Look your best!
When planning for college, we rarely think about the fact that our kids may still have to visit hair salons and barbershops or get the occasional manicure and so on. Let’s face it; they want to maintain their magnificence (and sometimes even hygiene). We certainly can’t expect them to go from August until Thanksgiving without an eyebrow wax now, can we? So, I’ve asked around and my own daughter and her friends have tried many of these.
Floyd’s 99 (12101 University in the Plaza) is moderately priced.
Supercuts (Alafaya and Waterford) A UCF student ID will get a 10% discount. Sign up for coupons while you’re there.
Stadium Barbershops (right off University 12050 Collegiate Way)
Lady Jane’s Haircuts for Men (on University)
Sport Clips (3402 Technological Ave.) A UCF student ID will get you $3 off your cut.
Stop Barber Shop (11917 E. Colonial Drive) If you swing by any Tuesday or Wednesday with your UCF ID, you’ll get a $10 haircut.
FX Nails (eyebrow waxing too)
Elegant Nails and Spa (in Waterford Lakes Village)
Avenue Nails (waxing too) There happens to be a Groupon available for Avenue Nails right now.
Hand and Foot Spa (pricier, but my daughter claims it is worth it)
Club Nails and Spa (11229 E. Colonial Drive) Mondays & Tuesdays is buy-1-get-1 for another person, so bring a friend. Spend $45 on various services and get a free French polish or eyebrow wax. There is also a 10% student discount.
Spa Unico on E. Colonial
Lee Nails (also on Colonial)
Beautique Nail Salon and Spa, only around 25 minutes away in Winter Park, but our interns say it is worth the drive.
Flex-I Nails Spa and Wellness – our intern really liked it here and they have gel manicures for only $20!
Deep Nails Spa
Maxim Nail & Day Spa – They do far more than nails and our students love this place.
Super Nails and Spa – in Waterford, very convenient
Waxing & Threading
European Wax Center (Waterford) – has a student bundle
Eyebrow Connection (on Colonial)
Venus Eyebrows Threading (on Alafaya)
Hair Salons and Blow Dry Bars
Rosa Perfect Eyebrow
Yasmin Eyebrow Threading
GLAM Eyebrow Threading
Eyebrow Connection (ask for Israt- she’s my gal)
Color Bar Salon (4498 N. Alafaya Trail in the University Commons) They also do hair extensions.
Elegance Hair Salon (11602 Lake Underhill Rd) 25% off your first visit and you can book your appointments online
Just Blow It Blow Dry Bar & Boutique (in Waterford Lakes shopping center) Book online or by calling. They also do makeup and updo’s. Check Groupon for possible specials
Tipsy Salon Bar (Winter Park, but my sources tell me it is worth the drive.)
A1 Hair Studio (on campus in the Pegasus Center/ John T. Washington Center). They are a multi-cultural salon for men and women.
Hair Studio (on Alafaya)
Alchemy Hair Salon in Winter Park is a favorite
Xander Blue Salon, in Winter Springs, is also a favorite
CT Hair Salon (12478 Lake Underhill Rd in Waterford Lakes Village) For men and women. Check Groupon as they occasionally run specials.
Stella Luca is also a really popular, good hair salon in Winter Park
Vanities Hair Salon and Spa (on University) Follow them on Facebook; they often list special deals.
Mosaic Hair Studio & Blowout Bar – located at 541 Virginia Drive. A little more on the pricier side (a blowout is $37 and woman’s haircut/blowout starts at $52) but is recommended by students.
Mitchell Wade Salon in Oviedo is getting great reviews. Check their website for specials, including $10 off for both you and the friend you refer.
Ulta Beauty – Located in Waterford Lakes Town Center. Offers Hair, skin, makeup, and brows beauty services. Click on link for special offers.
Age of Ink- Right across from UCF on Corporate Blvd.
Golden Tarot Ink Club – located in Winter Park
Good Vibrations ink Tattoo on I-Drive
OG Tattoos and Gallery- on IDrive
Orlando Tattoo Company
Rise Above Tattoos
Studio Thirteen Tattoo
OG Tattoos and Gallery- on IDrive
Not surprisingly there is plenty to choose from; the questions may be which are most affordable, conveniently located and have hours that fit students’ schedules. My daughter still won’t trust anyone else with her organic Keratin treatments so we have to work that into long weekends or vacations. Manicures are another story; she tries them all (and as long as they fit into her budget, so be it.)
Sephora can be found Waterford Lakes that offers touch-ups and makeovers to quick-fix facials.