Fire-engine-red walls and jet-black furnishings surround beauty transformations at Nail & Hair Bar, a fashion haven that upholds a high level of sanitization and keeps up-to-date on style trends. Nails varnished with mirror-silver polish reflect smiling faces and ceiling-dwelling ghosts as french-tipped finger-ends sport geometrically square nails. After clients slink into plush styling chairs, shears-wielders snip hair into angular bobs or twist tresses into ringlet-laden up-dos.
From within Richard's Hair Salon, technician Courtney creates eye-catching 2D and 3D designs on gel, acrylic, and traditionally polished nails. And even though these images maybe small, Courtney doesn?t skimp on detail. Swarovski crystals complement pink leopard prints, miniature bows add a dash of pizzaz, and a full-size garden carrot completes a Frosty the Snowman portrait. Courtney also pampers clients with spa mani-pedis, softening skin with an aromatherapy foot soak, exfoliating sea salt scrub, cream mask, and hot towel wrap.
Twinkling chandeliers hang from the ceiling at The Nail Diva Salon, casting a soft light on the cushy purple manicure chairs, velvet purple curtains, and sleek white tables. Skilled specialists inhabit this elegant space, greeting customers, rifling through beauty tools, and painting fingernails and toenails with colorful gel and acrylic polishes. In a private room, staffers perform rejuvenating facials and skincare treatments.
Internationally trained beauty expert Gohar Thomas, owner of Gohar Carole Franck Spa, boasts 28 years of industry experience including a two-decade stint as head aesthetician at Harrods of London. From within a brightly colored cottage, Gohar integrates European spa products she?s accrued through years of international training into an array of cosmetic services performed amid fresh flowers and streams of natural light. She supervises licensed aestheticians as they perform facials with Carole Franck products, etch color onto lips and around eyes with permanent makeup, and target cellulite with aesthetic technology. The bodily cosseting continues in a private massage room, which shelters a massage table and a bathtub surrounded by candles that allows clients to relax before or after their treatment with a soak attuned to the temperature of a bubbling spring or a pot of freshly boiled hot-dog water.
Along the quaint, well-preserved streets of Kenneth Village, Ariada Salon Spa's vintage exterior conceals a three-floor haven for modern beauty services. Inside, at mirrored stations, stylists specialize in color correction, Brazilian blowouts, waxing, and bridal services, prepping the hair and nails of the betrothed with OPI polishes and Difiaba and Moroccanoil conditioners. An onsite boutique equips clients with Witchy Poo Lotions & Potions and True Apothecary Candles, which can be combined at home to amplify a relaxing bath or invoke the beautifying intervention of Venus.
The nail technicians slather their clients’ hands and feet with raspberry scrub, green tea body mud, and lemons during manicures at pedicures. The beauty pros also rub a sea salt body scrub across pelts for full body softening and decorate fuzzy chins, legs, and arms with warm wax before swiftly evicting unwanted hairs.