In 2006, the staff at Ms Nails began decorating nails with brightly-colored polish. Since then, they've moved to a downtown Valparaiso location, expanded their team of nail techs to include a massage therapist, started to provide hair services, and built upon their service menu to incorporate CND shellac manicures, facials, and massages. One can only assume that their continued growth will manifest itself in the hiring of a mascot shaped like a giant nail file, though these rumors have no basis in reality.
Debi is a hairstylist at Divine Hair Design, where she combines an artistic eye and steady hands to sculpt elegant and fashion-forward styles. She offers cuts, coloring, and other hair treatments inside this spacious salon, which features polished hardwood floors and cushy jet-black styling chairs. Divine Hair Design features a wide array of salon services and carries Paul Mitchell products for sale.
The interior of Hair Flair could almost be a hairstyling museum. Next to the window, an antique perm machine dangles its medieval tentacles over a mannequin's head. On the wall nearby hang cutting shears and a blow dryer Ben Franklin could have used.
But these vintage curios stay right where they are: on display. Hair Flair's fashion-forward stylists, Wendy Boyk and Laurie Shoupe, rely on modern hairstyling techniques when making clients look good. Together, they ply their beautifying trade for women, men, and children, performing precision cuts, texturizing highlights, and hydrating conditioning services.
Artiste' Organic Salon and Spa promotes an art-inspired atmosphere complete with warm lighting, art-covered walls, and draped cloth that together create a welcoming space. In private treatment rooms, amid a water fountain, music, and aromatherapy, guests can relax with services that include haircare, nailcare, and skincare fueled by organic beauty products.
A Joyous Look's nail technicians camouflage humdrum hand and foot keratins in eye-catching colors during 45- to 60-minute mani-pedis. Patrons kick-back in an airy salon as a paw doter pares-down jagged fingernail edges and coffee-table corners, outfitting mitts with gently sloping pointer peaks. The beautifier brushes fresh hues across digit decks before turning attention to sub-ankle appendages. Piggies relish in a relaxing session during which a staff member sweeps away hangnails and sculpts toe-tips into chic crescents. Clients can get their nails polished in a pulchritudinous shade to beautify feet or to have an upside when looking at toes after stubbing them.
Hanging from Sanctuary 7’s walls are words such as “dream,” “love,” and “laugh.” These words exemplify the spirit of the upbeat staffers, who love to impart inspiration and happiness through transformative beauty treatments. In semiprivate rooms awash in natural light, stylists sculpt hair into new ’dos and nail techs turn nails into colorful vehicles for self-expression. In another room, a massage therapist works away sinewy knots with long, slow strokes as a stone fountain trickles, burning candles emit fragrant aromas, and sparrows play miniature violins.