Just because fingernails and toenails are small doesn't mean they can't be festive. The technicians at LaVie Nails gear up for each major holiday with themed nail art: patriotic colors for the 4th of July, green for St. Patrick's Day, and bright pastels for Easter. They even offer pink designs for Breast Cancer Awareness month, dappling nails with hearts and ribbons.
The technicians maintain attitudes that are just as cheery as their polish designs, and they prioritize continuing education to stay on top of mani-pedi trends. As they pamper clients in lipstick-red pedicure chairs, they wield thoroughly sterilized tools, conducting add-ons such as callus treatments, foot scrubs, and hot-stone massages. After their appointments, clients can browse LaVie's line of bejeweled sandals.
In addition to their polish, gel, and acrylic treatments, the staff members also administer custom facials. They pull from Dermalogica and PCA Skin products to address a range of skincare concerns, from acne and signs of aging to buildups of dead and zombified skin cells. Waxing services round out the spa menu with a focus on speed and comfort.
Élan Nails and Spa sets itself apart with little luxurious touches, including deep pedicure chairs, organic lotion, and high-end nail polishes. Clients relax in the plush pedicure thrones as nail techs trim, shape, and polish hands or feet with OPI polish. A leg and foot massage completes the relaxing experience. From the ceiling dangle oversized golden stars, which guide guests to the spa's private aesthetician’s room where specialists perfect complexions with customized facials and stardust harvested in-house.
The skilled technicians at 4D Nails work in a variety of artistic media—natural and acrylic nails, traditional polish and Shellac—to beautify fingers and toes. They first prepare their clients' digits by filing nails into handsome ovals, squares, or octagons, then paint them in the selected shade of varnish. Tired feet get scrubbed and moisturized after a soak in a warm pedicure bath, and upgraded services include a dip in soothing paraffin wax.
The old slough-and-buff technique has no place at Pediworx, where licensed nail technicians trained in European methods and tools treat clients to the latest in foot- and nailcare. The spa, which doubles as both a nail salon and podiatry office, infuses modern technology with custom care to not only primp nails, but also to solve common ailments, such as ingrown nails, athlete’s foot, and Nixon-shaped calluses. Guests can relax at any of the two locations—including spots inside the Harbor Square Athletic Club and Seattle Athletic Club—as the team also treats both hands and feet to spa-like treatments topped off with shiny polish.
With a staff that includes aestheticians, hairstylists, a nail technician, and a massage therapist, Frankie D's Salon and Spa is a one-stop shop for beauty and relaxation. Here, the team pampers clients from head-to-toe with a cadre of services that includes massages, waxing, updos, manicures, and anti-aging facials. Services are made all the more soothing by the salon's spacious confines, which boast Victorian touches such as large framed paintings, ornate mirrors, and blow-dryers powered entirely by steam.
Within Bloom Studios' luxurious 24,000-square-foot spa, Angela Palumbo of Nails By Angela lavishes hands and feet with vibrant polish. In addition to shaping, trimming, and painting nails, Angela's luxe services include hand massages, sugar scrubs for legs and feet, and relaxing hot-towel treatments for appendages.