Destination Beauty

Guests at Brownes Beauty Lounge (Miami Beach, FL) can go around the world in one spa visit in a variety of treatment rooms that incorporate exotic locales in their design. "I wanted clients to feel transported to an environment of complete zone-out, so I thought instead of the usual room set-up, I would add features of a different country in each room," says co-owner Nikki Mallon.

 CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Mykonos, Kyoto, Tahiti, Marrakech, and Shanghai destination-themed treatment rooms allow spa-goers at Brownes Beauty Lounge to experience the world in a single visit.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Mykonos, Kyoto, Tahiti, Marrakech, and Shanghai destination-themed treatment rooms allow spa-goers at Brownes Beauty Lounge to experience the world in a single visit.

The tranquil relaxation room, Kyoto, has a glass-roof skylight and hand-painted walls. The island-themed men's and women's restrooms, dubbed Turks & Caicos, feature wooden lockers and travertine floors. The couples suite, Shanghai, is decorated in soft, lush fabrics in shades of red and black, while the Tahiti room, used for scrubs, body polishes, massages, and sunless tanning applications, has a beach-like feel and even has sand on the floor. Another massage room, Marrakech, has burnt-orange walls, a Brazilian cherry wood floor, tassels on the beds, deep plum ceiling drapes, and burgundy towels and is scented with cardamom, cinnamon, and clove. The Bombay facial and waxing room has a painted mural and incorporates natural light, while Mykonos, another facial and waxing destination decorated in all blue and white, is designed to embody cleanliness. Future rooms will include a facial area called St. Tropez, which will be designed with a Mediterranean feel, and a fast-wax station called Palm Beach, featuring a mix of candy pinks, mint greens, and other pastels to ease the experience of a bikini wax. —J.K.

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