For more than 15 years, Joe has built and expanded AutoTech the Alarm People from a basic car-alarm-installation outfit to a destination for customers seeking numerous vehicular upgrades. The shop still installs and sells alarms, but now also outfits trucks with accessories, tints windows, and boosts sound systems with brands such as Pioneer and Kenwood. Other enhancements include GPS navigation systems, rearview cameras, and radar detection.
Dariel Baez and Lady Lamas have spent the last decade immersed in the health and wellness world. At Body Image Coral Gables, they hope to pass along the expertise by offering fitness classes that focus on weights, the TRX suspension system, and cardiovascular conditioning. The also dispense nutritional guidance for the appropriate amount of protein, fat, and carbs for each client or client’s pet guinea pig.
The licensed practitioners at Chrysalis Cosmetic Spa offer Botox and other cosmetic injectables, laser hair removal, and varicose-vein treatments under the medical direction of Dr. Manuel Gonzalez. The spa also has a full menu of nonmedical services, including facials, microdermabrasion, and waxing. All treatments are performed by trained personnel in a clean-and-airy treatment room.
Arena Combat Sports teaches punishing Muay Thai strikes and swift right hooks in a supportive environment where students are free to learn with or without physical sparring and contact. During boxing circuit training, students thwack heavy bags, hoist kettle bells, and jump rope while Jiu jitsu students grapple sans gi on the ground. Arena also offers junior MMA classes, which introduce younger students to the fighting arts while building confidence, self-esteem, and leadership skills.
Cigar and Cigar Accessories maker, wholesaler and retailer. Cuban Crafters Cigars presently has a large cigar MegaStore at 3604 N.W. 7th St. in Miami; a retail store at 2502 W. Flagler St. in Miami; a retail store at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, Concourse D; and a retail store in Managua International Airport, Nicaragua.
Professional stylist Carla Acosta boasts an impressive CV: she began her career in the cosmetology industry at age 14, she served as a personal stylist to a Miss Universe pageant winner, and today, she helps both men and women reclaim full, lustrous heads of hair with high-tech hair-restoration treatments.
Acosta and her team of seasoned hair-restoration therapists welcome clients into a soothing, quasi-futuristic clinic full of white leather seating and sleek, streamlined furniture, then help forge individualized treatment packages based on each patient's specific needs. They might use specially formulated Keraplha Plus Keratin to nourish guests’ follicles, or human-hair wigs and extensions to create new looks as stunning as a bull keeping its hooves to itself in a china shop. The staff can perform in-studio or at-home low-level laser therapy, employing tried-and-tested techniques of hair restoration, improving blood flow to hair strands, and halting the spread of hair loss where it stands.