Josue Romero first whipped out a pair of shears in his backyard at the age of 13. He wasn't performing typical backyard landscaping, though; instead, he was using scissors to clip and trim hair. His work has paid off, as he's moved from backyard barber to owner of Clippers, Trimmers, and Shears. With the help of his staff—who he personally trained—Josue provides haircuts, hot towel shaves, and custom designs to regular customers, as well as to more high-profile clientele including local radio hosts and DJs and even Pit Bull.
Eric Garcia, ARPN, is the sword clients use to fight aging. At America Aesthetic Center, he injects clients with Botox or Juvéderm, which reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and add volume to skin. He also performs a platelet-rich plasma facial that rejuvenates cells and removes wrinkles with plasma taken from the client’s own blood.
Liz Skincare offers services to relax your body, enhance your look and make you feel refreshed and revitalized. The small and intimate salon located in Little Havana offers body wrap treatments, facials, airbrush tanning and body contour weight loss treatments to both men and women. Staff members are diligent and patient, and strive to stay current on new products, ingredients and treatments for all personal skincare needs. And, this being a full-service wellness day spa, more generalized treatment options and relaxation therapies are available as well, many of which can be bundled together into an array of packages that will pamper you all day long.
Laura Nails & Spa’s technicians make over rugged talons into pretty paws during Shellac manicures, and de-fur physiques during waxing services. A 30-minute Shellac mani cleans up cuticles and shapes finger headboards before a three-step polish process sheathes nail beds in a base, polish, and top coat.
Though Shellac solutions require no dry time, a quick stint under a UV lamp’s warm glow helps seal in colorful coverings for a flawless finish that resists chips and cracks for up to two weeks. During waxing sessions, trained staffers abolish fuzz from 11 waxing areas, metamorphosizing caterpillary eyebrows ($15), de-fuzzing upper lips ($15), or restoring full legs to a state of smoothness akin to Barry White's vocal cords ($45).
The periwinkle hues and quiet music at Caribbean Blue Spa mimic the color and soft sighing sounds of a placid sea. Sprays of flowers or flickering candles may stand on the corner tables, furthering that connection to nature during full-body massages, facials, and mani-pedis. High-tech equipment mounted on rolling stations helps complete those treatments or finally impress the bored teenage time traveller who has been following you around all day.