Nails on one side, hair on the other. So it goes at 770 Salon Miami, where the full-service salon's dual storefront allows the hushed quietude of mani-pedi services to coexist with the jubilant salon soundtrack of blow-dryers and conversation. Cushy red couches give way to polished hardwood floors in the salon area, in which owner Gayle Nelson—a veteran in the hair industry—oversees her staff of stylists. Their adept hands clip, trim, and shape hairdos before enhancing them with colors or keratin smoothing treatments.
In the tranquil nail salon, patrons sink into reclining pedicure chairs, dipping their feet into sparkling foot baths to smooth calluses and soothe nagging hop-scotch injuries. Here, away from the snipping of scissors and buzz of clippers, nail technicians scrub sore feet, massage hands, and buff and file nails before dressing them in polish from OPI, CND, and Essie.
The folks behind Tropicalaser view laser hair removal as a necessity, not an indulgence. That's why, like a doctor's office, they try to accommodate as many clients as they can. To swiftly and safely shed unwanted hair, they use lasers from reputable companies such as Lumenis, Candela, and Cynosure. On-staff medical directors and laser technicians implement strict protocol to maintain responsible use. Laser-hair removal is available for both men and women, and the equipment Tropicalaser uses can accommodate all skin types. Other services offered include tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.
Michelle Sternberg has spent nearly 35 years perfecting her technique as a licensed electrolysis technician, and over the years she's built a loyal fan base that's quick to speak to her prowess. At Laser by Michelle she performs electrolysis as well as laser hair removal. During laser treatments she uses pulsed-light Palomar technology, effective on the majority of complexions and nearly any body part. For most people, it takes between 6 and 12 sessions to see desired results, but for a sloth it would probably take longer.
Using organic, eco-friendly waxing products, the expert hair hustlers at Wow Brows use their mug-manicuring skills to brow beat unruly eye bristles into sleek submission. Customizing the treatment to fit the expressive needs of each guest, staff members will make sure forehead fibers are waxed, trimmed, tweezed, and bribed with candy until they succumb and fall into a balanced, attractive shape. An added brow tint lends dramatic flare to newly manicured eye mustaches, eradicating grays or darkening too-blond hairs.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking garage; free
Before hitting a beach at the nearby Atlantic Ocean, consider stopping in at New Me Spa for a wax. The aestheticians here rely on strip-less hard wax, never double-dipping, to remove stubborn hairs from bikini areas, as well as arms, backs, chests, and legs. According to New Me Spa's owner, using this type of wax, which is allowed to harden before it is pulled off the body, can be less painful than using traditional strip wax or hugging a sap-covered tree and quickly pulling away.
In addition to waxing, New Me Spa's aestheticians treat patrons to everything from facials and peels to tanning and lash and brow tinting. They also beautify bodies with med-spa technologies, including red-light therapy and whole-body-vibration therapy.