The skilled professionals at Miami Tattoo Lounge know that their art can change lives—after all, their canvases are the clients themselves. Respecting that fact, they put their customers' wants first as they decorate patrons' forms with artful piercing and custom tattoos.
The shop's resident artists draw from a wide range of training, skills, and experiences while collaborating on and creating their permanent works of art. Joseph Casal specializes in biomechanical creations, Horacio Montes nods to Mexican muralists with his surreal dreamscapes, and Rue McLean pauses a globetrotting career encompassing Amsterdam and Aruba to ink and pierce. Resident guest artist Victor Rodriguez works alongside the trio, practicing a craft that emphasizes bright, vibrant colors and realistic designs. The staff's collective portfolio showcases designs ranging from full-sleeve decorations to old-school adornments of dragons, skulls, and freshman locker combinations.
Dr. Lior Elkayam M.D. helms Medical Beauty's dedicated crew as they push clients over their beauty-goal finish lines with the help of custom beauty-treatment plans focused on non-invasive, technologically enhanced facial treatments. Whether their clients' goals include erasing sunspots with an IPL photofacial or evicting unwanted strands with laser hair removal, the staff of Medical Beauty ensures each procedure forgoes the use of needles, surgery, or nosy aliens in need of a subject to probe. While the center's treatments may not be invasive, they are certainly potent, some of the more advanced therapies including the Venus Concept (MP)² system, which harnesses the power of radio-frequency waves to help reduce cellulite and sagging skin, and the acne-fighting powers of the Isolaz laser.
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.
Named by Allure Magazine as “the best of the best” in Miami for their digit-perfecting manicures, the staff of Tuka’s Salon helps patrons to hone beauty and diminish stress with a full menu of salon and spa treatments. Their spa centers on the nail stations, where patrons lounge atop cream-toned cushions as heels are groomed in a seafoam-green footbath or rest hands atop manicure tables for polishings from CND Shellac or a Hot Wheels’s pit crew. The aestheticians’ mélange of treatment rooms plays host to a full spa menu of waxing treatments, facials, stress-reducing acupuncture, and therapeutic massages. Backlit shelves showcase rows of hair products from brands such as Redken and Matrix Biolage.
At Elite Aesthetics?the aesthetics division of Astar Medical Group?physicians use the cutting-edge Vectra 3-D imaging system to capture pictures of potential cosmetic-surgery candidates. The system then creates a visual prediction of what faces and bodies will look like after surgery and what those renovated parts would look while doing the Macarena. The six staff aestheticians further the office's anti-aging efforts by providing skincare services such as chemical peels and laser treatments that resurface skin, foil spider veins, or remove hair.
Extension King](http://gr.pn/AbKsEo)'s staff enhances hairdos with an in-house supply of hair extensions and wigs complemented by a lineup of salon services that beautify their clients' permanent strands. Strand-by-strand extensions fasten to each hair shaft and create a natural look, and tape-in and clip-in extensions grant customers reusable head adornments to wear during extra trips through a grocery's free-sample line. Cuts, highlights, and specialty treatments such as Brazilian Blowouts beautify heads' naturally grown foliage. Additionally, the staff transforms appendages with Shellac mani-pedis that coat nails in vibrant polish that lasts up to 14 days.