Nail Salons in Saint Petersburg

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At JenSpa, owner Jen and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Elias team up to bolster beauty with a range of aesthetic treatments. Jen employs Image Skincare products—which are entirely petrochemical- and paraben-free—to soothe and nourish skin throughout her facials, while Dr. Elias helps reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging with injectable treatments such as Botox and Juvederm.

6638 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

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.

7145 22nd Ave N
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

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.

10464 Roosevelt Blvd N
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

Equipped with a file, a buffer, and a passion for nail design, technician Illeen Williams decorates finger shields with elegant acrylics and high-end polish brands such as OPI. Clients can also pair mani-pedi services with indulgent add-ons such as a hot stone massage, hot towels, or long-lasting shellac polish.

2930 9th St. N
St. Petersburg,
FL
US

The eponymous Michelle of Skin & Nails by Michelle declares a passion for skin and nailcare that focuses on customer service. Her services include manicures, pedicures, Shellac polish, and waxing.

2930 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
St. Petersburg,
FL
US

Locs: History?s Pervasive Do

No matter how long a person?s locs, their history is even longer. Check out Groupon?s study of their origins.

Often associated with celebrities such as Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, and Lenny Kravitz, locs are a style in which sections of hair form thick coils that the wearer does not comb out or cut. Locs are created by one of two principal processes: the freeform method or the cultivated method. Calling the former a ?method? is a bit misleading, as it simply consists of not doing anything to hair until it forms itself into locs. The cultivated method can start in a variety of ways, such as braids or single and two-strand twists, that wearers wash and condition but do not brush out. As new hair grows in, it requires twisting, a process that stylists often refer to as ?loc maintenance.? Those who wish to skip the budding phase can cheat the look with loc extensions, available at many salons that specialize in natural hairstyles for African Americans.

Though still popular today, some believe the look originated in the societies of east and north Africa, including the Maasai of northern Tanzania and southern Kenya, as well as the ancient Egyptians. To many members of the Rastafari movement, the reason for wearing locks is found in the Bible, specifically the Nazirite vow in Numbers 6:5, which states that ?All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head [?] he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.? Throughout history, the look has had cultural significance in other religious communities around the world, from India to Jerusalem, as a commitment to shunning material vanity or as a tribute to ancient deities who are thought to have sported the style as well.

1103 34th street South
St Petersburg,
FL
US