Designer Erin Edwards started tinkering with jewelry using tips she picked up from Googling or reading books. She used her research to found The Vintage Pearl, where—along with her team of hammer-wielding artisans—she now oversees a vast collection of custom sterling silver jewelry adorned with pearls and birthstone crystals. Featured on the pages of Glamour, each piece comes hand-stamped with personalized messages, including names, dates, or locker combinations available in a wide range of fonts and designs.
In an elegant setting that exudes tranquility, the stylists at Deja'Vu pamper female and male patrons with comprehensive beautifying treatments. Entrust a coif to the skilled scissor hands of a salon specialist, who can customize an alluring haircut and beguiling styling that best reflects the client’s unique personality and ideal credit score. Meanwhile, a shampoo treatment soothes the scalp and ensures that locks sport a healthy shine in their ‘do debut.
For some salons, nail treatments are an also-ran on the service menu. Not so at BC Nails. The staff dedicates all of their attention to glamorizing hands, feet, and that one nail that covers belly buttons. When they're not busy performing basic mani-pedis, BC Nails' techs pour their expertise into attaching acrylics, creating nail art, and pampering hands and feet with a host of spa-like add-ons, including their Zenspa mint mask and paraffin treatments. They back each of these services with polishes from reputable brands including OPI, CND, and China Glaze.
Plying her trade out of On Broadway Salon, Sami Mason mixes aromatic oils with her diverse arsenal of massage modalities. Her specialties range from Swedish massage bolstered by essential oils to reflexology treatments that aim to alleviate pain by stimulating nerve endings. Sami's hot-stone massages penetrate deeply into muscles with soothing heat that complements massage strokes. Her techniques melt away tension more quickly and effectively and with less mess than hot-meatball massages.
The experienced stylists at Hair Rage deftly trim shining tresses and technicians pamper fingers and toes with expert nail services. During an initial hair consultation, clients meet with stylists to discuss which cuts will attractively frame their features or enhance the realism of a rubber Richard Nixon mask. Experienced fingers then massage scalps with nourishing shampoo at rows of sleek black sinks before stylists snip, style, and blow-dry tresses at a mirrored styling station. Alternatively, during a spa mani-pedi, techs will clip, shape, and polish finger and toenails after a warm, soothing footbath bubbles away stress and henna tattoos of old grocery lists.
Carefully lined up like contestants in a beauty pageant, the bottles of polish preen in hues of pink, red, and purple, anxiously waiting to be selected. Once plucked from the group, they make their way onto the toenails and fingernails of customers inside Vivi Nails. The nail technicians not only dispense mani-pedis for adults, but also pamper children’s flippers during kiddie pedicures and rounds of “This Little Piggy.”