Before jumping into the spa industry, Jill Quinnette graduated with honors from Capitol School of Hairstyling & Esthetics. Sharing space with her diploma are certifications in Brazilian waxing and AHA chemical peels, both signature services that she doles out from her private treatment space inside Avalon Suites. An expert in hair removal, Jill sweeps away stubble from the brows, back, legs, and everywhere in between and helps clients show off their newly smooth contours with custom Norvell airbrush tans. She also flexes her spa muscles during services such as Shellac mani-pedis and exfoliating sugar scrubs and offers candling treatments to help rid ears of excess buildup or bats.
The stylists of Salon Eleven—some of whom boast several decades of experience—combine their diverse knowledge to style hair, brows, and nails into flattering designs. They wield an arsenal of high-end products, such as Soma, Simply Organic, and Sudzz, during salon treatments, which can highlight individual strands, add length with extensions, or give hair a new shape without molding locks around a functioning beehive. Ample mirrors line the salon's taupe-colored walls, leading to a pedicure throne in the back that bubbles with skin-softening water in preparation for an array of refining nail services.:m]]
Velvet Chair Spa’s founders designed their location as an oasis from the outside world, immediately enveloping guests with walls of soothing sea-foam green and plush, modern furniture. The color scheme is offset by equally pacifying accents such as flickering candles, calming music, verdant potted plants, and soft rugs as dense and fluffy as a soufflé whipped from the pulp of War and Peace. This environment complements the relaxing services performed inside, including massages, facials, hydrotherapy, milk baths, and aromatherapy soaks. The spa also houses a salon, where stylists cut hair, add highlights, or lengthen strands with extensions.
Salon Cosmetique at Vatterott Career College trains tomorrow?s aestheticians and stylists, giving beauty students practice perfecting their craft. Hair, nails, makeup, facials, waxing, and eyebrow tinting are all offered in this busy teaching salon, and all treatments are completed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.
If healthy nails are happy nails, then the nails frequenting Model Nails should be ecstatic. Safe, hygienic practices are the cornerstone of the business, where strict standards are met with EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectants, as well as fresh nail files and buffers for every customer. Knowing their nails are in safe, clean hands, guests are free to focus on the spa's flat-screen TV or give relaxation their full attention as nail techs soothe aching feet and hands with indulgent treatments. Salt and sugar scrubs, hot lavender cream, and exfoliants made from ground walnuts are just a few of the extras that leave appendages soft and tastier to socks, while meticulous cuticle care and a dollop of the shop's signature aromatherapy serum leave them looking and smelling great as well. Aside from painting on traditional polish or topping tips with acrylics or UV gels, the fastidious, steady-handed pros also freehand custom designs, with specialties including star-studded nail beds, glittered zebra art, and sculptural, solar-glitter tips.
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Every artist finds their own kind of canvas on which to express themselves. For the creatives at Artistry Nail Spa, that canvas just happens to be the human nail. They put time and client-pampering effort into each treatment, providing massage chairs for guests to relax in before having nails trimmed and cuticles banished. Paraffin wax hand dips soften the skin, providing manicurists with the perfect palette on which to practice their art. They work with nail polish, shellac, and gel to create smooth, even coats of color. For the adventurous, they go one step further, enhancing nails with a printed image that could feature a grinning pumpkin for Halloween, and paisley pattern to match a dress, or the good old stars and stripes, so that everyone must salute whenever you wave.