At Diamonds & Pearls Nail Studio, master technician and 20-year industry veteran Liana indulges digits with FDA-approved products and paramount attention to detail. During any service, Liana goes the extra mile to make every client feel comfortable at her vented manicure table and plush pedicure chair.
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From puzzle-piece decals to UV-cured gel polishes, manicurist Paula brings modern ingenuity to fingers and toes. She pulls from Gelish, OPI, and CND polishes to give nails a spark of color or seasonal flourish. Paula also directs her attention upward to accentuate eyes with eyelash extensions.
From within Pizazz, Jen Hillbloom uses her talents as a color specialist to transform lackluster hues. She begins by consulting with clients to determine a shade that works best with their skin tone. From there, Jen pulls from Redken and Schwarzkopf products to lavish strands with dynamic color.
Angie Cummings never thought she'd own a salon. When her husband surprised her by buying one, she worried about expanding her clientele beyond the loyal fans of her at-home nail business. "So I kind of just stumbled into [this business], honestly. But it has been the biggest blessing," she says. "There's never a day, ever, that I wake up and think, 'I don't want to work.'"
The turnaround came when Cummings realized she could "[sit] there talking to people" as she boosted their confidence beautifying their nails. The salon is fresh from recent redecorating, which included painting the walls a soothing neutral color and filling tall vases with even taller reeds. Within the new salon, massaging pedicure chairs cushion clients during luxurious spa services, and oval portrait mirrors capture the flash of stylists' scissors and twinkling eyes as they customize fashionable cuts.
The technicians at Hera Nail Spa draw upon 10 years of experience as they care for natural and artificial nails in an elegantly remodeled setting. Staffers coat fingertips in traditional polish or apply durable Gelish or CND Shellac polish that can last without chipping for up to two weeks. For pedicures, patrons climb aboard the La Fleur II chair, whose massaging action mimics human fingers by playing rock-scissors-paper beneath the upholstery. The remodeled space boasts chandelier-like glass lighting, a trickling fountain, and stately arches and columns.