A chandelier twinkles against the backdrop of cream- and sea-foam-hued walls, spilling light onto hardwood floors and modern, aluminum-steel manicure stations. But this spa-like vibe is only part of Splash Nail Bar’s charm. Its talented staffers pull from the finest products to revitalize hands and feet during mani-pedis—always adhering to strict sanitary practices. They also dole out luxurious extras, such as extended massages, paraffin wraps, and long-lasting gel manicures.
Contrary to popular belief and science, healthy human nails aren't supposed to grow; they should remain static, glossy, and the color of your choice. But most of us contracted a disease from playground equipment that makes our nails grow at alarming rates, lose their luster, cease to be our favorite color, and become unattractively translucent.
At T2 Nails & Wax, tall bamboo plants and toasty color tones surround clients as they enjoy specialty nail and skin treatments. Administering services that include Shellac mani-pedis, gel nails, acrylic nails, and silk wraps, the salon techs aim to outfit fingers with durable attire suitable for even the most formal thumb-wrestling matches. They also help patrons to offload unwanted body hair with waxing treatments, and they whip up facials to hydrate newly smoothed skin.
The marble-patterned side tables and gilded footbaths make Kenmore Happy Nails' pedicure chairs truly throne-like. The staff members work to make their clients feel like royalty while rendering manicures, pedicures, and other spa treatments such as waxing and eyelash extensions. They also specialize in permanent makeup, filling in lip lines and eyebrows.
The owners of The Score Card Bar & Grill take sports very seriously, showing live sporting events on numerous flat-screen TVs and hosting weekly tournaments on five electronic dartboards. Between games of pool or skee-ball, diners can enjoy breakfast dishes served all day, meatloaf sliders, or platters of spicy nachos topped with cheddar-jack cheese, ground beef, salsa, and guacamole. Shelves of glittering bottles illuminate bartenders as they skillfully muddle cocktails and pour draft beers behind an L-shaped bar as guests watch in wonder with widened, O-shaped eyes.
Sure, many stylists tend to beautify locks using nationally renowned salon products from Bumble & bumble and CHI. But few salons can brag that they've also developed their very own formulas based on their own professional experience and direct feedback from their clients. That's exactly what Derby Salon owner Alison Etter has done with her brand of timesaving, quality serums, Coy. The products are deployed by an eclectic crew of beautifiers who mesh not only professionally but personally, creating a fun atmosphere for both the stylists and their clients. In addition to haircuts and coloring, the multi-tasking aestheticians also give guests luxurious facials, massage, and shellac manicures.
Though mani-pedis may be a treatment for the extremities, their effectiveness as a relaxer is not to be underestimated: hands and feet happen to be some of the hardest-working parts of the body. At Nails BK Spa, nail techs understand that and create an environment that supports client comfort. Before each treatment begins, they encourage guests to get comfortable, enjoy complimentary drinks, and do one final knuckle-crack before they beautify hands and feet. With a careful eye toward sanitary practices, they also use new nail files and buffers for each customer. To help all clients make it in time for a treatment, the salon stays open until 8 p.m. on weekdays.