When it comes to beauty, South Beach Hair by Lily Rose has all of the bases covered. Most of the salon's signature services focus on hair, and the most popular options range from trendy haircuts to curl-taming Brazilian Blowouts. But don't overlook the rest of the menu, which includes brightening facials, airbrush makeup, and manicures.
It's as if pent-up stress begins to evaporate almost as soon as clients enter SkinFaceBody Spa. With its pristine white walls, drapes, and treatment stations, the studio's ambiance evokes the cool serenity of an art gallery or especially quiet refrigerator. Throw pillows and backsplash tiles add occasional touches of color, although no hues are vivid enough to distract visitors from indulging themselves with one of the spa's rejuvenating services.
In the private rooms, aestheticians customize facials to accommodate recipients' specific needs, and address signs of aging with exfoliating microdermabrasions. Therapists alleviate tension with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, and augment soothing Thai massages with aromatic bundles of sweet basil and kaffir lime. Even the nail technicians go above and beyond simply filing and polishing nails?the addition of exfoliating scrubs and massages with organic lotions help turn basic manicures and pedicures into pampering escapes akin to softly crooned lullabies.
Bella U's highly trained team of hair-straightening stylists employs 30 years of experience, high-end products, and technically savvy skills to tend to frizzy tresses of all types. Combat humidity and repel fuzz-seeking birds with the formaldehyde-free Keratin Brazilian straightening treatment. The intensive procedure revolutionizes unwanted ringlets, leaving hair smooth, shiny, and more easily hypnotized into style. Following a cleansing wash, the stylist will apply the formula to the hair, coating each strand with a protein-infusing layer of product. To seal in the cuticle-smoothing formula, the stylist then heat-treats hair with a hot iron application, ensuring shorter blow-dry time and wave-free weaves. With proper care, the semi-permanent benefits of the Brazilian blowout can last up to 6–8 weeks.
The pedicure pros at Polished Nail Boutique prettify extremities with an array of moisturizing salves and skillful grooming techniques. Choose from a monthly rotating lineup of aromatic themes, such as papaya star, mandarin honey, and white tea, which restore moisture to the skin while making patrons smell like they got into a fistfight with a produce stand. Each nail is pared and filed to the desired shape and length before an exfoliant is rubbed into the hands, feet, and legs, reliving them of dead-skin freeloaders. The adept aesthetician then applies a moisturizing ointment and dips appendages into melted paraffin, coating them in skin-softening wax and eliminating the need to stomp on lit birthday cakes. Finally, muscles de-stress with a leg and arm massage, which is followed by a coat of nail polish in the desired hue. Opt for Shellac or Minx nail art at an additional cost to make nails resemble the stained glass windows of an ant cathedral.
Natural Nail Care Clinic’s owner, Julie Campbell, is dedicated to industry education so that she and her staff can serve their clients with the most up-to-date techniques. Each treatment begins as a technician evaluates your skin and nail condition. They then prescribe the proper service to counteract these conditions and pull the corresponding products from an arsenal that includes OPI, Essie, and Swiss-made Arbonne skincare serums. Some treatments—the coconut-lime-and-chocolate pedicure—come with complimentary cocktails to inspire a level of relaxation normally seen in roosters dining in vegan restaurants. The staff also performs facials, hair removal, and body scrubs.
At Color Trendz Salon, stylists transform ordinary strands into chic, face-framing styles with help from Moroccanoil, Kenra, and Matrix products. Beneath the glow of gold chandeliers hanging overhead, the team snips, highlights, and colors locks, allowing clients to admire their new coifs in plenty of floor-length mirrors. Meanwhile, private spa rooms ward off the cacophonous noises of blow dryers, chatter, and screaming split ends, and instead, they surround customers with soft candlelight in preparation for a facial or wax. Nail technicians do their part to pamper clients as well, thanks to massage chairs and manicures and pedicures that make use of OPI and Essie polishes.