This NY-style manstitution harkens back to the barbershop heyday of the '40s, with intricate gold-trimmed walls, classy chandeliers, and a team of friendly hair whisperers that's armed and legged to whip follicles into shape. A tenure spent nestled in the shop's plush fur-fighting chairs can take two forms. Stylishly eradicate facial fuzz with a luxurious hot-lather shave, employing heated shaving cream and a pristine straight-blade to render a clean-cut appearance matched only by Library of Congress cadets and Ken dolls. Or, opt for the all-encompassing haircut service, having your strands styled to your liking as well as lovingly shampooed and conditioned. A shirt-flattering neck-shave is also included, preventing shady back-neck tendril trades.
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.
Cleber Lopes Beauty & Life Institute's highly trained hair stylists deftly defy frizz and flyaways with products from professional lines such as L'Oréal and Kérastase. During the 20-minute treatment, hairologists wrap parched locks in a concentrated mask that works to quickly infuse strands with shine-boosting nutrients. Like a pork roast wrapped in bacon or a chocolate cake encased in Jell-O, the L'Oréal and Kérastase formula found within the concentrate nourishes dry head bristles by sealing in moisture, producing a luminous and healthy-looking brain coat. After the procedure, blow-dryers unleash gusts of rejuvenating air onto manes to add face-framing volume before releasing them back into the wild looking smooth, soft, and less likely to incite a brush fire.
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.
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.
Within the private rooms at Patricia's Skin Care, clients relax as aestheticians perform soothing beauty treatments to bodies and faces. Head-to-toe wraps and scrubs exfoliate birthday suits, and infrared slimming treatments promote svelter physiques without surgery. Traditional facial and high-tech skin therapies––including those that call upon LED light and ultrasonic waves––cleanse pores and refine complexions. To shave time off morning routines, permanent-makeup applications imbue features with pigments that won't run in the shower or escape overnight.