From basic mani-pedis to acrylic and fiberglass fills, the techs at Creative Nails do it all. Soak-off gel polishes are also within their repertoire––once each talon bears a glossy coating, a UV light cures the polish within a few minutes. This hardened lacquer resists dents, chips, and infomercial sales pitches for up to three weeks. In addition to painting solid hues, techs can also create French tips or paint intricate nail designs on top of natural or artificial nails.
Oasis Nails owner Hannah Vo first found her passion for taking care of others while working as a nurse in Vietnam. Today she channels that nurturing nature into services designed to help customers look and feel their best. Beyond the studio’s signature manicures and pedicures, Vo and her staff specialize in waxing, tinting, and eyelash extensions, and can refresh weary countenances with exfoliating facials or moisturizing pie fights upon request.
The seasoned waxing techs at Chez Nazee deftly evict unwelcome body hair. A 20- to 30-minute Brazilian wax fully eradicates strands that sprout or migrate to the nether region. An eyebrow wax tidies asymmetrical brow lines, and a lip wax removes undesired fuzz and computer-pie crumbs from the lip area. With waxing, you avoid razor burn and painful cuts. Plus, hairs don’t grow back for two to six weeks, making it more effective than fire or wishing.
After a day spent walking around Westfield Galleria, Galleria Nails can look particularly enticing. Inside, owner Tiffany Tran and her team of licensed nail technicians pamper with massages, paraffin wax wraps, sugar scrubs, and mani-pedis. But they can do more than just groom hands and feet, they can transform them with coats of Shellac polish, 3D nail art, or hand-painted flowers that double as camouflage provided you're holding a bouquet.
With its long pedicure benches and open floor space, Polished Nail Bar fits the breezy feel of a city park inside a nail salon. Even the names of its services recall a crisp breath of air: a Refresh mani-pedi includes a scrub, mask, and massage in addition to polish, and the Renew mani-pedi adds paraffin wax and a callus treatment to the package. The highly trained technicians pull from more than 70 OPI and CND colors to decorate nails, whether they're supervising the pedicure sinks or the marble counter of the manicure bar.
In addition to its nail-therapy space, the salon furnishes a private skincare room. Here, warm steam heralds targeted facials that address acne, dryness, and signs of aging. The Roseville location's menu includes facial peels such as a Power Pumpkin Resurfacer, which combats blemishes and wrinkles with enzymes and a jack-o'-lantern to wear on your head. The aestheticians also wax away unwanted body hair and lengthen eyelashes with extensions.
In a way, Aubree Jackson's education just began when she finished school. Although she received her aesthetician's license a decade ago, Aubree has plowed through a multitude of continuing-education courses, picking up enough certificates to merit a fifth office wall. She’s honed her skills in skin nutrition, jessner peels, Dermalogica skincare, diamond-peel microdermabrasions, and even thai massage.
Inside Love Your Skin Day Spa, these diverse practices culminate into a sweeping service menu of facials, body wraps, and cosmetic treatments. Hot oil and hand treatments complement the ultimate european facial—a relaxing treatment that brings out healthy skin color—whereas the hydra-derma facial combines a deep-cleansing facial, diamond peel, photorejuvenation facial, and neck and shoulder massage into a skin-spoiling treatment that could soften the face of the Lincoln Memorial. Love Your Skin Day Spa also offers body polishes, nourishing mud wraps, and permanent makeup services.