Offset with crisp white accents and cleanly curving lines, Classique Nails' warm, vibrant red walls and plush pedicure chairs imbue the spa with a glamorous take on tranquility. Clients sink deep into relaxation, facing flat-screen televisions as they soak their feet and leisurely pick from a host of nail services. Treatments range from basic buff-and-file manicures to deluxe spa treatments, which indulge customers with sea-salt and sugar scrubs, callus treatments, and massages before topping off fingers with tiny tiaras. Nail-art options abound: technicians use acrylics, silks, gels, and even airbrushes to give digits the look wearers want.
“Quarter of a Cent-Cherry;” “Don’t Talk Bach to Me;” “A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find.” These quips may look like they came from a book of puns, but they're actually imprinted on the bottom of three OPI nail polish bottles—and the other 280 or so colors are christened just as creatively. Unusual names—along with lustrous, long-lasting finish—are the signature of the OPI brand, and OPI happens to be the signature of Paola Ponce Nails, where clients can choose from countless color options—available in both standard and chip-resistant gel varieties—before settling in for a relaxing manicure or pedicure.
At Bella Nails & Spa, the licensed aestheticians envelop clients in a relaxing and professional beauty experience. Guests sink into cushy leather chairs as the nail technicians adorn tips with intricate nail art and deluxe mani-pedis—which include a sea-salt scrub, marine mask, and hot lotion massage. They further adorn nails with long-lasting gel polish and artful China silk nails. Beyond tending to nails, the staff also tackles stress with mini massages and remove unwanted hair with waxing for the legs, bikini line, and chortum.
GlamMe Beauty Studio’s team travel to homes, places of work, and dentists’ offices to pamper clients. They also work at 11 salons in LA and surrounding areas. Stylists cut hair, magically grow hair with extensions, and embellish strands with semipermanent color and highlights. They also beautify nails during mani-pedis, wax away fuzz on faces, and add drama to peepers with eyelash extensions.
Surrounded by suffuse lighting and adorned with exotic bamboo, Tips & Toes' immaculate spa enhances feet and fingers with expert techniques and acclaimed nail products. During the gel manicure ($45 value), extremity experts will soak delicate skin mittens before shaping nails, caring for cuticles, and moisturizing skin. Finger-crowns will be draped in a choice of Gelish or Shellac polish selected from a multitude of colors, each of which is durable and allows unflagging phalanges to quickly return to regular high-fiving, back-scratching, and volcano-climbing duties.