McAllister Spa makes the COVID cut in SoBe- We are Lyft’s best salon in Miami Beach

McAllister Spa makes the COVID cut in SoBe- We are Lyft’s best salon in Miami Beach

It’s September and this coronavirus hasn’t yet gone away. We don’t know what that means for our kids, our friends, our job, our classes… All we know is that it’s time for us to start seeing people again, which means actually taking the time to work on our appearance! Now, what does this mean for our hair? Some of us have started cutting it alone at home, which may have lead to mixed results. Maybe you cut it and loved how it turned out, or maybe you instantly regretted everything and were glad people wouldn’t see it for a long time. We understand why some of you guys have taken some scissors to your hair and hacked it all off! Honestly, most of us have felt like we have no control over anything in these uncertain times. Jobs, school, outings, holidays… Nothing is set in stone anymore and we’ve all been cooped up at home. What’s one thing we do have control over, though? Our hair!

As a form of self-care and need to be in control, we start cutting our beautiful locks in some pretty unique ways. Hopefully, this has been a fun hobby to keep you entertained at home! Then, there are those of us who haven’t cut our hair at all since quarantine started! Our overgrown hair really needs a trim, or the roots need to be touched up, or we are simply just sick of having the exact same style as the beginning of the year. Let’s be real, this year has changed us more than we could have ever imagined. We definitely aren’t the same as we were back in January! So, why shouldn’t our hairstyle reflect that?

Here at McAllister Spa, we are ready to help you get back on track, despite the pandemic. We have opened for business, with many preventative measures set in place to keep our staff and our clients healthy. We are looking to keep everyone safe, while still taking care of their appearance. No need to ruin your hair at home, nor to keep looking in the mirror disheartened at your split ends. While staying at home keeps you physically safe, it’s important to keep you mentally healthy as well! Whether we realize it or not, our physical appearance affects our minds a lot. If you aren’t happy when you look at yourself, how are you going to get through this virus?

One great way to make sure our physical appearance is as great as can be is to start with our hair. It’s time for us to start treating our hair right again, and our McAllister hairstylists can help you with that. With our cleanliness standards through the roof, it is perfectly safe for you to come get a haircut with us. Book an appointment with us, leaving your worries (and dead ends!) on the floor and walking out of our salon like a brand-new person. The pandemic isn’t going to keep us from making sure you’re in style! We can turn your uneven layers cut by kitchen scissors into choppy fashionable layers! If you just went crazy on your hair, we can style it into a trendy asymmetrical bob. There’s also been a shaved head trend going on in the past few months, and we can even out the cut for you! If you shaved your hair at the beginning of quarantine, it’s most likely messily growing out now and we can turn it into a cute pixie cut. We’ve seen many people attempting to get bangs while at home, some a little better than others. With bangs being in style, we can give you beautiful baby bangs or gorgeous long ones to frame your face. Depending on your facial structure, we can go with a deep side-part and get you side-swept bangs!

With fall coming soon, you can go with burgundy hair, honey, chestnut, copper, or any other beautiful colors to match the season. If you don’t want to completely lose your hair color, any of the fall tones will look gorgeous as highlights, balayage or ombre. Our hair stylists are trained in all of these styles and can work with you to achieve the perfect balance between your hair and brown tones to match the leaves changing! If you need your roots touched up or if you want to get a whole new color, we can help you with that too. Of course, we’re sure you’ve seen the bright color trends lately! You could go with a completely new style and get bright red, hot pink, white, silver, or turquoise. In these crazy times, why not go crazy with your hair as well and have it match? And if you aren’t 100% sure of the color you are contemplating, check out our latest work on our Instagram.

