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490 1st Ave S
Saint Petersburg,
FL
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The Aveda Institutes are full-service beauty schools where esthiology students work under the supervision of licensed educators, using plant-derived, eco-friendly Aveda products to perform services such as hair styling, waxing, and massages. A haircut ($12–$18) and retouched hair color ($30–$40) chisel and paint a head into a pedestal-worthy work of art, and a relaxer ($68+) soothes strands as tight as a self-doubting horse moments before the Kentucky Derby. Whip skin into creaminess with a 60-minute facial ($40 during nonpeak hours, $60 during peak hours), de-bush brows ($10) and strip underarms ($20) with a waxing, or file, shape, and exfoliate fingers with a 60-minute spa service manicure ($15, $20 with polish change) and 75-minute pedicure ($20, $25 with polish change). Body-wrap treatments and massages ($40 during non-peak hours, $50 during peak hours ) melt away stress like a hot iron pressed against a synthetic-hair wig.
235 3rd St S
Saint Petersburg,
FL
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Maya Mouis has shot models in business sheaths, in high-fashion fringed crop tops, and frolicking in their bikinis on the beach. Since its inception in 2000, however, her eponymous management company and photography studio has encompassed more than eclectic photo shoots. She and her team also aid models with agency placement and teach them to stride down the runway with style.
146 Second Street N.
St. Petersburg,
FL
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The eclectic mélange of clothing and baubles at Little Brooklyn Vintage sends shoppers back in time without the use of plutonium. Amidst the always-changing selection of men's and women's items, fringed flapper dresses mingle with belted bohemian frocks, and cowboys boots kick around with strappy sandals. The staff stocks mid-century dishes atop unique café tables and protects midsections from kitchen debris and explosive butter churns with old-fashioned aprons.
120 2nd St
Saint Petersburg,
FL
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Judie Dazzio believes that everyone can be an artist. And at Dazzio Art Experience—a comprehensive art school—she helps everyone from children to adults and novices to professionals harness their creativity. Though she's a painter herself—having won awards for her work with watercolors and acrylics—she caters to range of artistic interests, offering classes in acrylics and watercolors but also branching out into sculpture, illustration, and Photoshop. For the experienced artist, she and her instructors provide developmental classes to help them produce portfolio pieces and host group critique sessions. Beyond teaching her students the techniques to create, she also displays their works in a gallery attached to her school. Here, rows upon rows of painted canvases, sculptures, and handcrafted jewelry showcase their newly acquired talents.
627 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg,
FL
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As a part of its continuing mission to promote the cultural and economic impacts of independent filmmaking, the not-for-profit St. Petersburg–Clearwater Film Society hosts the annual Sunscreen Film Festival. Each day of the four-day festival packs in more than 12 hours of short- and feature-film screenings, as well as workshops on the filmmaking process, such as "Tips for Creating a Talking Picture." Local documentarians and producers of comedic shorts, genre pieces, or feature-length films showcase their work for eager audiences and industry professionals. Myriad workshops cover aspects of screenwriting and acting as well as promotional arts such as how to land an agent or how to use social media as an advertising and networking tool. Many nights also feature concerts and after parties, allowing auteurs, musicians, and audience members to mingle.
330 5th St N
St Petersburg,
FL
US
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