For more than two decades, the experienced technicians at In The Nails have been making Huntsville’s scenery brighter by outfitting its residents with vibrant polish and artificial nails as well as pampering clients with a selection of skincare and massage services, including deep-tisse and shiatsu treatments. During relaxing manicures, they brush nails with a hypoallergenic shellac that sports a mirror-like finish and lasts up to 14 days without cracking, chipping, or caramelizing. Along with the expert nailcare that inspired the salon’s name, the team promotes all-over wellness with massages, peels, waxing, and other clinical skincare services and participates in community-service efforts to keep discarded hangnails off the streets.
Those who glance at Elegant Nails and Hair's service menu might find nail treatments that they hadn't even heard of before. Indeed, within a bright space marked by robins'-egg-blue walls, plush pedicure chairs, and cherry-wood accents, the staff administers everything from cheetah-patterned nail art to french-tip acrylics. In addition to hands and feet, the staff beautifies its clients with eyebrow waxes, makeup applications, and natural hairstyles such as box braids and locs.
Giant fire trucks, prehistoric temples, and towering superheroes fill Monkey Town Party & Play Center’s 15,000-square-foot indoor playground. Sock-clad children scale ropes up 20-foot-tall inflated climbing walls and spring through the multi-colored interiors of six bounce houses, while parents watch from comfortable massage chairs or join the festivities themselves. Games of air hockey provide a break between bounces, and a hurricane simulator provides all the thrills of high-force winds with none of the storm-chasers. For special events, cosmic parties create a kid-friendly club with moving laser lights and music blasted from a 5,000-watt sound system. Monkey Town can also customize parties to suit needs and budget, and hosts Parent’s Night Out events to give adults an evening to themselves as the crew supervises their children.
Light flickers against a clear gemstone chandelier in the contemporary front lounge of Hello Beautiful!, where staffers with more than 50 years of collective experience greet guests with friendly smiles and kind salutations. As music swirls around the eclectic pampering haven, clients follow the hardwood floors into a violet-hued salon filled with stylists sprucing up ‘dos with master haircuts and vibrant colorings. Among delicate drapes and leather treatment chairs, attentive aestheticians keep visages beaming brightly with tailored facials or permanent cosmetics, which help ensure makeup won't run while swimming, showering, or going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Staffers further indulge guests with complimentary beverages and light snacks.
Loida Summerville brings seven years of experience to her nail-services station at The Phoenix Salon. Wielding OPI polishes, she expertly paints digits with solid hues or spirited designs that declare loyalty to a favorite sports team or deli sandwich. She also attaches synthetic gel nails, in both full sets and fill-ins, and coats tensomes in contrasting french tips.
At Little Flower Day Spa, licensed stylist and cosmetologist Holly Stovall cuts and conditions hair for men, women, and children. She straightens and smoothes hair with keratin treatments, adds vibrancy with color and highlights, and showcases her cosmetological cunning with makeup applications and prom and wedding updos.