Salvation Tattoo Lounge has been making its mark since 2005. At a pair of Miami Beach locations, professional ink artists transform their clients into living, breathing pieces of art. They can even recreate recognizable faces with striking precision, such as those of movie characters, pop culture stars, and beloved mailmen. When they're not peering through the crosshairs of a tattoo gun, the artists administer piercings and apply permanent makeup that is safe to wear by the pool and outdoors.
The team at Sanctuary Salon & Spa, which is nestled within the foliage-lined, crisply black-and-white Sanctuary South Beach boutique hotel, nurtures bodies with organic products and anti-aging facials. Skilled aestheticians pamper visages with Dead Sea minerals and organic exfoliating flaxseeds, and stylists cut and color hair in the natural light that floods through the onsite salon. Clients can elect to receive massages, including hot-bamboo and deep-tissue modalities, in pristine white spa treatment rooms or pick another location in the hotel that they would prefer. Therapists can meet guests in their room or beside the rooftop pool surrounded by white tile steps and a manicured green strewn with lawn chairs and vacationing garden gnomes.
The massage therapists and beauty professionals of Miami City Massage take their show on the road, performing spa services at an array of Miami hotels and client homes. Their mobile pampering treatments include massages, facials, mani-pedis, and waxing sessions, as well as detoxifying body wraps and eyebrow grooming. Each member of the team is accredited in their particular field and maintains their skills by participating in continuing education courses instead of practicing on old Barbie dolls.
With a serene atmosphere and service as smooth and sweet as its namesake, Honeydoo Salon & Spa pampers stressed skin into epidermal ambrosia with powerful elixirs culled from the fruits of the earth. The Sobe Glow facial lets sourpusses internalize their grumbles by engulfing their faces in a sun-kissed mist. A Sobe Glow facial comes in two toucan-tempting phases. First, the enzymatic power phase extracts the catalysts of juicy papayas and pineapples, combining them in a sultry cornstarch base that gleefully bastes the face in exfoliating goodness. In act two, papaya-packed activator gels boost the exfoliation process. Dead skin cells are exhumed and dermis graveyards demolished as the Sobe Glow renovates the face. Pores become tighter and more refined as the papaya paves the potholes, resulting in smooth, radiant skin that may provoke attempts at forehead auto-licking.
At Brilliance New York, professional technicians tend to the skin, nails, and hair of their guests. Within an atmosphere that pays homage to New York City, stylists create new dos, or anoint heads of hair with conditioning products. Meanwhile, make-up applications draw attention to the features with well-placed hues and accents, all the while using organic and vegan cosmetics.