The barbers at Emporio Man have spent years perfecting their haircutting techniques. Frankie Pe has been a licensed master barber in Florida since 1964, and his younger counterparts, Joan Cruz and Chad Blaize, both started honing their skills at age 15?Cruz in the Dominican Republic, and Blaize in Brooklyn's barbershops.
Thanks to their decades of practice, the three-man team is quite versatile. They're just as adept with precision haircuts and hot-towel shaves, and just as skilled straight-edge razors and machine ones. However, their barbershop's luxuries encompass more than top-notch products. During appointments, clients can watch the latest games on flat-screen TVs, smoke the shop's cigars, or engage in friendly competition over whose hair clippings fall the fastest.
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.
Most people seldom visit a bank to forget all their troubles, but Salon 701?tucked into the lobby of the Bank of America building?changes all that. With crystal-strewn chandeliers hanging throughout, the glamourous space would feel just as at home inside a luxury hotel or one of Donald Trump's storage spaces. The stylists and aestheticians provide everything from hair styling to professional make-up application to eyelash extensions, and go out of their way to make each experience feel luxurious. They might serve a glass of champagne with a mani-pedis, for instance, or recommend an intense moisture treatment to transform damaged hair into strands that feel soft, rich, and healthy.
After graduating from the elite Vidal Sassoon Academy, John Toboas became an instructor there and later served as a hair designer or artistic director at numerous salons. At John Taboas Salon, he manages a staff of savvy stylists who transform tresses, remove unwanted spider veins and hair with lasers, and lessen the effects of aging with injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm.
Owner Denise Cambeiro trained with Sothys salons in three countries—Brazil, Paris, and the United States—before making her way to Miami to open Denise Beauty Salon. In addition to precision haircuts and color, Denise also specializes in eyebrow shaping and body waxing. She and her small team of stylists, nail technicians, and waxing professionals work out of a chic salon with full-length mirrors and stylish pedicure chairs.
As one would expect of a place named one of the best hair salons in the country by Elle, Roberto Giordano's eponymous salon and spa is the product of decades of hard work. Roberto himself divides his time between the styling station and the runway, where he organizes fashion shows.
Bumble and bumble, Kérastase, and Goldwell products beautify locks in the open-design salon, where mirrors float above tawny stylists' tables between sprays of purple orchids. Aestheticians rule over a separate spa suite to deliver facials, massages, and waxing with yonka products.