Though Stephanie Bailey once studied with skincare giants—Dr. Murad and Dr. Obagi of their eponymous medical-grade lines—her heart wasn't in it. "[I] just couldn't pull away from what I love most, which is skincare for the hands and feet," she says. Once she realized that, Bailey developed her own waterless pedicure style that eschews traditional water jets in her pedicures to eliminate the concern of cross contamination and accidental foot drowning. After beautifying the digits of cheerleaders from the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks, she moved to Idaho and applied her 28 years of experience to Nails by Stephanie at Revive Salon.
Nail technician Jen Diaz does more than file fingernails and corral cuticles; she turns hands and feet into works of art. Clients push back from her manicure table with hands bearing Bling or custom designs such as lady bugs, Rubik's cubes, or jack-o-lanterns. To keep digits dancing, Jen protects nails by daubing them with layers of durable Shellac polish, which can keep nail surfaces shiny for up to two weeks.
Highly trained stylists at Salon Bella Dona primp clients with premium products, such as Dermologica skincare, Youngblood makeup, and a variety of soft and hard waxes that emanate the scents of lavender and mojito. Tucked away inside a red-brick building, the salon creates a cozy vibe with warm orange and cream walls and a framed photograph of every client's grandmother.
Amid the white columns and contemporary chandeliers of Flawless Salon, nail technician Sarah Banks pampers and beautifies clients’ hands and feet. Sarah combines hand and foot massages with paraffin dips, exfoliation, and moisturizers to soften skin. She then expertly grooms cuticles, files nails into interesting shapes, and applies traditional or gel nail polish.
From inside Revive Salon and Spa, skilled aesthetician Stephanie Hendrickson transforms sparse eye strands into luscious lashes with individually applied synthetic extensions. Her deft hands affix new lashes with medical-grade adhesive until eyes obtain a naturally full look or bear fringe long enough to fan the person sitting opposite. She also embellishes appearances with permanent makeup, shaving precious minutes off of morning routines.