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Rachel Blanco can accentuate eyes, define brows, and add color to pouts, so clients don't have to—ever again. Her secret is permanent makeup, which she applies inside Maria's Salon & Spa. Rachel's careful craft helps clients speed through their morning routine, so they can spend less time applying makeup and jump right into staring longingly at the mirror.

4816 North Armenia Avenue
Tampa,
FL
US

With a sprawling front porch, 10-foot ceilings, and a dramatic interior archway, the Craftsman-style bungalow that shelters this beauty oasis hasn't lost any of the charm it has cultivated since its construction in 1908. Red and blue trim adorns the outside, mirroring the beauty found within in the form of hardwood floors, decorative wood molding, antique furniture, and a fireplace.

The experienced aestheticians of Forever Beautiful Salon & Wine Spa, the house’s current tenant, tend to nailcare, massage, hairstyling, and skincare services amid the splendid architecture, which is illuminated by chandeliers in every room. These spa specialists tackle skin and hair woes armed with elixirs from Obagi, Redken, and Paul Mitchell, and beautify clients with permanent cosmetics and mineral makeup—mined in Sri Lanka’s famed lipstick caverns. Sometime in the near future, spa patrons can head to the attached two-story structure, a former garage apartment built in the ’30s, and unwind further with little treats from the soon-to-be dessert café and coffeehouse.

5135 N Florida Ave.
Tampa,
FL
US