As a sister company to Glamour Shots Photography, InStyle Salon & Spa welcomes guests into an earthy atmosphere that complements natural beauty. Textured mocha paint hues climb the salon's walls and archways, and foggy windowpanes allow in sunlight while blocking the jealous stares of overgrown shrubs. Each client at InStyle Salon & Spa receives a personal consultation to explore styling options and the benefits of specific treatments before their service. The hair-design and haircare experts work with Goldwell Haircolor products and techniques and also adhere natural-hair extensions and apply strengthening treatments. The staff also offers facial services with customized-treatment masks and waxing services to keep bodies aerodynamic during apple-bobbing competitions.
A nail technician cradles a foot in her hands, a file rhythmically see-sawing along the contour of each nail. The pedicure client sinks further into the cushy chair, its unseen kneaders steamrolling back muscles into relaxing submission. Artistic Beauty Salon aims to imbue a sense of tranquility with every service, offering steaming cups of coffee, chilled water, and blankets for patrons to test their new hairstyle's durability during afternoon naps.
The salon unleashes a team of four stylists to mold manes into chic new styles. The tress experts also suffuse hair with ammonia-free, herbal-based hues in color treatments such as custom lowlights, a customer favorite that makes strands pop with streaks of sultry color. European waxing services forge clean and smooth physiques, and layers of Essie and Masglo lacquer crown manicures and pedicures in a shade to match the season or to help nails to blend in during clandestine fist bumps.
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.
Salon Sixta beautifies bodies from mop top to toe tip with Shellac mani-pedis, keratin hair treatments, and soothing facials. Specializing in nails, the staff can airbrush chic designs onto talons, finishing off sessions with polishes ranging from CND's Shellac to Axxium's gel lacquer. Team members also prepare clients for the beach with body-waxing sessions, tanning treatments, and advice on how to tactfully interact with envious mermaids.
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.
“My practice is really centered on the individual,” Dr. Amaryllis Pascual told NBC 6 News about her self-named clinic, Pascual MD Med Spa. “What I like to do is set up an initial consultation where I meet with the patient and we go over what their desired results are. I then take a look at their lifestyle and the person as a whole, and we customize a treatment plan that’s going to fit that individual.”
Dr. Pascual and three other on-staff doctors—Dr. Vijay Sharma, Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, and Dr. Jorge Gaviria—follow this regimen for each treatment they provide, whether clients seek cosmetic surgery, medical weight-loss supervision, or classic skincare services. They also equip their office with delicate lasers capable of softening wrinkles, ousting unwanted hair, and drawing old-timey mustaches on hamburger buns.