The staff at Lavish Salon and Spa's sole intention is to bring out clients’ natural beauty with hairstyling, eyebrow-shaping, and nail-painting services. The team took the same approach to its salon space, sprucing up the once-basic storefront with paisley-print wallpaper and etched ceiling tiles that make art out of what might have been an easily overlooked feature. More subdued hues color the private treatment rooms nestled away from the bustling salon floor, keeping the atmosphere in those safe beauty havens as relaxed as a royal guard on his day off. For each service, the staff pulls from a stock of hand-selected products that includes several all-natural options from Aveda and the acclaimed Moroccanoil line.
Nails By Moonlight is an independently owned nail salon tucked within the consignment store Ladies First Resale Boutique. The technicians specialize in services using Shellac and OPI gel polishes, which keep manicures and pedicures looking fresh for longer than traditional hues. The chip-resistant polishes also require minimal drying time, as they cure under a special light rather than in front of a window air conditioner. Before techs apply any color, nail art, or artificial nails, they buff and file nails to ideal lengths and push back cuticles to ensure clean surfaces.
Natalie's nail experience spans two decades and countless fingers and toes. Fiberglass nails, Shellac manicures, and spa pedicures are her specialties. Extra pampering includes paraffin wax dips and the application of temporary tips. OPI gel colors are available as well.
Originally opened under the name West Coast Trendz, The Dollhouse Nail & Beauty Boutique has expanded in both size and scope. What was once a small beauty suite is now a full-service oasis with private treatment rooms, a boutique, and beauticians on hand to care for nails, skin, and bodies. They offer manicure and pedicure treatments as well as spray tans and bath and body products for sale. The boutique upstairs is designed with play in mind; clients are encouraged to mix and match chic clothing and accessories.
Located within Arizona Spa, Cadillac Nails by Mary is a place where clients can relax while their hard-working hands and feet undergo serious grooming. Mary is an experienced nail technician, versed in procedures ranging from dipping fingers into softening paraffin wax to applying fiberglass faux nails to villains’ eyelids as they sleep.
During her popular 30-minute shellac manicures, she first shapes nails and corrals cuticles with a series of precision snips. Next, she applies a durable, glossy shellac coating, which wears like a polish but strengthens nails and remains chip free for up to two weeks. Basic pedicures generally take 45 minutes and groom lower digits with OPI polish and botanically based products.
State-licensed manicurist and nationally certified massage therapist Brenda eases the chronic pain of fatigued muscles and occasional embarrassment of unkempt nails at Cosmic Touch. She draws from 15 years of experience and an education from a COMTA-certified school and the Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness to deliver Swedish and therapeutic massage, targeted foot reflexology, and manicure and pedicure services. Shellac manicures are available to keep polished surfaces chip-free for up to 2 weeks or one tool-free attempt at carving your initials into a tree.