Most popular service: Hot-Stone Pedicure, Liquid and Powder Sets
Brands Used: CND, Young Nails,
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Come ready to relax.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I am a CND grand master and I am Shellac pro-certified. I took my courses with Creative Nail Design for master architect (acrylic nails), master sculptor (gel nails), and master painter (Vinylux and Shellac).
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
I love to educate my clients about how to improve their nails.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
Being wowed as to how I explain their services and at-home care.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Complimentary wine, water, and snacks.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
When I was a receptionist at Toni&Guy, I watched people come and go all day. When they checked out they always talked about how great they felt and how wonderful their service was. I wanted to be that person who made people feel that way about themselves.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Making people feel beautiful no matter what. It's crazy to say, but what I do has changed people's lives.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
I've always had positive reactions from all of my clients. One in particularly was when a client had been referred to me by another one of my regulars. She was new in the states from Europe. She desperately needed a hairstylist, [and] she had been to many places already. Not only was she more than satisfied, but she started recommending clients to me from all over the world: Australia and South Africa to be exact. These clients still travel to the states for me to cut their hair.
At Ocean Nail & Spa, beauty starts from the toes up. During one of more than 10 pedicures, the team of nail techs primps and pampers digits before applying gel, shellac, or traditional polish for a lasting, eye-grabbing shine. They also perform other nail services, including manicures, silk wraps, and paraffin wax treatments. Once staffers gussy up nails, they can focus their attention on the limbs, bikini regions, or brows during waxing sessions. Otherwise, they can move straight up to the top with a facial, such as the spa facial, which includes a milk masque and cold stone therapy.
Once they are looking glamorous, clients can gelatinize beneath the skilled hands of a massage therapist during a Swedish massage, hot stone treatment, or awkwardly long pat on the back. As they expunge their pent up stress, they can further their relaxation by sipping on a complimentary glass of soda or wine.
The name says it all at Posh Nail Spa, a chic and modern house of pampering located on the always-buzzing McKinney Avenue in Dallas. Sleek black-and-white décor is accented with grand chandeliers and glowing candelabras, luxurious touches that are echoed in the ultra-plush, high-tech ergonomic massage chairs that await you. Opt for the Signature Pedicure that incorporates a paraffin dip and hot stones, making for an indulgent experience that’s ideal after a long day of shopping Uptown. Or splurge on the Ultimate Manicure, which includes an aromatherapy neck wrap and essential oil massage. Skilled estheticians are on hand for a wide array of services including facials, glycolic acid peels, face and body waxing, or just swing into Posh for their gel nails and a full-body Swedish massage.
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.
Sol has restless feet. For the past 20 years, Sol has culled the latest trends from around to world—from Tel-Aviv to Italy to London—keeping active Dallas urbanites at the forefront of incessantly rotating hair fashions. His team of deft stylists undergoes rigorous and ongoing training to ensure that not only their scissors but their savvy stays ultra-sharp. In addition to slathering strands with INOA hair color by L'Oreal, Sol's team sculpts manes with products by Kérastase. They can also lengthen coiffures with durable human-hair extensions or smooth out tendrils with Brazilian and Japanese straightening treatments.