Haute Secrets: Joel Warren’s Guide to Miami

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Famed hair stylist Joel Warren may be a new resident of Miami, but he is by no means a newcomer to the city. After opening his first ever solo salon and amicably departing from Warren & Tricomi, Warren now resides in Miami as Salótto Beauty’s Creative Director, overseeing the salon and its day-to-day operations during its first year, which is located at the posh 1 Hotel & Homes in Miami Beach. Here, he dishes on his favorite haute spots in the Magic City:

Where were you born? Brooklyn, New York

How long have you been in Miami? I grew up visiting Miami, it had always been a second home for me before becoming an official South Beach resident in November

What is your role? Owner, Creative Director and Collaborator at Salótto

Favorite Miami restaurant: Pao at The Faena Hotel has amazing dishes and cool ocean views

Favorite sushi place: I’m a huge fan of Pubelly Sushi

Favorite Italian: If you’re looking for Italian, La Locanda is the best in the business – their rigatoni alla siciliana is quite something

Favorite date spot: The cozy vibes at Veranda at The Faena Hotel make it the perfect Miami date spot

Favorite Sunday Brunch: Seaspice

Best place to have a power meeting: Beachcraft at The 1 Hotel – its outside seating area overlooks the always-bustling Collins Avenue

Best lunch place: Lunch is best with ocean views at The 1 Hotel’s Watr rooftop

Best steak place: Prime 112

Favorite pizza place: Lucali

Favorite gym: Spartan Gym at The 1 Hotel

Favorite place to get a massage: Bamford Haybarn Spa

Favorite hotel to recommend to friends and clients: The 1 Hotel

Favorite shopping venue: Y3

Favorite jewelry store: Miansai – the selection is minimalist but very sexy.  If you haven’t visited their Wynwood factory – you are missing out.

Favorite limo service: Easy – Uber

Favorite cultural institution in Miami: The Adrienne Arsht Center

Favorite historic legendary place in Miami: The Vizcaya Gardens

Favorite cultural gathering: I’m always ready for a good food and wine festival

Favorite charity: The Little Lighthouse Foundation; They create programs benefiting youth with educational, financial and medical hardships across Miami-Dade County

All around favorite place in Miami: My all-time favorite place is definitely the ocean; Nothing beats that.

Describe Miami in 3 words: Sexy, magical, serene

Best aspect of Miami: I can’t limit it to one. Miami is all about the amazing weather, beautiful people, great food and the happy energy. It’s like living in a fantasy world.