There is no better feeling than getting to relax and receive while someone else focuses on your well-being besides you. Because let’s be real, we can’t do it all and sometimes we need a professional to step in to pamper us!
How often do you put yourself first? It is so important to take some moments to focus on you and what feels good physically, mentally, and spiritually- this helps raise your spirit and feel beautiful in your skin.
Whether you’re indulging in some pampering experiences to help get you in the zone for your boudoir session, or you’re just seeking out extra support in general, we hope these suggestions for Miami’s best spas, salons and self-care activities will inspire you.
You deserve to feel elegant, loved on, and beautiful from head to toe and inside out. So treat thyself!
Massages & Facials
Enjoy a double dose of rooftop relaxation with Nature and Nurture at the Wellness Garden & Spa at the Betsy Hotel. Miami’s only entirely outdoor spa will drench you in views of the beach, as well as the elements of nature like wood, bamboo, and stone. Try a few of their signature services like the Wood Stone Ritual or the Coconut Hot Towel Facial.
If you are craving some spa time but do not want to venture too far from your photo shoot location, book some time at the Icon Brickell Spa. Let your mind, body and spirit stress melt away in their marbled Eucalyptus steam rooms. Add to your spa adventure some waxing, body wraps, eye treatments and even some fitness counseling to take some knowledge back home with you. The Icon also has a world-class picturesque jacuzzi area, with hot, warm and cold pools to help you feel like a total goddess.
Also check out The Spa at Mandarin Oriental with their treatments based in the ancient traditions. Tierra Santa Healing House is another gem that specializes in shamanistic rituals and is home to the biggest Hammam (thermal spa) on the East Coast, and the Bamford Haybarn Spa at 1 Hotel South Beach treats you with their own all natural and organic products from their original English countryside location.
A manicure is a must so that you can “cheers” with the best nails when you go out to celebrate a successful boudoir shoot! Whether you like to go natural with a French, bold with a bright classic red, or trendy with some epic nail art, Miami has the best salons to visit. Vanity Projects was so popular in New York that it expanded to Miami. The owner began her business after being an art curator worldwide. So be sure to visit if you want a true masterpiece on your fingertips!
For flirty, fresh nails, try the Marilyn Monroe Spa to stick with the classics in their sassy location dedicated to the beauty icon’s memory. You can even get a nail care kit souvenir to take home with you to remind you of your experience.
For bold nail art, check out The Nail Lounge that has been featured in various nail art publications and is best known for their highest customer service and no holds barred artwork.
Extensions, check. Keratin treatment, check. Blowout, check. Being the home to models and, well, just beautiful people, Miami is just the place to be for getting some hair pampering.
Known for both casual and formal styling, Mimi’s Touch Salon is the place to go. They specialize in customizing your appointment to exactly what you need. They pride themselves on you leaving with a “smile on your face” and have state of the art treatments too, like their Hair Botox Treatment.
Le Suprême Salon works to help you hair care at home. By asking personal questions about your lifestyle and hair care routine, you will leave with a plan to continue looking like you left the salon even if you are just leaving your house. With their truly caring style, you will wonder why you haven’t visited them before.
Hair by Hisham focuses on making international trends easy to wear styles so you can look your best and trendiest with the least amount of work. They are up to date on the newest and most innovative treatments like Keratin, lasting straightening, Brazilian blowouts and, of course, 100% human hair extensions if you really want to go for a new mane. Bring your man for their luxury barber services too!
A great way to accentuate your own unique beauty, The Parlour will help you whether you want a natural or a super glam, come hither look. They are experts to let you know all about the process, especially if it’s your first time. Even a visit to their website will put you at ease.
Ohh Lashes, opened 7 years ago in Miami by famed celebrity lash artist Tamara Lake-Mair. Tamara researches every material she uses before ever applying it on a client, giving you added confidence not just with looking elegant, but also feeling that you’re not loaded down with harmful ingredients. Her dedication to her art has made her a household name to the most affluent in Miami including many celebrities, actors, and athletes.
