Mary Nail and Spa specializes in waxing. The spa’s resident licensed aesthetician applies waxes designed for sensitive skin, informing her choice of wax based on an analysis performed by a skin specialist. Apart from signature waxing services, the staff also performs manicures, pedicures, and facials, and removes dry skin with microdermabrasion rather than deceptive methods such as hiding a vacuum-cleaner nozzle in a bouquet of roses.
The products used at Wisteria Aveda Salon Spa harness the beautifying power of plants and flowers. In line with the Aveda philosophy of caring for the earth, the stylists here wash and primp hair with naturally derived shampoos and pomades, and makeup artists flatter features with mineral-based powders and recycling stickers. Organic keratin and protein treatments tame frizzy locks, and botanical waxes whisk away unwanted fuzz.
Each year, skincare company Rhonda Allison sponsors a 90-day Face-Off Competition, which awards the aesthetician who makes the most drastic improvements on a patient's skin. In 2006, aesthetician Helene won first place by using a series of peels and Acculift facial-toning sessions. She employs those same award-winning techniques at her skincare studio, Youthful Solutions by Helene. Additionally, she offers facials, microphototherapy, and Pressotherapy, a cellulite-removal technique that was honed by printing-press inventor Johannes Gutenberg.
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Manicure/Pedicure
Brands Used: OPI, China Glaze, Venique, Morgan Taylor, CND, Gelish Gel Polish, Gelaze Gel Polish
Pro Tip: Please allow a suffient amount of time for each service. Remember quality service takes time.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Shellac Manicure also known as a Gel Manicure. It can last up to 14 days with no chipping (which may vary by individual). This service includes clipping and shaping of the natural nail, an enjoyable hand soak, and cuticle care. Then the nails are prepped for [an] application of your choice of gel polish. Cure under the UV lamp and no drying time is required.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
Magazines are available.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
The d?cor in my nail area isn't very busy but offers a variety of nail colors including neon colors. I have a comfortable chair for pedicures along with a clean and sanitary environment.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
My goal is to provide clients with personal and friendly service each and every time, not just the first visit. I want my clients to be satisfied, not only with my services, but [with] my customer service as well. I want all of my clients to [leave] knowing they have not only gained a trustworthy nail technician but a friend as well.
Catherine Martin of European Esthetics packs 30 years of experience and ample know-how gleaned while attaining a degree in nutrition into each treatment performed. Studying in France, Catherine learned how to unite pure medical-grade ingredients with USDA-certified organic products when pampering clients with facials. All services are designed to eschew inflammation and accommodate even the most sensitive epidermises. Microdermabrasion facials and light therapy are the star players on European Esthetics' treatment roster.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.