At ZENKA, fusty fingers and petrified pavement pounders receive beautifying and refreshing treatments using all-natural and organic products. Shimmy up to the manicure bar and sip a glass of champagne as dusty digits prepare to recover from the everyday wear and tear of smart-phone pummeling. The luxurious 24 karat treatment starts with a gold leaf soak, meticulous grooming, and exfoliating natural gel peel for both hand and feet, while tired toes are treated extra sweetly with an invigorating sugar scrub. Next, newly softened phalanges will get a moisturizing mask, with a hot towel wrap to seal in hydration, followed by a soothing massage that gilds extremities with pure gold lotion and a hot lava shell. Once hands and feet have soaked up enough gold to be worth their weight, they can choose a final ornamentation of either a shine buff or perfect polish that will leave them priceless in the eyes of appendage appraisers.
To design her signature manicure at Sasa's Nails, resident nail tech Melissa Jones drew on more than 30 years of experience. After cleaning cuticles and shaping nails, she exfoliates skin with natural oils, soaks, and scrubs, which soften epidermal layers beneath warm mitts. From there, Melissa adds colorful polishes, from shellac coats that stay on for more than a week to GelColor by OPI, which can be removed without filing or scraping. Her pedicures relax recipients with aromatic soaks, sugar scrubs, and massages that knead muscles from knee to toe.
Nail Garden Hermosa Beach has re-designed the traditional salon to reverse problems found in the everyday nail spot. Instead of smelling like acrylic or having chairs with pipes in the foot basins, each of the seven locations is outfitted with a sophisticated ventilation system that keeps the air clear of strong fumes. The team assiduously scrubs and sanitizes the pipe-free basins between each pedicure, so that clients always soak their weary feet in sparkling, germ-free water. Meanwhile, those same clients sip green tea with one hand while the other two stretch out in front of a nail technician, who beautifies their tips with durable Shellac, glitter, or formaldehyde-free OPI polish.
GlamMe Beauty Studio?s team travel to homes, places of work, and dentists? offices to pamper clients. They also work at 11 salons in LA and surrounding areas. Stylists cut hair, magically grow hair with extensions, and embellish strands with semipermanent color and highlights. They also beautify nails during mani-pedis, wax away fuzz on faces, and add drama to peepers with eyelash extensions.
An off-shoot of BE Beverly Hills—a company dedicated to eco-friendly beauty products—Blowlux shapes clients' hairstyles, nails, and faces under BE's guiding principle: making clients feel beautiful with all-natural, luxurious cosmetic services. Garnering the approval of such high-profile outlets as O magazine and Glamour, BE Beverly Hills and Blowlux focus on professional-level blowouts that achieve a variety of looks, from rolling waves to straight, smooth locks. Within the salon's purple-accented walls and dazzling white interior, aestheticians also indulge hands and feet with mani-pedis and highlight faces with makeup, creating visages more artfully composed than the Mona Lisa with the distracting dragon tattoo over her left eye.
Laka Manicure Express is one of only six Laka franchises in the entire United States, specializing in express manicures. Located within the Westfield Culver City mall, the salon invites patrons into its open, bar-like space, where nail technicians cater to busy women by performing 15-minute express manicures that culminate in more than 150 fashionable shades of polish.