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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.
Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID.
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.
Here’s what you had to say...
53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.
While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.
58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.
69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.
But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”
Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).
Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...
It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them.