Let’s face it girls, getting everything ready to travel to Miami for a cruise can wreak havoc on your beauty routine. You scrimp and save, plan and pack, and by the time you get here you’re simply exhausted! Who wants to walk into dinner on the first night of a cruise looking like a stowaway?
We’re here to help you plan a few “Me Time” minutes or a happy afternoon getting soothed and pampered for your cruise vacation. We tracked down a number of Downtown Miami spas and salons less than a mile from the Port that can help you bounce back just in time for that first Pina Colada!
It only takes a few minutes (and way less money than you might think) to look your best on the high seas!
Intercontinental Hotel – MySpa
MySpa at the Intercontinental Miami wants you to discover a luxurious world of pampering at their Downtown retreat where they’ll help reveal your “Sun Kissed Skin.” Instead of baring your pale winter whiteness to your startled shipmates, why not stop by and get a spray tan that’s safe, temporary and fast. Hit the pool deck with a summer glow all over your body, on just your face and bustline or simply give your legs a shimmer in a few minutes.
MySpa at the Intercontinental Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
Four Seasons Hotel – Rik Rak Salon
The Rik Rak Salon at Miami’s luxurious Four Seasons Hotel can help you get sandal ready before your cruise with a mani and pedi Monday through Saturday from 9am until 9pm. No matter what time you arrive in Miami be certain to schedule a beauty treatment so you look your best during your cruise. Men and ladies can stop in for a hot towel manicure for just $20 and a hot parafin wax that soothes and softens winter weary feet for just $15.
Rik Rak at the Four Seasons Hotel
1435 Brickell Avenue
Epic Hotel – Exhale Spa
Visit the 15th and 16th floor of the Epic Hotel to experience the 12,000 square foot Exhale Spa and Fitness Center where you can relax and unwind after a long flight and prepare yourself for a cruise vacation in as little as an hour. Even if you are just passing through the city on your way to the Port of Miami, the Exhale Spa offers a changing room with lockers, showers and an infra-red sauna, a beauty bar with waxing, brow service and a nail salon, a co-ed quiet lounge with a hammam steam bath chamber and 14 therapy rooms where singles and couples can share in pampering massages.
Exhale at the Epic Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard
:10 Minute Manicure – Miami International Airport
No matter how much time you’ve invested in planning your tropical getaway, you’ll definitely appreciate a 10 minute manicure to get you polished to perfection for your cruise. “Nails Done on the Run” is an ideal concept for busy travelers, moms on the go or anyone who hasn’t got much time to invest in looking their best. While hubby is picking up the baggage at the airport, pop up to Concourse J, Level 2 to get a manicure, a pedicure or simply a change of polish in no time flat! Open 6:30am- 7pm.
:10 Minute Manicure
Concourse J – Level Two
Miami International Airport
Metro Beauty Center – Churchill’s Barber Shop
If you’re doing some last minute shopping in Downtown Miami, Metro Beauty Center offers all the top names in cosmetics, beauty and hair treatments at discount prices. With two Downtown locations just minutes from the Port of Miami, men and women can stop in and experience an afternoon of pampering to get ready to set sail in style. Churchill’s Barbershop offers old-fashioned hot towel shaves and haircuts in a mod “Man Cave” with flat panel televisions and a wooden bar. Churchill’s is the perfect spot to send Dad for a quick pick me up while the girls hit the stores or the Metro Beauty Salon where stylists, colorists and manicurists are standing by.
Metro Beauty Center Downtown Miami
4 SE First Street (across from Macy’s)