Fritz's talented staff of stylists perform haircuttery that pulls out all the stops, including the one imprisoning a dangerous djinn. Fritz's haircut ($34) prefaces its precision scissor-snipping with a luxurious, meditative shampooing, a hot-towel treatment, and a scalp massage. All the young dudes carrying the news can freshen their follicles with a highlighting ($40+), while distinguished gents can either defy the passing of time with a custom color ($60+) or gray coverage ($35), or rock the salt-and-pepper with a gray blending ($30). Beyond the head, you can sample Fritz's spa-grade services such as a 45-minute customized facial ($45), a 60-minute massage in the style of your choice ($75), a manly and respect-inducing men's manicure ($25), and more.
Sometimes family can drive you crazy. Other times it can provide relaxation, rest, and beauty. For more than 15 years, the family that owns Cuerpos Care Medical Spa has done just that for their clients with therapeutic massage services, facial and body treatments, and chemical peeling. Various facial services get creative with the use of electric currents, oxygen jets, and platelet-rich plasma harvested from the patient’s own blood or stolen from a mosquito’s rainy-day fund. The staff also administers microdermabrasions and acne treatments to undo facial imperfections, and Botox injections help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Miami Pro mollify aches and lull clients into tranquility with many massage modalities. Swedish massages ease muscles with flowing, gliding strokes, deep-tissue treatments treat more persistent pains, and reflexology uses the body's pressure points to treat discomfort.
Founded by Dr. Ida Rolf, the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, or Rolfing, works the web of winding connective tissues (fascia) that envelope the body's organs, muscles, and inner-doodads. When stress, injury, and gravity yank the body out of alignment, the fascia, too, is disrupted, resulting in stiffness and loss of energy within the body that usually only comes from sitting through an awful poetry reading. Rolfing ditches the hitches in the body's giddyup through a systematic application of pressure on the body that lengthens and realigns the fascia.
Biophotonic scanner. Hyperbaric chamber. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) anti-aging therapy. If an ambitious sci-fi writer invented a med spa floating around outer space, she might describe it with words like these—but Bonsai MedSpa, with its vernacular of advanced equipment and treatments, are anchored firmly on spaceship earth. The medical aestheticians—led by a licensed, board-certified medical director—put technology at the center of their work to treat clients’ skincare concerns with a variety of noninvasive procedures. Take one of their high-tech implements: a facial skin scanner. By using its black lights or filtered UV lights, technicians can amplify the visibility of skin issues that don’t normally reveal themselves under standard visible light: sun damage, blocked pores, or pigment disorders, to name three.
Along with their decidedly 21st-century way of detecting epidermal maladies, the staff can treat them with a long and varied slate of services. Microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and hydrafacials revitalize skin with little to no downtime for smooth, glowing complexions. Alternatively, several minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries are offered, such as facelifts. It’s a spa, though, after all, so the team can also simply help clients relax by rendering massage therapy, and it’s particularly aimed at mitigating pain from injuries.
Anti-aging expert Dr. Cesar Velilla directs the Dreams & Beauty Medical Spa, a purveyor of state-of-the-art Evolution M.D. skincare products. The med spa smoothes the skin with services such as Botox and laser therapies that remove hair, blot out spider veins, or erase last week's grocery list. The day spa's professional aestheticians deliver firming facials, and stylists in the salon educate clients on maintaining healthy hair while they cut or color strands. Eye-catching red accents enliven the med spa's sleek black-and-white décor. Clients can relax in red velvet armchairs before entering treatment rooms, which boast backlit ledges filled with rocks that are ideal for testing the strength of a new updo.
Licensed massage therapist Gloria Aguilar Alonso slackens aching sinews with a dynamic array of soothing bodywork. In the comfort of a private room, clients can solicit Gloria’s flowing Swedish strokes to temper aches, or opt for a therapeutic hot-stone treatment, which uses heated basalt stones and herbal oils to alleviate lower-layer tension. Liud’s Spa also offers a menu of noninvasive medical techniques to promote weight loss and gently shape the female form.