Utilizing Jan Marini’s C-Esta product line, Pura Bella Salon and Spa's Lindsey Byrd glamorizes visages with pampering facial treatments. The one-hour appointment begins with a deep cleansing and speedy exfoliation that clears skin of outdated layers and last season’s grime. The aesthetician then wrangles unwanted subcutaneous entities with a pore-extraction session and dote upon the upper body and scalp with a light massage. A hydrating vitamin C mask coats epidermal coverings, with skin-tightening serums reinvigorating tension like a courtroom drama surprise witness. The glow-bestowing session finishes with an eye treatment, refreshing and invigorating peepholes as patrons leave the salon’s soothing confines.
NailGanics Spa owner Katrina Smith has been a nail technician for more than 15 years, and in that time she has embraced using organic products for her manicures and pedicures. She performs more traditional services as well, including acrylic and gel sets, and can also groom faces with brow waxing and individual lash extensions. She is normally found at her space inside Danphyls The Hair Salon, but can also travel to perform onsite treatments for wedding parties or acrobats who don't want to ruin their manicure by walking home on their hands.
Creature comforts are half the fun at The Retreat Nails & Spa. Before services, guests can sip complimentary beverages and relax in a massage chair. Then, the relaxation begins. The spa's staff of nail techs pamper hands and feet with Shellac manicures and pedicures, and skincare experts do their part with refreshing facials. The Retreat also offers reflexology, which targets stress and imbalances in the body through the massaging of the feet, and waxes, which shape eyebrows and remove unwanted milk mustaches.
They may not paint on canvas, but the brush-wielders at Elegant Nails still create works of art. Instead of hanging their work on walls, their tiny masterpieces grace finger- and- toe-tips, brought to life with the bright hues of polish and acrylics. When tending to toenails, technicians take care not to forget the appendages they’re attached to, pampering legs and feet with relaxing massages and soothing sea-salt hot-towel treatments, and complimenting them on their taste in shoes.
Liz, owner of the aptly named SalonLiz, specializes in waxing and facials, while her staff performs haircuts, manicures, and pedicures. Liz makes sure her clients relax during all these services, outfitting her space with big, comfy leather recliners and private rooms with soft, comfortable beds. An array of take-home beauty products greet customers in the lobby, as does a selection of handmade jewelry, which enhances the boutique-y feel of the establishment. Pieces include necklaces, bracelets, and watches, which are bracelets that magically prevent you from being late.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Mani pedi
Virginia Griffin owns Kismet Nails, a hidden gem concerned with sculpting and polishing nails with an expertise that comes from ten years of experience. She coats nails with solid-color shellac or turns each surface into unique works of art that can feature everything from arabesque designs to diamond-studded patterns.
While she generally conducts business from within the salon, Virginia also hits the road for mobile services, meeting clients in homes or offices. She even puts aside entire days to take care of bridal, birthday, or little princess parties, helping clients look their best as they walk down the aisle, grow a year older, or usurp their mothers’ thrones.