Shear Perfection of Jacksonville, Florida was established in 1988 to serve the needs of a clientele who require only the best in hair styling, skin and nail care. Owner Thuy (Twee) Young, with her vase years of experience and passion for hair, has assembled a staff of cutting-edge professionals.
The team at La Chica Salon and Spa aims to make every client feel like a member of their family, which is why they maintain an easygoing atmosphere and care more about individual beauty than cookie-cutter trends. But that's not to say that their fingers aren't on the pulse of modern technologies—in addition to offering up-do-date cuts and color services, La Chica's stylists wield All-Nutrient keratin, a formaldehyde-free solution that straightens and smoothes strands. Nail techs beautify fingers with manicures, gel, and nail art and pamper feet with a spa pedicure that includes a scrub, a mask, hot towels, and a soothing massage.La Chica’s massage therapist, Tracey, treats bodies to her therapeutic touch in Swedish-relaxation, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massages that spelunk into muscles and roust out knots. Clients’ energy and bodily meridians align after 30-minute reiki healing sessions, or reflexology sessions manipulate pressure points on the feet to treat the full body.
Through custom, comprehensive care, the experienced staffers at Michael's Hairloft Spa & Tanning can revitalize seasonally affected locks, brains, and skin tones. Resident stylists perk up tired color with ammonia-free organic color products ($65+ for a retouch) or remix looks from scratch, granting clients a whole new 'do ($100+ for a cut and color). For a relaxing retreat, the loft's licensed massage therapists deliver personalized strokes over the course of 60 slow-ticked minutes. Clients can step into one of the salon's eight Wolfe tanning beds to get their skin feeling sun-kissed without having to meet Mr. Golden's parents, or simply bask in a red light therapy session designed to heal blemishes, increase circulation, and extend colorful changes for weeks at a time. The loft keeps its airy space open six days a week, with closing hours as late as 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Yolo Medical develops and manufactures noninvasive aesthetic medical equipment for use by certified spas and clinics. The company's namesake Yolo Curve laser combines both visible and infrared laser light to stimulate inch loss, reduce joint pain, and service Troll dolls' belly diamonds. Continuing outside the realm of eyesight, a digital pulse analyzer uses pulse waves to detect early warning signs of cardiovascular disease, and the whole-body-vibration platform stimulates rapid-fire muscle contractions to quickly strengthen bodies. Following the completion of any of Yolo Medical's treatments, its proprietary Yolo Elements supplements work to continue the process of weight loss and detoxification.
The stylists at Identity cut, condition, and color the hair of women, men, and children using products from Aquage, Kenra Professional, and Matrix Professional Haircare & Color. The studio also houses a team of aestheticians who groom nails and wax unwanted hair. Appointed with ornately patterned furnishings and recent issues of hairstyling and Highlights magazines, the waiting area lets guests lounge before and after their appointments.
For Body Beautiful's team of cosmetic experts, it’s not enough to simply treat patients’ skin, veins, or cellulite. The med-spa’s staff is also focused on helping patients understand the issues they’re facing and how they can be treated most effectively, which is why all patients begin their relationship with the spa with a personal consultation. Only then does Body Beautiful draw on its arsenal of high-tech services, including treatments that include diode-laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and fractional skin resurfacing and rejuvenation designed to minimize skin irritation. The team also uses lasers—along with peels, ultrasound facials, microdermabrasion, and other approaches—to combat acne and spider veins, and its laser toenail fungus removal helps prepare feet for warm-weather footwear. To complement its other technological techniques, Body Beautiful also offers body-contouring wraps, which relies on a mixture of radio frequency, infrared light, fillers and Botox, and massage to help defend against cellulite and assist patients in reshaping their figures.