The long row of leather pedicure chairs isn’t the token of luxury at The Nail Retreat. Not only do clients leave sporting polish from the salon’s kaleidoscopic array of shades from OPI, Shellac, or Gelish, they also have the option to indulge in manicures with botanically derived grape-seed oils or pedicures with soothing hot stones. Additionally, skincare treatments combine custom blends of products to cleanse, tone, and exfoliate the dermal layers, leaving faces looking as robust and hydrated as an ice sculpture of Hulk Hogan.
The seasoned nail techs of Beautiful Nails Salon, which opened its doors 15 years ago, pamper clients and smarten fingertips with long-lasting Shellac and gel manicures. Sterilized equipment snips nails into the client's favorite shape and gently tends to excess cuticle. New, disposable files and buffers prep fingertip palates for polishing before hands enjoy a soothing massage. CND Shellac gel polish or Harmony Gelish polish keeps fingers from being confused with carrots for up to three weeks with a choice of over 200 colors. For an additional fee, the amiable aestheticians of Beautiful Nails Salon will install white french tips, remove existing gel polish, or call you Nancy Reagan.
Nail technician Tia Beal has dedicated more than five years to the art of nailcare. From spa pedicures to gel and Shellac manicures, she beautifies the hands and feet of her clients. In addition to nailcare, the salon provides hairstyling services, eyelash tinting, and eyebrow threading.
For more than 28 years, stylist Luann Albert has helped clients—including three former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterbacks—get ready for getting seen. Her crack-team of 12 stylists and cosmetologists operate out of a homey studio, full of throw rugs, curio cabinets, and hardwood floors with absolutely no telltale hearts beneath them. Luann cuts and styles hair, but also levels up manes with keratin smoothing sessions and permanent-wave treatments.
Within private and semiprivate rooms, staffers rejuvenate the non-scalp parts of clients with four facials that use Bioelements products, five nail services, and a range of massages, such as the deep-tissue, hot-stone, or less-practiced heavy-boulder massage developed at the Wile E. Coyote School of Beauty.:m]]
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.