Upon arrival at Facial Spa and Body, stress immediately begins to melt away when a cup of tea or coffee is placed in your hands and you gaze at the robin's-egg-blue walls while waiting for facials, body wraps, and cellulite treatments. The aesthetician then leads you into a private room stocked with products from top skincare brands such as SkinCeuticals, Obagi, and La Roche-Posay. In addition to these brands, Facial Spa and Body also sells Colombian Fajas Salome shaping girdles, which contour waistlines, improve posture, and protect midsections from sucker punches.
La Bodeguita Meat Market encourages budding oenophiles to entertain and refine their palates during weekly wine-tasting events. Sommeliers in training can swirl, sniff, and savor unlimited samples of five preselected varietals, noting their unique flavors, aromas, and hair-dying capabilities. A maximum of 50 customers per tasting cultivates a small-group atmosphere and ensures grapes don't feel overwhelmed by the scrutiny. Although not included with this Groupon, snacks are available for purchase during the event. Call ahead to make a reservation.
Professional waxing specialist Dalia De Paz is the driving force behind Dalia's Wax Services. Armed with soft wax, hard wax, or ultra-gentle vegetable wax, Dalia can evict unwanted hair on both men and women from a range of areas including the face, body, and bikini zone. While waxing is Dalia’s specialty, she also treats clients with additional pampering services such as mani-pedis, spray tans, and pretreatment pep talks from a museum wax figure.
Miami’s American Laser Skincare works hard to provide an effective array of laser beauty treatments, from basic hair removal and skin rejuvenation to body shaping or overall cellulite reduction. Each procedure uses focused beams, targeted to specific areas and for their own unique purpose, to shape, sculpt and clean up the look of any customer on need. With dozens of locations nationwide, the unassuming office building location of this Aventura outpost feels more like a doctor’s office than a sunny beachside salon or calming day spa, but the medical just reinforces American Laser’s commitment to their craft. Detailed procedures lift, restructure and reshape skin, remove hair follicles without harming the body and provide long-term results for problems that have often been nagging clients for years.
It was time for a change for Graciela Castro. After years spent working in finance, she realized that her fast-paced career had hobbled her health, relationships, and ability to sit still for a whole rendition of "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall." So Castro learned to style hair, something she knew she would love once she observed how much a chic cut could lift a person’s spirits. It wasn't long before she opened Graciela's Salon. There, staff members apply the skills they learned at international style conferences to perform services with Paul Mitchell hair treatments or Gelish or Essie nail-polish hues. To enhance the mind-body experience she values, Castro makes clients feel at home by providing such complimentary beverages as wine and coffee, as well as free wireless-Internet access.
The stylists at Harmony Salon balance outer beauty with inner peace, adhering to owner Leo's belief that true allure radiates outward. Between the soothing sea-green and white walls of the salon, stylists draw out each client's inner chic with hair, nail, and waxing services. Treated with Alfaparf Milano and Coppola hair products, strands lose their split ends in exchange for vibrant color and shine, which can be purchased from rainbows using bags of hair. Creative pampering sessions for feet include the fruit-smoothie-bath pedicure and Leo's Volcanic pedicure, which leaves toes hot enough to melt clogs into stylish open-toe shoes.