Vida Day Spa & Wellness Center offers a full menu of professional spa services in a peaceful, intimate environment. Each treatment begins with a skin analysis that allows the spa staff to customize caretaking to each client's skin type. During a D'vine red wine and champagne facial, patrons' pores quaff exfoliating elixirs rich with red grape, grape seed, and wine extracts that deeply cleanse and exfoliate enervated visages. After the skin's dull outer layers have taken leave of the epidermal party—ensuring tighter, fresher-looking skin festivities—a skillful scalp massage stimulates blood flow and witty conversation about hair metal. To complete the 75-minute treatment, a cosmetic touch-up with mineral makeup and a duo of specialized eye and lip treatments polish the window to the soul and the portal to the esophagus.
The skilled hide-hydrators at Botanic Skin Care perform rejuvenating treatments using hypoallergenic certified-vegan products. Bodies rejoice at the prospect of a 60-minute wrap treatment in one of three varieties. The sea-mud wrap helps prevent clogged pores by outfitting bodies in an aqua-clay cloak that derives its vitamins and minerals from marine botanicals and blue-green algae. The detoxifying sea-salt scrub wicks away toxins from the skin's surface, resulting in softer, smoother organ suits, and the sweet-smelling chocolate wrap coats skin in a cocoa-based cream, stimulating the senses more effectively than a hug from a giant chocolate bunny. Two 45-minute exfoliating microdermabrasion sessions can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and lipstick stains left by the sun's unsolicited kisses.
Detlev Hair Studio's experienced aestheticians smooth out hirsute humans with follicle-felling treatments culled from its extensive menu of waxing services. Prep gams for a summery showcase with a lower-leg wax ($35), or prod eyebrows toward good behavior with a brow shaping ($23), transforming eye adornments into sleek lines or hidden Morse-code messages. Salon-goers can rid shoulders of fuzz ($25), neaten up a bikini line ($28), or de-fur chests ($40) while tucked within the angular, modern confines of Detlev’s cosmetically minded atelier. Detlev aids busy clients in their hair-removal quest by keeping doors open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, removing unwanted stubble before morning commutes or after evening werewolf hunts.
Armed with top-notch training from the Tinny Institute and more than a decade of professional experience, certified permanent makeup specialist Elizabeth Roman can beautify nearly any area of the body. Roman has worked extensively on all types of skin, from camouflaging the effects of burns or vitiligo, to adding tasteful touches of smudge-proof makeup to brows, eyes, bodies, and lips.
Unless you've been cloned, your face is unique. That's why the skilled estheticians at Senses Beauty Lounge tailor facial and peel services to the individual's needs using high-end Dermalogica products. But skincare is just one arrow in the spa's ample beautification arsenal. Estheticians provide relaxing mani-pedis or waxing sessions to remove unwanted hair from the body or face.
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.