Featured on Style Network's_Split Ends_, Rapunzel Salon is a ladies-only beauty boutique that specializes in hair extensions and hair replacement. The hair emporium keeps an arsenal of all-natural human hair on hand, giving clients the opportunity to have floor-length locks installed on the same day as the initial consultation. Rapunzel's beauty genies can work with all hair types, ranging from fine to damaged to coonskin caps disguised as hair. Each skilled stylist will also help in selecting the best lock-thickening method from a long list that includes classics such as clip-ins, wigs, Hair Dreams, Paris Hilton's Dream Catchers, and more (prices vary depending on length and stylist). Aside from extensions, Rapunzel Salon offers a variety of standard salon services such as haircuts ($90+), blowouts ($50+), and more.
Dr. Jorge Gaviria brings more than 15 years of hair-restoration-surgery experience to every procedure he performs. Moreover, as Dr. Gaviria's website proclaims, he is not just a surgeon but "an artist whose medium is the hair and scalp." He and the med-spa team at Pure Restorations help men and women regain their coif confidence with follicle transplants that cause minimal discomfort. Transplants reverse the once-irreversible thinning associated with genetics, medication, and kleptomaniacal hats. The clinic's menu of rejuvenating services also includes facials, injectable wrinkle fillers, sclerotherapy, and laser hair removal.
Led by Gabriel Salloum, MD, Miami Center for Plastic Surgery offers surgical and nonsurgical procedures designed to help patients meet their aesthetic goals. The Aesthetic Gallery serves as the center's surgery-free wing, where aestheticians beautify figures and faces in a swanky spa setting. Minimally and noninvasive services, such as Botox, laser hair removal, and chemical peels form the core of the aesthetic team's repertoire. The plastic-surgery wing, which includes six private treatment rooms, caters to those in search of more significant solutions, such as to lift eyes, shape noses, or banish unwanted bulk.
The center's 3,300-square-foot complex, envisioned by notable architect and designer Agustin Fernandez, steeps patrons in a sensory bath of postmodernism. Inside pristine white treatment rooms, leather lounge chairs present sleek vantage points to take in the surrealist artworks and plants that offset the building's stark architectural lines and corner-shaped corners.
At the modern and environmentally friendly Petit Spa, highly trained aestheticians and med-spa experts work to improve dry, oily, and acne-prone skin during chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and specialty facials. They use the hypoallergenic Babor skincare line from Germany and the botanical-laden Aquaroma line when tending to mugs, and they use an organic spray-tan solution with green-tea extract and anti-oxidants to bronze limbs.
To further rejuvenate bodies, they rely on toxin-flushing hydrotherapy treatments and tension-melting massages in Swedish, aromatherapy, or deep-tissue modalities. They even have a localized deep-tissue massage, which concentrates exclusively on the neck, back, and shoulders, leaving clients as stress-free as Christmas shopping in April.
Almost a decade ago, Barbara Ballán—an accomplished entrepreneur and recording artist—opened the first Barbra Hair Salon & Spa in the World Trade Center Mexico City. Since then, positive feedback from locals, international celebrities, and enchanted mannequins masquerading as people has inspired Ballán to open a second location at the DoubleTree Grand Hotel in Miami.
Amid contemporary and minimalist decor—including stark white tiles, chic black furnishings, and red accents—stylists cut, color, and straighten strands using Keratin Complex and Moroccanoil products. The salon also features a blow-dry bar, which is quite literally a bar where clients can sit and sip a complimentary glass of wine, coffee, or juice while stylists blow-dry and style strands. Over at the spa end, aestheticians cleanse and moisturize faces with European facials, and nail technicians decorate digits with acrylic, gel, and Shellac polishes.
Since 1974, Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers' dedicated instructors have edified spa and salon hopefuls in the tricks of the beauty-boosting trade. Under the watchful eye of a seasoned professional, each soon-to-be beautician performs a variety of services on visitors to earn the certification of a license massage therapist or the gilded epaulettes of an aesthetician. At both the Hollywood and Miami Beach locations, clients can help students achieve their goals by simply indulging in rejuvenating facials, stylish cuts and colors, and relaxing rubdowns.