Shangri-La Day Spa looks like a surprisingly functional synthesis of a Victorian drawing room and a Japanese teahouse, characterized by oak armchairs upholstered in paisley prints, ornate oriental rugs, and shades that create the impression of paper wall partitions. Inside, licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and cosmetologists weave their various specialties into a tapestry of relaxation and beautification. Trained therapists whip up nosegays of aromatic essential oils to soothe senses or enlist the tension-melting help of heated volcanic stones during massages. Organic products envelop faces during signature facials and peels, and a sea-salt polish scrubs bodies free of dead skin cells more effectively than sending in a magic school bus full of zombie hunters.
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Nails aren't the only things that get pampered at MojiToes Nail Bar. Before licensed technicians gear up to lavish extremities with focused grooming and no-chip Gelish polishes, they urge guests to sip on the complimentary drinks and cozy up to the European Touch full-body massage chairs that exemplify the company's devotion to creature comforts. Inside the lime-green facility, white drapes and soft pillows mirror the modern feel of the mosaic-tiled nail bar, which puts fingers and toes in the spotlight with a row of pendant lamps. While specialists dote upon extremities, guests can let their eyes settle on vivid flat-screen TVs, explore the contents of an e-reader, or access the free WiFi to create a social-media profile for a newly beautified big toe. For communal coddling, MojiToes Nail Bar also opens its doors to bridal parties and ladies' nights.
After graduating from the Tennessee School of Beauty, stylist Dani Barsce decided to take her signature brand colorful hair creations on the road, eventually setting up shop in the Sunshine State in order to soak up the ocean-side atmosphere. Now an associate at Blo Hair Salon, Dani channels those beach-powered vibrations - and her own free-spirited personality - into each cut and color. When she's not busy customizing 'dos with shears, clippers, and razors, she's adding new hues to hair through innovative foiling techniques fueled by Paul Mitchell's pro-grade products. She's also versed in other salon techniques, including blowouts, extensions, and turning old clippings into new paint brushes. Not one to rest on her professional laurels, Dani frequently attends continuing education seminars in order to stay abreast of the industry's latest trends.
Platinum Salon & Tanning’s multitalented team of beauty professionals possesses a knack for boosting its clients’ outer allure with an array of services that leave hair, skin, and nails polished and pampered. With Enjoy, Alfaparf, and Keune haircare products at their disposal, stylists breathe new life into outmoded hairstyles as they snip away unwanted inches, infuse strands with new color, and brush tangled USB cords out of coiffures. The salon’s manicurists reshape nails before adding splashes of color, and tanning beds darken complexions with a sun-kissed glow. During each visit, clients can sip on complimentary beverages such as coffee, tea, or adult grape juices, including the salon’s signature chocolate wine.
At Organic Hair Studio Jupiter, stylists rely solely on organic, chemical-free hair products and plant-based smoothing products. This no-fumes, no-chemicals policy is a symbol of their commitment to healthy hair. Their commitment to beautiful hair is evidenced by their precision cuts, which they offer for both men and women. The salon's two stylists each boast more than 20 years of experience, including specialties in services such as dimensional color and bombshell-caliber blowouts. Each haircut and color treatment is completely customized?the stylists work with each client to embellish features such as the color of their eyes, the shape of their head, and the size of their mirrors.
At Tao Chi Massage & Skin Care, licensed massage therapist and facial specialist Richard Hays soothes the body and mind with a blend of Asian and European techniques. His distinct approach to deep-tissue massages combines Western strokes with the Asian redirection of chi energy. He also blends the ancient with the modern during other services, such as those powered by the Clarisonic system—a device designed to improve overall skin tone with a thorough cleaning and removal of any silver dollars lodged inside clients’ pores.