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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.
February is Black History Month—a celebration of the achievements and contributions of African Americans in society. As the beauty and wellness industry becomes a more welcoming and inclusive space for all, we are taking this opportunity to continue to shine a light on the gap of inclusivity and diversity in our industry, and take action to promote, empower, and honor the Black community that shapes and grows wellness.
While the beauty industry is making improvements—it's important to showcase and support Black businesses and the creatives in this space every day. To honor them, we're shouting out some of our favorite Black-owned beauty and wellness businesses to support.
Beauty Bin is a full-service day spa and dry bar located in Asheville, NC. With a focus on inclusivity for people of all backgrounds, genders, and races, their MO is to match the outer beauty of every client to their inner beauty. From eyelash extensions and hydrafacials to waxing and massage, Beauty Bin is a one-stop-shop for all the spa services.
The KIKA Method® is a gentle assisted stretching process that loosens up tight muscles freeing your body from pain and stress. By practicing this method, clients can experience decreased muscle tension, increased energy, enhanced flexibility, a substantial reduction in stress, improved posture and relaxation, and increased mental clarity. While its headquarters is located in Las Vegas, NV, they have multiple locations sprinkled throughout the US, including Atlanta, New York City, and Dallas—just to name a few.
At Kimberly Coleman Salon, their philosophy begins with promoting healthy tresses, elegant sets, unique accouterments, perfect pampering of hands and feet, and precision cuts. Known for working with models and celebrities, they fully appreciate and celebrate the diversity of their clientele which also includes super moms and warrior dads.
Pressed Roots was developed with the simple concept in mind—that everyone deserves access to easy, and quality hair care. What started as a single pop-up shop in Boston, grew to a multi-city pop-up tour, and is now slated to be the largest national hair salon franchise specializing in the care and styling of highly textured hair, they launched their first flagship location in Dallas, TX.
Jersey City resident, Alyza Brevard-Rodriguez started SW3AT. The company began as a fitness apparel line in 2015 but evolved into a sanctuary catered to health and wellness now known as SW3AT Sauna Studio—the first infrared sauna studio in Jersey City. The healing power of infrared heat therapy is a phenomenal option for holistic health proven to strengthen the immune system and provide relief from joint stiffness and muscle pain. It is also supportive of any fitness program as it aids in weight loss (you can torch up to 900 calories in a 45-minute session) while also detoxifying your body from some of the most harmful toxins.
Kelli Coleman and Anika Jackson opened The TEN Nail Bar in Detroit to address a void in their city. They saw a need for a quality, modern nail bar that could also serve as a fun social space for Detroit’s residents and professionals. They designed the TEN to provide their clients with a #Perfect10 experience—where you can relax, enjoy music, a drink, your friends, a clean and precise manicure, and a much-needed break from all your hectic days.
Located in the beautiful downtown Hyde Park Chicago area, Bettye O Day Spa specializes in first-class treatments. They aim to nurture and relax each of their clients with individualized and innovative therapeutic techniques. From body wraps and massages to facials and hydrotherapy, this day spa promises to be a safe place for healing to occur.
Looking for more businesses to support? ClassPass has also created a list of Black-owned business to check out all year-round. While both of these lists are a great start to get you familiar with many of the Black-owned businesses either in your neighborhood or around the globe, we have only scratched the surface. We'd love to keep these lists growing.If you have any businesses you'd like to see on this list, click here to submit a Black-owned business we should be highlighting as well!