For nearly three decades, the stylists at Beauty Strategy have outsmarted wind, humidity, and other harbingers of bad-hair days by combining their international styling educations with handpicked salon products. They work with all hair types—frizzy curls included—and begin each of their cuts with a free consultation. This crucial aspect of the appointment gives them a better sense of their clients’ style and aesthetic vision. The salon’s staff doesn’t limit its scope to the scalp; manicures and pedicures keep nails groomed, and 11 types of facials work to erase acne, redness, and bite marks from untrained houndstooth scarves.
Amid orange walls lined with Gelish nail polish and skincare products, Esthetic Quick's aestheticians sculpt nails and wax away unwanted hair. Nail techs enhance mani-pedis with towel wraps, and beauty techs add volume to lashes with eyelash extensions. The staff's expertise also extends to services such as anti-aging facials, eye massage, makeup lessons, and invisible-cloaking body wraps.
Mario Anton and Oswaldo Acero combined their talents to create chic and modern hair salon Anton Acero Beauty Studio. Located at the cusp of Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile, the studio is a full-service hair and beauty space born out of Acero’s family salon business in Caracas, Venezuela. In order to refine his techniques and talents after entering the United States, Acero enrolled in the Paul Mitchell Academy, eventually meeting Anton, whose own reputation included stints at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Miami. Together, the pair craft meticulous cuts, perform quick blowouts and offer airbrushed makeup, all from their charming, modern space, where dark wood stands out against the white furniture and teal accent pieces.
Transformation is the M.O. at Beyond Image Salon. A team of highly trained stylists breathes new life into hair one lock at a time, using everything from simple scissoring techniques to texturizing treatments to renew clients' appearances. In addition to women's cuts, hair services include ammonia-free coloring, keratin blowouts, and toner. They can even apply makeup for special occasions, as well as remove unwanted hair or super-glued bear fur with waxing treatments. Nail techs can put the finishing touches on new looks with tropical pedicures and spa manicures, while technicians help to slip waistlines with ultrasound cavitation sessions.
The full-service Avant-Garde Salon and Spa located on Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile offers hairstyling, body care, facials and skincare. Owners Christine and Thierry Painparay are known for their hair conditioning treatments that provide a cocktail of emollient and anti-oxidants to give hair its ultimate shine and cellular renewal. In addition, the salon offers permanent makeup services for lip color, eyebrows and eyeliner, while providing eyelash enhancement options, from the application of flash eyelashes that last for weeks to semi-permanent extensions, which tend to be longer and thicker. The salon also offers bridal party makeup and hairdo services. The tall, long and inviting space is pulled back to the rafters, revealing old wood and lots of industrial accents.
Beatriz is indeed an artist, but her paintings don't hang in museums. Rather, they dangle in groups of five from her clients' hands. The experienced nail technician takes manicures and pedicures to the next level, prepping nails by clipping, filing, and buffing them one by one. Once she has a freshly shaped canvas to work with, she'll pull out her miniature brush to make streaks of bold red or muted pink. Beatriz can draw upon a kaleidoscope of Essie and OPI nail polishes, but she's also more than happy to use any nail polish or treasured crayon you bring from home.