Spa fancy: Canyon Ranch Salon

 

You haven't had a "members-only" experience since the '80s -- and this one will actually make you look good.

The spa at Canyon Ranch
The Mayami Tropical Feet Treatment at the Canyon Ranch salon. Photo: Carl Juste.
 

By Valerie Nahmad

The lowdown: The intimate, tucked-away salon is the cheapest way to penetrate the (presumably fabulous) Canyon Ranch walls. Spa services are only accessible via a hotel stay or day pass ($330 and up), but the salon is fair game to anyone interested in hair, nail or waxing appointments. Leave your car with the valet (parking is comped with validation), stroll through the serene lobby (guests mill about in sweats) and take the elevator to the fourth floor.

The 'hood:
Perpetually under construction North Beach. Collins Avenue on one side, the sparkling Atlantic on the other.

The vibe:
Earthy chic - smooth, dark woods; clean, white floors; floor-to-ceiling windows. Peppy, uber-friendly staff.

The highlights: The salon's Mayami Tropical Feet Treat (60 minutes, $95, billed as a "pedicure you can eat." Soak in coconut milk, exfoliate with sugarcane and key limes, moisturize with coconut oil and polish with vegan Spa Rituals lacquer. All ingredients are organic and freshly mixed, sliced and juiced. Other highlights include the Age-Defying Manicure (50 minutes, $80), the Canyon Stone Pedicure (80 minutes, $130) and the Custom Blend Hair & Scalp Treatment (50 minutes, $50 and up).

The sweet deal:
Mention this story and get a complimentary upgrade of a French polish or paraffin treatment (a $15 value).

Canyon Ranch Salon, 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-514-7000

Published: 3/09

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