Kids often take after their parents, and Armin Khavari is no exception. After growing up watching his parents run a beauty business, it seemed only natural for him to use his own experience and found Armin Salon-Spa. Alongside a group of skilled stylists, Armin clips and reshapes hair into trendy forms, colors locks with bold new hues, and conditions strands. On the spa side, massage therapists knead away stress, nail technicians retouch hands and feet, and aestheticians restore skin's youthful vitality and original shrink wrap.
LVS Salon Group's continually educated staff indulges clients' every feature with a kaleidoscopic slate of hair, nail, and skin services. While a stylist brightens a mane with highlights or blow-dries locks, a multitasking patron can lend paws to a technician for a professional manicure and pedicure crowned in durable gel lacquers or acrylic nails. For at-home beauty care or to sate the whines of unpampered mannequins, the salon stocks a brigade of products that includes Creative Nail Design, Matrix, Marilyn Brush, and Moroccanoil.
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 staff at iLash & Skincare tailor their treatments to coincide with the client's style, with botanical facials that adapt to specific skin types. Additional services include cavitation, body wraps, and silk and mink eyelash extensions available in both C- and J-curls.
Nails by Amores's professional beauty mavens transform nails into 10-piece appendage accessories during manicure and pedicure treatments. Both manicures begin with the classic cut, file, and cuticle grooming, prepping nails' satin-glove entrance exams. During spa manicures, a seasoned staffer sloughs away outdated cells with an exfoliating scrub steeped in hot towels before massaging hands and adding prismatic pop to fingertips with one of the salon's many polishes. Otherwise, Shellac manicures fuse a gel-based polish to nails with the rays of a UV lamp, instantly curing and drying polish for a formidable finish that lasts up to two weeks, protecting against chips spawned from normal wear, typing, or tickling rhinoceroses. Nail artists then massage hands before patrons dunk their grippers into a paraffin dip that works to seal in skin's silky demeanor. While the top-floor tensome undergo their makeover, feet soak in a solution and are then quickly made over with a cut, file, and polish that leaves toes ready to strut their stuff in flip-flops, open-toed heels, or invisible shoes imported from the Emperor's new collection.
Overplucked eyebrows make a person look permanently surprised; undergroomed hairs anywhere make a person look jungly; a Wax On Wax Off waxing makes any eyebrow, leg, underarm, or elbow look astonishingly attractive. This Groupon gets you $40 of men's or women's waxing services for $20 at Wax On Wax Off, the Coconut Grove hair-removal specialist.
Amid orange walls lined with Gelish nail polish and skincare products, Esthetic Quick's aestheticians sculpt nails and wax away unwanted hair. Nail techs enhance mani-pedis with towel wraps, and beauty techs add volume to lashes with eyelash extensions. The staff's expertise also extends to services such as anti-aging facials, eye massage, makeup lessons, and invisible-cloaking body wraps.