If you’re not sure what you want to get yet, that’s perfectly fine. There’s many hairstyles out there, as well as different colors. Whenever you scroll through social media, you see someone else dying their hair at home or trying new layers… Maybe you’ve wanted to join them but don’t know how? We’re here for you in these difficult times! So, if you’re thinking “Where can I get a haircut near me?” Then look no further. You can text, call or email us for a consultation or book an appointment with us at McAllister Spa! Our hair stylists are just waiting to get started on your hair, giving you the perfect look you’ve been wanting all of quarantine! They’ll listen to your ideas and find the perfect haircut and color combo to make you smile any time you look in the mirror!

SNS Manicures – A Gel Nail Alternative with Staying Power!

SNS Manicures – A Gel Nail Alternative with Staying Power!

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The Newest South Beach Trend in Nails

As holiday season strikes, the need for a trusty, long-lasting lacquer is at an all-time high in nail salons in Miami Beach. Until now, most of us have defaulted to the ever-reliable gel manicure. While gel polish does have substantially more staying-power than the traditional variety, it doesn’t always last the touted full two weeks as promised. Between family affairs, office parties and friendly get togethers, your busy holiday social schedule leaves little time for doctoring up unsightly chipping or peeling. Meet the SNS manicure, a non-damaging option able to withstand even the most compulsive polish-peeling tendencies.


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Get a Week’s Worth of Glam Out of Your $60 Style With These 5 Simple Steps

For Miami women, having perfectly-styled strands is a must, but who has the time (or expertise) to coif their own ”˜do to perfection week after week? While a weekly styling session may sound like an expensive endeavour, your wallet will only take a hit if you’re frequenting the wrong salons. For a blowout on a budget, look no further than McAllister Spa’s StyleLab, featuring $60 blowouts with the team’s star New Talent stylists. With proper care and a few easy hair hacks, it’s simple to make your style last all week.

Follow this timeline to keep your tresses in check:

Day 1 

Bask in all of your beautiful blowout glory following your visit to the best Miami Beach blow-dry bar. Avoid touching your perfectly-styled strands to prevent premature oil production at the scalp. Swap a traditional cotton pillowcase for a satin alternative to reduce friction known to rough up the hair and cause your style to slip out of place.

Day 2 

Your hair is still pretty clean. No need to do much! If your ”˜do looks a little flatter than you’d like, switch up your part to instantly breathe new life into your locks.

Day 3

By day three, hair will inevitably start looking a little limp. Hold off on the dry shampoo until absolutely necessary as it can create a matte effect and prematurely stifle your shiny strands. Instead, revive roots with a volumizing styling spray. Brittney Scott, our super-popular New Talent Stylist, suggests KMS California’s AddVolume Volumizing Hair Spray (available at McAllister Spa, of course) supports hair at the base for extra lift, style support and fullness.

Day 4

You’re starting to look like you’ve got a serious case of bedhead – and not the sexy kind. It’s time to break out the dry shampoo fast. New Talent phenom – Victoria Aigbogun – recommends Kevin Murphy‘s Fresh.Hair dry shampoo for just these days. In a very important effort to not overdo it on the product, remember the rule of three. Gather hair into three inch sections and holding the dry shampoo can three inches from the scalp, lightly mist the roots to soak up any excess oil. For extra volume, flip hair over and blast the underside with a blow dryer for 30 seconds.

Day 5

It’s time to attempt that Pinterest hairline braid you’ve been dying to try. Embrace your imperfect ”˜do and spritz strands with a sea salt spray for beachy, pieces separation (Client fave Jason Troy in the StyleLab recommends reaching for Kevin.Murphy‘s Hair Resort oil free hair texturiser or it’s sister spray). Create a deep side part above the opposite ear and begin French braiding across the hairline, stopping just above the opposite ear. Secure with an elastic and pin tail into place, tucked under the rest of your hair.

Time to treat yourself to a little blowout bliss at McAllister Spa’s StyleLab.  Click here to see McAllister blow-dry bar menu or request an appointment online here or schedule a live stream consultation here.

7 Spring Hot Hair Styles

7 Spring Hot Hair Styles

Birds are chirping, the days are getting longer, and it’s finally getting warmer… Could it be? We’re finally saying goodbye to dark, heavy winter days and saying hello to bright spring days. That’s right, spring is in the air!

