From the moment guests walk or cartwheel into Ohana Spa of South Miami, a variety of stimuli work together to help them to relax: the sounds of calming waterfalls and the subtle smell of lavender, lemongrass, and peppermint. Owner Dionne Corona's eyebrow-shaping wizardry and custom facials have been featured in multiple publications, which isn’t a surprise considering Dionne has been in the business for more than 20 years.
This NY-style manstitution harkens back to the barbershop heyday of the '40s, with intricate gold-trimmed walls, classy chandeliers, and a team of friendly hair whisperers that's armed and legged to whip follicles into shape. A tenure spent nestled in the shop's plush fur-fighting chairs can take two forms. Stylishly eradicate facial fuzz with a luxurious hot-lather shave, employing heated shaving cream and a pristine straight-blade to render a clean-cut appearance matched only by Library of Congress cadets and Ken dolls. Or, opt for the all-encompassing haircut service, having your strands styled to your liking as well as lovingly shampooed and conditioned. A shirt-flattering neck-shave is also included, preventing shady back-neck tendril trades.
The team of professional stylists at Europa Hair Studio share their international eye for style with each of their clients and are devoted to delivering high-quality service. Using products from Goldwell, Wella, and Aquage, the salon specializes in precision cuts, hair styling and color applications, hair extensions, formal up dos, voluminous blow outs, and makeup. On any given day, the salon's loyal client base indulges in a variety of services, including manicures and pedicures.
The full-service Avant-Garde Salon and Spa located on Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile offers hairstyling, body care, facials and skincare. Owners Christine and Thierry Painparay are known for their hair conditioning treatments that provide a cocktail of emollient and anti-oxidants to give hair its ultimate shine and cellular renewal. In addition, the salon offers permanent makeup services for lip color, eyebrows and eyeliner, while providing eyelash enhancement options, from the application of flash eyelashes that last for weeks to semi-permanent extensions, which tend to be longer and thicker. The salon also offers bridal party makeup and hairdo services. The tall, long and inviting space is pulled back to the rafters, revealing old wood and lots of industrial accents.
Transformation is the M.O. at Beyond Image Salon. A team of highly trained stylists breathes new life into hair one lock at a time, using everything from simple scissoring techniques to texturizing treatments to renew clients' appearances. In addition to women's cuts, hair services include ammonia-free coloring, keratin blowouts, and toner. They can even apply makeup for special occasions, as well as remove unwanted hair or super-glued bear fur with waxing treatments. Nail techs can put the finishing touches on new looks with tropical pedicures and spa manicures, while technicians help to slip waistlines with ultrasound cavitation sessions.