Beneath the sheer white fabrics draping the ceiling at Luxury Nails and Spa, technicians pamper bodies with nail services, facials, massages, and waxing. While reclining in a row of plush, multicolored chairs, clients treat feet with sugar scrubs and marine masks until they are as soft and smooth as a puppy quoting the Fonz. Private treatment rooms house a licensed massage therapist who kneads muscles with Swedish techniques and hot stones and aestheticians who cleanse pores with Dermalogica facial products.
At Nick’s Nails & Spa, all nail artists have three to 10 years of experience, lending them plenty of insight when it comes to manicures, artificial nails, and gel manicure services. Their arsenal includes more than 300 colors of nail polish and 50 gel polish colors, yielding digits more dazzling than a freshly polished comet. The salon staffers place a special emphasis on hygiene and safety, sanitizing reusable materials for 30 minutes before and after each use. They often give away their nail files and buffers after a single use, so clients can use the supplies at home. The spa menu includes waxing services, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, and lash extensions.
As visitors await their time in the spotlight, they can sip one of more than 20 complimentary drinks or surf the web with free Wi-Fi. They can also soak in the salon’s interior, which encloses eight lux adult spa chairs and two mini spa chairs, as well as a flat-screen TV and decorative plants.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Kelly Couture by Melanie is a beauty boutique specializing in makeup application, eyelash extensions, and image consulting. Choose between custom eyelash extensions or makeup application to achieve a glamorous look for an upcoming wedding, formal affair, or afternoon spent gazing dreamily at your reflection. Eyelash extensions combine lashes of varying length, thickness, and curl for a natural doe-eyed stare. Makeup application can be executed in three different styles—barely there, head turner, and red carpet ready. Barely there offers a fresh and natural daytime look, while head turner applies defined eyes and contoured cheekbones for a more dramatic effect. Red carpet ready provides a flawless finish appropriate for a photo shoot or premier event where you will be on display. It also includes a thorough consultation and trial run of your look. View the online gallery for a better idea of what to expect. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
Nothing makes you feel like a new person quite like traveling abroad. Hasnae Dhrif, the owner of Argan Salon & Spa, certainly knows this: the 16-year industry veteran has lived in both Morocco and France and works to bring a touch of European style to her own business. Here, her staff reaches for high quality products by brands such as Rene Furterer Paris and Moroccanoil as they transform exteriors with the latest salon trends from around the world, including multidimensional color and color correction, threading, shine-boosting keratin treatments and organic facials. A mural of a cascading waterfall is just another touch that helps to mentally transport clients to an exotic new locale, so much so, that many may swear they can hear the ocean when they hold the blow-dryer to their ear.
Beyond the SOAK Nail and Body Lounge door lays an elegant world of pristine white pillows, billowy white curtains, and hanging lamps cocooned in globes of intricate white flowers. Sunlight pours in through tall windows, spotlighting specialists as they position themselves at white countertops and ready their tools for professional manicures, massages, and facials. When administering pedicures, the skilled technicians bathe feet in porcelain sinks with fresh running water and the tears of joy of handsome mermen. Meanwhile, clients can recline on cushions, sipping on tea as they rifle through the pages of fashion magazines. They even stock a selection of jewelry and host events such as bachelorette parties, girls’ nights out, and corporate events.