The flowers are blooming at last, and maybe it’s time for you to bloom along with them! There’s no better way to greet a new season than by changing up your hairstyle. New season, new you, right?

Forget about whatever hairstyle you’ve had for this winter season, and let’s look into some new hairstyles for you to show off. If you feel like coming to our hair salon in Miami Beach, but aren’t sure what to get, don’t worry! Here are seven gorgeous hairstyles for you to show off this spring in 2020:

1.   Braided Top Knot

This unique hairstyle combines a French braid, a ponytail and a top knot all in one! This braided top knot can easily conceal greasy or messy, knotted hair. You start off with a French braid, making your hair look voluminous and abundant. Once the gorgeous braid is done, it’s brought up into a high ponytail to make sure it’s secure on your head. The high ponytail is then wrapped into a top knot, finishing the look with an elegant touch. This style is not only comfy and easy to do, but it provides special details to turn regular, boring top knots into a beautiful hairstyle.

2.   Floral Ponytail

This floral ponytail gives a common ponytail a new spring-inspired look. Giving your hair a floral touch will make you look perfectly in style for this new season. This hairstyle starts with a low ponytail, which will be braided down simply. Pull out the loops on only one side of the braid, making that side look fluffy and filled with volume. The braid will then be wrapped around itself to mimic a flower, tucking in the last bit and securing it with bobby pins. The loops you pulled out will be similar to petals, which can then be adjusted to create a gorgeous floral look.

3.   Asymmetrical Bobs

Asymmetrical bobs add a little twist to simple short hairstyles! This bob is short and uneven, with one side being longer than the other. This hairstyle is a classic, because it fits with many different hair types and facial structures. It can be worn wavy or blunt straight, with a fringe or even different colors in your hair. The most important thing here is to choose the right length to suit your face shape, but lucky for you, the stylists in our hair salon at Miami Beach can work with you to figure out just that! Asymmetrical bobs are easy to modify to fit you, leaving you with a new, manageable hairstyle to keep you fresh this spring season!

4.   Haze Glazing

If you’re truly tired of the cool winter tones, haze glazing might be the best hairstyle for you right now! Haze glazing gives your hair a warm wash of color, illuminating it to make it seem sun-lit. Doesn’t that sound perfect for these long spring days? This hairstyle picks up on any lightened areas of your hair, in order to make the warm colors look as natural as possible. This new style is suitable for many different types of skin colors, so consult with our stylists to decide if it could be a good fit for you.

5.   The Money Piece

If you want to make your face pop, the Money Piece could be a great new look for you. It consists of contrasting lighter streaks of hair along your front hairline with the rest of your darker hair, creating a frame of blonde streaks for your face. The best part about this hairstyle is that it doesn’t require too much upkeep, since the soft highlights will grow out and look natural. These blonde streaks will bring warmth to your face, giving you an illuminated look.

6.   Blunt Collarbone Cut

Hairstyles that end at your collarbone tend to be a safe look for just about anybody, considering it fits any face shape! The base hairstyle will look great at that length, plus it can be styled in different ways to flatter your specific facial structure. This classic hairstyle is easy to do, simple to maintain and it’s hard to go wrong with it. While long enough to play around with it if you please, it makes sure to be short enough so that your hair doesn’t require much maintenance. It’s the perfect length for versatility, allowing you to decide what you want to do with it each morning. Make your life easier this spring season by choosing the blunt collarbone cut!

7.   Big Shoulder-Grazing Curls

If your curly hair is taking too long to style, your curls aren’t holding up well anymore or you’re just looking for a change, this might be the hairstyle you’ve been looking for. Cutting your curls up to your shoulders will make them healthier, giving your curls a more voluminous look. This hairstyle with big shoulder-grazing curls will leave your curls long enough to be held down by their own weight and avoiding frizz, but short so they still spring up beautifully. This is a great hairstyle for any curly-haired girl and will surely get you many compliments! If you’re looking for big shoulder-grazing curls, our stylists can do that for you.

