Shear Madness: The Top 5 Hair Salons in Miami

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1 Leonardo Rocco of Rocco Donna

Leonardo Rocco, a legend in the hair design industry, has been acclaimed as one of the most popular hair artist recognized among celebrities and high profile show business clientele.  Celebrities such as: Katy Perry, Jojo, Paulina Rubio, Juanes, Noelia, Emilio Estefan, Belinda, Ana de la Reguera, Alejandro Fernández, Bárbara Palacios, Ricardo Montaner, Candela Ferro, Ana Maria Canseco, Luís Fonsi, Susana Gimenez, Lili Estefan, Fey, Osvaldo Ríos, Catherine Siachoque, Miguel Varoni, Anahi (RBD) Natalia Streignard, Gabriela Spanic among others trust Leonardo Rocco for the treatment of their hair, and work in conjunction with him for interviews, photo shoots, TV appearances and special events. Leonardo Rocco has enhanced his fame with a great sense of performance and presentation, especially in television and magazines. His expertise has landed him TV show segments on hair and beauty, as well as editorial coverage in magazines such as:  Ocean Drive, Nikki Style, Maxim, Selecta, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and his very popular column “Glamorosa con Rocco” in People en Espanol. In addition, Leonardo Rocco was recently featured in Ocean Drive en Espanol’s Power Player Issue as one of the most influential personalities in Miami and his salon was voted “Best Celebrity Haircut.” Leonardo Rocco is also recognized for his involvement in the community as well as his membership in various organizations such as the Latino Fashion Group, MBCC (Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce), and the SFHCC (South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce). His work has been sponsored for events benefiting organizations such as AYUDA, Be Live, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Fashion Art Ball, which benefits every year the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
101 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 305.531.3330

2 Pam Johnson at Paul Labrecque

If exclusivity in hair design had a name, it would be Pam Johnson. After spending years in the New York beauty scene, she moved to South Florida where she has been consulting on an exclusive basis for the past 20 years. Drawing from years of runway, fashion and print experience, she services her private list of celebrity and professional clientele with distinctive looks that can be easily recreated at home sans the scrutiny of onlookers found in a public salon. "There's nothing more embarrassing than being put on display when you go to get your hair done," says Pam. Understanding that the hautest in Miami require personalized and private service, she wows those in her chair with strengths in cut, color and image consulting. Additionally, Pam has thorough studio and runway experience in New York. Many of the world's most distinguished photographers have worked alongside Pam making her one of the most renowned private consultants in the business. Always ahead of the industry curve, she trains yearly in London.

3 Mark Hayes at Sassoon

For 30 years Mark Hayes has been inspiring young hairdressers at Sassoon with his passionate approach to hair and his technical expertise. Mark's signature style - a series of pared-down looks reflecting his love of modernist art and architecture - puts him at the forefront of global hair design, and his role as International Creative Director at Sassoon takes him all over the world coaching, teaching and inspiring. He has ultimate responsibility for the renowned Seasonal Sassoon collections, eagerly anticipated by those wanting to know the future of fashionable hair, and has been instrumental in the launch of the company's latest innovation, Sassoon Professional. When Mark first joined Sassoon in the 1970s his ambition was to be part of the creative team; as he put it, "They were perfectionists who were totally committed to producing the very best. They upheld the values that really mattered to me, and for which Sassoon has now become world famous."
660 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 305.672.3600


Jean Marc Choffel has been one of the most sought after fashion hairstylists in the US and Europe over the past two decades. His work has been featured in Elle, Allure, Maxim, Ocean drive, Elegant Bride, the Latin Grammy's, and He has created styles for celebs including Sharon Stone, Fergie, Lindsay Lohan, Kristy Hinze, Paris Hilton, Kim Stewart, Jamie Pressley and Kristin Cavallari just to name a few. Some of the world's finest laboratories such as Rene Furterer, L'Oreal, Jean Claude Biguine and Sebastian have consulted with Jean Marc on how to formulate and enhance their products. Through his involvement, he learned to work with any hair texture, style or product to create award winning looks for his clients.

5 The Frederic Fekkai Salon at Brazilian Court

Renowned for providing the highest level of service to discriminating clients, the Frederic Fekkai Salon and Spa at The Brazilian Court, whose original flagship once resided in New York’s Bergdorf Goodman, gives the hotel its unofficial title as the “most stylish” of the Palm Beach hotels. Offering indulgent European facials in addition to salon services, locals and guests rely on Fekkai to keep them photo shoot ready. Heralded for providing the highest quality service in the most luxurious manner, clients are treated to the ultimate in pampering by the industry’s most sought after stylists and beauty specialists in a Zen-like setting unlike any other in Palm Beach. Acclaimed for his modern, individualistic approach, Fekkai has made an indelible mark on the beauty and fashion communities with his innovative styling, exclusive salons and luxurious hair care products.With eight stations and two treatment rooms, the salon is staffed with notable local talent and top Fekkai technicians from New York who split their time between the two cities during peak season. Fekkai himself visits frequently. Salon services include everything from styling and coloring to manicures, pedicures and waxing. Massages and select spa treatments such as aromatic herbal wraps and mandarin body buffs are also offered. Fekkai notes, “Many of my New York clients spend their winters in Palm Beach. The Brazilian Court gives them access to Frédéric Fekkai services throughout the entire year and responds to the needs of our customers.” Born in Aix-en-Provence, France, Fekkai once considered becoming a sculptor.  Instead, he channeled his talent towards revolutionizing the cut and shaping of hair, eventually becoming known for his clean-lined yet sexy wash-and-wear cuts. High profile personalities from Claudia Schiffer to Hillary Clinton have relied on his styling expertise. 
301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 800.552.0335;
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