Miami Beach, FL is a coastal resort town located between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. These three salons give residents a reason to stick around all year. ✂ —Desiree Cole
McAllister Spa & Salon
McAllister Spa & Salon is housed in a converted historic villa, and offers cuts, highlights, blowouts, color, straightening treatments, extensions, and eyebrow and eyelash tinting. “The most rewarding part of owning a salon is being able to carry on my great-great-grandfather’s legacy by perpetuating the warm hospitality synonymous with our family name,” says salon owner William McAllister. Opened in 2010, the 2,000-square-foot salon boasts old-world charm with wooden floors and bold geometric furnishings, making it a comprehensive, upscale solution for the community’s beauty and wellness needs. The staff of 25 is always brainstorming new services, like BYOB [Bring Your Own Brush] ladies’ night, where the staff leads makeup tutorials and clients use their own beauty products.
In stock: CND, Dermalogica, Goldwell, Moroccanoil, OPI
Thierry Mas Salon
Situated on scenic Sunset Harbour, Thierry Mas Salon has a staff of nine that mans six chairs and three shampoo bowls. The 1,000-square-foot space has a modern aesthetic, with pearl-white walls, track lighting and abstract art. The salon offers cuts and color, styling, extensions and deep-conditioning treatments, and a laid-back ambience that syncs with the town’s vibe. Salon owner and hairstylist Thierry Mas says the reason the team has been successful is because they stay motivated, positive and supportive of each other. Every year, Thierry Mas Salon staff gives back to the community by donating to Locks of Love and Habitat for Humanity, and attends various charity events hosted by the Miami Beach community.
In stock: L’Oréal Professionnel, Moroccanoil, Nioxin, Redken, Wella Professionals
Sean Donaldson Hair
Located near the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Sean Donaldson Hair spans 2,800 square feet, and includes design elements like post-modern steel gray walls, faux crocodile furnishings, concrete floors and a private shampoo spa. The salon attracts clientele from all over the world, including London, New York, South America and the Caribbean. The salon offers precision haircutting, customized coloring, texturizing treatments, and nail and facial services, and the staff of 25 doesn’t take training lightly. “We cherry-pick the very best staff in the industry,” says Sean Donaldson, senior creative director and owner. New trainees participate in a 12-month program, and new stylists and colorists attend training tailored to their skill level.
In stock: Kérastase, Keratin Complex, Label.m, Moroccanoil, Shu Uemura