Florida Health & Beauty
3930 N.E. 2nd Ave., Design District
Four international hairstylists are the brains behind IGK, which stands for their combined surnames of Izquierdo (two of the stylists are married), Grenia, and Kusero. The Philippe Starck–designed space, with its chevron-pattern wood floors and sleek marble counters, is modern and clean. Most notably, the chairs are supremely comfortable (an important detail given that hair color can take hours). The blowouts are, however, super speedy, and these stylists can cut hair like no other. Booking is essential as the services at IGK are always in demand.
Bamford Haybarn Spa Miami
2341 Collins Ave., Mid-Beach
All of the treatments at this atmospheric, chic yet inviting spa inside 1 Hotel South Beach are guided by Ayurvedic principles and use the brand’s in-house line of organic skin care (the products are Soil Association–certified, which is the UK’s highest standard for organic beauty). Concentrated elixirs, lymphatic drainage techniques, oxygen and LED-light therapies, and the power of the aestheticians’ healing touch make the facials as glow-inducing as they are relaxing. We’re especially obsessed with the 24 Karat Gold treatment, a fifty-minute face massage that includes a nanogold-infused collagen treatment that leaves you firm and radiant. The spa’s locations in the UK and Brooklyn are just as deluxe—and sustainable.
The Standard Spa Miami
40 Island Ave., Venetian Islands
Whether you’re lounging on the heated marble steps of the enormous, coed Turkish-style hammam, sipping fresh-pressed green juice while the ocean glitters before you, doing serious yoga or Pilates, or all three plus an astrology reading and a pedicure, a few hours here truly takes you out of the everyday. Located inside the Standard, the spa's sleekly modern ashram meets sybaritic retreat has everything. Within the hammam, there are shiny metal tubs for individual pretreatment baths; beyond that, there's a Roman-style waterfall hot tub, a mud lounge, a Finnish sauna, an infinity pool, and an arctic plunge. There’s every sort of massage and facial, plus goopier options, like crystal-infused masks, biopuncture, and workshops on hypnocoaching, sound healing, crystal healing, and more. The food couldn’t be healthier or more delicious, and the on-an-island setting is about as gorgeous as it gets. Photos: Adrian Gaut.
The Miami Beach sand is packed down every morning so it’s an ideal surface for a morning jog, walk, or workout (you can actually run around without sinking in and feeling like your calves are on fire). Just off the sand, there’s also a boardwalk pathway for pedestrians and bikers that runs parallel to the water. If you don’t want to rent a bike (or have one), there are conveniently stationed Citi Bike stations that make spontaneous rides easy throughout the day.
401 N.W. 26th St., Wynwood
JetSet is only studio in Miami that has Lagree Fitness Megaformers, which are pilates-like machines that have gained a cult-like following in recent years. Unlike a lot of pilates classes, you get a fair amount of cardio with your weight training and resistance-based body conditioning. It’s a relentless 50-minute workout that’s not for the faint at heart—which is probably why it’s so addicting. They have locations in South Beach and Mid-Beach, plus outposts in Coral Gables and North Miami.
1935 W. Ave., Ste. 208, Mid-Beach
JetSet is only studio in Miami that has Lagree Fitness Megaformers, which are pilates-like machines that have gained a cult-like following in recent years. Unlike a lot of pilates classes, you get a fair amount of cardio with your weight training and resistance-based body conditioning. It’s a relentless 50-minute workout that’s not for the faint at heart—which is probably why it’s so addicting. They have another location in Miami Beach, plus outposts in Wynwood, Coral Gables, and North Miami.
110 Washington Ave., South Beach
JetSet is the only studio in Miami that has Lagree Fitness Megaformers, which are Pilates-like machines that have gained a cult following in recent years. Unlike a lot of Pilates classes, JetSet sessions incorporate a fair amount of cardio with weight training and resistance-based body conditioning. It’s a relentless fifty-minute workout that’s not for the faint of heart—which is probably why it’s so addictive. There is another location in Miami Beach, plus outposts in Wynwood, Coral Gables, and North Miami.
3806 N.E. 1st Ave., Design District
This relatively new space was founded by yogi, certified Jivamukti teacher, and licensed movement therapist Dawn B. Feinberg. There's a class here for everyone. You can sign up for the signature flow (think creative sequencing, chanting, and meditating), the convenient forty-five-minute offering that still packs in a workout, or the all-levels Sweet & Sweaty, which is a slower-paced but aptly named class. There is a class for littles, plus a Mysore Ashtanga practice, which takes place in a quiet room with individual instruction.
Tierra Santa Healing House
3201 Collins Ave., Mid-Beach
The Faena Hotel's Tierra Santa is a burst of color: A rainbow-striped rug runs through the spa’s lobby, which is outfitted with bright Juan Gatti artwork and floral-printed poufs. Inspired by an array of South American (and some South Asian) healing traditions, Tierra Santa has a gorgeous Turkish-style hammam and offers a full wet spa experience (waterfall shower, herbal steam room, wet scrub, sauna, and ice parlor); many of the treatments include ritualistic wellness aspects. The Hammam Rose Ritual is one highlight: During the treatment, as you lie on top of a warm marble slab, a therapist will scrub your entire body for what is likely to be the most thorough exfoliation of your life. Following this, you’ll be covered in ridiculously soft foam and then a soothing clay and later treated to a massage. The Tree of Life Vibrations treatment takes place on a heated sand bed and incorporates handmade Himalayan singing bowls into another supremely relaxing massage. Other massage options are more conventional, as are the facials—the Triple Lift Advanced Facial concludes with the Remodeling Face Machine from French brand Biologique Recherche. The Hyper-Customized Facial uses Naturopathica,…
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