Minimalist lamps dangle from Intuition Salon and Spa's high ceiling, illuminating the four stylists beneath as they chop coifs into creative styles, paint on highlights, or pile tresses into glamorous updos. The salon owner, Merri Lollis, has navigated the intricacies of the hair industry for more than two decades, a long-term dedication that shows in her handiwork and her calendar, on which every month is named Hairtember. To complement their hair offerings, the team at her full-service salon also nourishes skin with facials, brightens nails with manicures, and waxes away facial stubble.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa 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.
Within every Salon Loft location resides a coterie of talented tendril-tamers, each stylist providing different services, styles, and prices. At the Carrollwood location, participating stylists perform stylized women's haircuts ($48), demineralizing treatments ($20), and 16th-century French librettos. Tyrone Square's Salon Loft features follicular artisans who provide women's ($50) and men's ($40) haircuts tailored to each client's special brand of thought-holder. Peruse the stylists' specialties and prices online and then book an appointment without ever touching a phone, carrier pigeon, or minivan-mounted megaphone.
Experienced medical aesthetician Cassandra Hutchison revives complexions during spa services that use Obagi, Syence, and Sanítas products. These nourishing skincare lines help combat acne, dehydration, and aging skin during seven types of facials. To exfoliate the skin, Hutchison performs lactic and glycolic chemical peels and microdermabrasion, which aims to reduce rough patches leaving skin smoother than a pickup line sung into a jazz saxophone.
The staff at McMahan & Company keeps heads prepared for impromptu modeling gigs with a complete menu of haircare services and top-shelf product lines. Sessions begin with a professional consultation in which stylists help determine cutting and coloring options that will complement facial structure, skin tone, and hues of shoulder-dwelling parrots. After a personalized cut, clients receive a L'Oréal Serie Expert treatment, which works to reinforce the molecular structure of each strand, and provides stylists with 11 treatments to choose from based on the needs of each head garden. With a partial highlight, clients can enhance new styles with added dimension and lay down color-lanes for head-destined shampoo deliveries.
New Awakenings is a warm, inviting oasis where aestheticians expertly revitalize tormented extremities during a deluxe manicure and pedicure. After seating patrons in the upscale treatment room, a specialist will treat fatigued feet to a soothing pedicure. First, a luxurious seaweed-saturated bath and a skin-smoothing seaweed-salt scrub pamper cramping toes; then a hydrating foot-and-leg massage assuages achy muscles with an antioxidant-saturated mixture of vitamins C and E, ginkgo biloba, and heavily buttered Brussels sprouts. The deluxe manicure closely mimics its foot-focused counterpart, rounding out serrated claws, quenching parched paws, lacquering hue-less talons, and massaging hands and arms.