Led by licensed paramedical aesthetician Ariel Starr, Salon Du Soleil Medi-Spa's staff aims to send their clients home pampered, rejuvenated, and with head-turning new looks. The specialists have honed their skills in a variety of areas, sculpting new hair designs or donning flawlessly applied war paint as they battle unwanted fuzz with waxing services. The spa pamperings, which also include manicures and massages, pair with medical treatments to fully make over bods with methods including microdermabrasion, which blasts away signs of age. Salon Du Soleil's staff works to create a clean facility by completely sterilizing equipment and only telling PG-rated knock-knock jokes.
The India International Film Festival (IFF) of Tampa Bay selects a small sampling of more than 1,000 films produced in India each year to demonstrate that the most prolific film industry in the world is more than just masala musicals. Like the culture from which they spring, the films speak in a lush polyglossia of English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali, Kashmiri—but the common language of humanity unites them all, whether the subject is Down syndrome, terrorism, patriotism, or simply losing yourself to spiritual bliss. Opening-night ceremonies and filmmaker Q&As round out the schedule of events, offering a more immersive movie experience than watching the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 3-D.
Nestled on a street corner in the Federal Hill neighborhood, The RowHouse Grille beckons to passersby with homey feasts of freshly caught seafood, crispy fried chicken, and burgers. A misty, old-timey charm pervades the welcoming tavern, with wooden rafter beams overhead, dark varnished hardwood floors underfoot, and a silent 'e' defiantly hanging off the end of the word "Grill." Friendly tenders at two different bars pour out frosty glasses of beer from 16 taps, perfect for pairing with a plate of P.E.I. mussels or New England lobster rolls. Servers bear gifts of jerk chicken, gator po' boys, and English pea risotto, or cart out five-course sampler feasts of smoked cheese, seared scallops, bacon-wrapped steaks, and pear tartes.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Technique: In threading, a thin (cotton or polyester) thread is doubled, then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short lines of hair.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Origin: Most people believe threading originated in India over 6000 years ago and spread throughout Asia, the Middle East and in recent times Europe.
What do you love most about your job?
Advantages cited for eyebrow threading, as opposed to eyebrow waxing, are that it provides more precise control in shaping eyebrows and is more gentle on the skin. It can be painful as several hairs are removed at once: however this can be minimized if it is done professionally.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The girls I use are from India and Pakistan. Also, since I'm more mature, they hold my eye skin tight while they perform the threading. There is no pain this way, they follow up with aloe gel, and it's very inexpensive. I've been in a lot more pain from waxing and tweezing any day.
Founder and CEO of Hair Solutions Of Tampa Shannon Sorbara was simply following in her father's footsteps when she entered the hair-replacement biz. A one-time employee of his studio in Pittsburgh, she now brings her styling talents and beauty know-how to warmer climes. At Hair Solutions, she and her team offer nonsurgical hair replacement systems tailored to men, women, and mannequins brought to life by a magic. Treatment might include laser hair therapy, which helps to stimulate and repair damaged follicles on the scalp, hair grafting, extensions, or even custom hair pieces that can be perfectly blended into the client's own hair.
Even though it opened in 2013, Beija Rouge Salon and Spa puts its clients in skilled hands. Experienced stylists clip hair, brush on fresh color, and smooth hair with strengthening keratin treatments. Rounding out beauty regimens, the staff also provides facials, massages, and mani-pedis in a salon environment that mimics a stately, luxuriant home.