Friendly nail technicians stand behind a curved, granite-topped bar, inviting clients to crawl atop the high stools on the opposite side. Once perched on the cushy leather seats, patrons can watch their fingertips take on new shapes and colors under tulip-shaped pendant lights. Behind the manicure bar, a semicircle of crimson pedicure chairs stand at the ready to cradle patrons as their soles get scrubbed or their toe panels get reinforced with bright enamel. Beyond the nail loop, stylists clip coifs, aestheticians deep-clean pores, and therapists estimate clients' Jello contents with skillful massages.
Salon Libby’s talented, multilingual stylists nurse frazzled strands back to health with a variety of hair-straightening techniques and organic haircare products. Transform abundantly curled, misbehaving, or tense hair into sleek bliss with a Dominican relaxer or commit to long-term straightening with a Japanese retexturizing treatment. Altering the hair's texture to grow silky smooth over an extended time period, Japanese retexturizing unwinds frizzy coifs into silky locks that are obedient and manageable—unlike pet Tasmanian devils.
Though the bright colors and mod furniture of South Beach Tanning’s numerous salons may tempt clients to kick back for hours, that’s not the staff’s goal. Instead, they strive to provide swift, hassle-free tans that get clients out the door quickly to enjoy the day. Each of the chain’s salons boasts a floor plan that is twice as large as the average tanning salon, which increases the likelihood that a bed will be free and therefore reduces annoying wait times. Guests can choose from five tiers of UV beds, whose successive levels beget increased bulb output and more amenities to imbue swifter, more comfortable tans. For a UV-free glow, customers can opt to hop in the salon’s automated VersaSpa booths, which guide jets of pigmented formula from head to toe in only 46 seconds to grant a look as summery as boat sails composed of stitched-together bikinis.
A depiction of a red, white, and blue barber pole next to the shop’s sign sends a recognizable signal to all gentlemen looking to crop their shaggy manes. Sharp Barber’s team specializes in haircuts for men and boys, wielding scissors and trimmers to craft neat, classic hairstyles. For more refined looks, they also carefully perform lather shaves with straight razors before wrapping faces in hot, moist towels. Aside from Sharp Barber’s menu of services, the shop’s decor itself emanates a masculine vibe with a combination of rich blues and dark hardwood. Between the product-laden shelves and barber workstations, flat-screen TVs transmit a constant stream of sports action, interrupted only by the occasional commercial or subliminal Golden Girls marathon.