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.
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.
This small but busy nail salon was recently remodeled to give it a more contemporary and modern look, while still drawing in the same local crowds that have been consistently stopping by to have their style perked up with a fresh set of nails. Top Nails offers the latest in nail services, from acrylic nails to colored powders and beyond. Can’t find a color you like? Just ask the staff, considering their expertise in suggesting colors to patrons that complement their skin tone. French manicures can also be had inside this sunny, simple space lined with wooden work stations. If you really want to indulge, go for the hot stone deluxe spa pedicure.
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.
Free Time’s roots extend all the way to Italy, and date back to 1988, when the first of 32 centers opened. Now in 9 countries around the world, the salon boasts highly trained stylists who cut new do’s on men, women, and children. They also refresh monochromatic manes by adding hints of color with tinsel or highlights.