To save beach lovers from harmful UVA and UVB rays, April Clark uses specially formulated sprays that react naturally with skin to produce dark, even tans in 15 minutes. Working inside a private room at Moda Salon, April swathes physiques in the DHA-based solution, which, in one session, can mimic the effects of five visits to a tanning bed or eight days spent soaking in a tub of sun tea.
At South Beach Tanning Fantasy, knowledgeable staffers point guests in the direction of 17 beds, including Ergoline and Matrix models that build tans in 12–15 minutes and a UV-free Mystic Tan spray-tan booth. They also customize airbrush tans and harness the power of infrared energy with calorie-burning Formostar body wraps or acne- and sun-damage-fighting red-light therapy.
After their pampering session, patrons can browse the store's selection of clothing and accessories, including designer-inspired handbags. The salon evokes the energy and spirit of Miami's renowned South Beach area with tropical plants, vibrant red and turquoise walls, and a huge selection of low-carb tanning lotions.
Latter Rain Salon & Spa is a salon that both pampers women and gives back to the community, regularly helping local causes and working with battered women. During each haircut, foil highlight, and spiral-texturing service, stylists sprinkle heads with Paul Mitchell professional shampoos, relaxers, and texturing products. Rhonda Allison professional skincare products enhance skin rejuvenation through facials and peels. As the salon's airy, sunlit spaces fill with the sound of pores audibly slamming shut, massages and waxing help clients obtain smoother skin and tension-free muscles.
Ever since Salon Deco opened its doors in June 2013, its friendly, skilled aestheticians have worked to optimize each client's natural beauty. Guests can sip glasses of wine while nail technicians groom and pamper hands, decorating fingernails with long-lasting Shellac polish in traditional or funky colors. The aestheticians also enhance eyes with feminine eyelash extensions, beautify skin with airbrush makeup, and cut and color men's and women's hair. Wood floors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows lend the salon a clean, modern ambiance.
TLC Hair Designs owner-operator Tracy Chapman transforms damaged, overgrown, or outdated hairdos at her work station in Salon Brands. Using her steady hands and knack for matching styles based on her clients' skin tones and facial features, Tracy cuts, layers, and shapes both men's and women's hair. Matrix and Logics Color DNA aid her as she adds accentuating highlights or all-over color to strands that need a new hue or a touchup of their natural green hue.
Amore is as much a cozy home as it is a salon and spa. Natural light streaming through large windows floods the space, casting a glow on plush sofas and intricate tile floors. Amid these warm accents, licensed cosmetologist Krystal Rappe rehabs nails and decorates them with OPI and CND polish. While sipping complimentary hot cocoa, guests may also take advantage of Amore’s other services, which range from haircuts and coloring to therapeutic massages.