Miami’s Best Facial Experience – HydraFacial SkinCeuticals

Miami’s Best Facial Experience – HydraFacial SkinCeuticals

Voted Best Facials in Miami Beach, FL

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Now that the HydraFacial experience is available at McAllister Spa, we’ve taken our partnership with SkinCeuticals to the next level. We have handcrafted a truly unique skincare treatment -the “Antioxidant HydraFacial by SkinCeuticals.” 

This 45-minute Antioxidant HydraFacial delivers the most potent anti-aging facial treatment available in Miami, backed by the most trusted subclinical skincare line in the world. 

SkinCeuticals Clean!

This customized HydraFacial treatment starts with preparing the skin to receive the maximal benefits of the HydraFacial. Eye makeup and lip color is gently removed with SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser & soft, pre-moistened gauze pads. 

A small amount of Gentle Cleanser is then massaged onto a damp face and neck until your esthetician determines your skin is thoroughly clean!

HydraFacial Perfect Skin

Exfoliation is the first step, gently removing debris and dead skin cells, to reveal soft, supple skin. A mixture of glycolic & salicylic acids is then applied, delivering the benefits of a mild chemical peel without a post-peel. 

The final step is where the dirt hits the road! Using HydraFacial’s patented vortex suction tip, your esthetician cleans out your pores and removes the surface debris from your skin.

SkinCeuticals “C”

Now that the HydraFacial process has revealed your flawlessly clean face, your esthetician will customize a Vitamin C masque. This facial masque contains a well-mixed combination of SkinCeuticals products such as Vitamin C Firming Masque, Equalizing Toner and Phyto Corrective Gel.  It is gently applied to your face, allowed to set and then gently removed with cool water.

Preventing Future Skin Damage

Based upon your esthetician’s evaluation of your skin’s condition, your face is primed to absorb one of several serums. A mainstay of any SkinCeuticals treatment is the use of CE Ferulic. If fine lines, uneven skin texture or wrinkles are noted, your esthetician may elect to use one of HydraFacial’s booster serums, such as Dermabuilder Boost or Growth Factor Boost.

To top of this antioxidant facial feature, your esthetician will apply SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, finishing with Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50. And with this last step, you are ready to face the world, face refreshed and flawless.

Last 2 Steps…

On your way out, there’s only two steps left…pick up your home care regimen and book next month’s HydraFacial appointment. Discounted packages for monthly HydraFacials are available in limited quantities so ask your esthetician about these specials.

Want to Book A HydraFacial Now?

If you haven’t yet experienced a HydraFacial, and you’re super-excited to give it a shot now after reading this little blurb about the antioxidant option powered by SkinCeuticals, click this link HERE and we can schedule you ASAP!

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Mcallister Spa: Voted Best Facial in Miami · Top-rated Service in SoBe · Best Ingredients for Your Skin · Highest Quality Products · Voted Best Estheticians.

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!

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.

Rehab your Summer Skin with A Facial

Rehab your Summer Skin with A Facial

Post-Summer Skin Rehab

Between the sun, wind, chlorine, saltwater and endless hours in the sand, summer has likely left your skin in need of some serious TLC. We rounded up the best beauty fixes to tend to your biggest summer skin bummers. Fall, our facials will have us ready for you!


Hyperpigmentation occurs when UV rays kick melanin production into overdrive, resulting in dark spots on areas overexposed to the sun during the summer months – namely the face and hands. To reduce signs of photodamage at home, look for a lightening agent like kojic acid to stop additional and unnecessary melanin production and to help fade the appearance of discoloration. Try SkinCeuticals Phyto+ Botanical Gel, designed to help improve discoloration without irritation. The soothing gel is infused with cucumber and thyme to calm skin and is delivered in a hyaluronic acid base to hydrate parched skin and improve the overall appearance of skin.

Spa Solution: The Skinceuticals Gel Peel found on the skincare menu at McAllister Spa combines glycolic and lactic acids to exfoliate surface cells and hydrate the skin to effectively minimize the appearance of surface lines, smooth out rough skin texture, and fade hyper-pigmentation.

Soothe Irritation and Redness

Painful sun rash, burns and eczema flare-ups can all be attributed to a cocktail of excessive sweating, chlorine exposure, UV damage and irritation from sunscreen. Treat your sensitized skin to a reparative formula, like Dermalogica Barrier Repair, meant to reinforce the skin’s lipid barrier layer and form a shield against environmental assault. Oil of Evening Primrose, Borage Seed Oil and silicones as vitamins C and E help combat free radicals that can lead to inflamed and irritated skin, putting your itching, burning, stinging and redness to bed for good.

Spa Solution: The Dermalogica UltraCalming® Facial Treatment on McAllister’s facial menu relieves sensitive skin and reduces redness, itching and reactive flare-ups while protecting against a loss of the skin’s protective barrier.

Firm Up Sagging Skin

Overexposure to the sun saps skin’s elasticity by damaging skin’s elastin fibers and slowing collagen production, causing skin to lose its spring. Breathe new life into a sagging complexion by zapping collagen production back into high drive with products containing high percentages of vitamin C, an essential for collagen synthesis. Dermalogica MAP-15 regenerator is formulated with a highly-effective form of Vitamin C, which works in tandem with a blend of White Tea, Hyaluronic Acid, Glucosamine, Phospholipids, Algae and Yeast extracts to help stimulate collagen production, brighten skin tone and neutralize free radicals to dramatically increase hydration, firmness and elasticity.

Spa Solution: A Dermalogica AGE Smart® Facial Treatment helps control the biochemical triggers that lead to skin aging, including fine lines, age spots, and skin sagging, while treating signs of visible aging so skin is smoother, firmer and healthier.

