The nail technicians at Bay’s Nail Spa pamper finger shingles with mani-pedis that take place in hardwood-floored salon with four cushioned pedicure chairs complete with footbaths. During a Shellac manicure, coats of the durable formula bathe under UV light so they have the strength to resist chipping even if struck by a folding chair during a thumb-wrestling match. The basic manicure instead layers fingernails with vibrant shades of classic polish, tinting freshly groomed and shaped digit tips with eye-catching color over the course of 35 minutes.
The skin saviors at Q-ticles enlist natural oxygen and Bioelements products to revitalize dull or prematurely aging visages. As massages relax sore limbs and stressed faces, aestheticians launch into a one-hour process that includes a thorough skin analysis, deep cleanse, as-needed extractions, and a warm-up comedy routine. Enzyme-based exfoliants prep faces for a thorough scrubbing at the hands of a rotating brush, and Clarisonic’s Opal Sonic infuser carries anti-aging serum deep into pore’s recesses.
Salon Brookfield turns on Vitamin D faucets with 12 tanning beds, including three high-pressure Ultra Bronze beds that produce less than 1% UVB. During the sessions, customers choose to recline in comfort for 24 minutes on a lay-down tanning bed or step into a standup bed for a 9-minute tan that re-creates the experience of being surrounded by a mob of fluorescent bulbs. High-pressure beds use specialized lamps to reduce UVB, creating a long-lasting and deep tan without the risk of burning, drying, premature aging, or morphing into a cartoon sun with sunglasses. Salon Brookfield is open six days a week for maximum bronze potential, with a knowledgeable staff on hand to answer any questions regarding tanning, booths, or products.
Polished’s all-out manicure soothes skin and smoothes gnarled nails. A citrus exfoliation treatment washes out dead skin cells and unclogs packed pores, while a paraffin dip bathes hands in a warm wax to relieve stiff joints and muscles. Nails are filed and styled, and an orange-perfumed hand and arm massage refreshes like a cool breeze whispering through an Ocala orange grove.
East Town Spa & Salon’s aesthetic teams regularly trek around the country to hone their beautifying expertise and study with experienced Bumble and bumble and Aveda educators. They then tote their refreshed skills back to Milwaukee, where they set to work inside a historic mansion painted in classic rose tones. The team's hair services range from simple trims for beards and mustaches all the way to smoothing treatments for 4-D strand textures. Facials improve complexions with Aveda techniques, and natural baking-soda crystals provide gentle microdermabrasion. A tangerine-tinged pedicure lounge features a cushioned chaise and footbaths, and waxing sessions leave skin surfaces smooth from head to toe.
Exposed ductwork and an installation piece made of twigs hang over racks teeming with colorful OPI polish. It’s within this sleek, modern environment that aesthetician Alix quickly transforms patrons—not with polish, but with wax. She leads clients into private treatment rooms, where she deftly removes unwanted hair from the face and body.
The creative professionals at Venetian Nails live to update bland, boring nails and turn them into clean, chic, contemporary works of art. Highly trained in all the latest nail trends, including solar fills, fiberglass sets, and airbrush designs, they also keep a current stock the trendiest polishes, including shellac, which resists chips and scratches for up to two weeks. The crew partners their headlining nail services with eyebrow waxing.