Maria Bonita is lively and social with a soundtrack to match. This full service salon offers almost every Brazilian beauty treatment under the sun for hair and nails, along with facials, microdermabrasion, body treatments, waxing and massage.
Maria Bonita is also home to balayage expert Rogerio Cavalcante, Ricardo Gomes, and Roger Nascimento, who cut and color the manes of many Victoria's Secret girls, including Irina Shayk, Lays Silva, Lais Ribeiro and Gigi Hadid.
Brazilian signature services include their popular "candle hair cutting" treatment for split ends, a special straightening blowout, exfoliating mani/pedis with paraffin infusion, and of course their excellent Brazilian bikini wax (also offered for gentlemen.)
Technicians are known for their speedy brazilians (15 minutes) and use a hypoallergenic wax that is removed with organic cotton strips. Newly waxed skin is treated with an aloe gel and a few minutes under a vibrating high-frequency machine to soothe any redness.
Cuts from $120, single process $100+, highlights $140+, blowout from $55. Brazilian Keratin $300+.
Manicure $25, pedicure $33 to $40. Brazilian facial is $120.
Bikini wax is $40, brazillian $54, full leg $60, underarm $20.
NAMES TO KNOW: Ricardo Gomes (stylist/colorist) (Instagram)
Rogerio Cavalcante (stylist/colorist) (Instagram)
Roger Nascimento (stylist) (Instagram)
Junior Passarinho (colorist) (Instagram)
Nara (nails), Maria Aguiar (waxing)