The aestheticians and nail techs at Natural Nail Care Clinic use Swiss product line Mavala in all beauty services, including skin analysis, facial waxing, and nail services. The line has been used throughout the globe for more than 50 years due to its superior quality, which arises from extensive scientific research within Mavala’s own laboratories. In addition, professional Essie polish coats nude finger- and toenails during manicures and pedicures. Clients perch on high chairs at a sweeping nail bar for manicures, and lounge on an expansive dove-gray booth for pedicures and honing their glamorous fainting skills.
The licensed specialists at Evolutions Salon preen pincers amid contemporary interior designs. During the 75-minute basic mani-pedi combo, an experienced aesthetician files nails, doctors cuticles, and tops newly trimmed talons with a lustrous layer of polish and appendage-size nightcaps. The Shellac manicure supplements the basic service by blanketing each fingernail with a glistening coat of Shellac, a durable gel polish, which adds an extra 15 minutes to the overall mani-pedi treatment. Surrounded by ocean-blue walls and floors made of ocean water, owners of pampered extremities relax in the padded chairs of a salon decked out in artistic wall hangings and rectangular furniture.
Backed by 29 years of experience, Cookie dotes upon fingernails and toenails with precision. This is especially true when it comes to her specialty of nail art, in which she paints intricate designs onto nails. Working out of Salon De Jae, she provides manicures and pedicures combined with relaxing spa-like treatments, such as masks, scrubs, and massages.
The licensed stylists at A Slice of Color Salon harness their diversity and unique styling backgrounds to cut, style, and color all types and textures of hair. That flexibility gives each client access to a variety of services, from cuts and washes to extensions, weaves, and relaxing unruly hair. For the team’s signature service, the Dominican style, stylists may use an approach such as the chemical-free doobie—straightening hair by wrapping it tightly in a silk headscarf—which allows the natural curve of the head to unravel unwanted curls. For a longer-lasting straight hairdo, the salon also offers keratin straightening treatments. Beyond its styling services, the team also waxes away unwanted hair and applies makeup for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, or the anniversary of your first makeup application.
Salon De'Amaz clarifies complexions and detensifies tensions with a wide range of salon and spa services. Treat weary muscles and frazzled nerves to an hour of circulation-stimulating Swedish massage (a $70 value), during which an expert massage therapist will induce total relaxation with soothing strokes, well-placed pummels, and invisible foxhounds to chase out muscle tension and pain entrenched in lower back underbrush.
The friendly team at Native Sun Tanning & Spa are Smart Tan–certified, but they're more than just tanning technicians; each staff member helps clients select an array of skin-nourishing spa services. Skin specialists recommend a session in the infrared heat and nutrient-infused steam of the Hydro-Derma Fusion machine, as it can extend tanning results and leave skin more moisturized than Gene Kelly's umbrella made of sponges. Both high-pressure and stand-up UV beds are featured in the salon, as well as fast-acting Mystic booths. To help shed stress, guests can sink into the relaxing jets of the AquaMassage pod to revitalize muscles and enhance circulation better than a hug from a manatee. The spa's purple, yellow, and orange reception area has shelves lined with neat rows of moisturizing products.
Tradition is alive at Cocina Grande. The family of cooks follows their grandmother’s traditional recipes in order to recreate the vibrant yet relatively mild Mexican meals that they grew up on. Patrons can dip tortilla chips into cheesy queso flameado, which arrives at tables beneath a flash of fire, or scoop up lime-marinated ceviche de pescado with mini shovels attached to their chins. For the main course, chefs serve up dishes such as chicken fajitas or the Piña Hawaiana—half a pineapple shell filled with bay scallops, shrimp, and pineapple, then topped with melted cheese. Libations from a full bar help to wash it all down.