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.
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.
Between a carmine screen and a glossy wood desk, a receptionist welcomes clients to A La Mode Beauty Salon, which polishes appearances from head to toe. Excited girls and women chatter in the background as stylists twirl, pin, and spray their hair in preparation for quinceañeras and weddings. Meanwhile, nail technicians massage feet, paint fingernails with shellac polish, and apply acrylic nails. Expressions shine after cleansing, balancing facials, which can be paired with waxing or permanent makeup to add an extra air of elegance to clients' features.
Within the funky, upbeat confines of this Paul Mitchell Focus studio, D&L’s follicular fanatics refurbish lady locks and man manes with timeless and inimitable looks. Opt for a sassy snip and clip with an advanced hair artist ($65), or master hair artist ($75), all schooled in the art of noggin nest rejuvenation. A hair blow ($45) imparts beautiful blasts of heat for precisely sculpted scalps (included with all cuts), and the uptown girl ($75) upsweeps strands for special occasions such as weddings, high-school reunions, or upscale stuffed-animal parties.