While those are our seven picks for hairstyles this spring 2020, our stylists can help you come up with whichever style fits you best. If one of these beautiful styles caught your attention, you can book an appointment with us and get your look ready for spring.

However, if you have something else in mind, don’t hesitate to consult our stylists! Through text, call or email, we can decide on the best hairstyle for your face shape, color and comfort! No matter which style you decide on, the McAllister hairstylists will provide the best service to prepare you for the new season.

Three Eye-Popping Eyelash Treatments This Spring

Three Eye-Popping Eyelash Treatments This Spring

No one can deny the impact that eyelashes have on your appearance. Whether you’re thinking of making them longer, fuller, curlier or a different color, eyelashes affect your appearance more than you imagine. Eyelashes frame your eyes and can dramatically change your eye shape. The correctly chosen eyelash service can also make the size of your eyes appear smaller or bigger, depending on your preference.

If you’ve never had any sort of lash enhancements performed before, don’t worry. We will walk you through the process and thoroughly explain the results that you’ll receive, as well as make suggestions about the best service for your eyelashes!

Tint, Perm & Extend Those Eyelashes

Here are three of the many ways our estheticians at McAllister Spa can make your eyelashes pop:

Eyelash Tint

Tinting your eyelashes allows them to look fuller and darker without having to go beyond your natural lashes! Lash tints provide amazing definition to your eyes, surrounding them with gorgeous dark lashes for up to 90 days. Along with our eyelash tinting service, we also offer eyebrow tinting to match your new lashes. You can frame your eyes with beautiful brows along with pretty lashes to complete your look.

Eyelash Perm

Come in for a lash perm and toss out your lash curlers forever! Getting perfectly-curled eyelashes can be a pain, but it has never been easier than with our professional perms. This service provides a permanent curl to your natural lashes for their full life-span, which can be as many as 90 days. And to keep a dramatic curl, we recommend visiting once every 4-6 weeks. This will keep your eyes looking bold and beautiful. We exclusively use Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift. This super-strong, professional product nourishes and strengthens your natural lashes, lifting them and making them look fuller for weeks & weeks.

Eyelash Extensions

Lash extensions are a great way to make your eyelashes appear fuller without any work! Walk in with your natural eyelashes, walk out with wow! Our lash-by-lash extensions are individually and carefully placed between your natural eyelashes, giving a more luscious look to your lashes. Depending on the results you’re hoping for, our estheticians can make your lashes look natural, intense or somewhere in the middle. You can then go up to 3 weeks between visits to fill your lashes extensions.

Book A Consultation or Appointment Today

If any of these services interest you, book an appointment with us. You can text, call or email for a complimentary consultation beforehand. We will explain how we can achieve a look that perfectly fits your face and your style. You can then schedule an appointment with us at McAllister Spa, where our experienced estheticians will work hard to provide you with the perfect eyelashes using the chosen method.

5 Tips Before Your Next Hair Appointment

5 Tips Before Your Next Hair Appointment

If you’re bored with your look and hoping to change it up soon, getting a hair appointment at our hair salon in Miami Beach is the first step! Whether it’s changing the style up, dying it a different color, or simply adjusting the length, your hair makes a huge impact on the way you look. A hair appointment is the fastest way to drastically change your look for the better!

Blowouts, highlights, ombre, keratin, no matter what you decide on, we will make sure it looks perfect on you. We know you’re excited to change your hairstyle as soon as possible. But, before rushing to make an appointment with us, read these five tips we’ve outlined for you to get the best hairstyling experience possible.

Arrive on time!

When you make an appointment with us, you decide the time and day you want to come get your hair done. Once our appointment has been set up, it’s essential that you show up on time!

