Sharon Medina appointed the neutral walls of Posh Beauty Lounge with butterflies and full-length mirrors. In the waiting area at the center of the salon, orange pillows rest on wicker furniture that plays counterpoint to ultra-modern styling chairs. Sharon leads a team of stylists inside this Paul Mitchell Focus Salon and spends her spare time working as an instructor. Her team tends to 'dos with services ranging from texture-altering body wave and keratin treatments to hair extensions. Makeup artists also adorn faces with shimmering shades and permanent makeup. The latter technique inks skin with smudge-proof hues that can be worn to bed, unlike suit of armor pajamas.
Artistic director Celeste Rosado leads Blowdye Salon's team of stylists—which ranges from "rising stars" to Paul Mitchell educators—as they transform hair with a variety of services. Beyond basic blowouts and curl-maintaining bounce outs, they perform conservative or cutting-edge color applications that can mask grey, make brunettes more brilliant, or take blond from platinum to iridium and back again. Specialty treatments include keratin-based straightening as well as chic updos for weddings and nights on the town.
Virtually no aesthetic concerns go unaddressed at Essentials Spa and Salon, which employs a diverse team of stylists and aestheticians as well as med-spa technicians armed with contemporary cosmetic technology. The salon staff keeps its clients looking sharp by pampering tresses with haircare products by Moroccanoil, KMS, and L'Oréal Professional, and the nail technicians augment their mani-pedis with everything from paraffin dips to agave-nectar rubs.
The massage therapists treat concerns beneath the surface by kneading overstressed muscles with a variety of soothing modalities, but the med-spa team also strives to effect deeper changes. Overseen by Dr. Michael Lesser, the technicians can employ cutting-edge equipment and products, including microdermabrasion wands, a cosmetic laser system, and clinical-strength skincare balms. These treatments collectively rejuvenate the skin while minimizing the appearance of blemishes that typically accompany aging, sun exposure, or frequent naps in a bathtub full of wet newspapers.
Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS is a skilled and trusted Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Past PRESIDENT of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Clevens received his distinguished Ivy League training at YALE University and HARVARD Medical School. He completed his and residency and fellow
Though they have a brick-and-mortar shop, Elmo's Full Service Salon's stylists spend much of their time out in the community. They make convenient house calls and administer mobile makeovers at local hospitals and rehab centers. Whether on-location or within the salon, the stylists listen carefully to each client's telepathic ponytail and select the perfect combination of services. Aside from standard cuts and colors, the staff can add hair extensions, wax eyebrows, and sculpt nails during mani-pedis.
Iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe hang from the bubblegum-pink walls of Your Hearts Desire Hair Studio. That starlet’s rise to fame is an inspiration to the salon’s stylists and nail technicians, who do everything in their power to make clients Hollywood-ready. Aside from face-flattering haircuts and highlights, they offer indulgent spa treatments such as hot-stone mani-pedis. From time to time, they even enhance their nail treatments with seasonal scents that include peppermint, apple spice, and fresh-baked popsicle.