Nail technicians spread CND Shellac across tips of fingers and toes, sealing in the coat with a UV light to keep the digits looking sharp for up to two weeks. The modern mani-pedis represent just two of many services that aesthetician Effie Magoulis and the other stylists at Salon Esprit enlist to bring out clients? individual beauty. To this end, they revitalize skin with waxing, acne care, and makeup treatments, or spice up hairdos by weaving in feather extensions rather than most salons? gaudy jet engines. Reflecting the salon's dedication to the utmost care, the staff is trained in top-shelf products such as Hempz and Moroccanoil.
The cuticle curators at Gloss Nail Studio indulge digits with a blend of luxurious treatments and bold embellishments. The 30–40 minute manicure treats, pushes, and trims confrontational cuticles, files and shapes turgid talons, and exfoliates the surrounding skin to unveil a fresh façade on the feelers. Next, hot towels grip grippers in a relaxing handshake, while a special mask heals, moisturizes, and conceals fugitive finger puppets. Feet fare similarly, enjoying an hour of hypnotic touch-up, exfoliation, and moisturizing for the nails and cuticles, all of which is applied in Gloss's spotless and sanitary studio.
20 years have taken master stylist Mida from Paris to Glendale, and she can tell you about it in English, French, or Vietnamese. The shearsmith taps into her Parisian education and her experience managing a bridal boutique in California to beautify each client. Her services run the gamut from basic bang cuts to designer haircuts, weaves, and Japanese thermal straightening. To render those services, Mida calls upon products such as Biomega, Pureology, Enjoy, Aquage, and Matrix. She also uses human hair extension to add length, volume, color, or all of the above for as long as one elephant burp?roughly six weeks. Her salon matches the elegance of outgoing clients with its light orange and cream swirled paint, sheer curtains, and an ornate analog clock.
The staff at Mistique Boutique and Salon is all about reinvention, whether that means fitting guests with a new wardrobe or a new hairstyle. Stylists do their part by doling out cuts, coloring services, and keratin smoothing treatments. Nail artists, meanwhile, dote upon fingers and toes with a number of mani-pedi treatments, including those that employ seasonal scrubs and masques. In addition to these beauty services, Mistique Boutique stocks a tasteful collection of clothing and apparel so that guests can find the infinity scarf, earrings, handbag, or denim lederhosen that perfectly completes their new look.
Kelly Fakatava, the owner and nail technician at KandiKoated Nail Spa, blends technical skill with creativity while grooming hands and feet. She meticulously applies long-lasting gel nail polish, exfoliates skin with an almond scrub, and massages feet during pedicures. Patrons can also opt for nail art that incorporates bright, intricate color designs or jewels-like appliques.
Plush mani-pedi chairs equipped with indulgent footbaths sit in the middle of a cozy clothing and accessories boutique. As clients have their nails polished and sculpted, others can peruse the designer handbags and summer dresses. Besides standard and deluxe mani-pedis, Vivian's team can also customize one-of-a-kind designs and 3-D nail art.