A lot of people get manicures and pedicures for the results. Nail Garden is intent on making sure their clients enjoy the process, as well. After settling into a pedicure chair with a cup of tea or glass of wine, your feet soak in a pipe-free basin with orange slices floating on the water's surface. Nail techs perform a hand or foot massage with each treatment, often using a warmed anti-oxidant oil.
And Nail Garden's techs promise that if your polish chips within the first 72 hours after you get your nails done, they'll redo it and you won't have to pay a single cent in return or give them one of your treasured livestock. These extra touches have drawn a noteworthy crowd, with Us Weekly reporting visits from celebs such as Vanessa Hudgens.
In addition to spa manicures and pedicures, the staff performs treatments such as lash tintings, lash-extension applications, and teeth whitening. Depending on the location, decor elements might include hand-blown light pendants or preserved trees.
Three principles have made Nailagio's owner and nail technician Judy Tran popular with celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Heather Locklear, and Jada Pinkett Smith. For more than 25 years, the beauty veteran has built her nail career on these basics: precisely prepare the nail bed, use uncompromising technical expertise, and only work with the finest-quality products.
At her highly sanitized facility, Judy and a team of nail technicians use more than 10 brands, including OPI, Essie, Poshe, and Young Nails, to fortify nails with acrylic or fiberglass covers, Shellac or gel polish, and French tips. Bold clients can take advantage of the nail team's nail-art capabilities, which include painting nails with everything from animal prints and abstract designs to festive American flags and replicas of the Declaration of Independence.
Remix Hair?s energetic, bright-red fa?ade may mislead when it comes to what awaits inside: a cool, airy salon where stylists use only botanical Aveda products. Sitting in black leather chairs amid natural wood floors, clients divulge their envisioned looks to stylists, who deftly snip and color to client preferences. Whether clients desire a short-and-stacked cut, long layers, or dip-dyed locks, the team of stylists tackles each challenge for all types of hair, including curly ?dos. Further secluded from the peaceful salon floor are private treatment rooms where velvety red linens cover white sheets for client and Santa comfort. Wielding the same caliber of plant- and flower-based products, Remix?s aesthetics staff performs soothing facials while nail technicians groom digits or transform them into art pieces.
At Form Academy, professionals from the salon, spa, and cosmetology industries train the next wave of stylists and aestheticians. Each student receives supervised, hands-on training in services such as balayage, razor cuts, facials, and gel mani-pedis. Those interested in natural products can also take classes on holistic beauty. Form Academy rewards guests who visit its educational salon with rates up to 75% lower and high-fives up to 75% more frequent than they'll find at other area studios. Located in Echo Park, the academy's 10,000-square-foot converted 1940s warehouse is also available to rent as an event space or paper-airplane testing facility.
The beauty specialists at Ten One Nail Spa know that glamour is a pleasure at any age. In this spirit, they provide a kids' menu for mini fashionistas that includes mani-pedis, polish changes, and french manicures. They provide the same services for adults, supersizing sessions with deluxe enhancements such as hot-towel wraps, salt scrubs, and hand and foot massages that alleviate pain. The hands-on crew also softens skin with waxing sessions and moisturizing care for clients who?ve spent too much time in cold climates or the warm, balmy reaches of offshore oil rigs.
The trained technicians at Polish Couture encourage guests to leave their cares at the door by welcoming them with a glass of wine or coffee and an array of snacks. High-quality nail polishes by OPI and CND Shellac await to revive tired toes, while hard-working paws can be further pampered with add-ons such as paraffin wax treatments. Staffers also draw upon Joico, Wella, and Dermalogica products to nourish hair and skin, creating luxurious strands and smooth, even complexions that invite more admiring glances than an attention-starved mirror.