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Fact: There is one city in the US that has proven itself to be healthier than all others. What we mean by this is that this city plays host to the highest percentage of residents who prioritize self-care through beauty and grooming services. If you have a look at our recent Salon Trends in America report, you’ll notice that those who regularly partake in beauty and grooming services tend to be happier than those who get fewer treatments. So, what city reigns supreme as the healthiest in the US based on these happiness levels? Ladies and gentlemen, may we introduce you to Miami, FL. Miami really brings the heat when it comes to beauty and wellness. A staggering sixty-seven percent of residents get beauty and grooming services (like lash extensions, blowouts, facials, etc.) four times a year or more, making it the second-highest percentage of beauty regulars in the nation.
Miami clearly loves its salon and spa days and can’t say no to a good wellness service, but what are some of the trends we’re seeing in Miami? Here’s what’s hot in Miami (right now).
Miami has earned the title of “Least Hairy City in America.” The Florida metropolis has the highest percentage of beauty regulars (those who get at least four services a year) who book body hair removal services—37%! These body hair removal services cover (or uncover as it were) anything from waxing to laser hair removal to sugaring and more.
Where are Miami residents going for these services? Beautiful Skin by Annie offers a variety of waxing services to suit most anyone that comes through the doors. Those looking for something a little more permanent can head to Vana Laser Club for laser hair removal services galore—you can even get an unlimited monthly membership there.
Miami loves a good full-body skin treatment (mud wraps, detox wraps, etc.). Twenty-one percent of beauty regulars are getting all wrapped up—the highest percentage of any city. Looking for an extra refreshing wrap? Tao Spa offers garden mint algae body wraps as well as chamomile and marine algae body wraps and seaweed and French green clay body wraps. Each offers different benefits like cell regeneration and detoxification. Count us in!
Many Miami residents are browsing the Mindbody app for new brows. After LA, Miami has the second-highest percentage of beauty regulars who get permanent makeup, eyebrow tinting, or microblading. More still who are looking to get in on the brow trend. SKN’s microblading boosts the natural shape of eyebrows and takes them to the next level.
Miami loves relaxing with a massage, too. In fact, a whopping 63% of people who regularly book wellness services are booking massages. Expect those numbers to keep growing, too. Another 18% say they’re keen to try massages this year. At The Standard in Miami Beach, you can get a detox cleanse massage. This service improves circulation, helps with balance, lessens muscle aches and pains, and forces out toxins. The pool’s not bad, either.
Whether you’re looking to be pampered or boost your health, you’re sure to find it in Miami—the ultimate spot for beauty and wellness!
Whether you’re a local and already delighting in the wonders of wellness Miami has for you at seemingly every turn, or you’re planning your next #happinessadventure, be sure to bookmark this city in your Mindbody app. You’ll never know when you need a last-minute mud wrap and microblading afternoon. In fact, BRB. Going to do that now.
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If you’ve ever taken a hot yoga class, you know it’s always going to be one thing—outrageously hot. Not the “let’s hang by the pool and get that sun-kissed glow” kind of hot either. I’m talking that “I can't believe I have this much sweat in my body” and “I may or may not pass out” kind of hot. It’s nothing to mess around with, and after a year or so of not being able to go, it’s easy to forget just how serious that heat can be.
To get the maximum enjoyment and benefits out of your heated yoga classes, you need to prepare yourself before and take care of yourself afterward. Luckily, I’ve been taking some classes (sweating enough for the both of us) and I’ve listed my five favorite must-dos to help you readjust to your heated classes and get back to the hot yoga summer that we all want.
Heated classes are difficult in nature. The normal difficulty of regular poses is mixed in with the added challenges of sweating and dealing with the humidity and the heat (at times, I’ve seen the thermostat climb to 108 degrees—yikes!). Depending on what type of yoga class you’re taking (sculpt, Bikram, power vinyasa), the difficulty level and temperature are going to vary. It’s also important to remember that each person in the room is going to practice in a way that’s unique to them. Hours slept, hydration levels, food intake, and different lifestyles are all contributing factors that make our practices different. What you practice on your mat is your own––trust your body and only do what feels right to you. And remember, it’s okay to take breaks!
The rise in temperature mixed in with the humidity that we all know and love creates the perfect recipe for sweating—like A LOT. You go into a heated class dry and come out feeling like you just took a dip in the pool. Before heated classes, I had no idea it was physically possible to sweat that much. If you’re going to a heated class, especially after a long break, it’s easy to forget just how much you might sweat. Is it possible to lose that much water if you haven’t consumed it first? Trust me, going into your heated class super hydrated is going to make a world of difference and help you feel good throughout your practice. And don’t forget to take some sips of H2O while you’re practicing!
Heated classes are challenging, but I can’t stop going. Nothing quite compares to overcoming the challenge— and experiencing the cleanse my body feels after I’m done. It’s the perfect blend of hard and rewarding, but I couldn’t do it if my body wasn’t properly nourished. On the days I know I have a heated class booked; I like to make sure I am eating right. I make sure to take my vitamins and fuel my body with fruits, vegetables, and my favorite superfood shake. I hold off on food about an hour before my practice, so I feel comfortable. After the class, I like to replenish with a big protein shake (boosted with collagen to aid with muscle recovery and skin elasticity). There is no one-way path for properly nourishing your body but making sure you’re fueled for the challenge of a heated class is essential for getting the most out of your practice and feeling good on and off your mat.
Increasing and maintaining your water intake on the days you take a heated class is important, but sometimes you need something a little extra. If you’re sweating that much, you’re basically an athlete (at least in my book) and if you’re performing like a rockstar yogi, you need to hydrate like one as well. That means replenishing those lost electrolytes. Reward yourself and your body for the hard work and treat yourself to your favorite drink. I switch off between electrolyte-boosting drinks and coconut water depending on what I’m in the mood for that day. Adding these to my post-practice self-care routine has helped me feel more hydrated after and ready to take on the world again after especially sweaty classes.
Usually, a yoga mat is all you need for your practice––but heated classes are a different ballgame. I’ve gone with just a mat, and I’ve slipped all over the place. Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than having sweat drip all over the place while you’re trying to hold a pose that makes you grip your mat for dear life (never again). Make sure you bring a towel to place over your mat, this will help with support and grip. Bringing a smaller towel is also a good idea. You can use the smaller towel to dry yourself off during water breaks or whenever you’re feeling just a bit too sweaty. This is a small step that makes a world of difference during those super-hot classes.
So, there you have it. Five of my favorite tips (more like lifesavers) that have helped me readjust to those heated classes I love so much. Getting back into it is a challenge for us all, so know you’re not alone. No matter where you’re at in your practice, remember to be kind and gentle to yourself––celebrating your health and your body’s ability to do what you love. We’re all just getting back out there, together.
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