Signature Service: Jet Clear with Stem facial
Brands Used: I use my own proprietary blends.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 11
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
I supplement my main services with LED light therapy and 24K nano-gold collagen gel masks.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
I customize my treatments according to my clients' needs. I like to do combination treatments. The reason my clients love them so much is that they see results immediately. All my treatments are very result-oriented.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Having my own proprietary blends, I'm consistently striving to create better products by using the best and, in some cases, very exclusive ingredients, such as the Swiss apple stem-cell extract. I'm also very proud of the edelweiss stem cell with advanced technologies, such as nanotechnology.
Soothing music hits your ears once you step into Serenity Spa at Biscayne. It's clear that the spa is a place of relaxation, but the services used to achieve that state could take many forms. Massage therapists can knead muscles during chair massages use comfy tables for deep-tissue massages, which focus on each muscle's deepest layers and connective tissues. The team also specializes in reflexology, which helps heal various ailments by focusing on different reflex points in the foot. Aside from massage, the Serenity Spa at Biscayne also administers non-invasive Ultra Cavitation body-slimming treatments.
The Healing Body Center focuses on rejuvenating minds and bodies with slimming, anti-aging, and therapeutic massages. Therapists customize massages by drawing on a range of healing modalities including deep tissue, sport, senior, and oriental—a blend of Thai, Yumeiho, and Shiatsu techniques. In the studio’s treatment rooms, radio-frequency machines and glycolic acid wait to reduce fine lines and soften the skin texture of faces that have been pressed gleefully against the window of a sandpaper store. LipoSlim devices purr in other areas of the salon, beaming painless lasers at unwanted fat cells.
At her colorful North Miami office, licensed chiropractor Dr. Yolaris Garcia takes a natural approach to treating her clients' underlying health issues. These methods include nutritional counseling, six styles of massage therapy, and traction therapy using a Triton decompression table, which relieves lower back pain caused by herniated discs and wearing overstuffed fanny packs. Through these services, clients can begin to feel relief from chronic body aches and unexpected injuries.
We spoke with Jack Macaluso—Regional Social Media and Web Coordinator at Beauty Schools of America—about how the academies prepare students for careers in the real world and why it's important for the schools to give back to their communities.
On the schools' mission
Above all else, Jack says that the schools "try to focus and harness the students' creativity," while giving them all of the experience and practical skills they need not simply to be prepared to enter the work force, but to succeed and thrive. The relatively lengthy training programs ensure that aspiring stylists, cosmetologists, makeup artists, barbers, and massage therapists fully understand the intricacies of their chosen specialty, as well as what they need to do to continue advancing their future career according to Jack.
On the role of the instructors
With a roster of instructors that includes industry professionals with international spa and salon experience, Beauty Schools of America strives to give attendees a broad view of the numerous options open to them. Jack is also clear that the teachers' guidance isn't limited to classroom environments. When the advanced-level students are allowed hone their talents by performing treatments for actual clients, "an instructor or two will always be there to assist and answer questions," he says.
On the products that the students use during treatments
Students use brand name products like Moroccanoil, Sojourn, Nioxin, and others. Working alongside their instructors at modern service stations, these stylists use these products to craft en vogue cuts, color, styling and therapeutic practices.
On the schools' charitable involvement
Beauty Schools of America embraces opportunities to give back to its communities while providing real-world experience for students at the same time. Jack goes on to describe events where the schools' aspiring barbers and cosmetologists performed complimentary services for underprivileged residents, and he mentions one specific occasion when massage students provided free treatments for community members who participated in a bike ride dedicated to raising awareness about multiple sclerosis.
To make Glowing Gold Tanning Spa more than just a basic tanning salon, its team of therapists and aestheticians employs an extensive collection of high-powered tanning beds and specialized spa services. Housing three levels of tanning beds and a VersaSpa automated system, the spa offers clients a selection of standup beds, reclined beds, and UV-free spray-tan systems. While some people, such as beach-goers or those playing the pie crust in this year’s pageant, may be content with just a tan, others can enjoy Glowing Gold's other offerings, such as teeth whitening, massage, waxing, and facials.