With regard to indoor tanning, there are few things more annoying than those sunburned, itchy spots you get on your pressure points from laying directly on a tanning bed's bulbs. But with beds like Miami Escape Tanning's new Matrix L33 level 5 model, that's a thing of the past: the cylindrical bed has a transparent surface that resembles a giant-sized microscope slide, elevating bodies off the half-circle of bulbs lined up beneath. The 360-degree bed is equipped with 33 high-pressure UVA bulbs designed to tan entire bodies evenly.
In addition to the Matrix L33 and Miami Escape's other beds, there are four additional tanning levels. Clients can choose to purchase their tanning by the session, or reduce their cost per tan by opting for unlimited 7-day, 30-day, 60-day, or 90-day packages. Those who commit to club memberships receive even deeper discounts on monthly packages, as do military service personnel.
Though La'Sonia Nicole Salon and Spa is a new establishment, the center's technicians use time-tested treatments to beautify their clients. Massage therapists rely on the traditional techniques of Swedish massage, which features long, flowing strokes that ease muscle aches and release tension. During a classic European facial, aestheticians deeply cleanse skin to brighten and smooth the complexion, and a spa pedicure leaves digits more polished than a dog that’s been taught to bark with a British accent.
Tangerine walls, tangerine chairs, tangerine dividers between the hair-driers and the styling stations. Hair on You Salon and Spa harnesses the vibrancy and boldness of the citrusy fruit to mirror the personalities of owner and senior stylist Veronica Scales-Howard and her talented staff of beauty gurus. In tandem, the stylists, aestheticians, massage therapists, and nail technicians revamp flagging exteriors, leaving clients more confident than a time traveler betting on a horserace. Hair pros reshape coifs for men and women, add color and dimension to dull shades with highlights and double-process color treatments, and retexturize strands to take them from straight to curly or back. Cassandra, the resident skin specialist, summons Dermalogica products and clay and seaweed wraps to rejuvenate the skin, whereas a massage therapist combats stress and aches with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports modalities. Nail technicians wrap up makeovers with indulgent spa mani-pedis topped off with colorful polish.
An Aveda Concept salon and spa, EcoBliss beautifies and becalms with eco-friendly products and services that protect both clients and the environment. Each environmentally conscious service comes with a comforting cup of tea, a scalp, neck, and shoulder massage, and an unspoken invitation to Mother Earth's cocktail lounge. Refurbish frowsy frontispieces with a strand-sculpting cut snipped by an Aveda-certified Michelangelo of mops ($35), or pamper paws with an earth-minded pedicure ($55). A half-hour Elemental Nature facial ($50) will revivify visages eroded from the stress of work, weather, and multiple sprays from trick boutonnieres. EcoBliss also provides an array of coloring, waxing, and brow services to meet guests' glamorizing needs.
The stylists at Xtreme Hair Salon firmly believe that a good haircut translates to a good mood. They've been cheering clients for more than 12 years at their respective stations, flanked by warm, sand-colored walls and products from Wella, Sebastian and Kenra. Each of their appointments commences with a consultation, which outlines aesthetic goals before anyone reaches for the scissors. Because the staff constantly adds to their education by attending workshops and physics lectures on the pigtail constant, visitors can trust in their ever-evolving expertise.
Every stylist onsite has different specializations, including razor cuts, updos, and custom coloring. However, the salon's services aren't limited to the scalp; employees can also wax unwanted hair, apply cosmetics for special occasions, and airbrush bodies with sunless spray tans.
From her 20s through her 40s, Dotty Holoubek struggled with cystic acne. Ultimately, Holoubek conquered it—not only on her own face but on others’ as well—after training at Chesapeake School of Esthetics. At her eponymous skincare clinic, she tends acne-prone complexions with Environ products, whose Vitamin A promotes collagen production. The products also combat two of Dotty’s other pet issues, rosacea and sun-damage. Another one of her specialties, microcurrent facial sculpting, beams eight different waveforms into epidermis, activating facial muscles to minimize wrinkles. Certified in oncology aesthetics, Dotty can also craft custom skincare treatments for people living with cancer.