoothing treatments, which use high-end products from Paul Mitchell, Pravana, and L'Oréal Professionnel.
A passion for creative hairstyling brought Tony Woodley, owner of Shine Salon, from London's Oxford Street to Orlando's Park Lake Street. The story of his journey, however, isn’t quite as simple as that. After sweeping floors as a 15 year old at Andre Bernard’s flagship salon, he apprenticed at John Frieda’s salon and continued to grow as a stylist. His obvious skills led to jobs at magazine photo shoots and finally to the fashion capital of New York City. Frustrated with the lack of truly creative opportunities in the U.S., Tony took matters into his own hands, moved to Florida, and started a salon that he could call his very own.
Since opening, Shine Salon has made a name for itself as a haven for creative hair design. Tony and his staff continue to pride themselves on creating flattering cuts and coloring treatments for any number of occasions. Their concern for beauty doesn’t stop at the scalp; the team's aesthetician doles out facials and waxing services that leave skin smooth and nourished, and a nail tech moisturizes hands and feet before painting nails with highly detailed maps of local bus lines.
In 1993, Les Arthur Bauman finally realized his dreams of opening his own salon, which he called Arturo's. He had two stylists, some shears, and not much else, but he worked hard to build the business. While he got the salon up and running, his son, Jes Bauman, became the second generation of the family to pursue hair as art, pursuing an education in New York. Eventually, Jes returned to Orlando to help his father and, ultimately, to take over the studio. He renamed the business J. Bauman Salon, but he preserved the family tradition of expanding the customer base, one expertly cut head of hair at a time.
To date, Jes has accrued more than 20 years of experience and has built up a talented stable of more than 20 stylists. His team constantly snips, colors, and extends hair at 17 stations spread throughout the now-upscale salon. The decor has matured alongside the business. It blends dark hardwood floors with high ceilings fitted with bright, recessed bulbs, which are ideal for helping stylists focus on their work rather than those mysterious shadows looming in the corner.