Fresh stays true to its name by staying on top of beauty-industry trends. The salon's mani-pedis, which were featured in a FOX 31 "Beauty Ambush" segment and in The Knot, beautify nails with ultra fashionable Kevin Murphy and Deborah Lippmann polish.
In addition to refreshing nails, Fresh reinvigorates styles with blowouts, waxing, and lash extensions, often using a line of products and supplies made in the United States. Fresh also pampers kids alongside their moms, offering kid-friendly mani-pedis and fun hair braids.
The word radiant doesn't even begin to do justice to the artful nail designs created at Radiant Nail & Spa. Here, there's virtually no limit to the nail techs' creativity. After filing and shaping nails, the team sets to work getting imaginative, often creating acrylic designs in neon, tiger-print tips, or even holiday-themed art with glitter polish. Of course, they can also keep things elegant and simple, capping fingernails and toenails with french tips or shellac polish, which resists chips and scratches far longer than traditional polish or traditional law-enforcement polish made of Kevlar.
While most beauticians stake out one facet of the beauty world to call their own, Sandra Evans has spent her 20-plus years in the industry as an aesthetician, nail technician, eyelash extensionist, permanent makeup artist, and waxer. From her station in Chez La Femme Salon, she shares her vast beauty knowledge with her clients. Here, Sandra uses the latest equipment, such as microcurrent and diamond-tip microdermabrasion, to ward of wrinkles, and traditional and permanent makeup to highlight facial features. When it comes to clients? nails, Sandra turns to her tool kit, which is filled with shellac polishes, therapeutic paraffin wax, and a bunch of leftover parts from an IKEA dresser that don't seem to go anywhere.
Julia, a licensed aesthetician with more than 10 years of experience, combines traditional European skincare techniques with advanced technologies at Velvet Skin Care Therapy. She smoothes skin with facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels and naturally evens skin tones with SkinScript skincare products, which contain kojic and arbutin acid. Julia is also a state-certified permanent-makeup artist, and she uses hypoallergenic SofTap pigments to enhance her clients’ eyes, eyebrows, and lips while maintaining a natural look.
At Exquisite Salon and Spa, stylist Wendy cuts, colors, and styles hair. She and her fellow beauty professionals work their magic with an emphasis on calmness and relaxation—whether guests seek salon or spa services inside the gleaming white space, they're guaranteed a "quiet zone," complete with subtle music and soft conversation. Tanning services and Botox are also available for those who prefer to spruce up their looks and clear their heads at the same time.
At Nail Tek by Qi Spa, the polish is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The spa's manicures and pedicures rewrite the book on relaxation, each starting with a hand soak and a massage to lure cuticles into a false sense of security. Then, the technician files each nail tip into a perfect crescent and applies polish in your choice of color. Pedicures here are especially indulgent, as whirlpool spa chairs ready feet for callus removal and an exfoliating sugar scrub seals the deal. The spa also features a full suite of waxing services.