At Miami Nail Club & Spa, patrons are invited to outfit their talons with a diverse array of gel colors and acrylic nails. Nail art, whimsical designs, and tiny likenesses of Grover Cleveland also add flair to nails, turning manicures and pedicures into creative personal expressions. A technician can quickly pamper digits with a mini manicure, or she can boost overall beauty and relaxation with a spa package that includes a mani-pedi, a restorative facial, and a reflexology treatment.
As a welcoming gesture, Daymara Navarrete and her staff of licensed aestheticians press a cup of wine, tea, or coffee into the hands of arriving guests. The team fosters a familial bond with clients during services ranging from therapeutic wraps and massages to cuts, styles, and hair texturing. Each staff member offers experience in a particular area and hones his or her skills through continual training on new products, such as Gelish polish, or through wagers that they can get a bespectacled mannequin asked to prom. As they execute their pampering services, most of which call upon OPI products, staff members navigate between rows of pedicure chairs and black leather-backed salon chairs. Their busy hands release a symphony of soft sounds that reverberates off dark wood accents and sea-green walls as floral arrangements nod their colorful heads in time.
Inside any of Hairdoctors Specialty Salons' five full-service locations, skilled aestheticians treat hair and nails with a range of pharmaceutical and natural services. They trim and style hair, perform keratin treatments, and color strands using crayons or ammonia-free dyes and cellophanes. The staff’s work extends beyond hair services via manicures and pedicures. Aestheticians also add to clients' existing hair with extensions—strands made from Remy or virgin Indian human hair and attached to scalps via weaving, taping, fusion, or gluing. Hairdoctors Specialty Salons also posts informative hair-extension FAQs on its website.
Alcira Eimil—a certified medical electrologist and the owner of ANJ Permanent Hair Removal & Aesthetics—draws upon 15 years of experience to wrangle unsightly strands. ANJ's LightSheer Duet laser terminates unwanted hair quickly using tough yet gentle photons that harmlessly pass through the skin and directly impact hair follicles. The treatment targets hair of any shade other than gray or blond, and gents can boost suaveness by exiling errant threads from the back, ears, and sideburns beneath their pinky toenails. Though some patients experience discomfort during laser treatments, LightSheer Duet equipment reduces hirsuteness without requiring topical anesthetic, and lasers are calibrated for empathy and small talk with sensitive epidermises. While most patients achieve their desired level of smoothness in six or fewer treatments, results may vary based on skin tone or hair color and density.
In 2009, hair flouted its long-standing nonproliferation treaty with the body and began growing at will, and ever since, the skilled beauticians at NY Waxing Center have dutifully kept follicles at bay with its waxing and threading services. In a flurry of choreography involving cloth strips and warm wax, an aesthetician removes unwanted fuzz or flatters facial features with sculpted eyebrows. Clients may also opt for hairstyling, a soothing body massage, or a colorful mani-pedi from the friendly, multitalented staff.
Under the supervision of a physician, the technicians at Sunrise Laser & Hormone Institute beautify bodies with a variety of noninvasive, high-tech services. They remove hair from virtually any skin type with the Alma Soprano laser, whose cooling mechanism keeps skin surfaces so comfortable that many patients compare the treatment to a hot-stone massage. To reduce sagging skin, the Alma Soprano also uses true laser technology to tighten skin in the arms, neck, face, and stomach. To reduce cellulite and wrinkles caused by attempting to spell kohlrabi, staff members call on the radio frequency and magnetic pulses of non-invasive systems. Their service menu also includes laser body-slimming treatments and bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, along with body contouring, chemical peels, and facials.