Indulgence is the status quo at Polish’d Nails, where staffers offer spa treatments that are as relaxing as they are physically rewarding. They offer pedicures with hot stones, cooling masks, antioxidant-rich green-tea soaks, and circulation-stimulating peppermint moisturizing masks, often accompanied by soothing massages. The staffers' manicures aid clients in unwinding with the addition of walnut-and-raspberry scrubs and hot-towel wraps.
Nail technician Melane specializes in Shellac manicures and pedicures, which keep nails embossed with a chip-free sheen for up to two weeks and can withstand even the most heated of patty-cake tournaments. Melane also draws on techniques learned at Empire Beauty School to enhance fingers with acrylics and funky nail art and smoothen physiques with body-waxing services.
Kim Huggins, the talented nail technician at Leah Nickie Advanced Aesthetics, channels a quarter of a century of experience into each perfectly polished pedicure. The 75-minute pedicure ($45 value) pampers paws with all-natural lotions, salves, and nontoxic nail polish. The spa safari begins with a foot soak in a warm, aromatic bath of Dead Sea salt crystals that calm the nervous system, combat fluid retention, increase circulation, and strengthen nails, enabling pinkie toes to lift pregnant elephants with ease. After tweezing away overgrown cuticles, a toe farm technician clips and shapes nails, then exfoliates expired skin from the base of human pedestals. Ankles, calves, and feet receive a soothing massage to melt away stress and toes get a new paint job with formaldehyde-free Zoya nail polish, available in a jellybean jar of colors.
Blossom Nail Salon's technicians give fingers and toes colorful flair inside a clean, comfortable studio space. As guests perch atop throne-like pedicure chairs, the staff showers attention onto feet and legs, enhancing basic pedicures with indulgent add-ons such as soothing hot stones, massages, and skin-softening paraffin wax. Fingers find similar refinement during hot oil or spa manicures, and may opt for durable gel or Shellac polish, which can withstand chips for far longer than traditional nail polish or false nails carved from robins' eggs. In addition to artful nail enhancements, Blossom Nail Salon's repertoire also includes massage and waxing services for both face and body.
Margarita Pinkhasova?a.k.a., Rita of Rita's Nail?pretties up fingers and toes from the comforts of Arbach's Goodhair Salon. With long-lasting beauty in mind, Rita artfully applies traditional and shellac polish that can remain chip-free for up to two weeks. She also tames unruly brows and smoothens out other facial areas with swift yet gentle waxing sessions.
At Diamonds & Pearls Nail Studio, master technician and 20-year industry veteran Liana indulges digits with FDA-approved products and paramount attention to detail. During any service, Liana goes the extra mile to make every client feel comfortable at her vented manicure table and plush pedicure chair.