The meticulous techs of Rose Nails pay close to attention to the finer details when performing their signature manicures and pedicures. Within freshly remodeled environs, they soften hands, curb cuticles, and file edges until each nails looks as sumptuous as a harvest moon. But the team's talents truly shine when they treat each digit as a canvas, showcasing their ingenuity and artistry. They can enhance French tips with blossom clusters or upgrade sparkle-infused shellac with vivid tiger stripes. To refine the rest of the body, hair-removal experts leave skin smooth with meticulous body-waxing services. Complimentary red wine or soft drinks accompany each lavish appointment.
Luxe Salon & Spa restores a healthy, relaxed glow to skin, nails, and hair. Custom facial treatments address each client’s specific skin tone and imbalances, and manicures polish nails after preventing overgrown cuticles by lining the lower base of the nail with mini sandbags. A team of talented stylists shapes hair and paints new ‘dos with balayage-style highlights, which grow out to complement a head’s natural shade. The spa’s signature services include massages and body wraps, which relax the body more than submerging oneself in a dunk tank full of warm milk.
A mom-and-pop-shop transplant from New York, Pizza King infuses its East Coast pies with authentic flavors and fresh ingredients taken from 40 years of familial recipe know-how. Small 9-inch pizzas ($5) satisfy diminutive cravings, but the monstrous 30-inch pie ($30) feeds whole block parties and was once used to blanket the entirety of Manhattan as part of Rudy Giuliani’s One City, One Pizza campaign. For an additional cost ($0.50–$4), taste DJs can spin their own mixings by choosing from a plethora of pizza toppings, such as meatballs, jalapeños, and olives. Specialty pizzas come capped with a variety of meat hats, including chicken wings ($12–$15), and The Legend pie fuses pepperoni, sausage, ham, beef, and bacon with onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and black olives to produce an omnivoric lovechild ($14–$18). Customers indifferent to pies can avail themselves of the nondiscus options adorning Pizza King's menu, such as calzones ($5+), stromboli ($5+), salads ($5+), wings ($6–$7), and garlic knots ($3).
Visions Salon and Spa's owner Shirley Manulak arrives at work each day determined to fulfill her customers’ cosmetic needs. “We just wanted to have a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. We want to shampoo away some of your stress,” she told Y.C. Orozco of the Pasadena Citizen. Armed with 35 years of experience as a cosmetology instructor and a skilled staff, her salon offers an array of aesthetic services, including manicures, pedicures, and hairstyling in a salon renovated after Manulak bought it two years ago. Like jazz bands that are serious about their craft, the staff steam cleans all of their instruments with autoclaves and medical-grade disinfectant.