Jackie couldn't count the number of years she's been a nail technician on two hands?she'd need to include her toes to cover her two decades of experience. Over that time, Jackie has mastered the dexterous art of painting fingers and toes with polish and shellac, the latter of which lasts longer and resists chipping. She carries resilient brands including CND shellac gel, Essie LED gel, and China Glaze gelaz'e LED polishes. Guests will also find her applying acrylics and gels to nails in both vibrant and natural-looking designs. Clients might leave her station with the white tips indicative of a French manicure, or with tiny flowers on their nails that lure hummingbirds to perch on outstretched pinkies. Jackie also performs foot soaks that release toxins through the feet's approximately 500 thousand sweat glands.
The team is devoted to creating a tranquil retreat, encouraging clients to slip away from their everyday hassles and relax while taking advantage of a comprehensive beauty menu. Mani-pedis coat nails in polish by OPI or CND, and a lamp-cured Shellac finish is designed to stay flawless for up to three weeks. Using hair products by Rusk and Goldwell and the oxygen-rich Scruples line, which readies hair for space travel, stylists snip and style hair. After a facial, a stress-dissolving massage, or a body scrub, makeup and tanning services impart camera-ready color.
Whether their clients are searching for a sleek blowout or a brand new cut and color, the stylists at Dina’s Blowout are skilled in everything hair related. In addition to adding texture to manes with foil highlights or twisting strands into formal updos, the stylists also smooth away frizz with keratin treatments and chemical relaxers.
Signature Service: European/Swedish Massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
As an independent massage therapist, I can pay special attention to my clients' individual needs. I do not need to adhere to time constraints, unlike the chains. If a client is scheduled for 60 minutes, they get 60 minutes, not 55. I specialize in Swedish, medical, and pregnancy massage. I also work with breast cancer patients
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I work in the most simple and relaxed setting, which allows me to give a relaxing massage experience.
Shears of Elegance’s stylists survey the head of each client who meanders into the colorful salon. As the guest nestles into a cozy chair, one of the team will offer a complimentary consultation before snipping away split ends or mixing up a custom color to flatter any complexion. They amp up volume or cool down frizz with products from brands such as Matrix, Moroccan Oil, Obliphica, and Neuma. After the cut, color, or updo, stylists equip guests with the knowledge necessary to maintain their new ‘do until a future hair appointment or casting call for “mad scientist #3”.
Since its first studio opening in Long Island in 1996, Angel Tips has been dedicated to providing expert waxing, nail, and eye treatments. This dedication has remained steadfast as the brand––which also includes Tahiti’a Spas––has grown to more than 60+ locations across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, each staffed with passionate and highly trained technicians.
Despite the company's ever-expanding presence, each Angel Tips remains solely focused on the customer, following strict sanitary procedures that include using only disposable files and nail buffers. They also strive to make each mani-pedi, as luxurious as possible, often incorporating exfoliating honey scrubs, hot stone leg and foot massages, and the latest polishes, including chip-resistant OPI gel. When it comes to skincare, aestheticians leave no pore un-purged, using algomasks and microdermabrasion to polish faces and exfoliating bodies with a signature scrub, detoxifying sauna, and Vichy shower massage. And to ensure skin stays as soft and smooth as possible, technicians can also remove unwanted hair from more than 15 different areas, either by waxing, threading, or asking each hair annoying questions until it leaves.