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Julien Farel Salon and Spa

The name Julien Farel has long been synonymous with beautiful hair among Manhattanites, jet setters, celebrities and the like. Serving clients for twelve years at his Madison Avenue Flagship as well as Julien Farel 5th Ave, where he has launched JF Express, the world’s first anti-aging blow dry bar, Farel has always offered an unparalleled beauty experience. Farel has added another fashionable city to his roster with the recent opening of Julien Farel Salon and Spa. Hot off of his sixth year as the official stylist of the U.S. Tennis Open, the opening of Julien Farel Miami seemed like a natural next step for this elite brand and marks the first freestanding Julien Farel Salon outside of the Big Apple.

A master and innovator in the art of cutting hair has also conquered the world of hair care as well. The complete range of Julien Farel Haircare is used throughout the salon and available for purchase. Farel utilizes A2B Technology to create the most effective anti-aging treatment for your hair.

In addition to styling and nail services (cuts and blowouts starting at $100) guests of Julien Farel Salon and Spa are also invited to indulge in a variety of personalized services performed by some of the most highly trained beauty professionals in the world. These include: therapeutic massages from astructural masseuse to help with body alignment, customized facials featuring Image Skincare, natural peels, Brazilian and American body waxing, eyelash tinting and extensions, Julien Farel hair extensions (starting at $950), and Brazilian Blow out Keratin treatments.

Indulge at Julien Farel: 200 South Biscayne Blvd., 305.372.1278.

The Dirty Dutch Model Beach Volleyball Tournament

 The Dirty Dutch Model Beach Volleyball Tournament (MBVT) presented by Bimini Bay Resort in association with the National Volleyball League (NVL) will make its 4th annual debut on 8th & Ocean Drive on February 9 and 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. MBVT is a public & free event where all of the top modeling agencies in Miami get together and form co-ed teams and compete in this thrilling 2-day tournament. For the 2nd consecutive year, MBVT has partnered with the NVL & the some of the top pro beach volleyball athletes. These professionals will be on site at the event coaching each of the agency teams as well as participating in live exhibition matches. The official swimwear of MBVT, Beach Bunny Swimwear, will be hosting a pre-event model agency fitting party on February 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Beach Bunny store. Participating models will be outfitted for the tournament and guests can enjoy cocktails & live music. Open to the public. The official kickoff event will take place at Miami’s newest hotspot, owned by EMM Group, SL Miami located inside the James Royal Palm on Friday, February 8 2013 starting at 11:00 p.m.

Chinese New Year Celebration at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

In keeping with its exotic oriental roots, Mandarin Oriental, Miami is hosting a vibrant Chinese New Year celebration on Friday, February 8, to usher in the year of the snake in grand style. Guests will enjoy unforgettable dining experiences in the hotel’s two distinguished restaurants – Azul, the signature restaurant featuring the eclectic cuisine of Chef Jacob Anaya and Café Sambal, the elegant waterfront Asian restaurant.  Captivating lion dance performances, Asian ribbon dancers and Chinese calligraphy demonstrations will add to the excitement. The spectacular evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with a lively champagne reception at the hotel’s stunning pool deck.  Following the reception, guests can choose to dine at Azul or Café Sambal and enjoy festive set menus brimming with Chinese delicacies. The cost for the Chinese New Year event is $85.00 for a three-course family style menu at Café Sambal and $35.00 for children ages 6 to 12.  The cost is $135.00 for a four-course set menu at Azul. Prices are per person, plus tax and gratuity and include champagne reception. For more information or to make reservations call 305.913.8358.

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