All-American Beauty – Ring In July 4th In Style With These Patriotic Beauty Hacks

All-American Beauty – Ring In July 4th In Style With These Patriotic Beauty Hacks

All-American Beauty

Ring In July 4th In Style With These Patriotic Beauty Hacks

The Fourth of July is right around the corner – let the celebration begin! Between BBQs, pool parties and firework displays, there will be plenty of opportunities to show off your patriotic spirit by incorporating red, white, and blue into your beauty routine. Here’s a few of our favorite patriotic beauty looks to get festive for the Fourth without looking coming off cheesy.

With nail art continually growing in popularity, festive fingers are the go-to way to show off your patriotism this Independence Day. We love this modern, minimalistic take on Americana-inspired nails. Get the look by coating nails with an opaque white base coat and using an angled, thin nail brush to paint a diagonal row of blue stripes. Follow with an intersecting row of red stripes in the alternate direction and seal the deal with a protective top coat. If your nail art abilities are limited, opt for patriotic nail decals or visit one of our seasoned McAllister nail technicians to handle the job for you.


An All-American Classic Red Lip

There is nothing more iconic and all-american than a classic red lip. The key to successfully sporting a bold lip is to thoroughly prep your pout prior to application. Set the stage for a flawless look by removing dry, dead skin by gently buffing lips with a soft toothbrush or clean mascara wand. Follow up with a generous coat of ultra-hydrating balm to hydrate, as cracked and peeling lips will make your lipstick bleed and appear uneven.

To keep your color as vivid as possible throughout the day, dab a thin layer of foundation over the lips. Give your look staying power by applying a long-lasting liner to the entire lip as a first coat of color, and then using an angled brush to apply lipstick in short brush strokes. Finally, set your shade with a light dusting of pressed powder.

Pro Tip: Go with a red shade with blue undertones to instantly make teeth appear whiter.

Go Bold, or Go Home.  Give Blue Eye Makeup A Go.

As seen all over the Spring/Summer runways, an electric blue eye is not only patriotic, it’s 100% en vogue. For a sleek, modern look, swap in a bright blue liquid liner for traditional black and use the bold hue to create a fierce, winged cat eye. Incorporate a shimmering copper shadow to make eyes pop and compliment your summer tan.

For a more subtle take on the trend, incorporate a bright blue accent to your traditional neutral shadow routine. Do eye makeup as usual and add a dusting of blue shadow to the lower lash line for an added, festive pop of color. Use a densely-bristled blending brush to diffuse shadow, making your blue more natural and less in-your-face.


Spring Clean Your Skin

Spring Clean Your Skin

Body Scrubs and Facial Peels to Prep Your Complexion for Bikini Season

While a huge congratulations isn’t necessarily in order, you’ve officially survived another South Florida winter! As temperatures are on the rise, it’s the perfect time to give your skin a well-deserved seasonal overhaul – a “spring cleaning” perhaps!  Cooler weather, natural aging and lack of exfoliation are to blame for the lackluster complexion you experience this time of year – winter after winter. As dead skin cells clog up pores and the dry air has sapped your skin of its natural moisture, skin tends to lose its natural glow, appearing dull and grey. The first step in sloughing away winter skin? A good exfoliation to peel old layers and clear the pores. While at-home treatments, peels and scrubs scratch the surface, a professional service is guaranteed to go deeper and achieve better results. Have we peaked your interest yet? Here’s a few of our most popular exfoliating treatments designed to have you sporting beach-babe status skin in no time flat…

Peeled to Perfection: SkinCeuticals Alpha-Beta Peel

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One of the most effective means for brightening up dull, dry winter skin is a chemical peel.  The SkinCeuticals Alpha-Beta Peel at McAllister Spa employs strong acids and enzymes to slough away dead skin cell layers, stimulate collagen production, and instantly ramp up your skin’s radiance. The Alpha-Beta treatment is an intermediate peel, ideal for a wide range of skin types. And according to our Facial Specialist Jeanette Gonzalez, in addition to brightening, these non-medical peels effectively “minimize the appearance of surface lines, smoothes out rough texture, aids in clearing acne and helps fade hyper pigmentation.”

The Lunch-Hour Pick Me Up: Dermalogica Microzone Flash Exfoliation

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When your skin needs a timeout but you have little time to spare, the Dermalogica MicroZone Flash Exfoliation treatment is the ultimate solution. This cost-effective, express treatment takes just minutes in the hands of McAllister Spa’s own Dermalogica Expert, Nafsika Karavasili, and it is ideal for targeting dull skin in between your 60-minute full-service skin treatments. This MicroZone treatments are also great for spa newcomers wanting to ease their way into professional exfoliation. Our Dermalogica Flash Exfoliation treatment offers an immediate, profound impact on your skin fitness. The treatment works to gently resurface skin to reveal a soft glow in just 30 minutes.

The Head to Toe Treat: The MoroccanOil Body Ritual


Show your body some love – it is your temple after all. This 75-minute MoroccanOil body treatment, found only in a select few North American spas, kicks off with a thorough dry brushing session to remove dead, dry skin.  This process immediately improves your skin’s appearance and allows the MoroccanOil Intense Hydrating Treatment to be more easily absorbed as it is lightly massaged across the body. Once skin is refreshed, MoroccanOil Body Buff is used to gently exfoliate and soften winter-worn hands and feet – an ideal preparation for flip-flop season.  The spa treatment concludes with a thorough scalp massage using Moroccan Oil Scalp Treatment, which – while it won’t contribute to a glowing complexion – does feel pretty darn good!

Ready to treat your skin? Request an appointment online here or schedule a live stream consultation here. To see additional skincare and facial offerings, check out our spa menu here.