Andrea Nasholm?s dream as a 5-year-old to one day work in the beauty industry came to fruition when she graduated from A?Art College of Beauty in 2000. Now an experienced nail technician, Andrea files digits and covers them in regular, glitter, and Shellac polishes. Her passion is creating the perfect pedicure, which includes a mask, scrub, and two rounds of "This Little Piggy."
Framed by a bold façade of magenta and eggshell white , Le Pink Boutique’s store windows draw in visitors with their extravagant displays of chic, seasonal clothing, swimwear, and jewelry. Like the mesmerizing courtship dance of the lophorina superba, the bustling shop’s exotic decor fascinates passersby with a flurry of feathers and color. Chandeliers cast showers of light through crystal prisms upon walls striped in pink and cream, an antique golden loveseat, and jungles of slender candles and snaky black feather boas. Nestled among the mirrors with gilded frames and strewn-about roses, chunky jewelry and twirly summer dresses hint at adorable outfits to come, and mannequins flaunt saucy lingerie ensembles.
Ed Borrego’s 15 years of massage therapy experience reveal themselves in every sweep of the back or rub of the shoulders. At Cosmos Deja vu, he softens tight and tense muscles with everything from deep-tissue pressure and sports massage to therapeutic bodywork. With aromatherapy fragrances whisking minds to far-off tropical locales, Ed’s hands work out kinks in the shoulders, back, and limbs, turning out a loose and limber network of muscles. As a bonus, clients can first sweat it out in the spa’s infrared sauna, where a gratifying heat coaxes toxins out of their pores and preps their muscles for the massage to come.
A real passion for her job is what makes Barbara Silvia look forward to coming into work every day, she explains on her website. She has worked as a nail technician for three years performing mani-pedis. Most recently, she relocated to a booth inside Sunflower Salon, where she specializes in acrylic nails and elaborate nail art. Barbara works hard to keep abreast of current trends, from using long-lasting gel polish to decorating digits with portraits of popular CEOs.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Gel manicure or full acrylic sets
Brands Used: Ez Flow, CND, Light Elegance, OPI, China Glaze
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We offer clients ice-cold water and give them magazines to read during their pedicures.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Paris themed, shabby chic, and country decor. Music is always playing while you can fully relax in our fluffy recliners during pedicures.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
They absolutely loved their nail art and could not believe that I did it by hand. They loved the quality and artwork that I put into it. They thanked me, posted it on facebook and got me referrals by the way they bragged about their full set of acrylic nails.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am a full time student at the University of Oregon studying Family and Human Services. I have a passion for working with people and love to craft and design exactly what they see as a vision. I keep with all of the current trends and continue my education in learning new techniques and designs for nails.
Setting up shop within Solar Beach Tanning, Hair, and Nails, seasoned nail technician Kassie Sunkler spruces up hands and feet with a variety of nail services. Express mani-pedis tend to hoofs on the go, getting them in and out of the pedicure chair in record time, whereas those with an afternoon to spare can indulge in detailed pampering, such as indulgent spa mani-pedis or acrylic applications enhanced with glitter polish. Kassie's Nails also does gel manicures and can add gel polish to pedicures for an added fee, imbuing toes with a specially formulated nail topper that, like some college commencement speeches, can last for up to 21 days.