Get Nailed at 3rd Ave's technicians see every nail as a canvas that can reveal something about its owner. A simple gloss buff, for example, shows an appreciation for both elegance and simplicity, or summery flower art can reflect a love for playing in the sunshine. Get Nailed's team members achieve these looks through attentive grooming and using products such as acrylics, UV-cured gel polishes, and shine-enhancing shellacs blended from melted mirrors. Beyond nails, they also tend to skin, offering services as diamond-file facials and waxing. Though they prefer appointments, technicians happily fit in walk-ins upon availability.
Zen Aveda's ingredient philosphy is “what you put on your body should be as healthy and natural as what you put into it.” This means the right products, and the right staff to administer those products. Aveda as a brand is one of the largest purchasers of organic ingredients in the personal-care industry, so the product side is covered. As for staff, Salon Zen Aveda stylists are all certified and trained in the latest cut and color techniques. Clients may also solicit the salon for waxing, lash extensions, or a specialty makeup applications for an event, a night on the town, or your professional miming gig.
The staffers at Belle European Wax, Nails and Beauty are experts in the world of skincare. Upon looking at a client's skin, they know whether the person needs a deep-cleansing facial treatment or a microdermabrasion to buff away old wallpaper, revealing smooth and youthful surfaces underneath. As the business name suggests, the team also gently waxes away hair and pampers nails during mani-pedis.
Ever since fingernails began growing on their own in the '90s, it's been a constant struggle for dominance. Thank goodness Pelican Nails stormed onto the scene, file in hand, to set the world right again. Though the salon's menu emphasizes natural nails, the staff also decorates digits with acrylics and jazzy gel fill-ins. To ramp up indulgence, clients can rehab their complexion with a white-tea mask treatment or a relaxing mandarin sugar scrub.
Although master nail technician Sheila Greer of La Petite Nail Boutique adeptly performs relaxing mani-pedis, she doesn't limit her beautifying skills to fingers and toes. Clients can slide their hide under the bronzing micromists of spray tans or clear away unwanted hair with body waxing services. Tired façades perk up with Sheila's facials and eyelash extensions grant lids thickness and length without having to train your eyelids to grow a moustache.
Eric’s career as a nail artist has spanned 15 years and counting. He currently sets up shop inside Reflections Salon, where a supply of essential lotions, sea-salt scrubs, and bottles of nail polish are all at his fingertips. He uses both regular polish and no-chip varieties that better protect nails when building sand castles or cactus towers.