Led by licensed paramedical aesthetician Ariel Starr, Salon Du Soleil Medi-Spa's staff aims to send their clients home pampered, rejuvenated, and with head-turning new looks. The specialists have honed their skills in a variety of areas, sculpting new hair designs or donning flawlessly applied war paint as they battle unwanted fuzz with waxing services. The spa pamperings, which also include manicures and massages, pair with medical treatments to fully make over bods with methods including microdermabrasion, which blasts away signs of age. Salon Du Soleil's staff works to create a clean facility by completely sterilizing equipment and only telling PG-rated knock-knock jokes.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
Since 1986, Shear Art Salon & Spa has provided professional, talented stylists who carefully help achieve their clients' beautifying objectives. If you have an unwanted shade of hair on your head, Shear Art Salon will color it (starting at $49). If you don't have enough hair, Shear Art can give you extensions (prices determined per consultation). If you have too much hair, Shear Art can cut it in a way that makes you feel content (starting at $35 for women, $28 for men). If your hair already makes you feel content, Shear Art will give you a manicure (starting at $25) or pedicure (starting at $42) to make your fingers and toes content enough to match your highly contented hair. Sometimes, when the tides of stress rise, you need a firm pat on the back to sooth your pains, preferably from experienced hands. Shear Art spa services include therapeutic treatments for your body, such as seven distinctive massages (starting at $48), facials and peels (starting at $63), spray tanning (starting at $34), professional makeup application (starting at $40), and bridal packages (starting at $180 per person).
Owner Darren Pena has traveled around the world as a founding member of the Pureology Brand Artistic Team, working at high-profile events such as New York Fashion Week and earning ink in industry magazines like Modern Salon along the way. Darren channels all of this experience at his eponymous salon, where he and his staff favor organic and eco-friendly hair products and emphasize the health of their clients' hair and skin. Just as they shun run-of-the-mill products, they also eschew cookie-cutter treatments, striving instead to customize each service to each individual client. They achieve this by starting every hair service?from cutting to texturizing?with a consultation in which stylists analyze the client's hair and listen to their needs and goals. From there, they craft a 'do that gels with the client's features, and can even prepare a unique, one-of-a-kind color in one of Florida's largest open color bars. Hair isn't the only star of the show, though?Darren Pena Salon and Spa also offers facials, peels, mani-pedis, massages, and airbrush tanning.
While they specialize in massage, it would be erroneous to say The Massage Center's therapists only do one thing. Their fingers can knead and stroke to the tune of 14 massage modalities, each one carefully administered to render specific benefits.
It's not hard to figure out what the massages accomplish, since the center gives each treatment an easy to remember name. For example, "My Vacation" is just that: an escape into the massage room for a light, Swedish massage focused on relieving stress. During "Rainy Day" treatments, essential oils drop onto the body, while the "Aroma Delight Relaxation" treatments fill the massage room with soothing scents. Other massages focus on specific types of clients, like athletes or expectant mothers.
During the "Baby on Board" massage, therapists address lower back pain, swelling in the legs, and other issues for women from the second trimester to six months after birth, when a child can finally leave for college.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Custom massage
Pro Tip: Soothing Palm Bodyworks is located inside of the Sweatshop. Upon entering, head up the stairs to the first door.
At Soothing Palm Bodyworks, licensed massage therapist Benny Blanchard eases muscular pain with his broad repertoire of massage modalities. Benny specializes in alleviating chronic pain, such as posture, low back pain, shoulder tightness, physical injuries and more using treatments that include hot-stone, reflexology, sports, and deep-tissue massage.