From the moment guests walk or cartwheel into Ohana Spa of South Miami, a variety of stimuli work together to help them to relax: the sounds of calming waterfalls and the subtle smell of lavender, lemongrass, and peppermint. Owner Dionne Corona's eyebrow-shaping wizardry and custom facials have been featured in multiple publications, which isn’t a surprise considering Dionne has been in the business for more than 20 years.
Jessica Oviedo is a double threat—she's both a Brazilian waxing specialist and licensed medical esthetician. She uses this expertise, along with an arsenal of premium products, to help skin become both smooth to the touch and pleasing to the eye. She doesn't just perform treatments for the face, limbs, and extremities though. She also helms Brazilian waxing services, as well as luxurious vajacial treatments, in which she cleanses and moisturizes nether regions.
Though the words "waxing" and "relaxation" aren't often uttered in the same sentence, the place where Jennifer performs her services, ZenMe Massage & Spa, actively works to change that. The spa cultivates a serene state of mind with soothing earth-toned walls and comfy, overstuffed furniture. Hanging chandeliers and wood-framed mirrors add a chic flair to the zen-minded spot, which specializes in massages ranging from acupressure to reflexology.
HD Esthetique focuses on the little things. Its trio of doctors includes a highly trained urologist, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and a specialist in eyelid and facial plastic surgery, all of whom work to make each body part look its best. The variety of services range from liposuction to buttock augmentation and laser hair removal. For a small touchup, clients can undergo Botox or dermal fillers, which inject serums filled with the rubbings of magic erasers under the skin to erase fine lines and wrinkles. More full-body makeover treatments include ultrasonic cavitation to help decrease fat cells and PRP skin rejuvenation using the patient's own plasma to tighten saggy skin and decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
Dasol takes the ?med? part of med-spa seriously: it?s staffed by a team of board-certified cosmetic surgeons, registered nurses, and aestheticians. Inside a building that resembles a stately Southern villa, they turn to the latest aesthetic treatments to ward off wrinkles, dark spots, sagging skin, and other signs of aging or extended vacations to the sun. Time-tested spa treatments are coupled with products from SkinCeuticals and Obagi and advanced technology including the skin-firming eMatrix system, wrinkle-plumping dermal fillers, and the highly publicized HydraFacial.
Detlev Hair Studio's experienced aestheticians smooth out hirsute humans with follicle-felling treatments culled from its extensive menu of waxing services. Prep gams for a summery showcase with a lower-leg wax ($35), or prod eyebrows toward good behavior with a brow shaping ($23), transforming eye adornments into sleek lines or hidden Morse-code messages. Salon-goers can rid shoulders of fuzz ($25), neaten up a bikini line ($28), or de-fur chests ($40) while tucked within the angular, modern confines of Detlev’s cosmetically minded atelier. Detlev aids busy clients in their hair-removal quest by keeping doors open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, removing unwanted stubble before morning commutes or after evening werewolf hunts.
LVS Salon Group's continually educated staff indulges clients' every feature with a kaleidoscopic slate of hair, nail, and skin services. While a stylist brightens a mane with highlights or blow-dries locks, a multitasking patron can lend paws to a technician for a professional manicure and pedicure crowned in durable gel lacquers or acrylic nails. For at-home beauty care or to sate the whines of unpampered mannequins, the salon stocks a brigade of products that includes Creative Nail Design, Matrix, Marilyn Brush, and Moroccanoil.