For the past 16 years, Taylor Lane & Co. Day Spa's aestheticians have pampered guests from scalp to sole with services from haircuts to massages to pedicures. Amid umbers, earthen pinks, and cream-toned tiles, nail techs massage feet with basalt stones and apply products such as Harmony Gel cured by ultraviolet light. The spa's eyelash-extension specialist is certified by several lash companies. Aside from increasing the range of her client's butterfly kisses, she teaches professional certification courses in eyelash extensions.
Christiana revels in the fact that all of her clients are their own unique beings. That means she gets to create a new, custom hairstyle at every appointment—the second-most popular reason for people becoming a stylist, right behind getting to play with hair clippings. She displays her true calling by expertly creating simple bobs or pixie cuts, leaving locks long and wispy, or adding body with lots of layers.
Florida Sun & Spa beautifies all the body’s nooks and style-seeking crannies with its extensive selection of services. Tame a wild mane sans exorbitant finishing-school tuition with a precision cut ($22 for men, $30 for women), or sport a bountiful bouffant with a shampoo and blowout ($25+). Tresses seeking a more versatile wardrobe can don prismatic duds with a set of full foils ($70) or an all-over spackling of color ($45+). On the other side of strand spectrum, waxing services abound, helping clients de-fuzz faces, legs, arms, backs, and bikini lines to cast smoother, more aerodynamic shadows ($10–$60).
Most people don’t think of tattoo parlors as an appropriate place to bring the kids to. The staff at A Fu Kein Good Tattoo and Piercing, however, want to change that perception, believing that there’s no reason why kids shouldn’t be there to see where Mom and Pop get their ink done. They maintain a kid-friendly policy, allowing supervised children to play video games, watch TV, or give their dolls Crayola-drawn tribal tattoos while the artists and piercers outfit the grownups with new body art in the shop’s private rooms. The artists in residence specialize in a range of styles, sketching out everything from intricate lettering to realistic portraits and designs with psychedelic coloring. Additionally, the team can use pre-drawn designs or custom, hand-sketched designs of the boat anchor you’ve sworn undying love to. The staff also creates intricate designs for boys and girls’ names, which customers can purchase if they already have a go-to tattoo guy.
Jacksonville Chiropractic & Acupuncture, on the south side, is a full service alternative treatment center for chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage therapy. The center focuses on natural and alternative healing and treating the whole person to prevent injuries and conditions from affecting their quality of life. Dr. Jeremiah Carlson will detail an individualized treatment and wellness plan according to patient’s needs and conditions, and the clinic teams up with Massage Suite to provide massage therapy services, as well as Brandon Lee who serves as the acupuncturist. From the state of the art office, with cream walls, a welcome and information counter at the entrance and well-equipped adjustment, massage and acupuncture treatment rooms with comfortable therapy beds, patients can have all their integrative care in one convenient location. Most insurance is accepted as well as family plans and flexible payment arrangements are also available.
For an additional fee, guests at The Mona Lisa Day Spa and Salon can opt to slip into a hydrotherapy tub or watch their once shy pores open in an aromatherapy steam room before any service begins. As soothing music placates ears and soft lighting makes everyone look more attractive, the spa's team of expert aestheticians melds Western and Eastern techniques. Warm wax gently removes hair from the body, and Japanese-inspired body treatments incorporate cherry blossom, rice-powder exfoliation, and a reflexology massage. Facials purify and nourish skin with Eco-Cert organic plant-derived ingredients and European techniques, and cosmetic services, such as makeup application and eyelash extensions, further beautify bodies. The Mona Lisa also offers massage packages which also allow individuals or couples the chance to pamper themselves and enjoy a day of relaxation.