Beauty and the Beast
It’s not just for fairy tales. Getting that beauty treatment makes her happy.
As the mother of girls (one who’s a performer), I know all too well that not being able to hit the salon for a hair cut, mani-and-pedi, and eyebrow-waxing is something they really miss when away at school. My nephew is the same way….about his hair cut, at least. And before anyone jumps all over the “beauty is skin deep” bandwagon, I’d just like to say: when your student is away for an entire semester, being able to get a hair trim or eyebrows waxed may be important to them. Looking your best helps you feel your best, and that goes for all of us. For those special occasions (Greek formals, university banquet, job interview on campus), they especially want to make certain they look polished, from head to toe.
So where can students go for hair treatments (cut, color, and highlights), eyebrow waxing or threading, manicures, and pedicures? Even our interns and our own daughters do not always agree on a favorite place…or three!…because this is such a personal service. Everyone’s expectations are different and personal preference is just that. So, based on a range of personal preferences, here are some of the recommended places:
A Nu Twist Salon — 1031 NW 6th St B3. Specializing in African American hair.
Avant Garde – 1310 SW 13th Street, located on the ground floor of Shands/UF Health South.
Beach Break – 603 W. University Avenue. Men and Women’s Haircuts. Their Dermalounge does waxing. Closed on Sundays.
Ciao Bella Salon – 235 S. Main St., Ste 102. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
E’lan – 115 N. Main St. Also does waxing. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
Parking Tower — Hair, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
The Salon @ 716 — 716 W University Ave. (As if you didn’t see that coming!)
Sephora — Newly opened in Butler Plaza. Offering a wide range of facial care, makeup services, and tutorials as well as products.
Ulta Beauty – Located in Oaks Square on West Newberry Road. They offer hair, skin, brows, and makeup beauty services. Click on the link for special offers.
Gents & Co. — 490 NW 60th St. #5.
Mode Salon East — Located on E. University Ave. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
Randy’s Haircut for Men — Located on West University Avenue. Closed on Sunday.
So Sharp Cutz and Stylz — Located on W. Newberry Road.
Bellagio Nail Spa — 3045 SW 34th St., Ste 26.
Cosmo Nails – 3205 Clark Butler Boulevard, #50. Also does hair and waxing. Serving wine for those 21 or over. Opened 7 days a week.
Gator Nails — 821 NW 13th St. Closed on Sunday. Manicures, pedicures, and waxing.
Luxury Nails — Also offers waxing. For those 21 or over, complimentary wine. Closed on Sunday.
Nails First – Located in The Oaks Mall, open 7 days a week. Also, does waxing.
The Nail Spa — A new Celebration Pointe nail salon, open daily.
Noire The Nail Bar — Located in the new Butler Plaza, at 2850 SW 35th Dr.
Swan Nails – 1515 NW 23 Avenue. Closed on Monday.
Tami Nails – 5230 SW 34th St. Open 7 days. Also does waxing. Check their website for coupons.
Tiffany Nails — 3733 University Ave. Open 7 days.
UF Nails — 917 W University Ave. Open 7 days. Does waxing and sugaring, the latest trend in hair removal.
Zen Nails & Day Spa — 1497 NW 16th Ave. Closed on Sundays. They also offer waxing, facials, and massages.
Brazil Waxing Center – 4817 SW 34th Street. Closed on Sunday.
Salon Ziba — 2441 NW 43rd St. Monday through Saturday, by appointment only.
Anthem Tattoo Parlor — 230 NW 2nd Ave.
Bodytech Tattoos and Piercing — 806 W University Ave.
Wunderland Custom Tattooing — 235 S Main St #101.