Shellac Manicure in Alum Rock

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Technicians at Barbarella Beauty greet guests with a snack and complimentary wine or coffee as they sink into Human Touch massage chairs. During pedicures, feet soak in an elegant crystal bowl and pipe-less jet whirlpool technology are designed for both comfort and cleanliness. Because the team members only service natural nails, they avoid the chemical vapors often associated with synthetic applications, so guests won't have to cringe at unpleasant odors. After feet have been citrus scrubbed or peppermint masked, the staff can finish them with a Rockstar glitter-toes look that is as dazzling as the salon's sparkly ceiling.

As their polish dries, clients can explore the boutique's selection of eye-catching jewelry and accessories. Alternatively, they can take advantage of the crew's other talents, including body waxing, facials, and haircuts performed in front of makeup mirrors that are reminiscent of a celebrity's dressing room.

1183 Lincoln Ave
San Jose,
CA
US

Green Beauty Creation's eclectic list of services reads like a grab bag of all things aesthetic. Wreaths of sample acrylic nails fan out behind the manicure station, beckoning to unadorned nails with neon french tips, tiny painted flowers, checkerboards, and other patterns. A salt-crystal lamp purifies the air, whisking away whiffs of polish and the ghosts of slugs, and guests dip their toes into swirling warm water surrounding raised cushioned pedicure chairs. Across the room, mirrors topped with festive flowers reflect stylists as they cut, color, and style 'dos for women and men. Green Beauty Creation also nourishes complexions with facials, relieves tense muscles with massages, and beautifies skin with specialty scrubs and bronzing treatments.

3005 Silver Creek Rd, Ste 118
San Jose,
CA
US

For more than 20 years, owner Tina Le has sculpted and colored coiffures with consistent skill, prompting one happy client to declare, "I can't imagine myself going to anybody else." Along with a team of licensed specialists, Tina gives each client her undivided attention, aiming to endow them with the exact look they want to see looking back at them from the mirror or the polished chrome of a hoverbike. Tina and her staff are also well versed in services such as Shellac manicures, deep-cleansing facials, and eyelash extensions.

2652 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose,
CA
US

Perfect Design Nail Salon lives up to their name by providing numerous luxurious nail services to clients. From aromatherapy soaks to intricate nail designs, the nail technicians pamper hands and feet. Along with nail services, Perfect Design Nail Salon offers several spa treatments as well. The facials exfoliate and cleanse to rejuvenate skin and leave it looking and feeling younger. Facials also include massages, with the anti-aging facial's moisturizing massage gently kneading the neck and upper back area, as well as the facial muscles.

1685 Branham Ln
San Jose,
CA
US

The sound of burbling water rises from whirlpool baths, rendering clients? sighs of relaxation nearly inaudible as they lower their feet into the warm tubs. Relaxation, however, is only one part of the equation at Lamour Nails & Spa, where technicians also beautify fingers and toes with gel, acrylic, and pink-and-white nail coverings. While the technicians shape nails and file down sixth fingers, a massage pedicure chair sends soothing rhythms throughout the body.

2202 Lincoln Ave
San Jose,
CA
US

When software entrepreneur Alex Guberman opened Salon Exclussif, he assembled a team of Redken-trained stylists. In addition to concocting custom hues with Redken's Chromatics color line, the stylists renovate tresses with flattering haircuts, keratin treatments, and a few Greek columns. The salon prioritizes customer service, guaranteeing nearby parking and sending clients a personal thank-you email after their first visit.

2039 Woodard Rd
San Jose,
CA
US