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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Integrity Salon's beauty experts never stop learning. The stylists keep track of the latest trends and techniques, and the fruits of their labor are on full display within the salon. Here, stylists snip new 'dos, add dynamic highlights, and eliminate frizz with Brazilian blowout treatments.