Specializing in pink-and-white solar nails, Regal Nails Salon & Spa treats its clients' digits like royalty by pampering fingernails and toenails. A coat of lacquer from Regal's colorful selection of long-lasting gel polish tops manicures and resists chips and scratches for up to two weeks. Soaks in footbaths kick off relaxing spa pedicures that conclude with a coat of shiny polish.
The newly opened Posh! Nail Bar combines the expertise of its nail technicians with a soothing salon environment to bring indulgent and eco-friendly nail services to countless fingers and toes. Your signature manicure begins with a natural cuticle softener to tenderize hardened nail frames, followed by a filing, cuticle curing, and buffing, wherein finger tops are shaped to symmetrical perfection. Skin mittens indulge in a gentle exfoliation and massage before being topped off with a non-toxic coat of polish, and each manicure comes with a complimentary polish change within seven days of the initial service. Toes will delight in a similarly relaxing treatment—they loll in an aromatherapy oil-infused foot soak. Your friendly foot buffer will banish calluses to an early grave before massaging walkers with a choice of natural floral scrubs and lotions. Match your toe polish to your fingers for a streamline effect, or choose a separate hue to differentiate between your phone dialers and your spaghetti twirlers.
First Nails and Spa's express manicure tempers time-strapped talons in a trice with gentle cuticle care, a soothing exfoliation with all-natural Qtica sugar scrub, and a professional hand massage with your choice of polish. If your digits are dramatically damaged, or you just like to be pampered, you can use your Groupon instead for $20 toward a more-expensive manicure or pedicure service. The First Class Manicure ($35) tops off the express with a super-hydrating hand mask and heated hand wrap, while the Luxury Manicure ($45) one-ups even that with a paraffin-wax treatment and the top-of-the-line Qtica product, Qtica Black. An express, First Class, or Luxury Pedicure ($35–$65), on the other foot-hand, will help heartbroken toes prove to last summer’s sandals that they're totally over it.
Kia Day, who operates Simply Polished at Studio Elements, has practiced her craft as a nail technician for seven years now. That grad school amount of time has helped her hone her talents, which now extend to rendering gel manicures and relaxation pedicures. She can even beautify her clients with artificial nails. As she renders these services, Kia always has fun on the job?much like an oil tycoon who has a comedian turn all his subordinates' reports into hilarious monologues.