How Bizarre!

{You know you love my duck face and peace signs. Rachel Pally dress, Sincerely ALC vest, Ray-Ban sunnies, Lorraine Schwartz evil eye bracelet, David Yurman ring}

Wacky nail art, press-on lip tattoos, questionably colored hair (I’m looking at you, Kelly Osbourne) — there’s no arguing that bizarre beauty trends are having a major moment. I test out three offbeat looks in Miami for Refinery29 and give you the 411 on where to snag the them — trends you may love, hate or be just plain scared of.

{Scalpel Facials}

Move over bird-poo or placenta facials (no, those aren’t typos), the latest facial involves a medical scalpel. Known as derma planing, a surgical blade is held to the skin at a 45-degree angle and stroked along the skin, just like shaving. Dead skin cells and hair are sloughed off, and when followed up with a peel, extractions, dry ice application and moisturizer — the skin is left luminous, taut and smooth. “My patients are positively obsessed with the Micro Peel Facial as it’s entirely result-driven,” Doctor Andrea Trowers says.

Andrea Trowers Dermatology, 1801 N.E. 123 Street, Suite 417, North Miami; (305) 899-2511;

{Rainbow Brite hair}

Dip-dye hair is de rigueur but if you desire a less permanent and less damaging look, try gone-in-day hair chalking or colored hair extensions. “Think of hair chalking as makeup for the mane — once you wash or even shake out the chalky color from your hair, it’s gone,” Salon Vaso Hairstylist Natalia Mejia says. “If you want a bolder effect, we can always dye hair extensions any color you want and you can take them off whenever you want,” Mejia adds.

Salon Vaso, 1500 Alton Road, Second Floor, Miami Beach; (305) 674-7470.

{Food on your fingertips}

Hamburgers, pizza, sushi, popcorn — oh my! — food fingernail art is funky and fun. Esthetician Ginger Nguyen at Salon Vaso can bake up a batch of cute-as-a-cupcake nails in a snap (and these treats won’t widen thou waistline). Nguyen says, “I can paint it all — the crazier the better!” I love where her head’s at, natch.

Salon Vaso, 1500 Alton Road, Second Floor, Miami Beach; (305) 674-7470.


  1. September 12, 2012 / 8:26 am

    OMG I love the cupcake nails. I just did a moustache mani but all the way in the boondocks..So so happy you found a spot in central Miami. The facial scares me tho. lol. xoxox p.s. loved your post on Nikki Reed. Those shoes she had on are so sick 🙂

  2. September 12, 2012 / 9:44 am

    Well first I love the nail polish but in my case of “nail bitters anonymous” I prefer staying away from the edible look. I love the nail polish though. Blade on the face? Do you get thicker hair and growth afterwards on your face? I want ti stay away from being on Dr. Phil show talking about my hypertrichosis of the face. (exaggeration)

  3. Wordy Girl
    September 12, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    Soon, Massi, you will be able to stand in front of the polishes and pick lilac-colored polish. PROMISE! Especially since….I ATE SO GOOD ALL WEEK!

  4. Massiel Miranda
    September 13, 2012 / 10:21 am

    Touche! Went yesterday and did my mani and pedi with a Polish girl (WHO I LOVE) at Mansion. Back on the bandwagon. Also going to Key West to help a cousin quit smoking! Atha Yoganusasanam…the book, I promised, will be here soon…

  5. September 16, 2012 / 11:03 pm

    There’s no way anyone is taking any kind of blade to my face. Crazzzyyy.

  6. Wordy Girl
    September 17, 2012 / 9:49 am

    Looking back, yes, putting a blade to my face is CRAYYYYY.

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