Cheetah spots, Mondrian squares, rainbows, and slices of watermelon bedeck fingertips beautified by Angela Nails And Spa's trio of aestheticians, who lavish guests with an array of services for nails and skin. As music wafts through the softly lit salon, raised baby-blue pedicure chairs dangle guests' feet into basins swirling with warm water. Layers of wax whisk away unwelcome hair, and facials rejuvenate weary complexions. At a vanity table covered in palettes, powder puffs, and pots of rouge, the resident makeup artists put on best faces for brides, groups of bridesmaids, and teenagers en route to black-tie SAT-testing sites.
Aora Salon & Spa's baby-blue walls surround a studio-like space with contemporary furnishings and modern artwork. Within the salon, stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists customize their treatments to address clients' goals and concerns. The beauty pros offer a full spectrum of salon and spa services?they do hair, massage, nails, skincare, and waxing.
Murals of palm trees and azure waters surround the pedicure chairs and manicure stations at Waterford Nails & Spa, as if immersing clients in a miniature beach vacation. As technicians groom cuticles and coat nails with OPI or gel polish, aestheticians also keep eyebrows from growing into bangs with waxing treatments and cleanse complexions with facials.
Combining her passions for traditional and modern beauty techniques, Ena founded The Henna Studio. She uses exclusively hand-crafted pastes for her meticulous, arabesque henna projects, expressing her personal creativity while collaborating with customers to conceptualize anything from a relatively simple design to an entire sleeve of intricate work. Equally comfortable with designing henna for special events or everyday wear, Ena draws up dynamic pieces of traditionally inspired artwork that remain on the body until skin cells begin to naturally grow older and move out into a place of their own.
Aside from henna, she also revitalizes her clients' digits with encapsulated acrylic nails as well as conventional manicures and pedicures that rival her henna work in terms of intricate designs.
A stint at Venchi Day Spa is like a retreat to a country manor. Natural light slips through royal red curtains onto Victorian chairs and carved wooden tables. Candelabra-style sconces also provide ample illumination, which cascades across aestheticians administering facials and decorating nails with long-lasting shellac polish. They work beneath shelves that also bear wax for removing unwanted hair. The spa even employs a licensed massage therapist, whose soothing bodywork offers an escape from the daily stress of working in an office or going around town to flip over pennies that don’t have the lucky side up.