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.
Under the tutelage of board-certified doctors, the staff at Miami MD Spa utilizes cutting-edge laser technology to help clients attain smooth skin and revitalized features. The FDA-approved Candela GentleYAG laser machine plies hair from men's and women's skin through a small applicator tip that leaves regions such as the legs, back, and face free of unwanted body hair and necks free of steel bolts. While high-tech gadgets flicker and pulse, spa treatments such as medical peels, facials, and microdermabrasions actively encourage youthful color and firm texture to return to a client's face after years of working as a California Raisin impersonator.
The squadron of aestheticians at Secrets Spa lavishes bodies with advanced skin-care treatments, organic scrubs and mani-pedis, and professional make-up application against the alluring backdrop of Arabian decor. Faces bloom when bathed in one of more than 20 facials at the spa, and the staff turns their carefully trained machines on the body with ultrasonic and endermologic body contouring treatments. Secrets Spa uses only fruit that has left the tree willingly in their healthy teas that refuel bodies after a massage therapist squeezes all of the toxins out of frames during a relaxing kneadfest.
To make Glowing Gold Tanning Spa more than just a basic tanning salon, its team of therapists and aestheticians employs an extensive collection of high-powered tanning beds and specialized spa services. Housing three levels of tanning beds and a VersaSpa automated system, the spa offers clients a selection of standup beds, reclined beds, and UV-free spray-tan systems. While some people, such as beach-goers or those playing the pie crust in this year’s pageant, may be content with just a tan, others can enjoy Glowing Gold's other offerings, such as teeth whitening, massage, waxing, and facials.
It’s not uncommon for the physicians and medical assistants at Total Body Wellness Center to simultaneously treat an unusual leg sore developed on a trip to Costa Rica and administer Botox. A combination general practice and med spa, Total Body Wellness Center administers this type of care daily, though the majority of its patients take advantage of weight-loss and anti-aging programs.
Patients slim down with the help of physician-supervised exercise and diet plans, lab tests, and B12 shots, and they rely on dermal fillers and hormone-replacement therapy to look young enough to get into a G-rated movie. The docs and assistants go on location for house calls as well, offering body wraps in the comfort of your own home.
In Essential Escapes' 5,000 square feet of space dedicated primarily to massage, clients have room to stretch each muscle and suspend every last worry in the air before watching it dissolve into the aromatherapy-perfumed ether. The entire sprawling space is awash in soft music and tranquil hues, from the lobby to the private treatment rooms, where licensed massage therapists treat clients to traditional massages and more exotic bodywork including Thai herbal ball massage, which incorporates steamed bundles of medicinal herbs to relax muscles and meet clients' recommended daily allowance of bliss. A repertoire of skin treatments and body wraps features ingredients such as tropical fruits and volcanic ash to smooth and brighten the skin.