Sheer, wine-colored fabric dangles from the ceiling. Track lighting and box-shaped pendant lamps gently illuminate the taupe walls and blond wood floors. A statue of Buddha greets clients as they approach the reception counter. Together, all of these features help create a serene environment at ZenScape Nails Spa & Foot Retreat, which provides visitors with a brief escape from the hurried pace of everyday life.
Here, guests have the opportunity to pamper themselves with mani-pedi treatments that leave nails looking neat and trim or embellish them with unique, eye-catching designs. To round out the menu of spa and salon services, the staffers also apply eyelash extensions and perform hand and foot treatments that leave the skin feeling softer than a teddy bear stuffed with marshmallows.
At JenSpa, owner Jen and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Elias team up to bolster beauty with a range of aesthetic treatments. Jen employs Image Skincare products—which are entirely petrochemical- and paraben-free—to soothe and nourish skin throughout her facials, while Dr. Elias helps reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging with injectable treatments such as Botox and Juvederm.
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 staff at McMahan & Company keeps heads prepared for impromptu modeling gigs with a complete menu of haircare services and top-shelf product lines. Sessions begin with a professional consultation in which stylists help determine cutting and coloring options that will complement facial structure, skin tone, and hues of shoulder-dwelling parrots. After a personalized cut, clients receive a L'Oréal Serie Expert treatment, which works to reinforce the molecular structure of each strand, and provides stylists with 11 treatments to choose from based on the needs of each head garden. With a partial highlight, clients can enhance new styles with added dimension and lay down color-lanes for head-destined shampoo deliveries.
Strawberry margarita, key lime pie, and morning coffee—at In'Dulgence Nail Spa, the nail technicians serve these sweet treats to feet in a soothing array of spa pedicures. They also tend to hands with acrylics, gel fills, and CND products, including shellac polish, which stays chip-free for up to two weeks. Many of the manicures and pedicures harness the restorative powers of essential oils, and technicians can add-on extras including exfoliating scrubs and paraffin treatments. Though they're mostly focused on hands and feet, the staff also waxes away unwanted hair from faces, bodies, and overgrown bear-skin rugs.
Embellish Hair Design’s stylists, cosmetologists, and nail technicians boast a collective 20 years in the beauty industry. They put this expertise to use in creating haircuts for women, men, and children, along with coloring services and keratin straightening treatments. The nail techs make digits fancier with manicures and spa pedicures, and aestheticians use wax to remove fuzz from the lips, chin, and eyebrows while aiming to maintain a calming atmosphere.