While working as a family practitioner in Miami, Dr. José Suarez often fielded requests from his patients for beauty-bolstering treatments. It drove him to open Pinecrest Medical Spa, a place where he could apply his medical expertise to cosmetic problems.
Each appointment begins with a consultation, where Dr. Suarez determines the ideal course of aesthetics-enhancing action. Unwanted wrinkles, hair, and acne can all be dealt with noninvasively using lasers or collagen-rallying inspirational speeches, while injections of Botox or dermal fillers work beneath the skin to keep countenances smooth.
Vida Day Spa & Wellness Center offers a full menu of professional spa services in a peaceful, intimate environment. Each treatment begins with a skin analysis that allows the spa staff to customize caretaking to each client's skin type. During a D'vine red wine and champagne facial, patrons' pores quaff exfoliating elixirs rich with red grape, grape seed, and wine extracts that deeply cleanse and exfoliate enervated visages. After the skin's dull outer layers have taken leave of the epidermal party—ensuring tighter, fresher-looking skin festivities—a skillful scalp massage stimulates blood flow and witty conversation about hair metal. To complete the 75-minute treatment, a cosmetic touch-up with mineral makeup and a duo of specialized eye and lip treatments polish the window to the soul and the portal to the esophagus.
Natural light pours in through arched windows and illuminates the airy, open floor plan of Isabella Salon & Spa, whose talented stylists, nail technicians, aestheticians, and waxing specialists keep patrons at the forefront of beauty trends. Chic haircuts rid manes of dead ends, and straightening treatments untangle frizz, curl, and deeply embedded slinkies. Hands and feet applaud at the array of pampering services, which range from a spa manicure with gel polish to a pedicure and paraffin treatment. Additionally, a makeup artist readies faces for special events or disguises mugs so they’ll blend in among a group of peacocks.
The technicians at Personal Touch Body Waxing & Tanning get their clients' skin summer ready with gentle mineral waxes and spray tans. With each waxing treatment, the aestheticians use new spatulas and fresh mineral wax to insure cleanliness and safety. During spray tans, the technicians custom airbrush bodies for a natural, even look, using an FDA-approved formula.
Blink's around-the-eye specialists add dimension to lashes and prune unwieldy brows in a naturally lit storefront swathed in bubblegum-pink walls. During brow waxes, clients recline in plush white chairs while aestheticians wax away bristles that detract from breathtaking irises and crossword puzzles scrawled on cheekbones. A trained professional performs personally tailored lash-extension procedures, affixing natural lashes with lengthy and voluminous silk add-ons in a shade of black or brown.
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.
Within the funky, upbeat confines of this Paul Mitchell Focus studio, D&L’s follicular fanatics refurbish lady locks and man manes with timeless and inimitable looks. Opt for a sassy snip and clip with an advanced hair artist ($65), or master hair artist ($75), all schooled in the art of noggin nest rejuvenation. A hair blow ($45) imparts beautiful blasts of heat for precisely sculpted scalps (included with all cuts), and the uptown girl ($75) upsweeps strands for special occasions such as weddings, high-school reunions, or upscale stuffed-animal parties.