The color scheme inside Seven Seas Spa & Salon transitions from chartreuse to cool blues, as if narrating, in color, the space's shift from the liveliness of the friendly stylists on the hair-salon floor to the relaxation of the soothing spa services. Using all-natural Aveda products, the hair designers snip away and demonstrate the skills they've learned in the educational workshops they attend regularly to keep abreast of the latest cut, color, and styling trends. Equally savvy spa technicians work back in the spa space, lit by royal-blue bulbs and accented by cascading light fixtures and wavy white walls. Inside private treatment rooms, gentle facials and massages immerse clients in soothing scents and sensations as effectively as a jacuzzi whose water has been replaced with aromatherapy oil.
Therapists at Massage Isles & Wellness Center soothe backs with seven massage styles that target such concerns as sports injury, soreness from pregnancy, and daily aches and pains. Therapists work with clients to customize the classic massage so that it concentrates on areas of tension and avoids touch-sensitive jack-in-the-boxes within muscles. Sports massage restores flexibility and range of motion after injury or athletic strain, and Swedish massage melts away muscle pain as it stimulates circulation using gliding effleurage strokes and percussive pressure. The warmth of hot stones penetrates deep into muscles, uncoiling knots so couples can practice swing dancing without the help of construction cranes. Duos share a private room during the couples massage, after which they relax as they sip a flute of bubbly and nibble on sweet fruits.
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.
As a child, Beniley Llorens watched her parents work at their salon in Guadalajara, Mexico, learning secrets of the beauty industry firsthand. Her passion for aesthetics led her to training in places such as Italy, Spain, France, and Japan before she opened a day spa in Guadalajara and eventually relocated to Miami. Now she owns Beniley Wellness Center & Spa, where she and her team use European techniques to perform facials, microdermabrasion, radio-frequency treatments, PEMF (pulse electromagnetic field therapy), and specializing particularly in waxing.
Not only do Llorens and her personally trained staff members perform waxing services—including upward of 70 Brazilian waxes per week, but Llorens has also developed her own line of skincare and cosmetic products.
In a beautiful and relaxing loft studio, EnVogue's talented team of technicians and cosmetologists transform tattered nails and fatigued faces with nourishing nail-care and skincare services. Cuticle caretakers can treat their hands to a French manicure complete with an expert buffing and filing, a wash of pink or nude coloring, and white tips for a look that's more French than a beret full of fried potato slices. Then, EnVogue's trained nail techs take care of foot fingers with the deluxe pedicure, a combination of a Carita Renovateur anti-aging treatment, a moisturizing mask, and a softening paraffin treatment that helps feet put their best footprint forward.
Rejuvenate Doctor's board-certified physicians help individuals not only treat the signs of aging but also prevent and even reverse them by focusing specifically on hormonal health. Following the idea that "we age because hormones decline," founder and medical director Dr. Tina Miranda and her med-spa staff strive to tailor anti-aging treatment plans that will stop that decline faster than you can say, "Stop declining, you stupid jerks!" The team uses complimentary consultations to devise a plan that may combine hormone-replacement therapy with nutrition counseling, exercise, and sleep techniques. As part of its restorative treatments, the team also works to reverse aging on the outside to help patients both feel and look younger. The staffers use cosmetic treatments such as Botox, Restylane, laser skin peels, and time machines to imbue even the most timeworn and wrinkle-riddled hides with youthful radiance.