Marbled floors and a tiled reception desk reflect the glimmer of retro patterned lamps as essential oils perfume the Sweet Serenity Beauty Bar's lobby. Veteran beauty worker Nicole oversees technicians who dab nails with gel and standard OPI polishes, offering the guarantee of a free touch-up if regular polish chips within three days or gel polish chips within seven.
The salon's technicians also beautify skin with organic green-tea products, whisk away hair with hypoallergenic French hard wax, and exfoliate orange rinds from faces with fruit-enzyme peels.
Nick's Nails & Spa likes to give its clients options. The business stocks more than 500 shades of polish, including 80 gel-based shades, and serves 20 different types of complimentary drinks, from bottled water to cocktails. Once they've settled into the spa chair of their choice, they'll have some more important decisions to make, such as whether they'd like to enhance their mani-pedi with hot paraffin wax or a reflexology massage, or whether they'd prefer to take advantage of other spa services such as eyelash extensions. As nail technicians groom cuticles and shape nails, free Wi-Fi keeps clients comfortably entertained. And, since Nick's Nails & Spa only uses personal nail tools once, customers can bring their tools home with them for use in home manicures or avant-garde floral arrangements.
Four Seasons Nail Spa's staffers have more than 30 years of experience. And they take their motto, “Indulge Yourself”, seriously. To that end, they render six different kinds of pedicures. During an herbal spa pedicure, for one, a certified nail technician preps feet in a salt soak before removing dead skin cells with a natural sugar scrub. The technician also massages candle wax oil into skin and follows that up with a hot-rock massage and hot-towel wrap. During other pedicures, a nail technician scrubs feet with milk and honey or treats cracked heals with crushed allspice berry.
The staff can also perform luxe treatments on hands during manicures that may soften skin with heated mittens or fruit from the African baobab tree. Pampering doesn’t stop there. The nail salon also presents facials, threading, and waxing services.