Pit Center, Day Spa and Therapy Center welcomes guests to relax within a tranquil setting with spa and weight-loss treatments. Certified massage-therapists soothe muscle aches and pains with pressure and kneading, while facial treatments cleanse and refresh pores. Other services include waxing, body treatments, nutritional consultation, and body shaping.
At Miami Nail Club & Spa, patrons are invited to outfit their talons with a diverse array of gel colors and acrylic nails. Nail art, whimsical designs, and tiny likenesses of Grover Cleveland also add flair to nails, turning manicures and pedicures into creative personal expressions. A technician can quickly pamper digits with a mini manicure, or she can boost overall beauty and relaxation with a spa package that includes a mani-pedi, a restorative facial, and a reflexology treatment.
Across Tattoolicious’s and Inkfamous's locations, a team of tattoo artists and piercing experts adorn clients with statement pieces. Ink specialists cover up existing tattoos or indecently naked arms with the client’s image of choice, such as black-and-white portraits of rap artists or brightly colored octopuses. Partitioned areas offer privacy for staffers to affix jewelry to ears, faces, or body areas.
As a welcoming gesture, Daymara Navarrete and her staff of licensed aestheticians press a cup of wine, tea, or coffee into the hands of arriving guests. The team fosters a familial bond with clients during services ranging from therapeutic wraps and massages to cuts, styles, and hair texturing. Each staff member offers experience in a particular area and hones his or her skills through continual training on new products, such as Gelish polish, or through wagers that they can get a bespectacled mannequin asked to prom. As they execute their pampering services, most of which call upon OPI products, staff members navigate between rows of pedicure chairs and black leather-backed salon chairs. Their busy hands release a symphony of soft sounds that reverberates off dark wood accents and sea-green walls as floral arrangements nod their colorful heads in time.
Alcira Eimil—a certified medical electrologist and the owner of ANJ Permanent Hair Removal & Aesthetics—draws upon 15 years of experience to wrangle unsightly strands. ANJ's LightSheer Duet laser terminates unwanted hair quickly using tough yet gentle photons that harmlessly pass through the skin and directly impact hair follicles. The treatment targets hair of any shade other than gray or blond, and gents can boost suaveness by exiling errant threads from the back, ears, and sideburns beneath their pinky toenails. Though some patients experience discomfort during laser treatments, LightSheer Duet equipment reduces hirsuteness without requiring topical anesthetic, and lasers are calibrated for empathy and small talk with sensitive epidermises. While most patients achieve their desired level of smoothness in six or fewer treatments, results may vary based on skin tone or hair color and density.
Madelaine Izquierdo, a board-certified physician's assistant, gently smoothes faces with Botox Cosmetic injections. After a complimentary consultation and skin analysis, Madelaine carefully injects Botox protein into forehead lines, pleats between eyes, or ruts created by adventuresome eyebrows' off-road vehicles. The treatment works to stop the subdermal muscle contractions that crinkle skin, smoothing the selected area for up to four months. The process creates minimal discomfort, with patients back on their feet in no time. Botox can also help prevent excessive sweating when injected into problematic areas such as armpits or a middle-school gym class.
In Essential Escapes' 5,000 square feet of space dedicated primarily to massage, clients have room to stretch each muscle and suspend every last worry in the air before watching it dissolve into the aromatherapy-perfumed ether. The entire sprawling space is awash in soft music and tranquil hues, from the lobby to the private treatment rooms, where licensed massage therapists treat clients to traditional massages and more exotic bodywork including Thai herbal ball massage, which incorporates steamed bundles of medicinal herbs to relax muscles and meet clients' recommended daily allowance of bliss. A repertoire of skin treatments and body wraps features ingredients such as tropical fruits and volcanic ash to smooth and brighten the skin.