Ariel Dorrance has been entrenched in the beauty industry her entire life. In January 2012, those years of experience culminated in her greatest aesthetic achievement yet: the opening of her very own salon. Like a flirtatious carpenter, she specializes in makeup and nails, but also offers haircare, skincare, and waxing services.
Choose a shade from more than 200 non-toxic polishes that line the walls before plopping your tired toes into massive bowls resting on the floor. During your essential pedicures, Sweet Life's skillful nail technicians will trim, shape, paint, and perfect your walking logs before finishing with an updated top-coat designed to keep color lasting even longer. The treatment also includes a brief pressure-point massage and light callus filing. You can also relax with a clean conscience: Sweet Life is dedicated to using recycled and eco-friendly materials whenever possible.
Blossom Nail Salon's technicians give fingers and toes colorful flair inside a clean, comfortable studio space. As guests perch atop throne-like pedicure chairs, the staff showers attention onto feet and legs, enhancing basic pedicures with indulgent add-ons such as soothing hot stones, massages, and skin-softening paraffin wax. Fingers find similar refinement during hot oil or spa manicures, and may opt for durable gel or Shellac polish, which can withstand chips for far longer than traditional nail polish or false nails carved from robins' eggs. In addition to artful nail enhancements, Blossom Nail Salon's repertoire also includes massage and waxing services for both face and body.
Lush Nail Spa's staffers aren’t just nail technicians—they’re nail artists. Using a delicate fingernail as a canvas, they can craft a variety of creative designs for clients seeking a bold look. They also can keep things simple by painting nails monochromatically or creating classic french tips. They also perform pedicures, acrylic and gel sets, and facial waxing.
Lola of Nails by Lola, located inside Rembrandt Spa, pampers her clients with a trio of manicure and pedicure services. During spa manicures and pedicures, she shapes and scrubs nails and cuticles, relaxes sore muscles with a massage and hot-towel treatment, and applies polishes from a rainbow of colors, including no-chip varieties. Pedicures also include a callus treatment to smooth rough skin, and children under 12 can entreat Lola to paint their nails in fun, bright colors.
For more than 25 years, Impressions Salon has gathered groups of elite independent stylists who cut and color locks into all-new looks or merely touch up existing ones. Among them is Kaitlin Rodman, a board-certified cosmetologist and colorist. She listens carefully as clients divulge their closest hair desires and also dispenses ideas for styles based on clients’ facial shape and skin type. With formal training and more than nine years of experience, Kaitlin knows just the right lengths that augment cheekbones or just the right shade to accentuate eye color.
Within Blithe Salon, Hello Gorgeous' master nail techs Kent and Honey pay painstaking attention to safety and quality. In addition to using long-lasting OPI polishes, the duo sterilizes all metal tools with high-grade Barbicide Plus and always break out new files and buffers for each client. Their relaxing aromatherapy foot scrubs are also performed in jet-free pedicure bowls, which help stave off bacteria and keep microscopic surfers from loitering around the salon.