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.
The aestheticians at Fresh Faces bolster their facials with products from Skin Fitness Therapy, professional-grade potions that meld natural ingredients with scientific formulas. This is part of the progressive approach they take regarding skincare treatments, which are customized to address each individual’s particular skincare needs. Along with facials, the staff performs microdermabrasion and skin-exfoliation treatments to eliminate dull, lifeless skin cells on the face. Airbrush tanning services quench skin with a customized, nourishing bronze glaze while organic peels packed with fruit enzymes reveal younger, smoother-looking surfaces. Those looking to contour unsightly curves can try the Venus Freeze system, which tightens skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines. Downy robes and complimentary beverages help clients relax and wind down during their treatment of choice.
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.
It would be nearly impossible to tally up all the haircuts, highlights, and mani-pedis stylists have performed since Daisy Nails & Hair Salon first opened its doors in 1968. More than 40 years later, they still keep up with the latest trends, priding themselves on creating celebrity-like hair and washing away the pheromones that attract paparazzi. Aside from cuts and coloring treatments, stylists shape fetching brows with threading and install cascades of flowing tresses with 100% natural human hair extensions. The salon also relaxes customers with services such as soothing massages and luxurious caviar facials.
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.
Noticing a trend, the professionals at Monica Hair Studio departed from the industry standard and created a salon based on openness and hospitality. The studio's clients are the direct beneficiaries of this policy, as each personalized treatment leaves them relaxed, refreshed, and confident in their appearance—unlike a penguin with peacock feathers. Each visit starts with a complimentary consultation with an expert stylist, and clients are treated to services such as haircuts, keratin treatments, mani-pedis, and deep-cleansing facials. Products from Keratherapy, Dióra, and DermaSwiss prove the professional quality of the treatments, and an on-site massage therapist can ease the tension brought on by worrying about whether or not to get bangs.