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.
The staff at iLash & Skincare tailor their treatments to coincide with the client's style, with botanical facials that adapt to specific skin types. Additional services include cavitation, body wraps, and silk and mink eyelash extensions available in both C- and J-curls.
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.
Privacy takes priority at Adevé Spa Salon, which was founded by stylist Adys Duardo and aesthetician Evelyn Acosta. Individual bathrooms connect to each private treatment room, where luxurious relaxation and beautification proceed. Inventive pampering treatments include ofuro-hyrdotherapy, which uses a Japanese-style hot tub to sap away stress and remove toxins. Massage kneads out muscular tension, while facials and photorejuvenation render skin as radiant as the mythical firefly devouring the sun. The hair spa, meanwhile, keeps locks looking as resplendent as the rest of the body, making hair silky and smooth with conditioning sessions and keratin treatments.
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.