Basin East Salon offers nail, skin and hair care from a team of careful, attentive stylists and nail technicians, each with an average of more than 15 years of industry experience. The two-hour ultimate luxury mani-pedi begins with a lush application of exfoliators and moisturizers designed to prime the epidermal canvas. Then, feet recieve an extra dose of scouring with a salt scrub and mask before an expert technician trims cuticles, shapes, files and buffs nails, and gently massages both the feet and the hands. Finally, a moisturizing paraffin wax and a vibrant coat of OPI nail polish provide the icing on the inedible, yet highly delectable finger-toe creation. Mani-pedi's are available by appointment only; guests must phone ahead to schedule.
The skilled beauticians at Amy’s Nails Plus help visitors maintain their digits’ dignity with relaxing nail services administered amid copper-framed mirrors, pendulant drapery, and wooden bookshelves. During the spa pedicure, beneficiaries recline in cushioned wicker chairs while yielding their feet to a soothing massage that incorporates sea salts, lotion, and serenades from onlooking clouds. After peds are properly softened up, an artist reshapes sawtooth nails and bedecks toe tips with vibrant polish. Guests can also opt for a full set of gel nails, which adds eye-catching length to fingertips so they can fill out roomy falconry gloves. An application of gel nails provides a natural-looking alternative to acrylics and results in little dehydration to the natural nail when removed.
Amongst the team of talented hairstylists and aestheticians at Hair We Love sits Shannon Huff, the woman in charge of all things hands and feet. Artistry and personal attention drive every service at Hair We Love, and Shannon taps into that missive from her manicure and pedicure stations as she gets fingers and toes looking as well-groomed as a politician's front yard. Shannon also applies acrylic and French sculpture nails in addition to natural manicures and pedicures. Then there's nail art and paraffin add-ons that soften the skin and add another level of indulgence to the proceedings. Hair We Love features a coffee and snack bar, as well as beauty products from Goldwell, White Sands, and the salon's proprietary custom line of products for sale.
Anne Marie O'Connor the laser technician behind Head to Toe Essentials Salon & Laser Spa, lives up to the salon's name by eradicating unwanted hair from the entire body. To accomplish this, she turns to the Cynosure Elite laser, which combines two different wavelengths to treat a variety of areas on all types of skin. Each pulse of light targets several follicles at the same time, and the procedure involves little to no downtime, allowing clients to return to the office in time for the daily toner-chugging contest. O'Connor perfected her skills at the Berkowits School of Electrolysis, and takes great pleasure in using her talents to help clients.
Manhattan native Mia Scofield opened Mia's Nails Creations & Day Spa 16 years ago. Today, her 10-person team of stylists and nail technicians administers a range of beauty and spa services, including manicures and pedicures, haircuts and coloring, waxing, and facials. Mia heightens each experience with warm interior décor, from the lush comforters draping the private spa beds to the soft-blue walls enlivening the light-soaked salon space. Committed to giving back to the community without having to massage every rigid sapling, the spa often shakes up charity auctions by donating various service vouchers.
In the olden days, small businesses advertised on knight shields and miniature businesses advertised on fingernails. Today, fingernails are a more personal advertisement for you and your personal style. That's why licensed nail tech Ashley Rodriguez tailors services to unique personality and preference of the individual. Clients can solicit her expertise for an express manicure, or opt for a full-on pampering package complete with nailcare, massage, hydrating mask, and soothing hot-towel treatment.