Gold picture frames, curlicue chandeliers, and animal prints accent the chocolate-hued drawing room where hair and nails receive royal treatments at Oliva Salon & Spa. Digits delight in herbs and essential oils made from pressed, vine-ripened rhinestones before nails are slicked with polish from shellac and Axxium by OPI. When owner and certified Alfaparf color instructor Zan Oliva isn't training stylists throughout Central Florida, she's using her 20 years of experience to pamper her own clients' strands with dimensional and corrective coloring.
The aestheticians at The Skin Boutique know that, as the largest organ in the human body, skin deserves its fair share of pampering attention. At their studio, they perform a number of services one simply cannot replicate at home. These include full-body waxing, custom airbrush spray tans, and deep-cleansing facials. While performing treatments, the aestheticians rely on products from Prana SpaCeuticals, a natural line of products made with organic botanicals, herbs, nut oils, and Hollywood-celebrity tears.
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]]
Relaxation is the primary goal at Bear Paw Massage, where a skilled massage therapist pulls from a variety of techniques to soothe achy muscles. Light-to-medium pressured Swedish strokes and applications of heated stones gently ease tension, and concentrated, deep-tissue kneads unwind knotted muscles. Sessions take place in a tranquil blue room that boasts Asian scrolls and nature-inspired artwork.
If left untended, eyebrows can easily fuse together into unibrows, go feral, and begin roaming for fresh prey. Today's Groupon will prevent this and other embarrassing beauty-altering mishaps. For $50, you’ll get $100 worth of tanning, spa, and salon services at Tahitian Gold Salon & Spa.Arctic Gold: If it's under the ice, it's fair game right? Try telling that to the submarine full of 1950s-era Soviet super-soldiers kept alive by the cryogenic preservation of the arctic winds and their own mindless hunger for revenge.
Serenity's massages are doled out by Liz, a licensed massage therapist with more than 15 years of experience, which includes work with the Baltimore Ravens and as personal massage therapist to Nina Simone. The indelible sprinkling of celebrity on her capable palms and wonderknuckles is sure to provide untold benefits to other clients. Liz understands that performers and athletes continuously push physical boundaries and need massage therapy for tension relief, injury prevention, and the reversal of physical and mental fatigue.
The name says it all. At Tampa Bay’s Best Skin and Massage, the staff caters to each client’s specific needs to leave skin refreshed or to massage away pain and stress. Facials such as a chocolate-antioxidant treatment replenish and repair skin and save clients from laborious swims in the chocolate river. Alternatively, the staff uses gentle waxing techniques to rid clients of facial or body hair, and soft, heated sheets and candle-lit rooms enhance the relaxing massage services.