The stylists and aestheticians at Metro Hair Salon and Spa call on years of training and acclaimed beauty brands such as Sadoc, Alfaparf Milano, and Shellac to refine appearances from head to toe. Inside one of three cozy studios, staffers rejuvenate damage and smooth down frizzled follicles with deep-conditioning recovery treatments and Brazilian straightening techniques. Coif artisans carefully steer scissors through strands, cutting and styling hair to frame faces or bypass highly ticklish shoulders. The spa also indulges other bodily regions by dipping hands in silky paraffin, infusing facials with renewing caviar, and unearthing tension with focused deep-tissue massages.
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.
New Awakenings is a warm, inviting oasis where aestheticians expertly revitalize tormented extremities during a deluxe manicure and pedicure. After seating patrons in the upscale treatment room, a specialist will treat fatigued feet to a soothing pedicure. First, a luxurious seaweed-saturated bath and a skin-smoothing seaweed-salt scrub pamper cramping toes; then a hydrating foot-and-leg massage assuages achy muscles with an antioxidant-saturated mixture of vitamins C and E, ginkgo biloba, and heavily buttered Brussels sprouts. The deluxe manicure closely mimics its foot-focused counterpart, rounding out serrated claws, quenching parched paws, lacquering hue-less talons, and massaging hands and arms.
For owners Jo Massaro and Karen Ierna, Benjamin's Studios is all about creativity. They showcase this passion for creativity with the imaginative hairstyles and glowing skin they impart in the salon and spa, but also in the Treasure Island facility's onsite art gallery, which displays work from local artists. There's even a fashion boutique overflowing with men's and women's clothing and accessories.
Jo and Karen primarily put their 30+ years of hair experience to use in the hair studio. Here, they craft new 'dos using foil highlights, perms, and straightening techniques—techniques the designers of Pisa's famous tower boldly ignored. The spa’s aestheticians, meanwhile, release stress by rendering massages, mani-pedis, and ionic footbath services. They also perform eight skin-type-specific facials, such as teen, men's, and problematic, and they enhance them with aromatherapy and Chakra testing.
With more than 25 years of experience in the fields of hair care and skin care, Karen Marlise knows what aesthetic services to use to make her clients look their best. She is skilled in the art of permanent cosmetics and has mastered the high-tech marksmanship of laser hair reduction. Traditional facials and peels encourage a healthy and refreshed complexion, while cellulite treatments and body-contouring services work to refine the silhouette.
Karen is the sole proprietor of her private medical spa studio, and she does her work under the supervision of Dr. Valdes.
With her crew of nail techs, manicurist Lu Bonilla channels 15 years of independent experience into her extremity-pampering services. Patrons trail fingers gently across the soft and supple skin on their feet and hands after paraffin wraps in the salon, which staff sanitizes regularly. Long-lasting Shellac polishes resist chipping for days, and french manicures add elegance to hands when one is playing piano or demonstrating disdain for the rules of soccer.