Magic Nails Spa's skilled staff revivifies hands and feet and emblazons nails with OPI polish during signature mani-pedis. The one-hour service begins with a sugary scrub to exfoliate hands and feet, while nail technicians excavate dense calluses petitioning for National Landmark status. Nails are then buffed and filed into desired shapes, prepping them for an extensive kaleidoscope of colors from OPI. With up to three mani-pedis at their disposal, patrons will be able to extend the life of their fingertip displays, replacing the need to make self-portraits of nails that magically chip.
Warm yellow lights linger over the salon floor like pads of butter, casting their glow on mint-green and dark-red walls. Amid these snazzy accents, skilled stylists craft equally snazzy styles and bold highlights with Raw Hair by LG. Thirteen-year veteran Lakeisha Gibson leads the team, which includes stylists as well as a cosmetologist and a master nail technician. They can render all-over color applications or refresh tresses via the soothing hydration of a deep-conditioning treatment. They also perform salon relaxers and massage therapy.
The salon floor itself is a sandy marble pattern, and elegant green plants pop against the earth tones of the rest of the salon. There are even homey flourishes such as a rustic trunk, which is either a treasure chest or brimming with pairs of scissors.
Inspired by the flash and luxury of LA, Envi Nails Spa brings trendy West Coast nail design to the Midwest. The spa’s highly trained nail technicians brighten digits with a rainbow of OPI polishes and more than 195 different hues of Shellac polish, and their sparkle- and rhinestone-studded nail art includes themed designs to celebrate any event or holiday, from Christmas to Tax Day. Before painting nails, the staffers pamper appendages with treatments incorporating organic flower oils and minerals from the Dead Sea. Human Touch massage chairs, surrounded by softy lit alcoves and sleek wooden decor, bring coddling treatments to a zenith.
The pedicure pros at Polished Nail Boutique prettify extremities with an array of moisturizing salves and skillful grooming techniques. Choose from a monthly rotating lineup of aromatic themes, such as papaya star, mandarin honey, and white tea, which restore moisture to the skin while making patrons smell like they got into a fistfight with a produce stand. Each nail is pared and filed to the desired shape and length before an exfoliant is rubbed into the hands, feet, and legs, reliving them of dead-skin freeloaders. The adept aesthetician then applies a moisturizing ointment and dips appendages into melted paraffin, coating them in skin-softening wax and eliminating the need to stomp on lit birthday cakes. Finally, muscles de-stress with a leg and arm massage, which is followed by a coat of nail polish in the desired hue. Opt for Shellac or Minx nail art at an additional cost to make nails resemble the stained glass windows of an ant cathedral.
The skills needed to cut and style natural hair differ from those needed to cut other hair. That’s why the stylists at TK's Styles, Waxing, and Nails specialize in working with natural hair, offering cutting and coloring treatments customized to Asian, Latin, or African hair. Alongside their hair treatments, the stylists offer waxing and nail-grooming treatments that complete grooming packages with a shiny conclusion but without involving lamination.
The stylists at Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa have beautified Cincinnati-area clients for the past 30 years. During that time, the staff has grown to more than 400 employees across five locations. They've also garnered several press mentions, including their most recent victory in The Knot's Best of Weddings 2013. These accolades are all possible because of the meticulous care that the salon pours into both its posh ambiance and soothing treatments. Stylists perfect 'dos with haircuts and smoothing keratin treatments, and aestheticians perform antioxidant facials, which make the skin more resilient against hazards such as environmental damage and cheek-pinching aunts.