Glitter Nail Studio, a private studio inside The Beauty Studios, is comprised of nail artist Desiree Haywood and hairstylist Chardai Fisher. Desiree, a licensed nail technician since 2010, believes in natural nailcare and prefers the care and control of a hand file over an electric file. Her prudent methodology permeates the entire list of nail services, which includes classic mani-pedis, gel manicures, and a wide range of enhancements. Chardai exercises similar care when executing hair services such as styling, color, and extensions. The all-natural haircare products are infused with UVA and UVB protectants and many conditioning treatments make use of a steamed towel to leave hair as hydrated as a camel filled with electrolytes.
At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.
Nail technicians spread CND Shellac across tips of fingers and toes, sealing in the coat with a UV light to keep the digits looking sharp for up to two weeks. The modern mani-pedis represent just two of many services that aesthetician Effie Magoulis and the other stylists at Salon Esprit enlist to bring out clients? individual beauty. To this end, they revitalize skin with waxing, acne care, and makeup treatments, or spice up hairdos by weaving in feather extensions rather than most salons? gaudy jet engines. Reflecting the salon's dedication to the utmost care, the staff is trained in top-shelf products such as Hempz and Moroccanoil.
As a nail technician, Debbie of Finesse Nails takes pride and joy in her craft, painting nails to the specifications of each client. She can emblazon nails with rhinestone studs or spritz them with the same tattoo art inked by the first Barbary pirate manicurists. And for traditionalists, she swathes on the baby pinks and milky whites that make nails appear healthy and factory new.
Finesse Nails operates out of Salon Boutique, a collection of salons and spas that share hallways illuminated by dangling chandeliers. The space’s interior exudes a feeling of tranquility and tidiness that's otherwise seen only in architecture parks and fountains carved from soap.
Denise Quintana wanted her salon to honor her grandmother, her mother, and her daughter. Luckily, all three of them had the same name: Delfina. And so, Delfina Salon & Day Spa was born.
With products from brands such as American Crew, Pureology, and TIGI’s Bed Head, Quintana and her team revamp their clients’ locks with artful color, cuts, and texturizing treatments. Alternatively, they can craft intricate updos to glamorize special occasions or fit snugly into a favorite shower cap. The team also pampers clients with spa treatments that range from body scrubs to tension-easing massages.
After an elaborate mani-pedi at Crystal's Corner Salon, there's a good chance fingers and toes will leave twinkling. That's because Crystal excels at glitter nail art and often incorporates the shimmery stuff into her intricate designs—some of which draw inspiration from nature to mimic animal prints or iridescent seashells. In addition to painting her tiny, shiny tableaus, she also coats nails in chip-resistant shellac and can protect natural nails beneath acrylic or gel overlays.