Oasis Nails owner Hannah Vo first found her passion for taking care of others while working as a nurse in Vietnam. Today she channels that nurturing nature into services designed to help customers look and feel their best. Beyond the studio’s signature manicures and pedicures, Vo and her staff specialize in waxing, tinting, and eyelash extensions, and can refresh weary countenances with exfoliating facials or moisturizing pie fights upon request.
Salon Hermosa first cut the opening ribbon in 2000. Since that time, the salon staff has swelled to a team of 18 professionals, who provide hair and spa services ranging from facials to men’s haircuts. With an arsenal of products from Morrocanoil, Kenra, and Redken by their side, Salon Hermosa’s hairstylists create looks customized to each client’s specification. The beautification oasis also leads a double-life as a boutique, stocked with nail polishes, jewelry, and handbags large enough to hold smaller handbag.
Andrea Belles, the digit artist behind Nails by Dre, pampers hands and feet with traditional spa mani-pedis. But she also adds long-lasting color to nails with gel polishes and red carpet-worthy shimmer with glitter polishes, sparkling tips, and crushed paparazzi flash bulbs. Her sets of acrylic nails add manmade length and strength to fingertips, while her paraffin treatments soften dry, overworked skin. Click here to view a gallery of Dre's work.
In a way, Aubree Jackson's education just began when she finished school. Although she received her aesthetician's license a decade ago, Aubree has plowed through a multitude of continuing-education courses, picking up enough certificates to merit a fifth office wall. She’s honed her skills in skin nutrition, jessner peels, Dermalogica skincare, diamond-peel microdermabrasions, and even thai massage.
Inside Love Your Skin Day Spa, these diverse practices culminate into a sweeping service menu of facials, body wraps, and cosmetic treatments. Hot oil and hand treatments complement the ultimate european facial—a relaxing treatment that brings out healthy skin color—whereas the hydra-derma facial combines a deep-cleansing facial, diamond peel, photorejuvenation facial, and neck and shoulder massage into a skin-spoiling treatment that could soften the face of the Lincoln Memorial. Love Your Skin Day Spa also offers body polishes, nourishing mud wraps, and permanent makeup services.
When it comes to doing hair, there isn't much that the four stylists at Studio 209 Salon haven't tackled before. Specialists in hair extensions and color correction, they can also handle perms, modern cuts, and all sorts of up-dos, including the retro pin-up styles that have become increasingly popular with bridal parties and time travelers.