Unfortunately, arriving late enough means you could even lose your time slot in the salon. We will set aside an appropriate amount of time for your hairstyle, so if you show up late, you are cutting that time short. And think about it, do you really want your hairstylist to be rushing through your haircut? Hopefully not!

It’s best to arrive a few minutes before the determined time and allow the stylist to get the work done in the proper time scheduled for it. The stylist will be able to put all the care in the world into your hair to leave it looking gorgeous and you will be satisfied when you leave. The time will be worth it, we promise!

Dress normally!

When you’re going to a salon, there’s no need to get all dressed up. By wearing an outfit you wouldn’t normally wear, the stylist might end up suggesting a hairstyle or color that doesn’t really suit your real clothing style!

To avoid this, just dress how you do on a day-to-day basis. The stylist can see your usual wardrobe and help you decide on the right hairstyle or color that’ll suit your clothes and color scheme, making sure you will look great everyday afterwards.

However, don’t forget that hair appointments can sometimes take a while, so wear one of your more comfortable daily outfits. Make sure it’s something you’re willing to sit in for a few hours, because like we mentioned before, you really don’t want to rush this process!

Eat before you come!

Depending on what your hair appointment is for, the process might vary in time. No matter how short or long the process might be, the smartest move is simply to eat beforehand. You don’t want to be sitting in a salon for hours while your stomach is growling!

If you’re planning to dye your hair, it’s even more important to eat beforehand, since it can take a while for the dye to settle in. If you don’t feel like eating before your appointment, you can order at a restaurant and have them deliver it to our hair salon in Miami Beach. This way, you can eat while your hair color or treatment is processing.

You decide whether you want a full meal or simply a snack, but we always keep your comfort in mind and want you to be as comfortable as possible while getting styled in our salon.

Bring a picture!

If you want a certain style, it’s best to bring a picture of it. Spend some time researching to find someone with the exact style or color you want, then bring us a picture of it. A picture is always better than a description of a style, because our stylists will be able to visualize your dream properly and make it come true.

You can text or email us to plan your style. With a picture, we will be able to schedule the timing of your appointment correctly, so you know how much of your time will be taken up that day.

If you’re contemplating a new style or color and aren’t sure if it’s the proper fit for you, you can text or email us a picture of you and a few pictures of the styles you’re thinking about. With these visuals, we can help you decide which style and color will work for you. Together, we can tweak any details and find the perfect hairstyle for you!

Make it last!

When all the planning and processing is done, you’ll be left with a gorgeous hairstyle we will make sure you love. But, once you finally have the hairstyle you’ve been dreaming of, you need to maintain it to keep it looking healthy and beautiful. 

Your old hair routine might have worked for your last hairstyle, but this new one might need a brand-new routine. Ask your hairstylist or colorist what homecare they might recommend to ensure the best lifespan for your hair color.

Be prepared to buy their recommended shampoo and conditioner, as well as any hair creams or oils they might suggest. It might sound like a pain, but to make sure your hair gets the best it deserves after its appointment, it’s necessary to follow all their recommendations to keep it looking as if you’re fresh out of the salon.

If you follow all of these tips, you will get an optimal experience before, during, and after your hair appointment. Not only will the planning for the appointment be a breeze, but you’ll be as comfortable as possible while the stylist works on your hair. Afterwards, you will feel as spectacular as your hair will look! To make an appointment or have a consultation with the McAllister hairstylists at our hair salon in Miami Beach, you can text, email, or call us. We will get back to you as quickly as possible to provide suggestions, tips, and recommendations for your dream hairstyle, as well as book an appointment for you to finally get it!

This is Miami Beach’s Best Airbrush Spray Tan Experience. Period.

This is Miami Beach’s Best Airbrush Spray Tan Experience. Period.

Airbrush Spray Tan

Achieving your best tan can be a time-consuming experience – whether you’re dangerously exposing your skin to those summer-y sun rays or using “fake-n-bake” tanning creams. Overdoing those UV tanning attempts sometimes leaves you sunburnt, increasing the likelihood of skin cancer & that’s never a fun experience. Then again neither is ending up a mix-and-match orange because you applied tanning creams unevenly or just plain wrong! So Goldilocks…what can you do? 

