Massage therapist Shanna Hartwig joins a team of aesthetically savvy stylists at Salon at Victorian Village. They render haircare services and massages take place inside the salon, which itself is nestled in the picturesque Temple Terrace shops. At the salon’s boutique, clients can find jewelry, hair products, and other ideal gifts for the holidays or any other time of the year when there’s a bit of dead forest in the house.
Though the experienced stylists at InSignia Hair Studios perform a slew beauty services that range from signature blow-outs to hair extensions, they specialize in corrective treatments for hair problems that result from Florida’s harsh climate. Tools from their blow-out bar help reinstate shape and health to humidity-ravaged hair with services when combined with keratin treatments and deep conditionings. Regardless of the treatment, the stylists draw from an arsenal of gentle, top-of-the-line products from Aveda, Mixed Chicks, Davines, and Lanza. A newly installed blow-dry bar separate from the rest of the salon allows guests to come in for the Blow-Dry Bar or even an up-do, complete with shampoo and scalp massage.
To compliment newly revitalized heads of hair, the staffers can apply makeup for special occasions or wax away unwanted fuzz on the brows, lip, or chin.
Reds, yellows, purples, and every color in between. Some are glittery, others metallic. Some have names such as Berry Kiss and Midnight Hour, while others are simply called Crimson. The bottles stand in a line like colorful soldiers, waiting to be plucked from their shelf and painted onto fingernails and toenails. The kaleidoscope of polish options makes every day different for 15-year nailcare veteran Dawn, who provides custom nail services to fit each client's personality and tastes. She also expertly applies acrylic nails and offers Shellac polish for those prone to chipping their nails in their house made of diamonds.
Deep avocado green walls and white tile floors greet guests to Advanced Salons' elegant studio, where expert stylists scissor-cut bold layers and defrizz tresses with keratin smoothing treatments. Clients may also solicit an aesthetician for lash extensions, or request an array of hair removal techniques ranging from waxing and threading, to arguing with contentious hair until it retreats back into the follicle.
Keeping client satisfaction at the forefront of its mission, the Avalon Med Spa and Laser Center recently underwent a complete overhaul that included acquiring the award-winning G.M. Collin product line, as well as a new therapist, physician, and staff. A medical director and board certified-internist leads a team of professionals, including one member with certification in aesthetic medicine, and special training in medical informatics. The wide-reaching expertise of its staff enables Avalon Med Spa to deliver a varied menu of aesthetic services that includes everything from laser hair removal to teeth whitening, Botox, and body wraps.
Devoted to bettering the patient experience, the center also nestles clients into a relaxing environment replete with plush couches and a waiting lounge done up in warm, neutral tones. Hardwood floors lead clients back to a private treatment room, where the elegant décor relaxes with furnishings such as draped, olive-green curtains, frosted sconces, and a wall waterfall that trickles out droplets harvested from the fountain of youth.:m]]
The staff of visage sculptors and tension relievers at balance salon spa is collectively capable of myriad services such as hair styling, skincare, and makeup application. Spa services pamper the epidermal layers with an Aveda Elemental Nature facial infused with a variety of sure-handed massage techniques for the face, scalp, and feet ($65 for 60 minutes). Waxing sessions shear unwanted hairs housed on brows ($15) or arms ($30) with a lukewarm wax derived from plants raised in captivity. Alternatively, balance's salon services include haircuts for men ($25–$45) and women ($35–$60), as well as other indulgent acts such as the aroma-therapeutic botanical-scalp-therapy session ($25), which stimulates blood flow with thorough, gentle massage strokes and aggressive amounts of confidence-instilling compliments.
A specialist in hair health, cuts, styles, and up-dos, Sindica Young has been cutting hair for over 15 years. Though a fan of vintage and conservative cuts and looks, Sindica is no stranger to the latest styles, and relishes the chance to craft creative styles for her clients. She offers natural cuts, shampoo and styling services, straightening treatments, and color services, such as full or partial highlights.