As mothers, entrepreneurs, and self-proclaimed fashionistas, co-owners Shantell and Taffi understand the importance of taking time out to care for one's nails, hands, and feet. With that understanding they opened SistaSista Nail Spa, where women of all trades can maintain the health and appearance of their extremities by having damaged acrylics repaired or getting help for conditions such as dehydrated skin, corns, and calluses, which can negatively affect one’s ability to create shadow puppets. During natural manicures and pedicures, the duo details cuticles, trims nails, and massages hands and feet before beautifying nails with a high-shine buff, a Gelish polish, or patterned Minx nails. Additionally, they can educate clients on how to improve the condition of their digits in between treatments.
Beauty Store & Salon plethora of professional-grade hair, nail, skincare, and cosmetic products give you plenty of ways to glow like a flattered firefly on its honeymoon. A vial of OPI nail polish ($8.50) will gloss your finger helmets while a bottle of Moroccan oil treatment ($40.79) will tame your tresses until they're sleeker and shinier than a glazed otter. Gird your face for atmospheric re-entry with a generous coat of Jane Iredale matte pressed base ($49.50). Beauty Store also carries Thymes brand bath and body products and TRAPP candles ($3.50–$25).
When hairstylist Shelton Ogle opened his first salon at 21, he quickly realized the secret to maximizing the number of gorgeous haircuts he could render: a well-trained staff. So two years later, he opened his beauty school, Ogle School of Hair, Skin & Nails. Now in its 40th year, the school leverages its accrued experience and knowledge to teach aesthetic arts ranging from skincare to hair coloring. In the school’s salons, students practice on the public, cutting hair into elegant, customized shapes, texturizing strands with relaxers and perms, and highlighting nails with manicures, rather than with rings with built-in strobe lights. A testament to Shelton’s success in building his vision, he was even able to develop a weekly show for PBS about the beauty industry.
The relaxing sound of bubbling water fills the air in Just 4 Look Nails' airy salon, where guests recline on cushy massage chairs and soak their toes in whirling footbaths. At manicure stations, specialists top nails with vibrant shades of red, gold, and aquamarine. These skilled technicians are particularly gifted when it comes to crafting creative designs, painting nails with glittery leopard spots, ornamental stripes, and SAT cheat sheets.
Twenty-five equals the number of years the Hair Elegance Nails staff has been at it. That quarter century of skill building helps them render services in a wide range of categories, from waxing and permanent makeup to men's and women's haircuts and color services. The experience also serves them well during microdermabrasions and facials, among other skincare treatments.
Searching for a reliable salon in Lakewood? Look no further than the cleverly-named Blow Salon, where the talented lineup of stylists stay abreast of all the latest trends like ombre and balayage, but are also more than happy to give you a more timeless look as well. Concrete floors, bright accent walls and retro-mod furniture make for a warm and welcoming atmosphere inside Blow, while shelves of take-home care products can help to keep your look for longer. Besides the fashion-forward cut, color, blowouts and styling services on offer, this well-maintained space also supplies manicures and pedicures from skilled nail techs and employs an esthetician who performs facials and waxing. There’s even a licensed massage therapist on staff!