At Nails by Noelle inside Tuscany Salons and Spas, nimble hands care for natural and artificial nails, enhancing mani-pedis with exfoliating scrubs and relaxing massages. Inside the lobby, a large, white fountain worthy of an Italian plaza trickles soothingly, and a wooden staircase directs the eyes upward toward sculpted topiaries and elegant statues. Guests can dry nails or dehydrate apricots by the fireplace, then grab coffee and refreshments to enjoy while relaxing in the lounge area's leather couches.
Most popular service: Color-changing gel polish
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
As when it was founded in 2007, Nail Tech Shell
remains a one-woman show. The single manicurist behind the business continues to sculpt and paint nails with ever-increasing deftness. She's got a gentle touch. "Most clients fall asleep from being completely relaxed while receiving a pedicure," she comments. When she's done banishing cuticles, hangnails, and rough edges, she likes to finish off the treatment by applying a coat of color-changing gel polish. The magical polish changes color as your body changes temperature, which is a good way to confirm that it's cold outside or to notify yourself if you're at risk of spontaneously combusting.
Ensconced in the pastel walls of The Tickled Pink Party Palace, girls try out the royal lifestyle, feasting at tables laid in linen, stemware, and fine china under glimmering chandeliers. During the palace’s dress-up parties, young ladies don feather boas and jewelry, costuming themselves as glamorous fairies, mermaids, and ballerinas. Staffers pamper partygoers with miniature manicures, facials, and other treatments during spa parties, which prepare them for an adulthood auditing fairy godmothers. Alternatively, the girls learn to bake and decorate their own cakes during culinary-themed festivities complete with child-size chef hats and aprons. To ensure that every party is a private one, the palace hosts only one event at a time.
The medically-trained staff at Omana Natural Wellness Center & Spa infuse organic products into its beauty services, from the wax that evicts body hair to the polishes that coat keratin sheets during manicures and pedicures. The experts also promote wellness through holistic practices that include sweeping away stress through reflexology and guiding clients to a healthier being with nutritional coaching services. The medical spa welcomes customers with private treatment rooms, complimentary herbal tea and nutritious snacks, as well as free WiFi for a relaxing, comfortable experience. To ensure medical-grade services, Omana Natural Wellness Center & Spa also utilizes a hospital-grade autoclave for sterilization purposes.
Dibrel Studios, nestled within the Willowbrook Mall, helps clients create stunning makeup compositions with specialized brushes, including full sets of professional-quality brushes. Its makeup experts know that there?s a brush for every job, and they ply customers with the exact synthetic- and natural-bristle brushes they need to achieve the perfect cat eye or airbrush look using mineral foundation. They also offer some makeup, including a range of different eyeshadow palettes and lash strips, which create full, lustrous lashes without applying extensions or willing eye-hairs to grow.
Helmed by a talented nail tech known as “Queen Minx,” Your Nail Palace and Spa ups the ante when it comes to manicures and pedicures. Soft jazz music and lavender oils create an immediate sense of tranquility within the salon, as talented nail artists guide tired feet into ion baths. With more than 20 years of experience, the spa’s chief technician specializes in just about every beautifying technique, including shellac and gel manicures, organic pedicures, and soothing body wraps. Beauty specialists also enhance features with eyebrow waxes and pump up lashes with synthetic extensions.