Exactly 21 things matter to the technicians at Royal Nails Carmichael: 10 toes, 10 fingers, and the client they belong to. The salon's service menu focuses on skin and nails, with treatments that include hot-oil manicures and deluxe pedicures. To thank your nails for helping out with that scratch-off lotto ticket or territorial bear, opt for a specialty application of gel polish, acrylics, or white tips.
Licensed cosmetologist Jessica Dickson beautifies clients' hair and skin with hair-care services, facials, and waxing. With skin-care elixirs from Bioelements and hair products from Keratin Complex and Matrix, she helps patrons work toward achieving personal beauty. Jessica customizes every treatment based on each client's skin tone, goals, and horoscope warnings about staying away from hair curlers.
High Maintenance Nail Salon's Kathy Ford-Hamblin has been decorating digits for more than 30 years, relying on super sanitary methods and the latest polishing techniques. Along with technician Gaby Valencia, Kathy works to provide customers with the latest trend in nail art. After first filing and buffing nails and curtailing over-grown cuticles, she deftly works from a palette of traditional and gel-based varnishes from lines such as OPI, Shellac, and Gelish. Kathy is also certified to apply Minx overlays to fingers and toes?she even trained with one of the product creators, Dawn Lynch-Goodwin. Acrylic nails, meanwhile, add length and strength to stubby or thin nails, while French-style manicures add a touch of class by capping each finger with clean, white tips or a generous slice of brie.
The newly remodeled Capital Nails boasts a cozy, softly lit interior lined with six spa pedicure chairs and elegant light fixtures. Perhaps the most notable features, however, are the arched doorways, which the studio's technicians use as points of reference as they shape nails into perfect parabolas during manicures and pedicures. Once they have filed nails, trimmed cuticles, conditioned skin, the technicians brush on chip-resistant coats of Shellac, OPI, or Gelish polish that have been known to last for more than two weeks, or the equivalent of one full night of relentlessly clawing at the walls of a dungeon, followed by a hand massage. Along with nailcare, the staff offers eyelash extensions, permanent-makeup applications, and waxing services.
Makeovers come in multiple forms at KT's Coiffure Salon. Hairstylists help clients reinvent themselves via cuts and color treatments, and nail technicians pamper limbs with nourishing manicures and pedicures that leave nails coated in regular or shellac polish. Aestheticians combat common skin woes with facials that imbue skin with moisture, turn complexions radiant, and make blemishes disappear faster than a magician near a valuable coin collection.