Beauty in Miami, FL
When you live near the beach, getting a bikini wax is a necessity. But the experience doesn't have to be so painful. Thanks to its low-temperature wax and strip-less removal, Bliss Spa offers hair removal services that are as pain-free as possible. The 7,300-square-feet space also has a boutique, seven treatment rooms for massages and facials, and manicure and pedicure stations equipped with TVs, DVD players and personal headsets. Grab a brownie from the spa's brownie bar and treat yourself to one of its many treatments. The famous Triple Oxygen Treatment, a facial that will energize and hydrate your tired skin, may be a good place to start.
With almost year-round sandal weather, Miami demands pretty toes and this eco-friendly bar has just what you need when it comes to nail services. The salon uses non-toxic Zoya polishes and also offers gel nail services for longer lasting nails. Settle into one of the “bar’s” pod-like white chairs and plug in your iPod or ask for an iPad and surf while your feet get pampered. Other services include brow shaping, an eyelash bar and make-up. Don’t expect a zen-like space. Nail Bar Beauty & Lounge is a fun spot where getting your nails done feels like a girl’s afternoon out, champagne included.
When in need of a full day of pampering, head over to Rik Rak Salon & Spa on the 20th floor of the new JW Marriot Marquis hotel in downtown Miami. Whether you need a haircut or a manicure, a facial or a massage, a wax or extensions, this luxurious and modern 4,000-square-foot salon with views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay has services to meet your every primping need. The salon, owned by Rik and Raquel Watters, has another nearby location on Brickell Avenue with a full-service salon, a clothing boutique and a bar. No matter which location you visit, Rik Rak truly is a one-stop beauty shop.
Place your locks into the hands of star stylist Vaso Spirou for the best cuts and color. A native New Yorker, Spirou is a veteran of the beauty industry and she’s well known for working wonders on curly hair. Decorated with vintage barber chairs and views of Alton Road, her salon offers an array of hair services including ammonia-free, organic color treatments, Keratin treatments and hair extensions. Brow shaping and nail services are also available. Great specials are a bonus because really, where else can one get a good manicure for $10 on South Beach? And that’s not all, a shampoo and blowout costs $25 from Tuesday to Friday.
Stepping into 1160 Hair is like entering another world, a magical place. Its whimsical décor, with faux grass-covered doors, cherry blossoms and fruit hanging from the ceilings, makes this Bay Harbour Islands salon unlike anything you’ve experienced. And so does its extensive menu of services. Despite its name, 1160 Hair doesn’t specialize only on haircuts and color. Here you can enjoy a variety of treatments like Keratin anti-frizz treatments (great to keep your hair in check during the humid summer), hair extensions, organic facials, peels, waxing, Minx nails and a delicious chocolate pedicure that’s both relaxing and invigorating. No one said pampering had to be boring.