If you’re looking for a natural, bronzed look without all the hassle and the skin damage, look no further. McAllister Spa offers a unique, fast spray tan experience you won’t find in any other salon in Miami Beach. And to top it off, the environment is unlike any other spray tanning experience. No tiny booth here…No ma’am (or sir)!  This spa-quality treatment room is expansive and includes a full shower and an 8-foot mirror that stretches all the way up to the ceiling. Through a consultation with our technicians, we can help you reach your spray tanning goals. We will show you our whole range of colors and figure out the perfect bronzed color to match and enhance your natural skin tone. Once we’ve picked the perfect tone, you’re just minutes away from bronzed perfection! 

Spray Tan Tips

A couple of tips to help us achieve your best spray tan ever. Before we get to work, you must prepare your skin. This is a simple process, but it must be done properly. Shaving and exfoliation should happen the evening before your appointment. Wear darkly-colored, loose-fitting cotton clothing and bring flip-flops.  If you don’t have time to exfoliate before you arrive, we can upgrade your appointment to include a dry body buff and a quick shower using a pecan shell exfoliating scrub by Aviva Tanning. From there, our spray tanning techs will get to work on that full-body tan, half-body spray, or a quick bronzing of the face and décolleté.

Our traditional option is ideal for anyone looking to have a considerably darker complexion; the typical time to fully develop is approximately 4-6 hours before showering. If you’re short on time, however, we do offer a unique menu of Express Tan options. The express formulations were created for anyone in desperate need of a quick tan. Depending on the intensity of the tan you’re looking for, you can shower in 30 to 90 minutes! No other salon in Miami Beach can give you such amazing results in such a short time. All of our natural formulations contain up to 14% organic DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), which ensures a long-lasting tan.

A couple more tips related to the longevity of spray tans. Do not shower until FOUR hours minimum after the tan – ideally six! Avoid any type of exercise, avoidable sweating or rain until then. After your first shower, you should moisturize using one of Aviva Labs lotions available here. Exfoliation is the ultimate “no-no,” whether it’s shaving, using a loofah, showering with body scrubs, even rubbing a towel to dry off (always pat dry =). By following these tips and others found here, you will be gorgeously tanned for up to 7 days!

Let’s book an appointment for your next spray tan in Miami Beach. Contact us by sending us a text, giving us a call or sending an email!

4 Things to Know Before Your Next Manicure

4 Things to Know Before Your Next Manicure

January is here and it’s time to make some changes. It’s time to get rid of last year’s polish and transform your nails into something new to match the new you. Also, what better way to start the New Year than with a fresh manicure that reflects how you’ve changed?

I know you’re excited, but before you jump right into a new manicure, there’s some things to consider. While there are plenty of nail salons in Miami Beach, not all of them have your best interests in mind. Whether it’s the cleanliness of their salon or their accessibility, you should think about certain aspects first. Here are four things you should know before your next manicure to ensure it goes as perfectly as you want 2020 to!

1. How do you communicate with the salon?

It can be a bit overwhelming to choose between all the nail salons available. How can you know which one will provide the manicure you want? Fortunately, here at McAllister Spa, we aim to be as accessible as possible. We understand that prior communication is essential to making sure you get the perfect manicure!

Clients can text, call, or email us to make an appointment and discuss their nail goals. McAllister Spa appointments have two options: You can set it up in person and go visit our salon or do an online appointment.

These online consultations are an innovative feature we’ve implemented at our salon with your comfort in mind. Gone are the days when you had to drive down to the salon to discuss with the stylists, before realizing you weren’t interested anymore! Fortunately, you can stop wasting time travelling for consultations. Now, you can decide if you want to work with us or not without ever leaving your home! These consultations can occur over live-streaming video, which can be on FaceTime, Periscope, etc.

