Sabine Sanderson gained experience as a nail technician on two continents: North America and Europe. After about a decade working as a medical pedicurist in Germany—where she participated in many nail-art shows—she has spent more than a decade working in the U.S. Here, Sabine is both a nail technician and an educator. She runs Nailqueen Sabine within Cut Ups and Company. Her services are fit for a queen, as with the aptly named Queens manicures and pedicures that incorporate sugar scrubs, nail trimming, and polish applications.
Keeping clients and technicians safe and healthy is paramount at Taylor's Simply Natural Nail Spa. That's why owner Taylor Manuel only uses five-free polish from OPI?which are devoid of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and dibutyl phthalate?and natural products from Bella Lucce. And to keep feet free of infections, Taylor and her technicians line the non-jetted pedicure tubs with disposable liners.
But natural products don't mean the mani-pedis lack luxuriousness. Nails can be adorned with gel polish, which can last up to four weeks, or Vinylux polish, which lasts up to two weeks and gets stronger under natural light. During these decadent treatments, clients can use the salon's free WiFi to look up the proper way to open a can or scratch a turtle's back without chipping a nail.
The owner of Nail Theory is no stranger to nailcare. As part of a family that owns salons all over the world, she channels her own two decades of experience when revivifying keratin plates with a slate of treatments. Wielding gel brands such as Shellac, Gelish, and OPI, she leads her staff in keeping manicures chip-free for up to two weeks and adds a touch of glamour of 19th-century realism to digits with nail art. Four types of pedicures each begin with a warm soak and end with a moisturizing massage, and waxing services evict unwanted hair with either hard or soft wax.
A scoop of plantains. A heap of stewed ribs. A forkful of caramel-flavored flan. At Spanish Soul Restaurant, the chefs churn out a full menu of authentic Puerto Rican tastes such as these. They can prepare extra-large portions of their dishes—which also include yellow rice and beans, empanadas, steak and onions, and fried pork chops—to cater large-scale events.
Backed by 29 years of experience, Cookie dotes upon fingernails and toenails with precision. This is especially true when it comes to her specialty of nail art, in which she paints intricate designs onto nails. Working out of Salon De Jae, she provides manicures and pedicures combined with relaxing spa-like treatments, such as masks, scrubs, and massages.
Creative Nails Salon's experienced manicure mavens heal tired fingers and toes with an array of hydrating, beautifying services. The treatment, which lasts about 50 minutes, begins with a sugar-scrub exfoliation to sweetly whisk rough spots away, and it is followed by a comforting hot-towel wrap and a lotion or cooling gel massage for both hands and feet. Painting pros then shape nails and whisk on the client's choice of polish from a wide rainbow of colors. Clients emerge from the salon, which always accepts walk-ins, ready to sport spring sandals or fingerless motorcycle gloves with pride.