Katie has tended fingers and toes for 12 years. In that time, she has mastered the art of grooming cuticles, moisturizing hands and feet in paraffin wax, and lifting away dead skin cells with scrubs or tiny cranes. At her eponymous studio, she continues to accentuate nails with OPI polish and hand-painted designs. During treatments, Katie strives to make clients feel comfortable and happy. "Each room is unique," says Katie, noting that each private treatment area is painted in a different calming hue. Upon request, she enhances the experience with a beverage and soft music.
The brush glides across each keratin sheet, leaving behind a coat of colorful polish. Technicians at Nail Couture Lounge paint fingernails and toenails in vibrant hues that range from bright pink to a sleek black. Clients have their choice between regular polish, and a Shellac option that protects nails against chips and acid rain. In addition to pampering nails, technicians swaddle hands in paraffin wax that works to soften and hydrate the skin.
Ehmi Nail, Salon & Spa's talented technicians tend to clients in a space marked by stone tile, textured walls, and cozy leather seating. After brainstorming with clients during complimentary consultations, they give heads more breathable cuts or change identities with coloring, highlights, and straightening treatments. Files bring order to unruly nails during mani-pedis before techs lay down coats of color from OPI, Essie, and Chanel. Private rooms allow visitors to luxuriate peacefully during different massage modalities, which incorporate music, hot stones, and flickering candles to coax stress out of aching muscles. Technicians also decorate faces with professional makeup applications and facials. Ehmi Nail, Salon & Spa happily opens its doors to private parties, welcoming groups celebrating events ranging from a girls’ night out to the world’s prettiest fantasy-baseball draft.
Certified nail technician Stephanie Johnson has worked to groom and adorn nails for more than 19 years. Today she does so out of her own Artistic Creations Phenix Salon Suite. The Phenix Salon Suites franchise has found monumental success all over the nation since opening in 2007, and Stephanie's location is no exception. Clients come to her to have nails enhanced with a long-lasting CND Shellac or a set of acrylic gel nails. While they're at the salon, clients can also peruse Phenix’s other luxurious suites inhabited by professional hair stylists, massage therapists, and taffy pullers.
Though The Band Box Salon is one of many in the Phenix Salon Suites, it feels as it could be a room in a quaint country home. Wall sconces cast a warming glow on a vintage wooden vanity and matching dark hardwood floors. Amid these cozy accents, expert stylist Penny DeArmond facilitates hair renewal with sleek cut, color, and styling treatments. Guests may also solicit her expertise of a long-lasting gel manicure or facial wax to nix unwanted fuzz.
Londa C. Wilson brings nearly three decades of experience to every cuticle she tames and every nail she paints at Tip to Toes. Though she's well-versed in classic mani-pedis, she also stays on top of the latest trends, offering gel polish and nail art that leaves out the planet Pluto.