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.
It's not enough to be just pretty. The staff at Isis Wellness Nail Bar describes the salon as a "nail clinic" in which each mani-pedi results in more than just glossy nails, but also encourages healthy hands and feet. Technicians shape nails with disposable files and scrub away dead skin with disposable buffers and spongers. All tools that are nondisposable are disinfected with a hospital-grade autoclave, more effective than soaking them in butter. But this is not a sterile, cold salon. Aqua-blue recliners cosset customers during treatments, and they can add on mini facials and hot-stone foot massages for ultimate pampering.
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.
Kids often take after their parents, and Armin Khavari is no exception. After growing up watching his parents run a beauty business, it seemed only natural for him to use his own experience and found Armin Salon-Spa. Alongside a group of skilled stylists, Armin clips and reshapes hair into trendy forms, colors locks with bold new hues, and conditions strands. On the spa side, massage therapists knead away stress, nail technicians retouch hands and feet, and aestheticians restore skin's youthful vitality and original shrink wrap.
Unless you've been cloned, your face is unique. That's why the skilled estheticians at Senses Beauty Lounge tailor facial and peel services to the individual's needs using high-end Dermalogica products. But skincare is just one arrow in the spa's ample beautification arsenal. Estheticians provide relaxing mani-pedis or waxing sessions to remove unwanted hair from the body or face.
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.