Owner, stylist, and 22-year industry veteran Ray Caballero helms Casa R. Caballero Salon, Spa & Boutique with an eye for style and a preference for experienced team members. Ray's styling chairs are flanked by numerous beauty and wellness experts, including stylist 25-year veteran stylist Yolie Kelly, 15-year veteran massage therapist and master aesthetician Stacy Glass and 10-year veteran nail tech Mickie Trieu. Leveraging products from Lanza Healing Haircare, Pravana, Redken OPI, and Essie, team members assist clients in achieving their aesthetic aspirations with salon and spa services ranging from waxing to feather extensions to facials. They also keep the door open until as late as 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to accommodate those who work, sleep, or sleepwork during the day.
A wall bisects Hello Beautiful Colour Salon & Art Spa's honey-toned studio. On one side, styling stations line up with mirrors mounted on easels. On the other side, a lounge combines the feel of a beauty boutique with that of a caf?. Shelf upon shelf of products from Brocato and ColorProof surround funky red tables where clients sip and shampoo their hair with coffee. As salon stations open up, senior and master stylists call their human canvases in for cuts or color jobs with dyes from Italy. Meanwhile, Hello Beautiful's aestheticians tend to the body with chemical peels, facials, and a relaxation massage.
With new styles and trends emerging every season, stylist Bonnie Gosack knows that staying on top of the game means continuing her education. She graduated from a Redken-endorsed academy with expertise in Redken cutting and coloring techniques. Then she went on to earn a certification as a hair-extension artist—Bonnie specializes in the keratin-fusion method, which she believes produces the most natural-looking styles. At SalonSpa Lavish, she puts her skills to use by cutting, styling, and coloring strands and applying hair extensions long enough to double as a muumuu.
Stylists at True Colors Hair Salon add shape and tint to washed-out tresses with products from GKhair, Paul Mitchell, and L'Oréal Paris. After conferring with clients to determine hair dos and don'ts, mane managers snip strands into face-flattering angles, voluminous layers, or imposing Greek columns. Hair-gloss treatments add shine to hirsute halos, and partial or full sets of highlights set indigenous hues aglow. For complete head makeovers, double-process color lightens dark locks several shades without brassiness. Frizz-prone clients may opt to cosset curls with a GKhair treatment's special blend of proteins, called Juvexin, which penetrates the cuticle to tame flyaways and rabid sun visors for up to five months.
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.
Hair Studio 1 Salon & Spa?s beauty pros personalize every service on their menu. Haircuts range from trims to total transformations with cuts completely customized according to a detailed pre-style consultation or palm reading. Stylists? skills extend to coloring as well, with options ranging from subtle blonde highlights to eye-catching streaks of purple, turquoise, or pink. Meanwhile, on the spa side of the business, clients can choose their desired level of drama with eyelash extensions or bronze sans sun with organic spray tans, and aestheticians remove unwanted hair during body waxing sessions. In addition to its beautifying services, the spa also offers massage sessions, during which, therapists locate and unravel knotted muscles using Swedish and deep-tissue techniques enhanced with heated stones or reflexology.