Ecstasy Salon Spa | 2100 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Ste. 100-A | Coral Gables, FL 33134
Bobby Barros got his start cutting and styling doll hair in this youth. Now, 35 years later, as Owner & Operator of Ecstasy Salon Spa in Coral Gables, his passion for helping each client look and feel their best remains undiminished. He welcomes all clients with a smile. “It shows them how much I appreciate them,” he says. “Making clients feel relaxed and rejuvenated is a top priority of my entire team.” Ecstasy Salon Spa complements their renowned hairstyling services with massages, manicures and facials to provide clients with an immersive experience that allows them to “get away from it all” for a bit as they enjoy a beauty regimen tailored to their particular needs. The menu of special services includes hair extensions, permanent makeup, laser hair removal and more. Yet it is the signature sophisticated and welcoming environment that Bobby creates that has made Ecstasy Salon Spa a success since it first opened its doors in 1991. “I want every client who walks through our door to have a memorable and positive experience,” he says. “The most significant part of my job is getting my customers and employees to trust me when they need advice in any aspect of their lives.”
“My inspiration remains being the art of helping each person discover their own individual beauty. This requires my constant growth as a human being and as a professional.”
This French color technique creates soft, natural-looking modern highlights. The procedure is strictly freehand so you can amplify to vary from a soft wash to bright and bold.
All kinds of braids are in right now. From French braids to Frida Kalo-style braids to everything in between and much more, the options are endless. It’s time to braid your hair.
This is a color style mainly done on younger generations where the hair is dyed with similar colors to that of a peacock. Blue, Green, Purple…anything goes and the results are absolutely show-stopping.
Dramatic accents are in, with winged (or cat’s eye) eyeliner for the face in vogue and hot new metallic nail colors for your fingertips and summer toes topping the list of trends to incorporate into your look.
Hair By Hisham | 3405 Main Hwy. | Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Hisham Sahbane always had a calling for his career. As a teenager from a conservative family, he went against his father to join the prestigious Alexandre Ecole De Coiffure Beauty School. In 2002, he came to Miami on vacation, fell in love with the city and went back to Switzerland to get his affairs in order so he could move here permanently. He turned around the failing Allure (now Hair By Hisham Grove) and recently opened his second location in Morningside. “We get locations that are financially unstable and turn them around into successful salons,” he says. When it comes to his clients, they come from all walks of life. One in particular stands out. “Over the years, I’ve been given the privilege of doing the hair & makeup for Miami Lighthouse For The Blind’s President Virginia Jacko once a week,” he says of the blind visionary leader of the local non-profit. “She’s an inspiration to me and to anyone who meets her because she shows us all how someone can overcome difficulties and live a (beyond) normal life.” As Hair By Hisham grows their objective, Shabane is looking forward to turning the brand into a successful franchise both locally and overseas. His other dream is to open a beauty school that teaches his unique skills and techniques to a younger generation of stylists and artists.
“I started winning international hair contests when I was a 19-year-old student, which allowed me to advance my career faster than most stylists.”
We’re getting to the summer and humid season. Hair Botox makes life easier, it allows you to only have to do your hair every other day (not every day) and get away from the frizz.
Dipping Powder Manicure
This is the healthiest way to create nails that have a natural feel that will last for a long time. You can have any polish you like or nail art design offered. It lasts twice as long as shellacs or acrylics.
Refreshed and exfoliated feet are achieved using the freshest natural essences that leave the entire body feeling great and the feet smelling like you just walked out of a sultan’s palace.
Moldovian Hair Extensions
One of their most exclusive offerings is Moldovan Hair, the highest standard of Virgin Hair for extensions. Go into the pool and just about any occasion knowing your hair won’t tangle.
mySpa Miami | 100 Chopin Plaza, Plaza Level | Miami, FL 33131
Growing up, Vanessa Perez admired the effort her mother took to take great care of her skin, hair and nails. “She would often share those experiences with me and I took a great interest in the field,” she says. “I would practice on friends and family and took great pride in what I did, even back then.” During her time at mySpa at InterContinental Miami, she has seen a variety of clients. She believes it’s the more challenging cases that really helped her perfect her craft. She’s also focused on staying on top of the latest technology and trends. “The beauty industry is always changing and I’ve enjoyed seeing all the advancements in medical grade anti-age treatments such as Botox, lasers and fillers,” she says. “Skincare products have also advanced in their formulations and potencies for better results.” Future plans include working toward her massage license and further expanding the services she offers. “A long-term goal of mine would be to one day own my own salon and train other beauty professionals on how to recommend the right products and services to guests,” she says.
“I love connecting with people and providing services that make them feel beautiful and renewed. I enjoy researching and trying new products so I can expand my knowledge and make more effective recommendations to clients.”
If you will be spending a lot of time in the pool and sun this summer, consider a shellac polish to keep your hands and feet looking fresh without chipping, cracking or dulling.
Hydration is key during the hot, humid summer months. A Hydrafacial can revive thirsty and sun-damaged skin to keep that healthy glow going strong all summer long.
mySpa’s Organic Girl Gacial is perfect for the beauty and environmentally conscious spa lady. For every product sold, their Emergin C skincare line plants a tree to continue their eco mission around the world.
Polish & Tan
Looking to keep that summer glow all year long without the sun damage that comes along with it? A full body polish followed by a spray tan application can achieve that same bronzed look.