After working in spas for two decades, French-educated massage therapist and paramedical esthetician Chrys Straiton founded Studio Blu Spa, envisioning a tranquil retreat where she could continue to advance her skills while pampering clients with facials, massages, and skincare services.
When selecting the team for her new spa, Chrys deferred to experience—each of her licensed nail technicians, for example, has roughly a decade of practice. During microdermabrasions, back facials, and other skincare treatments, Chrys and her staff wield G.M. Collin products derived from natural botanical extracts and finely blended teddy-bear stuffing. G.M. Collin was one of the first brands to integrate collagen into its formulas, and Studio Blu’s devotion to the skincare line evinces both the spa’s openness to innovation and its results-oriented approach.
Signature Service: Cut and color, relaxers, hair extensions
Brands Used: Straight Request, Affirm, Pravana
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
From cuticle damage to thumbnail wrinkles, Zendora's Natural Nails combats the ravages of time that take their toll on hands and feet. Treatments cater to the thin skin on hands and attempt to alleviate the daily damage hands are exposed to such as water, temperature changes, sun damage, and chemicals. Clients can stop in for an indulgent manicure, which helps repair skin and gussies up fingers with colorful lacquer. Likewise, pedicures treat feet and legs to some pampering and cap things off with a choice of polish.
Handshakes become much trendier under the skills of EGO Lacquer & Beauty Suite?s technicians. They bedeck keratin sheets with honeycomb and cheetah prints and monochromatic hues from pink to blue to black. Technicians add an extra layer of creativity by gluing on crystals that sparkle like a disco ball, and plastic flowers that grow when you wash your hands.
The team at Melanie's Nail & Skin Care tends to fingers, toes, and faces, but also keeps heads looking stylish with haircuts and hydrating treatments. Waxing services whisk away unwanted fuzz with skill and precision, while eye treatments revive puffy peepers or tired Mr. Potato Heads.
Godessy Lounge's staff keep their eyes focused primarily on your fingers and toes with a wide slate of nail services. In addition to manicures and pedicures, the menu features specialties such as oval and stiletto nail treatments and Swarovski crystal nails.