Enthusiastic nail technicians at Graffitti's Hair & Nail Salon set vibrantly colored trends with glamorous nail treatments. Technicians buff fingernails into attractive shapes and tame cuticles with careful precision. Then, nail artists apply the client's choice of OPI or China Glaze nail products. Clients can make their fingers and toes shine together with like-minded colors, or indulge in multi-hued shellac finishes that catch eyes, turn necks, and challenge the faith of all paint-by-number enthusiasts. Upgrades for french tips ($5) and nail art ($5+) are also available.
At Beaute Box, which channels the "feel of a chic Paris apartment" according to the Dayton Daily News, owner Lisa Scott flaunts skills acquired during nearly two decades of salon artistry. The studio began as a mobile beauty service, but has evolved to fill a space crowded with clocks, statuettes of hands, and candlesticks. Brushes cloaked in long-wear Shellac polish glide across nails, and visitors awaiting custom-designed primping parties lounge on low-slung couches. Giggles drift up to the soaring ceilings as youngsters finish pampering treatments and race through the shop, admiring newly colorful digits or attempting to match polish to an imaginary friend's eyes.
Ashworth's qualified corps of aestheticians and licensed massage therapists administer a full menu of beautifying and de-stressing services. The main salon area's open space serves as an ideal forum for trading gossip, penning existential soliloquies, and caring for nails. During the one-hour mani-pedi pairing, a nail tech carefully crowns your regal fingers and toes with new colors and shines, filling the hearts of baser nails with envy. Customers can also opt for a full spa facial, which swaddles stressed bodies in a refreshing wrap and soothes countenances with restorative lotions and creams. Exfoliation and a steam session bring the face-refining procedure to a finale more refreshing than a brisk morning swim in the Sea of Tranquility.
Color your Tips' lead technician has been doing nails for more than 20 years. At this nail spa located inside Platinum Black Salon, she specializes in artificial enhancements, nail art, and natural mani-pedis. The service menu runs the gamut from acrylic to gel to fiberglass mani-pedis. Color Your Tips favors leading brands of nail products, such as OPI, CND, and China Glaze.
The professional style shamans and top-notch product lines at Nora's will work together to expertly manipulate manes, converting trippy coif visions into extra-cranial reality. Treat hardworking shoe fillers to a pampering spa pedicure. Or, let the hour-long facial turn your fridge-worthy face into a frame-able abstract finger painting. A deep pore cleanser clears out the pout's delicate potholes before an exfoliation process sloughs away dull, professorial cells to reveal radiant lower layers. Spooky spirit fingers scare off stress with a face and neck massage, and the facial ends with a moisturizer and customized mask.
The pedicure pros at Polished Nail Boutique prettify extremities with an array of moisturizing salves and skillful grooming techniques. Choose from a monthly rotating lineup of aromatic themes, such as papaya star, mandarin honey, and white tea, which restore moisture to the skin while making patrons smell like they got into a fistfight with a produce stand. Each nail is pared and filed to the desired shape and length before an exfoliant is rubbed into the hands, feet, and legs, reliving them of dead-skin freeloaders. The adept aesthetician then applies a moisturizing ointment and dips appendages into melted paraffin, coating them in skin-softening wax and eliminating the need to stomp on lit birthday cakes. Finally, muscles de-stress with a leg and arm massage, which is followed by a coat of nail polish in the desired hue. Opt for Shellac or Minx nail art at an additional cost to make nails resemble the stained glass windows of an ant cathedral.