The term “nail artist” can be taken literally when applied to Kalea, who draws on nearly 10 years of experience to create a miniature masterpiece on the tip of every finger she touches. Her designs include glossy monochromes, elaborate mosaics of rhinestones and seed beads, and painstakingly detailed maps of local bus lines. No matter which of her artworks they choose, all of the clients at Kalea Nails get the same friendly treatment. This goes for first-time visitors as well as loyal celebrities such as Big Boi and Erica Dixon.
The two sisters who opened Aroma Soul Skin Boutique & Brow Bar in 2010 had more than simply beautifying clients on their minds. Instead, the duo envisioned a staff of knowledgeable therapists who could restore health to skin and nails, and teach clients how to keep up those results at home. Today, the sisters have assembled their team of aesthetic miracle workers who begin each treatment with a consultation to assess clients’ beauty goals and make informed recommendations to help their clients maintain healthy skin between treatments. Once aestheticians design their plans of action, they can begin affixing faux eyelashes, applying makeup, or waxing unwanted hair instead of just hoping it magically falls out. They also protect nails with moisturizers and coats of polish during warm lavender manicures, and cleanse, brighten, or hydrate skin with a wide range of facials and peels.
For the past decade, nail technician Sheana Francis has perfected digits with the latest in nail trends. Her ever-growing dedication to her craft has sharpened Sheana's aesthetic eye, which shines through in each unique design she creates using Minx nail coverings, an avant-garde caviar technique, and a modern stiletto nail shape. Though CND and Bio Sculpture Gel are the technician's go-to brands, Sheana is comfortable working with a range of products, which she uses for a wide range of skin- and nailcare services, including softening men's rugged cuticles and removing the 3 inches of frosting from little girls’ hands.
A massage is more than a pampering treatment—it's a way to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. That's the mindset at DiamondsTouch Massage & Spa, where staffers strive to destress their clients with soothing handiwork, as well as with facials, detoxifying foot soaks, and nailcare. They also extend their services to groups getting ready for weddings, birthdays, or black-tie pig pickings.
Working from time-tested recipes, cooks slice organic carrots, lettuce, asparagus, squash, and aromatic herbs. They aren't making dinner with these super-fresh items of produce, though—they're forging fresh batches of facial cleanser, lotion, and body oil to organically nourish skin and hair. They blend specific ingredients to treat specific issues, such as dry skin or oily hair.
Though clients can purchase items à la carte, they also can sample them en masse at Iwi Fresh Garden Spa. There, spa services such as nailcare, massages, and haircare pamper patrons with delicious-smelling goods that make skin glow and stomachs inadvertently growl.
Pampered Nail and Body Spa's new ownership and eco-friendly approach to beauty are marked by their use of all-natural and organic products. Your toxin-free, 70-minute mani-pedi will begin with a eucalyptus essential-oil soak, as well as a lime-coconut sugar scrub to renew your skin's moisture and attract plates of tilapia. Next, your hands will nestle into warm, heated mittens while a mint foot masque and hot-towel wrap tingles tired tootsies. A lime whipped-shea-butter massage will relax tight muscles, setting the stage for the phalange pièce de résistance: polish application in the color of your choice. This peaceful urban sanctuary urges reservations to ensure that the spa's trained doves have time to reorganize all of the nail polish by hue.