For a truly “batting your eyelashes” experience, go to Dash of Lash. Specializing in all thing eyes, you will find silk, mink and volume (3D) semi-permanent eyelash extensions along with lash lift & tint, brow waxing, precision tweezing, eyebrow tinting, and even henna brows!
Get out the strappy stilettos and flashy fringe for some fast-paced, sexy salsa dance. Build your confidence while trying out something new!
Classes at Liquid Silver allow you to meet the team of Al “Liquid Silver” Espinoza who is accredited with creating the most memorable salsa routines in the world. Try a private class with them or a group to meet other novices dusting off their dancing shoes for the Miami nightlife.
Feel like you have 2 left feet? Salsa Lovers might be the place for you with their learning system that simplifies the process for non-dancers. Feeling confident from the beginning will help you overcome shyness where you can enjoy the process and may even make you glide right on through to being an advanced level dancer!
Miami Salsa Driven has a younger and fresher approach to the traditional Latin dance. They work to bring down the barrier of getting on the dance floor and making it a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Try various salsa styles, such as Miami-style Casino, Cuban Rueda and Mambo to get an extra side of salsa for your Miami visit.
Pole dancing, what?! This may seem like a silly recommendation but what energizes you more than 1) moving, especially dancing and 2) getting your sexy moves on to release your inner goddess? This is a great way to get in the mood for your boudoir shoot to capture the sexiness that you have let out of its cage! See why this once tabooed activity is now a mainstream craze.
Kitty Kat Pole Dancing is just 4 miles from South Beach and is the site for events like bachelorette, birthday, and divorce parties. The acts of being graceful while combining the strength and agility to work the pole require you to be in the moment and focus on yourself. This requires you to leave behind the daily worries of life and just be. Visiting the Miami area with friends? Check out their incredible packages including the Breast Cancer Awareness and the Coco Chanel.
Pole Felony Fitness is the place to go to take classes with unique names like Twerkout, Flexy Felon, or Topsy Turvy to focus on different goals such as stretch or cardio. Never taken out your inner pole dancer before? Then try the Pole New Bee class.
Botox & Juvederm
A quick injection can give you that extra lift to give you confidence without the permanent solution of surgery and long recovery time. A little tweak can go a long way in helping you feel like a million dollar queen. Luckily, Miami is one of the leaders in spa technology for that little enhancement we may be craving.
Meridian Cosmetic Spa merges science and technology with timeless beauty. Their knowledge and friendliness comes through not just from their team but their website answers all your questions even before stepping through the door. Be sure to read through their entire list of services to see which appeal to what you desire.
Evolution MD, home to the famous award-winning Dr. Lipo, has an extensive list of non-surgical services you may want to consider. Dr. Velila and his team brought the Miami field into the mainstream with their reality show “Antes y Fabulosa”. They also share their expertise with educational and training programs worldwide.
Head on over to Royalty Care MedSpa to learn more about their services, such as injectables, customized facials, micro needling, and derma planing. They provide professional body and anti-aging treatments that will improve the texture and appearance of your skin for your shoot. Contact them or any of our suggested med spas for a consultation to answer all of your questions.
Boudoir Photo Shoot
Really looking to give back to yourself? Our boudoir sessions in downtown Miami are designed to allow you to honor yourself and practice some real self-love, while feeling like a total queen every step of the way. Once you receive your in-house hair and makeup styling, it’s then time to hop in front of the camera to create stunning artwork of YOU that will be one of the most important investments in yourself you ever make. My clients love to think of their photos as daily therapy and I fully agree- there is lasting power behind our work together that will carry with you for many years after your boudoir session.
We would love to hear from you in the comments! What do YOU do to treat yourself? What makes you feel like a queen?
p.s. Have questions about our photo shoots? Let’s chat!