The lowdown: Professional blowouts? Check. Immaculate manicures and pedicures? Check, check. Essie nail polish and Alfaparf Semi di Lino hair care for sale? You bet. Consider newly opened Emporium Nails & Beauty Supply your one-stop beauty shop. Owner and nail legend Juci Oliviera (of Tuka’s Salon fame) is the face behind the stand-alone salon and shop offering keratin treatments, haircuts, color, body waxing, manis, pedis and gel nails.
The ‘hood: Nestled on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami Shores, Emporium’s neighbors include Ness Shoes and Payless ShoeSource.
The vibe: Think no-frills (No oversized chandelier! Not a zebra rug in sight! No minimalist décor! Yes!). Emporium is simply comfy and cozy where granite floors, sunshine-yellow accent wall and rattan furniture exude a laidback ambience.
The highlights: The entrance is teeming with beauty booty such as Essie nail polishes ($7), Biolage shampoos ($17), Semi Di Lino rejuvenating balms ($24), nail buffers (.49) and curling irons ($60). The salon situated in the back boasts services such as haircuts (starting at $25), keratin treatments ($150 and up), manicures ($15), pedicures ($30) and waxing (starting at $7) by Oliviera herself.
The sweet deal: Mention this article and first-timers receive a 10% discount from any salon service.