Beneath the shine of 20 Lounge Nail Bar and Boutique, a singular purpose pushes it forward: to bring high-end luxury to the masses. Like a beauty-conscious cousin of Johnny Appleseed, the ever-expanding franchise has planted locations throughout California and Arizona, always pampering its clients with the same menu of services. Therapists, for instance, perform facials using Dermalogica's MicroZone products, which wash away acne, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or exfoliate the skin. Mani-pedis, on the other hand, polish and dress nails in a rainbow of available colors, rendering their surfaces complementary to freshly waxed legs or accessories such as a freshly opened box of crayons.
Sugar & Spice gilds corporeal forms with a suite of beautifying procedures. Manicures and pedicures call upon skilled nail sculptors to trim cuticles and shape jagged claws into beautifully rounded finger ornaments before coating nails in chromatic armor. Piggies get extra pampering with a soothing footbath, a sugar scrub, massage, and pumice sloughing to remove rough calluses and stubbornly clingy octopuses.
The staff at Shellac by the Sea strives to keep the salon as eco-friendly as possible?they stock their shelves with Shellac polish, which produces fewer fumes than regular polish; they cure painted nails with LED lights; and they eschew styrofoam toe-dividers during pedicures. Customers choose from a kaleidoscope of hues, including glitter polish and bold jewel tones, during mani-pedis that are accented with callus treatments and massages.
The team at 101 Nail Lounge adds glamour to its clients' digits and lids with mani-pedis and eyelash extensions. This brand-new downtown salon is staffed by old pros skilled at creating pretty looks for weddings, vacations, or highly photographed trips to the grocery store.