The aestheticians at Serenity Salon welcome clients into a salon whose eggshell-blue walls surround peach-colored manicure stations and sumptuously cushioned pedicure chairs separated by swoops of blue and white chiffon. Nail artists enhance fingertips with bright polish and refresh weary soles with footbaths before layering toenails with a sweet pink or the blushing red of a fire engine caught practicing its dance moves on the station's pole. While banishing fuzz from bikini areas or upper lips, waxing technicians maintain a friendly rapport with clients.
Framed by a bold façade of magenta and eggshell white , Le Pink Boutique’s store windows draw in visitors with their extravagant displays of chic, seasonal clothing, swimwear, and jewelry. Like the mesmerizing courtship dance of the lophorina superba, the bustling shop’s exotic decor fascinates passersby with a flurry of feathers and color. Chandeliers cast showers of light through crystal prisms upon walls striped in pink and cream, an antique golden loveseat, and jungles of slender candles and snaky black feather boas. Nestled among the mirrors with gilded frames and strewn-about roses, chunky jewelry and twirly summer dresses hint at adorable outfits to come, and mannequins flaunt saucy lingerie ensembles.
Ed Borrego’s 15 years of massage therapy experience reveal themselves in every sweep of the back or rub of the shoulders. At Cosmos Deja vu, he softens tight and tense muscles with everything from deep-tissue pressure and sports massage to therapeutic bodywork. With aromatherapy fragrances whisking minds to far-off tropical locales, Ed’s hands work out kinks in the shoulders, back, and limbs, turning out a loose and limber network of muscles. As a bonus, clients can first sweat it out in the spa’s infrared sauna, where a gratifying heat coaxes toxins out of their pores and preps their muscles for the massage to come.
The Big Funky Hair Salon welcomes clients with vintage furniture and a homey, residential vibe. Stylists use these quirky accents as their muse when crafting custom cuts and colors to fit each individual's features. A team of skincare pros works alongside them, cleansing complexions with facials and waxing away unwanted hair from upper lips, bikini zones, and legs. Meanwhile, nail techs pamper hands and feet with relaxing mani-pedis and decorate nails with custom designs that include ribbons, feathers, and whimsical renderings of social-security numbers.
When greeting clients, Top Line Nails's Jimmy is friendly, funny, and charming. When it comes to actually painting nails, though, he's all business. He provides his clients with intricate, hand-painted designs, transforming each nail into a unique work of art which complements its neighbors. He often paints these creations in the style of French tips, leaving the bulk of the nail a natural pale pink, while the tops boast sparkling finishes that fade from blue to pink, intricate patterns of palm fronds or flowers, or even hearts and tiny gems.
The trio of owners behind Pamper Me Massage & Day Spa each contribute something unique to their business: Gary Lindquist is the financial backer, Daniel Lindquist is the promoter and go-to guy, and Eva Fleck is the face of the company. Their team of skilled specialists comes in three parts as well, much like a short fantasy novel adapted into an extremely long film series. Their nail tech pampers hands and feet with mani-pedis, acrylic nails, and hand-painted nail art. The aesthetician purifies pores with facials, body wraps, and sauna sessions, and tints exteriors with airbrush tanning and prune unwanted fuzz with wax. For full-on relaxation, the massage therapist plies bodies with techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, hot stone, and prenatal.