SandiLeon Salon & Spa is the namesake brain baby of owners Leon Perez and his partner, Sandi Gil, who bring European flair to their plethora of serene spa services. The hands of an in-house massage therapist deftly manipulate painful musculature during 50-minute deep-tissue massages. These intense bouts of therapy are designed to realign fibers for a back as straight and relaxed as a ruler lounging on the beach. Taut dorsal filaments unwind under the pressurized kneads, which chase away stress deposits while working out chronic kinks imbedded deep within muscles.
Cosmetologist Marie Charles brings more than 20 years of experience in the beauty and fashion industry to her salon, Marie Hair Designs. In addition to working for top fashion names, such as Chanel and Armani, she’s perfected looks for styling shows across South Florida at Neiman Marcus and Saks. Tapping into this vast knowledge base, she beautifies her clients with everything from cuts and styles to hair-extension weaves and keratin straightening treatments.
With more than 20 years of business under its belt, the staff at The Twin Salon caters to clients in a warm, friendly atmosphere featuring earth-toned walls, full-length mirrors in dark wooden frames, and hanging chandeliers. Eight hair stations, four manicure stations, and two spa-pedicure stations fill the main space, whereas private treatment rooms host those who seek to wax hair away from legs, bikini areas, and faces.
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.
In a beautiful and relaxing loft studio, EnVogue's talented team of technicians and cosmetologists transform tattered nails and fatigued faces with nourishing nail-care and skincare services. Cuticle caretakers can treat their hands to a French manicure complete with an expert buffing and filing, a wash of pink or nude coloring, and white tips for a look that's more French than a beret full of fried potato slices. Then, EnVogue's trained nail techs take care of foot fingers with the deluxe pedicure, a combination of a Carita Renovateur anti-aging treatment, a moisturizing mask, and a softening paraffin treatment that helps feet put their best footprint forward.