Inside the recently remodeled Paul-Eric Sinclair salon, customers seated atop comfortable styling chairs sip coffee as stylists set to work primping hair and nails. The beauty crew cuts the manes of men, women, and kids, and strips away unwanted hair via waxing. Nail technicians bedazzle finger and toe tips in a spectrum of colors during manicures and pedicures, which, unlike getting trapped inside a panic room, induce relaxation.
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.
The experienced nail nurturers at Harmony Spa adorn fingertips with Essie and OPI polish in a fresh, clean space with a lemony yellow glow. After buffing and shaping, the gel manicure shields nails with a color coat that outlasts traditional nail polish and most middle-school relationships. During the pedicure, clients unwind in the spa's reclining chairs, which massage the backside from neck to thighs. The massaging chairs also boast an audio port for plugging in an iPod or 8-track machine.
Following a water- skiing accident, they came back. The migraines that had plagued Doctor of Chiropractic Todd Narson since he was 11 had returned with a vengeance. Back then, he and his parents had tried everything to alleviate them, consulting with countless specialists but it wasn’t until he visited his father’s chiropractor that Dr. Todd found relief. So when the headaches came back, he went right to the chiropractor’s office. These experiences eventually inspired him to go to chiropractic school himself, and open Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center with his wife in 1993.
Dr. Todd earned a specialty in sports medicine that enables him to not only treat everyday pain and headaches, but also to relieve sports-related injuries, such as golfer’s elbow, rotator cuff issues, and plantar fasciitis caused by stomping too hard on the bleachers when the home team wins. His treatment often help patients avoid surgery, and other times, his close relationships with medical doctors enable him to help patients during post-surgery recovery.
He and his wife, Dr. Corey, lead their center’s team in delivering a range of wellness services, not just chiropractic care. Nutritional advice helps patients achieve their best health through making better diet choices, and massage therapy can treat musculoskeletal pain, improve circulation, and reduce spasms that can cause people to spontaneously pop and lock while walking to work.
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.
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.