No two 'dos look the same when clients walk out of Les and Company, a hair salon devoted to customizing every cut. When they're not consulting with clients and analyzing strands, the staff is busy dispatching a host of other cosmetic treatments, including mani-pedis, waxing, and makeup applications. In all their treatments, they rely on high-quality products from brands such as Matrix, Redken, Biolage, and CHI.
The aestheticians and nail techs at Natural Nail Care Clinic use Swiss product line Mavala in all beauty services, including skin analysis, facial waxing, and nail services. The line has been used throughout the globe for more than 50 years due to its superior quality, which arises from extensive scientific research within Mavala’s own laboratories. In addition, professional Essie polish coats nude finger- and toenails during manicures and pedicures. Clients perch on high chairs at a sweeping nail bar for manicures, and lounge on an expansive dove-gray booth for pedicures and honing their glamorous fainting skills.
The licensed specialists at Evolutions Salon preen pincers amid contemporary interior designs. During the 75-minute basic mani-pedi combo, an experienced aesthetician files nails, doctors cuticles, and tops newly trimmed talons with a lustrous layer of polish and appendage-size nightcaps. The Shellac manicure supplements the basic service by blanketing each fingernail with a glistening coat of Shellac, a durable gel polish, which adds an extra 15 minutes to the overall mani-pedi treatment. Surrounded by ocean-blue walls and floors made of ocean water, owners of pampered extremities relax in the padded chairs of a salon decked out in artistic wall hangings and rectangular furniture.
Backed by 29 years of experience, Cookie dotes upon fingernails and toenails with precision. This is especially true when it comes to her specialty of nail art, in which she paints intricate designs onto nails. Working out of Salon De Jae, she provides manicures and pedicures combined with relaxing spa-like treatments, such as masks, scrubs, and massages.
Named 2011's Best Makeover Maven by Richmond magazine, Design One Salon & Spa's team of talented stylists, certified massage therapists, and estheticians converges under one roof to rejuvenate and beautify clients with a comprehensive array of services. An aggressive in-house training regimen places associate stylists at the elbow of a master, who enlightens them on the precise art of updating clients’ looks with cuts, extensions, and colors. They emphasize communication and customize all services to fit each individual's needs. The staff also demonstrate their devotion to exacting optimal services by welcoming feedback and suggestions in the form of email or notes.
Sabine Sanderson gained experience as a nail technician on two continents: North America and Europe. After about a decade working as a medical pedicurist in Germany—where she participated in many nail-art shows—she has spent more than a decade working in the U.S. Here, Sabine is both a nail technician and an educator. She runs Nailqueen Sabine within Cut Ups and Company. Her services are fit for a queen, as with the aptly named Queens manicures and pedicures that incorporate sugar scrubs, nail trimming, and polish applications.