If healthy nails are happy nails, then the nails frequenting Model Nails should be ecstatic. Safe, hygienic practices are the cornerstone of the business, where strict standards are met with EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectants, as well as fresh nail files and buffers for every customer. Knowing their nails are in safe, clean hands, guests are free to focus on the spa's flat-screen TV or give relaxation their full attention as nail techs soothe aching feet and hands with indulgent treatments. Salt and sugar scrubs, hot lavender cream, and exfoliants made from ground walnuts are just a few of the extras that leave appendages soft and tastier to socks, while meticulous cuticle care and a dollop of the shop's signature aromatherapy serum leave them looking and smelling great as well. Aside from painting on traditional polish or topping tips with acrylics or UV gels, the fastidious, steady-handed pros also freehand custom designs, with specialties including star-studded nail beds, glittered zebra art, and sculptural, solar-glitter tips.
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Every artist finds their own kind of canvas on which to express themselves. For the creatives at Artistry Nail Spa, that canvas just happens to be the human nail. They put time and client-pampering effort into each treatment, providing massage chairs for guests to relax in before having nails trimmed and cuticles banished. Paraffin wax hand dips soften the skin, providing manicurists with the perfect palette on which to practice their art. They work with nail polish, shellac, and gel to create smooth, even coats of color. For the adventurous, they go one step further, enhancing nails with a printed image that could feature a grinning pumpkin for Halloween, and paisley pattern to match a dress, or the good old stars and stripes, so that everyone must salute whenever you wave.
You can pop in for a quick manicure at The Nail Shop, but you might find yourself lingering longer than you planned. A sense of calm inhabits the new space in the Old Market, aided by an airy layout and chilled-out background music. Along with polishing nails and tending to toes at elevated pedicure thrones, The Nail Shop's aestheticians wax away unwanted hair from the eyebrows, face, and bikini line. Whatever the service, it's performed with eco-friendly Spa Ritual products?100% vegan ones, in fact, co-owner Didi Olsen told TV reporter Jenny Nowatzke in a 2010 Secret Hot Spots segment.?
Nail technicians at Nails R Us adorn digits with artistic designs, add acrylic or solar tips, and swap polish hues. In addition to swaddling adult hands in heated mitts with each manicure, the staff also pampers tots under 10 with children's manicures and pedicures, covering nails with complimentary artwork and a glitter topcoat. Away from the nail stations, massage therapists perform Swedish massages as well as deep-tissue and hot-stone techniques designed to soothe skin that has been damaged after days spent lying at the bottom of a cool lakebed.
Before jumping into the spa industry, Jill Quinnette graduated with honors from Capitol School of Hairstyling & Esthetics. Sharing space with her diploma are certifications in Brazilian waxing and AHA chemical peels, both signature services that she doles out from her private treatment space inside Avalon Suites. An expert in hair removal, Jill sweeps away stubble from the brows, back, legs, and everywhere in between and helps clients show off their newly smooth contours with custom Norvell airbrush tans. She also flexes her spa muscles during services such as Shellac mani-pedis and exfoliating sugar scrubs and offers candling treatments to help rid ears of excess buildup or bats.
The stylists of Salon Eleven—some of whom boast several decades of experience—combine their diverse knowledge to style hair, brows, and nails into flattering designs. They wield an arsenal of high-end products, such as Soma, Simply Organic, and Sudzz, during salon treatments, which can highlight individual strands, add length with extensions, or give hair a new shape without molding locks around a functioning beehive. Ample mirrors line the salon's taupe-colored walls, leading to a pedicure throne in the back that bubbles with skin-softening water in preparation for an array of refining nail services.:m]]