Expert nail artists at Final Touch Nails & Spa apply a mélange of aromatic herbs and oils to naturally refine fingers and toes. Lucky digits begin with a customized botanical experience that offers selections from the spa's fragrant herb menu such as rosemary, ginger root, and chamomile flower. Hands and feet simmer in a warm water bath to cleanse nails, soften skin, and enact complex rubber-ducky dramas before manicure mavens pamper cuticles and lovingly shape nails. After calluses and dead skin cells are banished to epidermal underworlds, a hot-stone massage and warm-towel treatment melt away excess tension. A paraffin treatment also teams up with a soothing mask to leave skin hydrated and silky smooth before the one-hour cuticle coddling culminates with a choice of lacquer, nail strengthener, or Star Trek–themed finger puppets.
Ensconced in the pastel walls of The Tickled Pink Party Palace, girls try out the royal lifestyle, feasting at tables laid in linen, stemware, and fine china under glimmering chandeliers. During the palace’s dress-up parties, young ladies don feather boas and jewelry, costuming themselves as glamorous fairies, mermaids, and ballerinas. Staffers pamper partygoers with miniature manicures, facials, and other treatments during spa parties, which prepare them for an adulthood auditing fairy godmothers. Alternatively, the girls learn to bake and decorate their own cakes during culinary-themed festivities complete with child-size chef hats and aprons. To ensure that every party is a private one, the palace hosts only one event at a time.
Dibrel Studios, nestled within the Willowbrook Mall, helps clients create stunning makeup compositions with specialized brushes, including full sets of professional-quality brushes. Its makeup experts know that there’s a brush for every job, and they ply customers with the exact synthetic- and natural-bristle brushes they need to achieve the perfect cat eye or airbrush look using mineral foundation. They also offer some makeup, including a range of different eyeshadow palettes and lash strips, which create full, lustrous lashes without applying extensions or willing eye-hairs to grow.
Tucked away inside a private room at Posh Salons, independent master stylist Jessica Perez-Paez sculpts and colors hair with an eye toward making clients look and feel their best. She’s a Matrix-certified colorist but will blend in Redken and Paul Mitchell products for more dynamism. Other specialties include keratin smoothing treatments, perms, and the application of hair extensions to lengthen ponytails or pet ponies’ tails.
At Posh Nail Company's Dublin location, the team believes spa treatments should accentuate natural beauty and embrace natural techniques. As a result, the nail gurus exclusively seek out nontoxic products, lining their shelves with organic skincare balms that feature everything from moisturizing botanical extracts to pure almond oil. Harsh chemical agents have no place in this environment, and the staff members even refuse to use acetone when removing polish because of the unnatural drying effects. To further demonstrate their commitment to eco-friendly practices, the technicians perform waterless manicures and shake hands with every squirrel they see.
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.