Experienced medical aesthetician Cassandra Hutchison revives complexions during spa services that use Obagi, Syence, and Sanítas products. These nourishing skincare lines help combat acne, dehydration, and aging skin during seven types of facials. To exfoliate the skin, Hutchison performs lactic and glycolic chemical peels and microdermabrasion, which aims to reduce rough patches leaving skin smoother than a pickup line sung into a jazz saxophone.
Within every Salon Loft location resides a coterie of talented tendril-tamers, each stylist providing different services, styles, and prices. At the Carrollwood location, participating stylists perform stylized women's haircuts ($48), demineralizing treatments ($20), and 16th-century French librettos. Tyrone Square's Salon Loft features follicular artisans who provide women's ($50) and men's ($40) haircuts tailored to each client's special brand of thought-holder. Peruse the stylists' specialties and prices online and then book an appointment without ever touching a phone, carrier pigeon, or minivan-mounted megaphone.
The team of stylists at Practically Frivolous subdue wayward strands with hair salves from Schwarzkopf Professional, Ouidad, and the Practically Frivolous line of products developed in cooperation with a California-based company specializing in health-conscious beauty. The salon's crew shapes locks of all textures, specializing in the Ouidad method of outsmarting wily curls and turning them into sculptured ringlets. Keratin-rich hair treatments, pomegranate enzymes to pamper the skin, and hot stones to aid in massage services arm the salon's aesthetes to enhance beauty across the entire body, avoiding the difficult task of keeping one's good side turned toward a carousel operator.
As a young girl in England, Deborah Molise could often be found sprawled out on a blanket, munching finger foods at a picnic. Years later, her fond childhood memories have helped inspire foodie tours and customized birthday picnics for adults and children at Eat.Sip.Indulge.
Other food tours include an art and brunch tour that pairs mimosas and brunch with visits to galleries featuring local artists and the Gulfport & Beach Foodie Tour, which combines authentic Southern restaurants, home-brewed beer, and delicious Italian desserts.
Minimalist lamps dangle from Intuition Salon and Spa's high ceiling, illuminating the four stylists beneath as they chop coifs into creative styles, paint on highlights, or pile tresses into glamorous updos. The salon owner, Merri Lollis, has navigated the intricacies of the hair industry for more than two decades, a long-term dedication that shows in her handiwork and her calendar, on which every month is named Hairtember. To complement their hair offerings, the team at her full-service salon also nourishes skin with facials, brightens nails with manicures, and waxes away facial stubble.