Many a family get-together has been marred by your fingers and toes getting into violent arguments with each other during dinner. Today's deal will help your tootsies de-stress in style with a Brazilian manicure and pedicure at Miami Beach's Glamour By J's for $45 (a $70–$100 value). For extra opulence, your mani-pedi can include a dip in paraffin for no extra charge.
Behind the vertical columns and manicured hedgerows of the art-deco district's Ocean Reef hotel, the salon and spa’s aestheticians and massage therapists pamper bodies with nourishing head-to-toe therapies. Mere steps from Miami Beach and bustling Collins Avenue, the spa is surrounded by myriad local promenades on which to flaunt physiques newly nourished by hair, body, and facial treatments, as well as waxing. Clients can park cars or their Shetland ponies on the street, or take advantage of Ocean Reef's valet service.
Signature facials begin with a skin analysis to aid the aesthetician in selecting which type of exfoliation to use—either an ultrasonic system or an enzyme-based hydrating treatment using a custom blend of serums. Lifting massages cosset cheeks into bigger passport-photo smiles and a therapeutic mask nourishes each visage before the facial finishes with a deeply hydrating flourish. Breathe life into faded faces with an oxygen treatment, which infuses the epidermis with nutrients and pure gusts of air. Time-released breezes roust cells to stimulate new formation and restore a healthy, youthful glow akin to a newborn star. Post-treatment, the aesthetician treats skin to a hydrating massage and closes up pores with a therapeutic mask. Inside the studio's calming interior, light-lavender walls fade into crisp white trim punctuated by bright floral blooms of color.
Whether guests are seeking relaxation or clinical aesthetic procedures, the team at Sobe Spa have the skills and knowledge to customize an appropriate service. Owner and registered nurse Sandra Mendizabal and her staff of aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists utilize the latest technologies and product lines to create effective, lasting results. They can ease muscle tension with soothing, hot-stone massage, or perform a lymphatic-drainage massage to facilitate recovery from surgery. A skincare expert can deeply cleanse skin during a stress-reducing spa facial, or address mild scarring or acne with a medical-grade chemical peel. To target cellulite, the crew might recommend noninvasive, roller-based Endermologie sessions or minimally invasive mesotherapy injections.
They also offer mani-pedis, hair services, and holistic healthcare, and do it all within a clean, chic spa environment that aims to cultivate a tranquil vibe. Collections of earth-toned rocks line the bottom edges of the walls, leading from the white-on-white reception area toward treatment rooms that branch off from a hallway that is elegantly adorned with sheer, white drapery.
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.
Behind Panico Spa & Salon is industry expert Jack Panico, a 45-year hair styling veteran and three-time international haircutting champion. The founders of several successful salons in New Jersey, Jack and his wife Sandra designed their spa in the Flamingo South Beach hotel with influences from Eastern healing traditions. Buddha-themed treatment rooms, Zen-inspired decor, and sustainable hair care products from Neuma bring peace of mind to clients as they enjoy fresh fruit, hot teas, and herb-infused waters. Facials derive their anti-aging powers from vitamins and antioxidant-rich ingredients, and massages can be made all the more relaxing with the addition of aromatherapy, volcanic hot stones, or a therapist that moonlights as a jazz saxophonist. Even waxing services take a cue from the salon’s soothing philosophy, thanks to a formula that hydrates as it strips hair from the face, arms, chest, and back.