With average temperatures in the '70s and '80s, it makes sense that Miami is full of body-baring outfits. All that skin is why people like the owners of Velour Med Spa were able to open a successful laser hair-removal business in 2005. With the hope of further beautifying bodies, they established Velour—a full med spa—in 2010.
Its certified medical aestheticians, who are supervised by a medical director, still perform the popular laser hair-removal treatments, but they also fade unwanted spider veins, smooth cellulite, and rely on intense pulsed light to refresh faces. In addition to beautifying clients, they relax with massages and mani-pedis, which take place in a pristine all-white room.
As with any other modern-day clinical procedure, aesthetic laser treatments tend to yield the best results when administered and supervised by specialists. That's why Go Laser's licensed electrolysis staff and certified laser technicians work under the medical direction of Dr. Diana E. Vargas. Harnessing the power of the GentleMax laser, techs can help clients zap off unwanted hairs, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes, and treat varicose veins. Since the laser treatments only emit noninvasive light energy, patients generally only feel a tingling sensation on their skin similar to that of a snapping rubber band or break-dancing fairy.
From sleek looks to fancy updos, the stylists at Elena's Beauty Salon transform hair into beautiful new styles. Keratin treatments eradicate frizz, infusing manes with keratin proteins for shinier, sleeker styles, whereas partial highlights add new dimension to strands with pops of color. The team of beauty experts also preps coifs for special events, such as weddings, with intricate updos or curls. In addition, the bilingual salon offers nailcare services.
Each member of Stript Wax Bar's staff specializes in waxing, using top-shelf waxing products and artful technique to efficiently strip away hair. Technicians ensure cleanliness through a strict no-double-dipping policy, clearing away hair as guests lounge in soothing environs.
Medical director Hugo Romeu and certified medical electrologist David Reyes form the power duo behind Prestige Laser Center, treating patients with advanced technologies that can clear up medical conditions and help achieve aesthetic goals. Laser hair-removal treatments ease or eliminate the growth of unwanted stubble, and spider veins similarly fade after a laser's attention.
The Great Clips empire spans more than 3,000 salons across North America, where a collective of over 30,000 stylists wait, ready to tend to hairstyles. At these salons, no appointments are necessary—though an online check-in system aids those who wish to skip any potential lines by adding their names directly to the haircut queue. And to aid their new hairstyles, customers can peruse a line of gels, conditioners, pomades, and tea-tree oil shampoos and body washes.