When people talk about huge transformations, a butterfly or a fairy-tale frog may come to mind. At Radiance Beauty Lounge, significant transformations are not limited to idle observation or fantasy—they really happen. Owner Yesenia Payano witnesses this frequently, and it’s what keeps her excited about running the Radiance Beauty Lounge. Her handpicked stylists and colorists, who attend ongoing education to stay savvy with trends, “can change somebody’s life,” she says. She recently watched a client’s “incredible” metamorphosis, after which the client "hugged the stylist—three times.”
It’s not surprising that the client felt so comfortable and overjoyed, because Radiance Beauty Lounge goes out of its way to make clients feel welcome. Happy hours—from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays—outfit clients with a complimentary mimosa, cocktail, or personal cheer squad as they receive keratin treatments or spa services such as facials and massages. Radiance Beauty Lounge is open until 7 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays for post-work or pre-party styles.
“My practice is really centered on the individual,” Dr. Amaryllis Pascual told NBC 6 News about her self-named clinic, Pascual MD Med Spa. “What I like to do is set up an initial consultation where I meet with the patient and we go over what their desired results are. I then take a look at their lifestyle and the person as a whole, and we customize a treatment plan that’s going to fit that individual.”
Dr. Pascual and three other on-staff doctors—Dr. Vijay Sharma, Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, and Dr. Jorge Gaviria—follow this regimen for each treatment they provide, whether clients seek cosmetic surgery, medical weight-loss supervision, or classic skincare services. They also equip their office with delicate lasers capable of softening wrinkles, ousting unwanted hair, and drawing old-timey mustaches on hamburger buns.
Miami’s American Laser Skincare works hard to provide an effective array of laser beauty treatments, from basic hair removal and skin rejuvenation to body shaping or overall cellulite reduction. Each procedure uses focused beams, targeted to specific areas and for their own unique purpose, to shape, sculpt and clean up the look of any customer on need. With dozens of locations nationwide, the unassuming office building location of this Aventura outpost feels more like a doctor’s office than a sunny beachside salon or calming day spa, but the medical just reinforces American Laser’s commitment to their craft. Detailed procedures lift, restructure and reshape skin, remove hair follicles without harming the body and provide long-term results for problems that have often been nagging clients for years.
DermatoneMiami's licensed technicians and nurses wield FDA-certified radio-frequency generators for skin-tightening treatments that seek to mitigate stretch marks and cellulite. The therapeutic, deep-seeking heat massages existing collagen and promotes the production of new collagen in hopes of firmer skin surfaces. The clinic and its technicians, however, don't only offer this treatment—they also present a slate of facials designed with essential oils, clay masks, and vitamin C. Additionally, they offer weight-loss services via vitamin injections, recipe books, and freezing one's snacks in a block of ice.
The staff at Perfect Skin Studio understands that unlike shar-pei puppies and time, faces should not have wrinkles. With this in mind, the spa's repertoire of skincare services focuses on combating the signs of aging and stress with the use of paraben-free products. Each service, from acne-clearing teen facials to skin-brightening chemical peels, begins with a consultation to give the aesthetician more information in order to tailor the treatment to individual skin type. The staff also lavishes attention on the rest of the body, giving skin an all-over glow while shaping silhouettes with slimming body wraps. Waxing services ensure clients leave the studio more meticulously groomed than a tribe of obsessive-compulsive chimpanzees.
Spa owner and director Silva Haroutunian is all about skincare. Her establishment Silvianas Salon & Spa is known for its facials – all of which are done by Silva herself. She is meticulous about her technique and the customer experience she offers, and her facials, peels, collagen treatments and microdermabrasion services have been cited as some of Miami’s best spa services for years. The spa has two small, all-white, contemporary service rooms, making for very intimate surroundings. In addition to face treatments, Silviana’s offers waxing, massage therapy, hand and foot treatments and manicures and pedicures, while providing a line of at-home products that have been thoroughly tested and recommended by – who else – Silva Haroutunian herself.