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.
Leopard-spotted nails. Hair dyed an electric pink. Exfoliating facial masks. The service list at Glamorous Kitty Hair & Nail Salon extends beyond the standard cut and color. Owner Jaye Martinez whole-heartedly believes that there's glamour in everyone, which is why her team has the diverse skill set needed to handle everything from waxing to hair coloring and nailcare.
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.
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.