Inside any of Hairdoctors Specialty Salons' five full-service locations, skilled aestheticians treat hair and nails with a range of pharmaceutical and natural services. They trim and style hair, perform keratin treatments, and color strands using crayons or ammonia-free dyes and cellophanes. The staff’s work extends beyond hair services via manicures and pedicures. Aestheticians also add to clients' existing hair with extensions—strands made from Remy or virgin Indian human hair and attached to scalps via weaving, taping, fusion, or gluing. Hairdoctors Specialty Salons also posts informative hair-extension FAQs on its website.
At the new Golden Butterflies Spa & Rehab Center, medical staffers trained in high-tech, nonsurgical procedures team up with beauty therapists to transform bodies into fashion statements, independent of clothes. The team's most unusual treatments involve hormones and plasma formulas rich in platelet cells, which can alter body chemistry to catalyze rejuvenation and the cultivation of tiny victory gardens by the digestive tract's flora. Lasers do double duty as emissaries of smooth, hairless skin and leaner bodily contours, whereas cosmetic injections focus on creating youthful faces and obliterating cellulite. With aromatic oils and warm stones within reach, the gentle hands of massage therapists send waves of relaxation rolling through muscles via the careful acupressure of reflexology or deep-tissue therapy aimed at soothing connective tissue. Permanent cosmetics stands out as the only service with effects meant to endure forever, unlike promises of marriage to snowmen.
Every element of Tranquility at Doral contributes to its status as a great place to relax. The 2,000-square-foot facility looks every bit the part of a harmonious sanctuary: it’s filled with feng shui–inspired decor, elegant plants, and Buddha statues, and even includes a lotus garden and a patio for special events. Flickering candles illuminate the center's 10 treatment rooms, where aestheticians brighten and firm dry, oily, and aging skin with a handful of facial treatments and body wraps infused with chocolate, sea algae, and black pearl. The spa also offers advanced ultrasound therapy and electrical stimulation for the skin, as well as tanning sessions in a standup SunDash 252 Radius booth. To relax before or after their treatments, clients can sip a glass of house wine as a technician sings a really slow version of "Bohemian Rhapsody."
At Let's Wrap it Spa, a team fluent in English, Spanish, and Klingon helps clients regain a youthful appearance without the need for expensive, risky surgeries or other invasive procedures. Its signature treatments—organic wraps—expose bodies to cold, heat, and detoxifying volcanic ash to slim down physiques and reduce cellulite. Rumored to be part of Cleopatra's daily beauty regimen, volcanic clay rejuvenates, exfoliates, lifts, and tightens the skin. Other skin-tightening treatments at the spa include collagen-infused facials, electrotherapy, and vacuum therapy.
Behind the vertical columns and manicured hedgerows of the art-deco district's Ocean Reef hotel, the salon and spa’s aestheticians and massage therapists pamper bodies with nourishing head-to-toe therapies. Mere steps from Miami Beach and bustling Collins Avenue, the spa is surrounded by myriad local promenades on which to flaunt physiques newly nourished by hair, body, and facial treatments, as well as waxing. Clients can park cars or their Shetland ponies on the street, or take advantage of Ocean Reef's valet service.
The established stylists and aestheticians at Mimi’s Hair Studio & Spa beautify and relax clients any day, whether it's a regular weekday or one’s wedding day. With a menu of services that includes haircuts, blowouts, and partial highlights, the crew aims to infuse each client's personal style into the finished look. Alternatively, their mani-pedis keep nails looking as bright, strong, and beautiful as a sun-soaked wrecking ball.