As Miami natives, the three founders of WaxMee Spa are lifelong beach-goers who understand the importance of a smooth body. In that spirit, they offer more than 40 different face and body waxing services administered with a European wax. To keep skin smooth, aestheticians also perform Yon-ka Paris facials that nourish faces with botanicals and exfoliating AHAs and BHAs. Guests can round out their visit with a trip to the salon, where stylists cut and color hair and nail technicians polish digits with Essie and OPI polishes.
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.
Fabian Lopez completed his salon training in Buenos Aires before carrying his expertise with him to Miami, where he launched Cabellos Salon with an international team of stylists, waxing specialists, and nail technicians, whom he believes represent the melting-pot character of the city. With an arsenal of products from MoroccanOil, Alfaparf, and Redken, the stylists cut, color, and condition locks to suit each client's lifestyle and hair type. Hair extensions add naturalistic volume and length, and Featherlocks feather extensions deliver pops of color, texture, and confidence to birds with receding hairlines. Inside the waiting area, a red leather couch situates clients beside a coffee table topped with fresh flowers and glossy magazines. Large, sparkly chandeliers add luminescence to the casual scene, and a nearby armchair printed with a portrait of Audrey Hepburn brings a subtle sense of Old Hollywood glamour.
Hashem Salon’s nail technicians pamper frazzled hands and overworked feet with soothing nail services. Fingers and toes skinny-dip in warm baths during the 60-minute standard mani-pedi before aestheticians buff cuticles and reign in irresponsible hangnails with stern admonishments to behave. After a hand-and-foot massage soothes stressed-out ligaments, technicians apply pigmentation to nails, matching fingers and toes to their owner’s outfit, eye color, or competitive-hide-and-seek team jersey.
Between a carmine screen and a glossy wood desk, a receptionist welcomes clients to A La Mode Beauty Salon, which polishes appearances from head to toe. Excited girls and women chatter in the background as stylists twirl, pin, and spray their hair in preparation for quinceañeras and weddings. Meanwhile, nail technicians massage feet, paint fingernails with shellac polish, and apply acrylic nails. Expressions shine after cleansing, balancing facials, which can be paired with waxing or permanent makeup to add an extra air of elegance to clients' features.
Surrounded by flowers and seated in cozy red spa chairs, Dominican Spa & Salon's guests find themselves relaxing even as seasoned nail and hair stylists buzz around them. The nail techs pamper fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures, using no-chip Shellac polish for long-lasting color or regular veneer polish for scarecrow touchups. Hair experts snip and style locks during haircuts, or they revamp locks with human-hair extensions. Smooth skin and glowing faces complement new hairdos after waxing treatments and facials.