Though it’s called Fantasia's Hair and Makeup Studio, the salon also specializes in a third realm of above-the-neck beauty: eyelashes. The staff members—who have more than 10 years of experience—lengthen individual lashes with Ardell DuraLash extensions. By uniting hair, makeup, and eyelash specialties, Fantasia’s can prepare clients for weddings, proms, and other special occasions.
The staff at Premier Cosmetic Solutions know that looking one’s best takes a lot more than a quick swipe of mascara in the morning. That’s why they help clients cut down on time in front of the mirror with organic permanent-cosmetic applications. Unlike other types of permanent cosmetics, the organic inks that Premier uses contain no metals, so they leave more vibrant pigments and are ideal for those with allergies, contact-lens wearers, and busts made out of fruit. The inks are available in more than 200 shades and last up to nine years.
The staff also specializes in several shorter-term beauty solutions, including waxing, microdermabrasion and facials with Rhonda Allison products. Silk mink eyelash extensions are feather-soft and come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses, so the look can be customized to fit each client’s eye shape.
For more than two decades, the licensed beauticians of Premadonna's Salon have employed the latest in salon and spa treatments to bring out their clients’ best features. Facials are a part of that regimen, and the team renders them with pore-cleansing enzymes and hydrating masks. But the staff specializes in permanent makeup, using the interdermal pigmentation method—during which they apply micro insertions of natural pigments into the skin. The South Tampa location—sheathed in denim blue walls and black furnishings—also houses a team of nail technicians who buff, file, and paint nails with polish colors that are dazzling, like a turtle that runs as fast as a cheetah.
From the soft pillows on the wicker furniture to the luxurious drapes that conceal private treatment rooms, April Beauty Time and Health Spa is clearly a place intended for relaxation—for guests. The spa's aestheticians, however, are models of productive activity, working to beautify clients' faces and skin with waxing and skincare services or to rid bodies of excess fat cells with contouring treatments.
Jay J. Garcia and his cadre of bariatric physicians customize safe weight-loss programs for patients yearning to shed pounds. The two-week plan opens with a consultation, during which time a specialist charts each client’s starting measurements, completes an EKG and blood work, maps out a nutritional plan, and prescribes medication and supplements. Clients also receive an injection of B vitamins and FDA-approved medicine to balance hormones and jump-start the metabolism without crashing cymbals near the stomach. After the initial visit, patients return three more times for quick injections and a follow-up to ensure the program is functioning smoothly. The clinic also arms clients with a 30-day supply of multivitamins and a stress-support supplement.
Tru Beaute Med Spa boasts a staff of three heroines whose primary nemeses are stress and Father Time. The spa's partner in crime, Uchenna, also combats aging with the help of cosmetic injections. She uses wrinkle relaxers such as Botox and dermal fillers such as Restylane and Perlane to firm up the skin, fading frown lines without mandating that clients only watch sitcoms from now on. Their leader and spa manager, licensed massage therapist Valerie, fends off stress and muscle ache with specialized massages to address each client's therapeutic and relaxation needs. Lead medical esthetician Elizabeth's noninvasive HydraFacials simultaneously moisturize, exfoliate, and protect the skin through hydradermabrasion, and her dermaplaning procedures gently clear away dead skin cells to reveal luminous complexions.
Rounding out the team roster, medical esthetician Tasha specializes in the application of permanent makeup and eyelash extensions. Tasha applies permanent makeup by hand, which allows for a softer look for her clients. She works carefully with each client to achieve the look they desire, and follows up with her permanent makeup clients for a touchup after 4 weeks. Cups of coffee and wine, served beneath the waiting room's sphere of hanging crystals, contribute to the spa's aura of relaxation.