Having to wait for wet nail polish to dry curbs people's natural urges to plunge fingers into frosting or to tickle the mailman too hard. Rescue put-upon mail carriers with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a mani-pedi at Safar in Miami Beach (a $50 value), a European-style sister salon of Boston's renowned Safar Coiffure salon.
Safar's retinue of nail technicians pampers hands and feet with soothing manicures and pedicures that leave digits refreshed and artfully ornamented. The 90-minute session transforms fingers from fabric-snagging, drag-racing delinquents to productive members of society with a classic buff, shape, and polish. Skillful technicians then scrub feet and file toe talons, trimming advancing cuticles, massaging weary soles, and polishing toes in the client's hue of choice along the way. Safar makes guests feel welcome with its luxuriously designed retreat studio and superior customer service. An outdoor terrace and a décor laced with Italian marble and solid walnut evoke the feel of a vacation in the south of France or on one of the 400 virtually identical pleasure planets featured in Star Trek.
Owner Gaston Safar opened his first Safar Coiffure salon in Boston in his early 20s to showcase his gift for styling hair, which he honed at a young age in his parents’ salon in France. In 1998, he created a sister salon, Acote Salon, and today, the Safar family has extended their salon empire with the newest addition in Miami Beach, a second Safar Coiffure. Safar shares his European style with an experienced team of international professionals who have trained with such companies as L'Oréal Paris, Aveda, and Vidal Sassoon and showcased their work in fashion shows and magazines. Italian marble flanks walnut-wood accents and floor-to-ceiling mirrors inside the elegant beauty salon. Inside, nail services spruce up fingers and toes and waxing treatments remove unwanted body hair. An outdoor rooftop terrace hosts yoga classes and provides the proper space to dramatically show off new hairstyles in the wind.