Charlotte Pugh, a licensed nail technician who works within the Hair Visalia salon, specializes in painting detailed images onto tiny finger and toe canvases, whether made of natural keratin or acrylic. Dazzling snowflakes, ghoulish monsters, and striking depictions of the Santa Maria adorn fingertips during holidays, and glitter, feathers, and shiny solid hues decorate digits year-round. Charlotte can apply chip-resistant layers of Gelish polish to fingers and toes for longer-lasting glam, or employ paraffin wax to soften dry skin lingering on the soles, knuckles, or hearts of curmudgeonly hall monitors.
At Sandra Legaspi One Stop Shop, a salon located within Bronze and Beauty, clients can escape the worries of the world and focus on feeling good, be it for a whole day or just an hour. Cosmetologist Sandra Legaspi helps visitors look and feel their best, decorating nails with gel polish and sculpting acrylic rock-star nails embellished with gemstones or golden spikes. She also creates chic, flattering hairstyles and smoothes skin with facial waxing.
It?s all about the patterns. Using a tiny brush, licensed nail technician Valerie paints animal prints, hearts, polka dots, or flowers on clients' nail canvases. She repeats each pattern 10 times?enough to cover the nails on both hands. Aside from creating eye-popping artwork, Valerie dishes out classic manicures, finished off with a traditional nail-polish hue in soft pink or camouflage.
Fresh frozen yogurt swirls into cups as guests look on with hungry stares. The fruit experts at Fruitland Fresh also satiate sweet cravings with smoothies with or without tapioca pearls in them, in a variety of flavors such as green apple or taro.
The gleaming mirrors of Leytha's Day Spa & Salon serve a simple purpose?to show patrons the results of the salon's hair artists, nail technicians, and skin specialists. Ornate frames and expertly placed lighting draw the eye to each of the mirrors, just as the elegant hairstyles, micro-bead extensions, and protein treatments can add drama to hair as it frames and highlights the face. The opulence of the mirrors is matched by the diversity of the beauty services: nail technicians transform hands with detailed manicure and pedicure services or add sparkle with nail art, rhinestones, or tiny, battery-powered LED signs that flash "I have pretty hands" over and over again.
At Allure Salon & Supply, Simone Ruiz and other nail techs and stylists take a bold approach to haircare and nailcare. Sarah Bristol revamps hairstyles and with custom cuts and edgy coloring using brand-name products from Enjoy, Kenra, and Alterna, which help keep tresses healthy and shiny. Simone's specialty, however, is creative nail art. She draws attention to talons with gel manicures in vibrant colors, then tops them with everything from polka dots to rhinestones. Acrylic nails, UV manicures, and soothing pedicures round out the salon's nail treatments.