Exactly 21 things matter to the technicians at Royal Nails Carmichael: 10 toes, 10 fingers, and the client they belong to. The salon's service menu focuses on skin and nails, with treatments that include hot-oil manicures and deluxe pedicures. To thank your nails for helping out with that scratch-off lotto ticket or territorial bear, opt for a specialty application of gel polish, acrylics, or white tips.
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.
Megan Bauer, a cosmetologist with more than a decade of experience, leads a team of stylists, skincare specialists, and certified massage therapists at Bellara Salon & Spa. Their diverse selection of services coalesces around three main areas. Stylists update hairdos by adding color, accenting with highlights, and removing any nesting prairie dogs. In private rooms, massage therapists dole out muscle relief in 30-minute increments, and aestheticians refresh skin and remove unwanted body hair with facials and waxing services.
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.
Andrea Belles, the digit artist behind Nails by Dre, pampers hands and feet with traditional spa mani-pedis. But she also adds long-lasting color to nails with gel polishes and red carpet-worthy shimmer with glitter polishes, sparkling tips, and crushed paparazzi flash bulbs. Her sets of acrylic nails add manmade length and strength to fingertips, while her paraffin treatments soften dry, overworked skin. Click here to view a gallery of Dre's work.
High Maintenance Nail Salon's Kathy Ford-Hamblin has been decorating digits for more than 30 years, relying on super sanitary methods and the latest polishing techniques. After first filing and buffing nails and curtailing over-grown cuticles, she deftly works from a palette of traditional and gel-based varnishes from lines such as OPI, Shellac, and Gelish. Kathy is also certified to apply Minx overlays to fingers and toes—she even trained with one of the product creators, Dawn Lynch-Goodwin. Acrylic nails, meanwhile, add length and strength to stubby or thin nails, while French-style manicures add a touch of class by capping each finger with clean, white tips or a generous slice of brie .