IsIs Nail & Spa’s staff whisks clients away into a squeaky-clean salon space where skilled professionals transform weary exteriors into glossy, like-new packaging with custom spa treatments. Nail techs painstakingly shellac finger and toe tips with traditional, acrylic, and Bio Sculpture gel nail treatments as clients recline in a massaging pedicure chair or receive a soothing shoulder massage as their nails air dry. Pedicurists use products infused with natural ingredients, such as lavender and green tea, to soften calluses and perfume tootsies during specialized footbaths. When faces and backs clamor for the attention lavished on their extremity counterparts, clients can opt for an anti-aging facials to glaze cheekbones in essential oils and G.M. Collin skincare products or a specialty massage to unlock tension and soothe chronic pain incurred from creaky work chairs and watermelon-chucking competitions.
QQ Nail Salon and Spa helps redefine what pampering means?at some locations, customers can have their faces covered with a 24-karat-gold mask to improve their appearances. Other facial treatments use G.M. Collin lotions and serums, which are derived from natural ingredients and aren't tested on animals. Other luxurious treatments include massages augmented with natural oils and extracts to help improve circulation, skin condition, and relaxation, and eyebrow tinting so customers can forgo coloring in their brows with messy eyeliner pencils or Sharpie markers.
• For $50, you get $100 worth of grooming and supplies. • For $70, you get four days of boarding for a dog weighing fewer than 18 pounds (a $140 value). • For $100, you get four days of boarding for a dog weighing more than 18 pounds (a $200 value).
Stylist and entrepreneur Kim Sun Young was only 19 years old when she founded her first salon in Seoul in 1956, delivering the wild permed styles that were all the rage among Korean fashionistas of the time. By 1990, her ambition had propelled her and the company to its first US branch in Los Angeles, and it has since exploded into a total of five international locations that include outposts in New York, Chicago, and Australia. Her staff members have also multiplied from an original five to a current count of 400, enough to fully style a woolly mammoth within 10 seconds. Those stylists offer a cup of coffee or tea to every client who enters, and they’re trained as frequently as once a week in emerging techniques and products such as Vidal Sassoon and Wella color.
Men and women alike shed unwanted hair at Dyanna Nail Salon & Waxing Center Midtown. Waxing experts use an azulen aloe wax formula to remove fuzz on legs, backs, and upper lips. The staff even offers electrolysis, a more permanent hair-removal treatment.
Out in the main salon area, clients relax during manicures and pedicures. They can opt for OPI gel polish, which will protect newly beautified nails against chips and scratches for up to two weeks. The pampering services continue with oil- and acne-blasting facials, including a caviar facial that leaves skin looking firm and youthful. The staff also performs massages that incorporate heated stones and classic essential oils such as lavender and peanut butter.