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.
Acupuncture and Massage College helps its surrounding communities in two ways: by teaching students the art of pain and stress relief through therapeutic treatments and by empowering those students to treat those in need. With guidance from experienced instructors, students learn the various techniques of ancient acupuncture and massage, both in the classroom and in the field. Patients can come to the college and bid adieu to their aches and worries by lying down in a treatment room and be treated by a supervised learning practitioner. Students shoo away pain with 50-minute acupuncture treatments or massage sessions, customized to address problematic areas or work around any ventriloquist dummies clients refuse to put down.
In malls across South Florida, Massage Haven and My Happy Feet dole out doses of pain-relieving kneading for busy shoppers. Their signature treatment is the chair massage, which has the benefit of targeting common problem areas caused by desk jobs. But they also offer more specialized services such as foot massage, sports massage, and ice massage for a soothing panacea after injury. Thanks to the mobile nature of their massage chairs, the therapists can take their muscle-healing act on tour, and may be booked on-location at offices, homes, and party venues across the Tri-County Area.
Cosmetic procedures at the Miami Center for Dermatology take place under the watchful gaze of board-certified dermatologist Deborah Longwill and Lawrence Schiffman, who takes pride in youthifying patients without costing them undue downtime. Like ingesting bubble gum, infusing your skin with Botox takes about 10 minutes and produces results that last up to four months. Treated lines, wrinkles, crow's feet, and cow's knees are significantly lessened, and faces emerge looking freshly ironed. Mimicking technology originally developed for Saran Wrap, the Alma Accent laser employs radio frequency to melt away cellulite and tighten skin on large areas (front thigh, back thigh, and butt) and small areas (arms, love handles, chin/neck) in a procedure that's much less invasive than traditional liposuction.
Primos Barber Shop offers a variety of grooming services for men of all ages amid a retro-meets-recent atmosphere. After plopping down into a comfy, oversized barber chair, customers can sip on a complimentary beverage as expert scissor wielders tend to their scratchy scalp sweaters, starting with an American Crew shampoo. Necks and shoulders are then freed of tension with a relaxing massage after a trim or buzz frees hair of sticky wasp nests. Warm towels and Truefitt & Hill shaving cream soften the skin before faces are transformed into sleek visages with a straight-edge razor.
At Elements Massage, it's OK to put your own needs first. In fact, it's encouraged: each of the center's holistic healers makes it their mission to provide care personalized to your specific needs. In order to find out what those needs are, the massage therapists listen closely to clients' descriptions of any problem areas or health conditions. Then, they set to work alleviating aches and pains with custom massage strokes.
The treatments at Elements Massage span a wide range of modalities to meet every massage need. If you're experiencing everyday stress, the therapists might suggest a light relaxation massage. Alternatively, if you're plagued by chronic pain, muscle knots, or tenderness from new wings sprouting on your shoulders, you might benefit from a deep-tissue or trigger-point massage.