When it comes to running a successful salon, the staff at Oneida believes you can’t go wrong if you have three essentials in place: great products, new technologies, and the best beauty professionals. With those goals in mind, they work hard to exceed client expectations during each service, be it a relaxing sugar massage, a foot massage, or an eyelash-extension treatment. Nail services, including Shellac mani-pedis and gel or acrylic overlays, are one of the shop's specialties and can be made extra indulgent with add-ons such as foot massages or dips in paraffin wax––all designed to leave appendages feeling as extravagant as a diamond-encrusted filet mignon.
The owners of the Loft Salon and Gallery set the bar high, describing their mission as an attempt to provide top-quality services and products in a truly unique atmosphere. The out-of-the-ordinary setting is the gallery side of the business, photos and paintings are not only on display around the salon, but they’re for sale. Selections rotate regularly, but the focus is always on dramatic, inspiring images. On the salon side of things, creative ‘dos and a cutting-edge color technique called balayage are only part of what’s on offer. Pros hand out thoughtful guidance and provide customized approaches to facials and waxing. Wedding consultations will calm any nerves before the big day because, of course, there’s an art to creating a special look. Thankfully, the stylists at The Loft are up to the task.
No matter what your physical or mental state when you enter Queen Anne Nails, you'll look and feel calm and polished upon leaving. That's because the house aestheticians tackle anything from unwanted body hair to chipped nails to tired looking eyes in a relaxing setting.
Their classic buff and polish mani-pedis can be enhanced with a stress-relieving foot massage or shellac polish, which stays chip-free for up to two weeks. Or, nails can simply be painted in your choice of chic colors from butter London's line of polishes, which are free of harmful ingredients such as formaldehyde and parabens. Elsewhere in the salon, massage therapists knead tired muscles in private rooms, and lash technicians individually apply eyelash extensions to add more drama to eyes without installing laser vision.
Though mani-pedis may be a treatment for the extremities, their effectiveness as a relaxer is not to be underestimated: hands and feet happen to be some of the hardest-working parts of the body. At Nails BK Spa, nail techs understand that and create an environment that supports client comfort. Before each treatment begins, they encourage guests to get comfortable, enjoy complimentary drinks, and do one final knuckle-crack before they beautify hands and feet. With a careful eye toward sanitary practices, they also use new nail files and buffers for each customer. To help all clients make it in time for a treatment, the salon stays open until 8 p.m. on weekdays.
The old slough-and-buff technique has no place at Pediworx, where licensed nail technicians trained in European methods and tools treat clients to the latest in foot- and nailcare. The spa, which doubles as both a nail salon and podiatry office, infuses modern technology with custom care to not only primp nails, but also to solve common ailments, such as ingrown nails, athlete’s foot, and Nixon-shaped calluses. Guests can relax at any of the two locations—including spots inside the Harbor Square Athletic Club and Seattle Athletic Club—as the team also treats both hands and feet to spa-like treatments topped off with shiny polish.
At Nature Nails and Spa, patrons get more than just simple sweeps of polish on their nails. That's because the nail technicians take their time trimming and shaping nails, grooming cuticles, and wrapping hands and feet in hot towels during pampering appointments. After applying a cooling gel and scrubbing skin with an exfoliating sea-salt formula, they enhance nails with hues to match clients' moods or outfits, or a pet's eye color.