Face-saving aestheticians warmly welcome visages with a skin assessment inside Roni's Hair Forum's classically inspired interior, rife with scalloped columns and elegant vases. They can then customize each facial by epidermal type and age. But skincare is just one hair in the salon's ample coif. Skilled stylists can deploy an army of microscopic architects to shape and color hair to individual demands. LED teeth-whitening services restore teeth to their once radiant brightness. Guests can also seek a mani-pedi, completing their pampering from head to toe.
Christina Freeman and her resident aesthetician have more than 30 years of collective experience in the art of making skin glow. In their pursuit of youthful radiance, the skin specialists tailor spa treatments to each client’s skin type. The organic passionfruit peel offers a lighter rejuvenation, and chemical peels and Dermaglow microdermabrasion treatments delve deeper to combat blemishes and signs of aging such as wrinkles or comb-over noses.
Spa-goers can relax during full-body massages and enjoy the aromatherapy of nine essential oils during raindrop-therapy sessions designed to boost immune systems and soothe stress. Rounding out their services, Christina and her team can enhance features with Jane Iredale mineral makeup and wax away mustaches or eyebrows that need braiding each morning.
Though Miami Massage & Beauty Dayspa isn’t located anywhere near South Beach, the decor—sandy walls, bead boarding, model ships, and paintings of the ocean—finds inspiration from the Florida coast. Just as relaxing as the tropics are the massage services in which the staff members specialize. Beyond standard deep-tissue, prenatal, aromatherapy and hot-stone massages, they practice reiki, a Japanese technique said to boost the body’s positive energies and promote healing, and reflexology, a style of massage that relieves pain throughout the body by focusing on pressure points found in feet, hands, and heated debates. They also provide eyelash extensions, ear piercings, makeup applications, salt and sugar scrubs, and body wraps.
At Shear Possibilities, Leslie and her team of stylists cater to young families with affordable, à la carte services for men, women, and children. They even host princess birthday parties, which include an updo style with gems or flowers for each child, princess-themed games and activities, and take-home goodie bags. The salon, which opened in April 2012, gives back to the community through discounts for military and police personnel as well as fundraising events that donate 20%–50% of proceeds to local schools, benefits, and nonprofit charities.
A pebbled driveway cuts through vast greenery leading up to a historical church, which was originally built in 1890 and currently sits nestled in the shade of neighboring trees. Inside the quiet, secluded house is Canterbury Spa, where owner and licensed aesthetician Laura Lewis curates a suite of beauty-boosting services that span from waxing and facials to massage. Canterbury’s lineup of massages lifts tension from hardworking backs and shoulders, and its manual tans allow beneficiaries to convince coworkers of a recent vacation without wearing a coconut bra around the office.
The aesthetician at Bright Organic Spa rejuvenates visages and physiques with myriad beautifying services that employ the restorative powers of organic ingredients, some sourced from some of the world's most exotic destinations. Polynesian and South Pacific ingredients, such as Tahitian vanilla and coconut milk, immerse the senses in intoxicating aromas during the Polynesian facial, while tropical fruit enzymes and essential oils work to clear and moisturize skin. Body treatments also make use of organic ingredients such as Himalayan salt crystals and propolis, a healing agent made by honeybees.