Visions Salon and Spa's owner Shirley Manulak arrives at work each day determined to fulfill her customers’ cosmetic needs. “We just wanted to have a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. We want to shampoo away some of your stress,” she told Y.C. Orozco of the Pasadena Citizen. Armed with 35 years of experience as a cosmetology instructor and a skilled staff, her salon offers an array of aesthetic services, including manicures, pedicures, and hairstyling in a salon renovated after Manulak bought it two years ago. Like jazz bands that are serious about their craft, the staff steam cleans all of their instruments with autoclaves and medical-grade disinfectant.
After a visit to the pros at Extravaganza Nails and Spa, you might find your daily beauty routine drastically shortened. The need for mascara disappears after an eyelash specialist applies thick extensions, just as the need to cover up acne vanishes after an exfoliating microdermabrasion treatment. And if you have several skin needs, no worries?a number of facials can be combined during a single appointment.
Champa's Creations Day Spa combines the relaxing arts of hair-, nail-, and skincare under one roof. In addition to shearing overgrown strands, stylists boost shine with house-made conditioning treatments customized to individual hair type, add luminous full or partial highlights, and iron out curly tops with thermal reconditioning treatments. The salon’s nail technicians stay equally busy, primping fingers and toes before decorating cuticles with classic paint jobs, artificial nails, or shellac gel that lasts up to two weeks without chipping or turning hands invisible. Meanwhile, aestheticians man private rooms, where they administer facials that target acne hotspots or collagen treatments designed to spur cellular regeneration. Aside from showcasing outer beauty, the crew also coaxes out internal relaxation with soothing Swedish and aromatherapy massages and indulgent body wraps.
Grooming and relaxation have gone hand-in-manicured-hand at Ann’s Nails for more than 14 years. Just as the sun occasionally disappears from our sky to rob the East of its nighttime, Ann’s Nails recently took a temporary sabbatical, but has now reopened its french doors to women and men throughout the community. As clients lean against the plush throw pillows perched on oversize white spa chairs, attentive staffers primp their digits with standard manicures and pedicures or durable solar, gel, or Shellac nails. In addition to doling out waxing services and facials, they also accommodate after-hours gatherings for anniversaries, bridal parties, and children's birthdays.
Helmed by a talented nail tech known as “Queen Minx,” Your Nail Palace and Spa ups the ante when it comes to manicures and pedicures. Soft jazz music and lavender oils create an immediate sense of tranquility within the salon, as talented nail artists guide tired feet into ion baths. With more than 20 years of experience, the spa’s chief technician specializes in just about every beautifying technique, including shellac and gel manicures, organic pedicures, and soothing body wraps. Beauty specialists also enhance features with eyebrow waxes and pump up lashes with synthetic extensions.
Nestled amid consignment shops and antique stores in a historic Victorian neighborhood, Heights Retreat harnesses aromatherapy and therapeutic oils to bolster manicures and pedicures performed in massaging chairs, while seven kinds of body massage use a tailored approach to pinpoint aches and pains. Medically focused facials help alleviate conditions such as acne and rosacea using gentle peels, galvanic stimulation, and miniature steamrollers.