Licensed massage therapist Amanda Howard first conceived of Crystal Blue Health Spa for a school project, and she realized her dream with the spa's opening in 2011. In the interim, she crafted a menu of soothing spa services, including massages, body scrubs, and facials. Amanda navigates the treacherous terrain of knotted musculature during Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and aromatherapy massages, which wheedle backs into relinquishing stockpiled stress, tension, and missing socks hidden beneath shoulder blades. For surface-level pampering, the spa's resident aesthetician treats visages to deep-cleansing facials and exfoliating body scrubs. The hot-chocolate scrub emulates its wintertime namesake with a sweetly scented, warm elixir infused with Giovanni PureOrganic Technology—an essential-oil medley designed to nourish and heal wizened pelts—and the hypoallergenic tropical scrub's jojoba, macadamia, avocado, and sweet-almond oils replenish thirsty pores more effectively than dunking them in a pool of Gatorade.
In 1993, Les Arthur Bauman finally realized his dreams of opening his own salon, which he called Arturo's. He had two stylists, some shears, and not much else, but he worked hard to build the business. While he got the salon up and running, his son, Jes Bauman, became the second generation of the family to pursue hair as art, pursuing an education in New York. Eventually, Jes returned to Orlando to help his father and, ultimately, to take over the studio. He renamed the business J. Bauman Salon, but he preserved the family tradition of expanding the customer base, one expertly cut head of hair at a time.
To date, Jes has accrued more than 20 years of experience and has built up a talented stable of more than 20 stylists. His team constantly snips, colors, and extends hair at 17 stations spread throughout the now-upscale salon. The decor has matured alongside the business. It blends dark hardwood floors with high ceilings fitted with bright, recessed bulbs, which are ideal for helping stylists focus on their work rather than those mysterious shadows looming in the corner.
As co-owners of Trend Studios Orlando, Matthew Bengston and Anthony Cortes have cultivated a business that reflects their own areas of expertise. Matthew brings his skills as a stylist to the hair salon, where he and his team cut men’s and women’s hair, add highlights, and lengthen locks with extensions. For his part, Anthony draws on his talents as a teeth-whitening and airbrush-tanning specialist to oversee those branches of the studio. Both Matthew and Anthony go out of their way to ensure a comfortable experience for clients: Anthony’s airbrush tans, for example, employ an Evolv. Sidekick tanning system that warms up its tanning solution before gently misting skin. For the spa services in which they do not specialize, Matthew and Anthony employ a knowledgeable staff that performs massages, waxing treatments, and a cappella renditions of the spa’s relaxing soundtrack.
The Spa's focus on customer satisfaction and relaxation has gained the staff recognition from the press, including a nod in Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando 2011 list. Its vast menu of spa services runs a soothing gamut from traditional western massage to Dermalogica skincare treatments, as well as extravagant spa packages designed for men and women.
About once a month, or whenever the original cast of Footloose shows up, The Spa cranks up the tunes and opens up its hardwood floors for dancing during happy-hour spa parties. The themed shindigs pair lavish massages or facials with a nightclub ambiance of cocktails and activities such as gambling tables or oxygen bars.
From skin treatments to massages, Orlando's The Spa of Thornton Park is a luxury day spa that offers a wide variety of services.
This spa offers a customizable facial that provides powerful and clear results, leaving you feeling refreshed.
Get healthy, gorgeous skin when you take advantage of a skin care treatment from The Spa of Thornton Park, such as a body wrap, facial peels, and microdermabrasion.
Soothe your body and your mind with a relaxing and replenishing massage, such as hot stone and Swedish.
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Pamper yourself with a personalized cut, color, and style at this spa.
At The Spa of Thornton Park in Orlando, guests will appreciate the pain-free and quick hair removal services.
For customized alternative services that will suit your unique needs, head to this professional facility.
Test out a new coat of polish at this spa, a fashion-forward nail salon.
This spa is an appointment-only establishment and walk-ins aren't accommodated.
No cash, no problem. This beauty salon happily accepts payments by major credit card.
The Spa of Thornton Park is located near a parking lot, which many customers take advantage of.
There is no better way to relax than with some spa services from The Spa of Thornton Park so schedule yours today.
In need of a spa day? Head to Orlando's Chocolate Salon and Spa full-service salon and book a full day of beauty treatments, such as a mani and pedi, haircut, and massage.
Ease sore spots with a gentle massage from this salon, such as hot stone, deep tissue, and Swedish.
Fight off acne and wrinkles with a skin care treatment from Chocolate Salon and Spa.
Chopped or trimmed, a new haircut from this salon will leave you feeling confident.
The staff at this salon makes sure that everyone gets the treatment they prefer, including alternative services.
Can't manage to get the right look for your nails? This salon's happy to help with perfect manicures and pedicures for all of your digits.
Big night out? Cosmetic services at Chocolate Salon and Spa include eyebrow tinting, eyelash extensions, and make up application to help you look your most gorgeous.
At Chocolate Salon and Spa, you can discover the best way to professionally remove unwanted facial or body hair.
Don't forget to call Chocolate Salon and Spa today and schedule your peaceful and relaxing day at the salon.