At Naturally Nails, the creams and exfoliating sugar scrubs are edible. They're not exactly a popular snack, but the skin-smoothing concoctions are composed of natural, preservative-free ingredients mixed by hand. Salon owner and nail technician Donie Torrance uses natural and organic products for all her mani-pedis, including many polishes that are free of chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.
After pampering hands and feet, she often relies on her nail-art skills to create custom looks. She also applies shellac and gel polish, attaches solar nails, and creates pointy stiletto nails, which are perfect for popping any unwanted thought bubbles floating by. For those who need something extra, Donie can add reflexology or cater her services to diabetic clients.
The thorough nail technicians at Studio Nails Design By Ruby perform manicure and pedicure services that leave appendages soft, pampered, and vibrantly colored with a choice of OPI or gel-polish hues. The salon offers a variety of nail-centric options, from basic nail-maintenance treatments to lavish spa sessions that incorporate massages, hot towels, and little terry-cloth robes for every toe. Beauticians also offer a menu of hair and airbrush-tanning services that darken clients' skin without requiring them to visit the nearest coal mine.
Serenity Nails and Spa keeps pointers neatly groomed and polished with manicures, pedicures, and acrylic nail services. At the end of each treatment, clients may choose to top surfaces with basic polish, reinforce them with Shellac coating that lasts up to 2 weeks, or go au naturel to attract passerby falcons.
The only thing more polished than Avenue Nails & Spa's interior are the freshly painted nails exiting its doors. Warm woods and glowing globe lanterns create a warm inviting atmosphere, while ergonomic manicure chairs and luxury human-touch pedicure chairs swathe clients in modern comfort. And, to guests waiting for or enjoying a treatment, Avenue Nails & Spa provides complimentary beverages such as wine, coffee, or soda for adults or a juice box for kids or anyone in touch with their inner child. But things don't just look polished on the surface: the spa requires medical-grade sterilization of all implements, disposal of one-time-use supplies, and strict cleaning protocols to protect client health during all services, from mani-pedis, to facials, to eyelash extensions.
Though their spa’s name might suggest otherwise, five is the most important number to the nail technicians at 620’s Nails & Spa. They focus on one hand or foot at a time, softening skin and grooming cuticles before brushing a glossy coat of standard or Shellac polish across all five nails. Along with their traditional manicures and pedicures, they apply CND Solar Nails during a two-step process similar to a French manicure. These chip-resistant coverings can last for up to three weeks without refills, much like a soda sipped once every seven hours. The spa doesn’t just specialize in nail services—a staff composed of aestheticians and massage therapists clears complexions with European facials and soothes muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Amid the crystal chandeliers and fine furnishings of Asberry's A'Salon, Lynda, a 25-year nail veteran, strives to make hands and feet look their best. Drawing from a menu with more than 12 nail-related services, she adds prismatic pop to fingers and toes with OPI polish and durable gel and covers overly shy nails with acrylics. She can up the relaxation with a slew of indulgent add-ons, including a milk mask and a moisturizing vanilla-peach paraffin wax.
As a Texas native, her friendly demeanor comes naturally—in addition to providing premium nailcare, she works to help patrons feel at ease and comfortable throughout their appointments.