A visit to Nail Club LLC is a bit like visiting a fairy godmother. Clients arrive with drab nails and seemingly enchanted forests of body hair and leave with gleaming digits and freshly waxed skin. To effect this transformation, aestheticians turn to OPI and Essie polishes, and Shellac and gel treatments. While the techs work their magic, guests can take a spin on the salon’s iPads.
The popularity of Viva Glam Salon's beauty treatments among brides led to it earning a spot on the Knot's 2012 Best of Weddings list. Regular clients can benefit from the stylists' experience and attention to detail during ammonia-free color treatments and formaldehyde-free Brazilian blowouts. Styling services can replicate glamorous looks from different eras: stylists perform traditional updos, vintage finger waves, and modern braids and fishtails. In the makeup chair, stylists perfect complexions with traditional and airbrush applications, ensuring clients look their best before a driver's license photo or cheekbone-modeling session.
Tranquilla's mission is to give clients access to healthy nail and skin care that's all-natural, vegan, and organic whenever possible. And that's a commitment they take seriously. During manicures, clients can pay an additional fee and opt for Soyaffin hand therapy, a soy-based alternative to paraffin that offers more intense, ultra-softening results. When removing body hair, aestheticians use a soy-based botanical removal system called Nufree, which never dries and doesn't stick to the skin, so it doesn't pull or cause painful irritation. And Tranquilla's licensed nail techs play a part, too. They use SPARitual vegan nail lacquers on clients and after every appointment, they allow customers to take home their files and buffers. If the client would rather not, then the techs simply discard the tools, ensuring everything used on clients is always new and sterile.
Recessed lights loom above Salon St. Clair like stars, casting honey glow on earthen tile floors and cozy leather chairs. Amid these warm accents, skilled stylists snip away split ends and craft feature-flattering highlights. Clients can opt for a wide array of 'dos, ranging from a classic layered wave, to a mod pixie cut with pastel highlights. Mani-pedis are also available, as well as waxing to remove caterpillars clients may have picked up walking through the park.
When the most basic pedicure offered includes a thorough foot massage, you know you're at a nail salon that values indulgence. And the pampering continues throughout each session at The Pedi Spa, as feet are treated to warm bubble soaks and fragrant exfoliation treatments. After toes have been transformed into perfectly relaxed puddles, nail technicians apply glossy coats of polish before sending patrons on their way.