Inside Effess salon, Paul Mitchell–certified cosmetologist London Armstrong-Adame keeps hands and feet polished with meticulous manicures and pedicures. Beyond doling out basic cuticle care and enhancing tips with gel add-ons, London gives toenails the RockStar treatment, covering them with glitzy, glittery designs that will draw attention from adoring fans and avid scrapbookers for up to six weeks.
Conter Fleurette is a full-service beauty boutique with a vintage Parisian vibe?think weathered walls, flower bouquets blooming from wall-hung planters, antique armoires, and cast-iron wall fittings. The elegant space hosts a team of specialists in massage, skin care, and hair design, and Suzanne Taylor does her part with nail art. She specializes in acrylic and Rockstar nails, and like her colleagues she plies her trade with attention to detail and a touch of opulence that mirrors the space. The results: nails that are finely groomed and painted with deliberate flair, plus an experience that's relaxing enough to make your legs fall asleep and dream that they're arms. Conter Fleurette also features facials, massage, and hair design alongside a boutique stocked with fashion accessories.
The walls of Wish Boutique & Salon are the exact shade of a beach, which is appropriate because their assortment of tanning beds, airbrush spray tans, and tanning products services imbue guests with the same sunshiny glow they?d get from an actual beach. But apart from their UV and UV-free tanning services, their rooms shelter a red light therapy bed designed to ameliorate wrinkles, burns, and acne. The touched-up feeling resulting from those 20-minute sessions spill over into the manicure-pedicure area, where nail techs adorn tips with durable coats of shellac and glittering Rockstar colors.
Hairstylists transform manes with fresh haircuts, highlights, and perms inside First Glance Hair and Nail Salon. And while they won't turn their curling and perming tools on unruly eyebrow hairs, aestheticians will beautify brows through waxing; they also wax other facial areas. The nail side of the business outfits clients? fingers and toes with regular and chip-resistant gel polish. Technicians combine a number of hues to create artistic stripes, Halloween-themed mummies, and little hearts using Essie, Orly, and OPI polishes.
Melissa Woods' passion for nail artistry has not diminished in the decade she's been sculpting, filing, and painting finger- and toe-tips. Her ever-changing artistic arsenal might have something to do with that; Melissa keeps her work fresh with everything from gel-based glitter and chip-resistant shellac coating to custom color blending. She paints these products onto the canvases of her profession, including natural nails, gel nails, acrylic nails, and drab W2 forms.
It's fitting that Sandra Rodriguez-Lucero works inside Accustomed to Style Salon. The nail technician is no stranger to style, having painted hundreds of nails with colorful OPI polish. Sandra specializes in everything from french tips to gel manicures, but she truly shines when it comes to nail art. She can decorate nails with any number of artistic embellishments, including sparkles, jewels, and every digit of your parents' home phone number.