Through either appointment option, we can discuss your visions for your manicure and the best way to get it done. We are readily available to you through many different communication options. Don’t hesitate to reach out for a quick consultation!

2. How is the salon’s sterilization?

Sterilization is an important aspect to salons, one that maybe some nail salons in Miami Beach might overlook. You never know how many clients have passed by that same salon, sat in that chair, and had their nails done with the same tools currently being used on you. Sterilization ensures a safe, professional environment for you and your health.

At McAllister Spa, we consider tool sterilization to be of utmost importance. We know you deserve hygienic tools during each of our services and work hard to provide that. Our nail technicians use a research-grade autoclave to sterilize all of our tools. These autoclave pouches are commonly used in dental offices to fight any possible contamination before and after use. These pouches have a dual process indicator, allowing us to know when the correct sterilization temperature has been reached. Thanks to these internal and external indicators, we can make sure the sterilization process is done correctly for ultimate cleanliness.

Not only do we ensure that our tools are always 100% sanitized before coming into contact with your body, but our nail technicians also wear nitrile gloves during nail services. We combat contamination along every step of the way to provide a pleasant manicure experience for all of our clients.

3. How clean is the salon?

A clean environment is necessary for good hygiene, which is crucial for any nail salon. During nail services, it’s super important to provide the cleanest environment possible for clients, making sure to sanitize every tool between each one to achieve it.

McAllister Spa’s number-one priority is allowing you to have the perfect salon experience. A sterilized environment is essential for this and we take the appropriate steps to provide healthy services.

Our pedicure basins are pipeless and sanitized after each use, which means your feet will be touching a sterilized basin during every pedicure. To further ensure cleanliness, our nail technicians sanitize each pedicure tool between clients to avoid cross-contamination.

For manicures, our tables are stainless steel, providing the cleanest surface possible. They are sanitized between each client, as well as each manicure tool. All containers on the manicure tables are made from stainless steel or scientific-grade amber glass vessels, each chosen with the intent to keep your environment sanitary.

The floors at McAllister Spa are mopped each evening with hospital-grade disinfectants to eliminate any bacteria that might come in to such a delicate space. Your nails deserve nothing less than perfect hygiene and we aim to provide a healthy, safe environment to allow that.

4. What chemicals are they using on you?

Every nail salon has its own way of working, which means each one uses different products on your nails. While some nail salons in Miami Beach are perfectly fine with using harsh chemicals that might damage your nails, the nail technicians at McAllister Spa look for healthier alternatives. We save the harsh chemicals for our work environment to ensure a germ-free salon, but believe our clients deserve a more gentle treatment with our nail services.

Our most popular service, the Classic 2.0, is a manicure and pedicure service that comes with a customized salt scrub just for you. This salt scrub mixes dually-certified, 100% pure essential oils (Oregon-Tilth & USDA) with six naturally harvested salts from all around the world. This natural salt scrub will be gentle on your skin, as opposed to other rougher scrubs you might find in other nail salons.

After this scrub, the nail technicians will groom and oil your cuticles exclusively with organic 100% fractionated coconut oil, as well as shape and buff your nails. To top it all off, the nail technicians will finish with an application of your favorite Essie or OPI nail lacquer. If you want a different manicure service, check out each option we have to offer. Every service uses natural, gentle products to ensure your nails remain healthy and you stay happy with your nail salon experience.

Blowouts, Manicures & HydraFacials Top Miami Beach’s NYE Beauty Plans at McAllister

Blowouts, Manicures & HydraFacials Top Miami Beach’s NYE Beauty Plans at McAllister

New Year’s Eve is almost here, which means it’s time to start worrying about beauty preparations! Whether it’s your hair, nails or makeup, we can help you achieve the perfect holiday look to start the New Year in fashion! #2020

Choosing your hairstyle for this holiday might be one of the biggest decisions, but it doesn’t have to be difficult! Our McAllister stylists use Oribe hair styling products to manage even the most difficult hair types.  Whether it’s heat-damaged, dry or dull, this product will make it look healthier and rejuvenated. From gorgeous updos to amazing blowouts, our stylists will weave Oribe’s magic into your hair to keep it moisturized & shiny throughout all of your New Year’s plans! Our McAllister stylists also offer intricate braids for a picture-perfect hairstyle on the 31st. Stop by our salon or call for a free consultation & we will find the right look for all your holiday plans.

