Founded in 2010, McAllister Spa (305.604.0550; www.spamiamibeach.com) has a longstanding history in Miami, dating to 1917 when the founder’s great-great-grandmother constructed the iconic McAllister Hotel, the first skyscraper in the Magic City. Boasting a roster of seasoned beauty experts, McAllister Spa provides a five-star experience that begins with complimentary parking in its private lot — a luxury on Miami Beach. The interior design is more classic, cozy villa than trendy salon, and unlike others, this salon is open seven days a week, including extended evening hours. Looking to sneak away from the pack? Private styling rooms are yours for the taking. The newly launched StyleLab by McAllister Spa offers a comprehensive, upscale answer to the blowout bar trend. Going beyond the traditional, cookie-cutter menu, StyleLab creates customized looks for every client, whether they want a sleek straight style, braids, extensions, updos, conditioning treatments and even express eye and lip makeup touchups.
Also shaking up the beauty game is the new HSI Professional HAIRBAR (786.732.7979; HSIprofessional.com) in the shops at the Falls. From the folks at HSI Professional, maker of salon-quality styling tools and hair care products, this blow dry bar just debuted with an unusual rewards concept: All styling fees are 100 percent redeemable for HSI Professional styling tools, allowing you to recreate your style at home — a huge value for those times when you don’t have time to visit a salon. Here’s how it works: Spend $45 on a blowout and you’ll immediately score 45 points (equivalent to $45) to be used towards the purchase of any styling tool, including brushes, flat irons, curling irons or professional blow dryers ranging in price from $15 to $200. The rewards program works both ways, too, so you’ll also score points for styling sessions with the purchase of any HSI Professional tool, and points never expire!
Passport to Fitness
You know how it goes: You’re a diehard CrossFit fan, but you also enjoy taking a Pilates or Flywheel class from time to time — and every once in while, you love to try something entirely new to mix up your repertoire even more. The problem is, paying for all those individual class fees can add up. The answer may be the new ClassPass. For $99 per month, members score access to the best boutique fitness classes in town, including cycling, yoga, strength training, dance, martial arts and more. You’re allowed to visit any studio in the ClassPass network up to three times per month, which means you’ll never get bored with your workouts. classpass.com