The spa technician files the last rough edge off the nail before applying a thin coat of paint. The red color pops against the brown leather chairs that line Evy Nails & Spa. The spa performs manicure and pedicures like this every day, transforming hands into miniature works of art with standard polish and long-lasting Shellac polish in vibrant shades.
Eight types of beauty bars abound inside Shear Elegance Salon & Spa. Patrons flock to the body bar for detoxifying black Baltic-mud wraps and to the face bar for more than 10 types of facials, including the High Maintenance, which is accompanied by treatments for the eyes, lips, and hands. Clients can also choose a Shellac mani-pedi, lip wax, or lash tint in addition to the less conventional ear candling and three-layer hand facials. But the bulk of the service menu is dedicated to haircuts and color treatments, all of which end with expert styling.
Since 1988, the deal-hunters at Dry Clean Super Saver have connected customers with a trustworthy network of dry-cleaning and automotive-repair technicians. Armed with easy-to-use punch cards, clients save huge amounts money on dry cleaning and automotive maintenance, the two costliest household expenses after plumbing repair and poltergeist removal. The association of participating cleaners and garages stretches across the country, ensuring that cardholders can remove stains from a dress shirt or change an oil filter wherever they happen to be.
Autumn Salvador helps her clients express themselves through hairstyles and nail designs at Be You Salon. Autumn snips fashionable cuts for men and women, and can also update looks with color treatments. For nails, the beauty expert enhances manicure with Shellac polish that resists chipping and feral finger puppets for weeks on end. She also waxes away unwanted hair.
Although nail technician NeNe Henderson specializes in Tammy Taylor acrylics and CND Shellac, her best nail-tending tool may be her ears. Before performing any of her signature spa mani-pedis, she listens attentively as clients describe their wildest nail fantasies, ask questions, or simply do their best Richard Nixon impersonation. Then she sets to work amid B'Polished Salon's lavender and sage-green walls, which oversee full-service hairstyling and makeup applications.