A trip to the islands is the most relaxing getaway. The staff at Java Hair Company strive to recreate that state of relaxation with a tropical atmosphere and a roster of beautifying services. Expert hair stylists snip clients' hair into face-flattering shapes, adding color and highlights to add dimension without using hairspray to sculpt it into a cube. Facials restore moisture to tired skin, and massages release tension and aches. The gel polish used in manicures resists chips for up to two weeks, and feet get scrubbed and lotioned up during pedicures.
The Mystic spray-tan booths at Hollywood Tans hydrate and tint skin for a sun-kissed look without exposure to damaging UV rays. The Mystic process mists the body with bronzers, moisturizers, and DHA, designed to tint skin with smooth and natural-looking color that can last for up to a week, about as long as a popsicle licked only once a day. Tanners can set the system's cartridge to one of four shades to customize their epidermal emblazoning, and the treatment yields instant results, imbuing the bodies of procrastinators with a last-minute glow in time for special occasions. In addition, the standup booths are easily accessible and convenient for those who prefer to bronze while sleepwalking.
Three Brothers Boards instructors help prospective paddlers see amphibious sights from a new perspective during their scenic paddleboard tours. Combining the standing posture of surfing with kayaking's oar-powered propulsion, paddleboarding lets sea students glide atop calm waters while peering deep into the submarine scenes beneath. Like a trip to a nature preserve or an invitation to a squirrel's housewarming party, participants can see an abundance of wildlife in a relaxed setting, including dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, bald eagles, and a variety of vegetation. Wayfarers of any age or skill level learn the smooth-sailing style during a maritime voyage atop one of the boards, handcrafted by the waterborne brothers. The lightweight, easy to maneuver, and stable boards come in a variety of makes and models, with vessels calibrated for leisurely cruises or drag races with jellyfish greasers.
Ana Castro is a great listener. That's because her main objective at Ecocentric Green Salon & Spa is to give her clients exactly the kind of stylish hair and nails they request. She snips distinctive haircuts and coats manes in radiant hues, whether her clients request simple bobs, subtle highlights, trendy layers, or perms. As a nail technician, she incorporates massages, scrubs, and hydrating masks into her manicures and pedicures and allows clients to choose their own polish hues.
Suanne Kimmel uses her extensive training to cleanse and rejuvenate complexions. The former massage therapist and PCA Skin–certified professional uses the medical-grade product line to remove dirt and oil from pores and exfoliate dead skin cells during relaxing skincare services. She customizes each facial, peel, and microdermabrasion treatment to the client's individual needs, which may include aging skin, acne, mild scarring, or sun damage. She also offers aesthetic treatments, such as eyelash extensions and VascuTouch, a treatment that uses radio frequency to remove spider veins and skin tags.
A string of leaves in bright reds and oranges curls around the reception desk of Vanity Salon. Nearby, potted foliage flanks the hair-drying stations. Little earthy touches bring much warmth to the salon as clients gather for haircuts, highlights, and extensions. Staffers also bolster visages with makeup applications that withstand special occasions such as the prom or a swim meet.