With six manicures and seven pedicures in their arsenal, the skilled staffers at FRESH Nail Lounge and Spa lavish hands and feet with treatments that rely on products from Creative Nail Design, Essie, and OPI, and prioritize safety and hygienic practices. But they don’t stop at nail treatments—they call upon botanical ingredients to soothe and beautify bodies and faces. Highly-skilled skin care clinicians perform custom-blended facials for each individual's skin type.
All Dolled Up Salon lavishes care on world-weary hands and feet with a soothing, smoothing mani-pedi combo. Fingers and toes splash around in a warm-water soak before having their cuticles oiled, pushed down, and removed to reveal the Swedish bank-account number hidden beneath. Newly softened mitts and their respective digits then enjoy a massage before donning nail-coats in a choice of color.
For nearly three decades, Accents Salon has turned out dulcet ’dos, mesmerizing nails, and lustrous skin from its location in the historic Old Box Factory building on the Erie Canal. During the deluxe manicure, a nail technician massages, conditions, and soothes mitts with heated lanolin and mellifluous music from a tiny violin before performing a spa pedicure from across the pond. The European spa pedicure plunks little piggies into a whirlpool tub, schools foot bottoms like a professor sporting steel-wool elbow patches, and exfoliates all over with a massage and moisturizer application. Patrons spend a few minutes in a vibrating chair as a skilled staffer kneads out knots in stressed legs and feet. Then, in a final act of restoration, a pampering professional will crop overgrown cuticles and burnish all 20 nails before gussying up digits with OPI polish.
Basin East Salon offers nail, skin and hair care from a team of careful, attentive stylists and nail technicians, each with an average of more than 15 years of industry experience. The two-hour ultimate luxury mani-pedi begins with a lush application of exfoliators and moisturizers designed to prime the epidermal canvas. Then, feet recieve an extra dose of scouring with a salt scrub and mask before an expert technician trims cuticles, shapes, files and buffs nails, and gently massages both the feet and the hands. Finally, a moisturizing paraffin wax and a vibrant coat of OPI nail polish provide the icing on the inedible, yet highly delectable finger-toe creation. Mani-pedi's are available by appointment only; guests must phone ahead to schedule.