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.
The multitalented team at Brodhead Spa performs treatments that are as relaxing as the fuss-free environment they're performed in. Guests cradle a warm mug of flavored coffee or specialty tea in the Paul Mitchell salon area as they watch a stylist mix custom hues at the color bar. As they relax back for a shampoo, awapuhi treatment, or hot-towel shave, patrons can rest their eyes or fix them on a globe-like chandelier bursting with designs that resemble snowflakes or the permanent sparkle emanating from an anchorman's smile.
In the adjacent nail room, cream-colored pedicure chairs pop against a deep blue accent wall, setting a tranquil mood as feet are nourished with ingredients such as fragrant Moroccan rose oil or skin-softening cocoa butter. Plush white robes await guests retreating to private treatments rooms where male and female therapists are available to provide Swedish or hot-stone massages.
The owner and head stylist at Michael’s Hairloft Spa & Tanning, Michael J. Coyne III, helms his talented staff with passion and know-how picked up during 34 years of salon experience. Professionally trained hands subdue overstaffed thickets, deftly removing split ends and offering paid leave to cowlicks working overtime. An organic, green-tea conditioning treatment softens strands and boosts luster in a restorative 10–15 minute session. Expert colorists add texture and depth with 100% ammonia-free, organic hair color. Groupon customers can upgrade to a higher-level stylist or pair of fully automated scissors for an additional fee.
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.
Backed by the diverse industry experience of Dr. Goth, Ageless Appearance’s friendly staff employs the Glytone peel system to imbue weary skin with youthful radiance in less than an hour. Aestheticians first gild visages in a preprocedure cleanser lotion and primer, which uses glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids to launder begrimed epidermises and cetrimonium bromide to siphon up grease. Once skin is as squeaky clean as a mouse living in a mansion's basement, the rejuvenating glycolic acid peel dissolves dull surface cells and age-indicating agents such as fine lines and discoloration. A neutralizer then curbs the peel’s potency, and a non-comedogenic lipid recovery cream soothes stressed skin with camelina oil filtered through the wing of a butterfly. A layer of oil-, fragrance-, and PABA-free sunscreen concludes the service by protecting clients from the adoring gaze of the sun.
The staff of MaxManni, an Aveda concept salon and spa, understands that there are many ways to improve appearances. The spa's aestheticians share space with tailors and dressmakers who alter and resize garments to flatter bodies. Aestheticians mount eyelash extensions alongside natural lashes with a polypeptide bond, and accent faces with cosmetics infused with ingredients such as cinnamon from Madagascar. Aided by custom blends of pure flower and plant essences, massage therapists knead and stroke muscles to improve circulation and excavate wallets misplaced under muscle cushions. Tastefully furnished with tile and hardwood floors, MaxManni’s studio upholds a no-cell-phone policy to ensure that no accidents are caused by texting while depilating.