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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.
Download the Mindbody app today and start exploring Miami like a true tropical warrior of wellness.
Since 1992, April has been recognized as Stress Awareness Month. It was established to help shed light on the issues behind stress, teach us how to fight it, and create methods to overcome it. While this initiative has existed just shy of three decades, this year it seems particularly important.
With a year under our belts in pandemic mode—a lot of us had to get creative when it came to keeping our cool. On top of that, everyday stresses didn’t just magically disappear during this time either. Just think about it—have you ever been in a situation that was overwhelming? Maybe you’ve had a looming deadline or a to-do list that seems, well...totally un-doable? If you’ve ever felt you were in over your head, please know you’re not alone—you never are. At one time or another, we’ve all been affected by stress—although each person may manifest it differently. Me? I'm definitely a frequent rider on the "hot mess stress express."
There are many ways to help combat stress—some of us seek out support from friends and family, while others find solace in taking up meditation or unwinding with a relaxing yoga class. Whatever helps you find peace, just keep doing you. But also know we have some resources to help you overcome stress whenever the need arises.
Here are some blog posts that are always available to you when you feel a little stressed out:
When in doubt, breathwork expert and sound healer, Shanila Sattar, always has tips to help ground yourself—especially in times of need. In this blog post, she gives you the recipe for incorporating self-love into your daily routine by encouraging us to ask ourselves these questions: How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love? As we all know, self-love defines and redefines itself for everyone over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.
Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep,” is a practice that has been around for thousands of years and it aims to restore the mind, body, and soul through deep, guided meditation. The way it works is like the way a power nap helps one feel refreshed during a particularly exhausting day, except you aren’t technically sleeping. I describe it as a long-form of savasana—anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. (Real talk: savasana is one of the best parts of practicing yoga, am I right?)
TLDR: I learned that I could conquer stress in a matter of minutes with Yoga Nidra.
Are we safe in saying this last year brought up a ton of emotions the likes of which we did not plan for? The good, the bad, the “unprecedented”—our hearts and minds have been taken on a wild rollercoaster ride, and for many of us, our mental health is suffering. With our minds running in thousands of directions, it’s hard to notice our own needs. Yes, our attention to the goings-on of last year is vital but caring for ourselves is as important as ever. Here are some tips from our favorite yoga instructor, Dani Schenone.
Have you been feeling it? The big emotion floating around the last year is the Big Anxiety. Coupled with the stress of what the COVID-19 pandemic has bought for millions of people, disturbed wellness routines, and worry, we have a recipe to create massive damage to ourselves. Adjusting to the new normal, with social distancing practices in place and adapting to precautions and routines, may be the root of even more anxiousness for many as we’re navigating uncharted territories.
If you've got those familiar feelings of stress and anxiety coursing through your body right now, you're definitely not alone. We get it. Times are uncertain, our mental health is taxed, we're doing what we can to reduce stress and anxiety in general, and relaxation has taken a back seat. It’s no secret that stress is proven to weaken our immunity, so now more than ever, it's important to relax, deal with what's happening, and find the coping mechanisms to help you reclaim your mental health and reduce your involvement in stressed moments. Let's deal with stress and anxiety together and see what we can do to reduce them.
Meditation will change your life if you let it. The pace of our modern life is at least ten times what it was just 10 years ago. Technology improved our lives but also created a more frenetic and stressful pace. If we decided to stop, breathe, and become more mindful, we would reduce stress and experience much more enjoyment in each moment of our everyday lives.
There’s always something to worry about. Whether it’s our career, relationships, dating, or trauma, we go through moments that bombard us with negative thoughts that can make us feel anxious and stressed. Our worries may often define our choices, our view of the world, or ourselves. This doesn’t mean they are faults, flaws, or downfalls—we just need to practice managing them in a healthy way, placing deserved value on self-care. Yoga is only one connection. Check out these seven yoga poses that can help your mind and body when you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, or overall stress.
We’re all guilty of our routines and habits running our lives at one point or another. We’re all guilty of being attached to our schedules and our to-do list. We’re all guilty of running on a loop every now and then. As the energies of 2021 continue to shift, we get to ask ourselves the intentions of why and how we are participating in the places we are participating in, the thoughts we are thinking, the habits we are cultivating, and the communities that we are a part of. This intention and mindfulness process can not only shift our own experiences but of those around us as well.
If you have found meditation to be useful in trying times, right now is an incredible time to also try virtual sound baths to receive the deep sound healing benefits. As many of us are processing a variety of emotions as a collective—stress, worry, fear, anxiety, uncertainty—we can start to cause long-term damage to our bodies, especially to our immune and nervous systems. Giving ourselves self-care in a way that is easy, non-intrusive, and simple, can be the perfect way to help your body restore.
These resources aren’t the only thing we have to help you deal with stress—they’re just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, there are tons of classes available to you on the Mindbody app and through Mindbody Flex to help you reignite your calm whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed. And always remember, at the end of the day, your best is always good enough.