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.
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A graduate of the Aveda Institute, Jessica Bruno opened FeNom Salon and covered its indigo walls with products by Redken, Pureology, and MoroccanOil. Her educated stylists craft new 'dos with services such as ombre and balayage coloring techniques and Keratin Complex smoothing treatments. When Jessica isn't working on her home turf, she hits the road for weddings, fashion shows, and photo shoots. She also spends her off-hours honing her makeup skills and soaking up as much knowledge as she can about the beauty industry, like a sea sponge in cosmetic school.
At Studio Luxe, skilled hands perform head-to-toe cosmetic transformations. A stylist can accentuate natural hair with full highlights or a straightening treatment or add length and volume by attaching extensions with tape, micro links, or heartwarming group bonding exercises. The multitalented staff also offers permanent or traditional makeup, mani-pedis, and bridal beauty services.
The staffers at New Creations Hair Salon & Spa specialize in beautifying men and women from head to toe. The stylists revamp 'dos with on-trends cuts and color with the aid of Goldwell products. Beyond hair, they tend to the rest of the body with waxing, mani-pedis, and permanent makeup services.