Most popular service: All services
Brands Used: OPI, CND, SNS, Organic SPA
Pro Tip: Fun, friendly staff who enjoys talking to clients and getting to know them
Whether you go to the nail salon to unwind or to prepare yourself for an activity-filled day, Bella V Nails has you covered. Those who need to de-stress can plunge their tired feet into a warm footbath and kick back as the nail technician massages feet with a lavender-scented scrub—a scent often used to relieve stress and anxiety. Patrons can also loosen up with a silky chocolate candy mani-pedi, which soothes limbs with a chocolate scrub and mask. For a dose of alertness, techs deploy mint oil—known for its ability to revive flagging energy levels—during the Mint Sensation manicure and pedicure.
Clayton Spa and Salon’s owner has been fixing up and coloring men and women’s hair for more than 20 years. Inside the studio, which invokes a natural serenity with hardwood floors and large windows, she leads her staff in updating hairdos with customized perms and conditioning color using American Crew and Framesi products. They’ll also tint eyebrows and rejuvenate skin with facials using products from near and far—including the French-speaking Pevonia.
Avanti's suite of skin-services eradicates imperfections such as wrinkles, blemishes, fine lines, hair, and crow's feet with a blend of high-tech equipment and skilled, friendly service. Laser hair removal slips light energy beneath the skin to the dark follicle where unwanted hair grows, searing it at the root like a futuristic light-rabbit seizing a hair-carrot ($125 per underarms treatment, $250 for Brazilian). Those concerned with their brain-case can get wrinkle-smoothing Botox injections ($13 each), luxurious, cleansing customized facial peels ($125), or a microdermabrasion treatment, which gently blasts dead skin cells off, reducing the effects of sun and aging ($90). Like your face, the glassy, modernist offices of Avanti Skin Center boast sleek, clean lines, vibrant natural color, and no giant dragon tattoos.