Upon entering Robar Beauty Salon & Spa, a visitor might first notice the recently remodeled interior, splashes of canary yellow or vibrant fuchsia, or the smell of organic hair products wafting through the air. But owner William Robar—an industry veteran of almost 40 years—remembers his salad days in less prosperous locations. His first salon "was so busy I didn't know where to put the people!" he laughs, recalling its cramped layout. His clientele ranged from street criminals to drug dealers. "In those days it was wild. Every walk of life came into my salon."
Now a sought-after celebrity stylist, William has clipped and styled famous hair for Frank Sinatra, Barbara Walters, and President Bill Clinton, who needed a trim before delivering a presidential speech. Inside his upscale salon, William and his team of certified stylists use their fashion instincts and mastery of the sibilant scissor language to team up with shears and craft elegant coifs for men, women, and children.
Coming from a family tree that had been sprouting medical practitioners for three centuries, Dr. Lev Sudakov has other people’s well-being in his blood. He founded Ocean Drive Chiropractic and Wellness Center in 2008 with the goal of helping his clients "get their lives back" through chiropractic care's potential to soothe chronic pain and other maladies. Drawing inspiration from his ancestors' tradition for patient-focused care, Dr. Sudakov harnesses the newest of technologies, such as Class IV K-Laser therapy, ultrasounds, and electrical muscle stimulation to treat his clients.
Dr. Sudakov uses massage therapy to banish stress, amplify the effects of chiropractic treatments, or soothe muscles sore from giving piggyback rides to Abraham Lincoln’s statue. His bilingual staff also offers nutritional counseling, helping everyone supplement the office's wellness-boosting treatments.
Modern Wellness Spa's staff helps clients look and feel their best with a vast lineup of cosmetic and therapeutic pampering treatments. To ease clients' pain and tension, licensed massage therapists target acupressure points and tender sections of muscle tissue using Eastern modalities such as shiatsu and Western techniques including trigger-point therapy. Prettifying services range from organic spray tans to anti-aging facials and LED light therapy. To further cultivate calmness, many services come with complimentary use of the spa's robes, steam room, and jacuzzi.
The spa's outdoor patio welcomes parties of up to 30 guests amid lush greenery to toast to good health with drinks from the juice bar or low-hanging rainclouds. Visitors may also browse the boutique, which is stocked with organic hair and skin products, StayFit exercise apparel, and the spa's signature desert-sage aroma.
Bellezza Beauty Bar can't be contained—the beauty center pampers clients not only in its studio, but also at fashion shows, parties, and other private events. Regardless of where the services take place, clients receive the Hollywood treatment: anti-aging facials, NovaLash eyelash extensions, and Brazil Bronze luxury spray tans that add definition as well as color. In the studio, the center of attention is the well-stocked beauty bar, which is outfitted with lotions, makeup, and special soaps that smell like loyalty. Before their services, clients rest on plush couches and sip cucumber water or Cuban coffee.
Elite Med Spa rests in the capable hands of Dr. Natalia Hegedosh, a physician with more than 20 years of professional experience. She developed Dermakine, a line of anti-aging skincare products that Elite's staff employs to smooth wrinkles during facials and from spa bed sheets too intimidated by the iron. Skin treatments dominate the menu, which features services that range from makeup applications and waxing to spider vein treatments and Botox injections.
Inside the terra-cotta-tiled entrance to Glamour Center, stylists cut and color men's and women's hair with carefully selected European products. Skilled in color, color correction, highlights, and lowlights, the staff can tint all hair types—long, short, curly, or stolen off a mannequin. Nail services pamper hands and feet, and facial waxes outfit customers with perfectly arched brows and smooth skin.