Nothing is worse than breaking out right before a holiday, but we are here to ease your worries. With a HydraFacial treatment, you can get perfect skin just hours before your evening’s events. This treatment only takes 45 minutes to clear any imperfections or blemishes. That’s right!… 45 minutes to erase a bit of sun-damage from summer tanning sessions or dry skin spots from the recent cold winter weather. Get rid of those aging lines, making it seem as if this past year never happened! HydraFacial offers different treatment plans, depending on your skin type. With a quick skin analysis, we can recommend the best one for you. Each facial treatment provides immediately visible results with no discomfort or downtime. It’s the best facial treatment to get your skin glowing right before the holidays. Start 2020 with younger, fresh, clear skin.

With your skin looking healthier than ever, our McAllister makeup artists can create the perfect make-up look to pair with your New Year’s outfit. With your personal style in mind, they will apply the matching make-up for your event. The combination of HydraFacial and make-up applications will make sure you look back on your New Year’s pictures with a smile! To top it off, our nail technicians are always available to polish off your image with an immaculate manicure and perfect pedicure.

If any of these options interest you, come by for a free consultation to prepare your ideal look for SoBe’s New Year’s Eve festivities! If you’re ready to book an appointment with a McAllister stylist, do it ASAP because our team’s schedules are filling up fast! Call or text us for more information or to book an appointment.

Hair Treatments Galore This Holiday Season

Hair Treatments Galore This Holiday Season

The holidays are fast approaching, and now is the time to contemplate the steps you’ll need to take to present a photo-perfect look for those office Christmas parties, family dinners and New Year’s eve parties. Of those decisions, there’s perhaps no more important decision to be made than how to tame those tresses.  Your McAllister hair stylists have a wide variety of hair treatment options this year to smooth frizzy hair and repair dry & damaged hair.

Olaplex hair treatments are a perennial favorite and paired with a blowout have become the standard hair treatment for clients with either hair dried from the summer sun or chemically-damaged hair.  In less than an hour, our stylists will have you back to better than new! And this year, Olaplex has gone beyond No. 3 to use at home…this year Olaplex has introduced No. 4 shampoo, No. 5 conditioner, No. 6 bond smoother and No. 7 bonding oil.  If you’re looking for something a bit more naturally-derived, look no further than Davines’ sustainably-sourced and naturally-derived hair treatment options.  This year’s “go-to” from Davines is the Renaissance Circle hair mask. This treatment is perfect to repair hair stressed from the use of hot tools, rebuilding hair integrity and restoring hair’s natural shine.

If you are considering hair smoothing options, your McAllister stylists have more options than ever before. The industry standard – Keratin Complex – is a mainstay in McAllister’s hair salon; Keratin Complex however has introduced KC Max – the strongest keratin available and produces absolutely beautiful results. For clients that want to keep the body and ability to style but kick the frizzy hair, we have several options that will be tailored to your particular needs and budget. Brazilian Blowout is available and is the treatment that started all the rage over a year ago and produces dependably gorgeous results.  Brazilian Blowout has also introduced BBX – an express version of the original that takes less time and costs a bit less as well.  Goldwell’s Kerasilk treatment stands alone as our only customizable treatment that is tailored to your hair’s condition, texture and porosity…and the results last and last and last and last and well…you get the point!

So if you are contemplating a hair treatment in advance of the holiday rush, book your appointment with a McAllister stylist ASAP. Schedules are filling fast and time is running short!  Stop in for a consultation, text us to book an appointment or give us a ring.