Nail technicians at The Sole Fetish Nail Parlour buff fingers and toes until they are smooth, soft, and glistening at the ends. During the Basic Sole 6 manicure, technicians soak hands in a signature bath blend, then file each nail into the shape of a square, oval, or unicorn. Technicians groom cuticles, buff dry skin, and deliver a relaxing massage before a coat of polish seals in handiwork. The express pedicure includes a softening and signature foot soak in addition to basic nail shaping and cuticle sculpting. After buffing removes dull skin and calluses and reveals fresh, softer skin unseen since you were 4, toenails bathe in a shiny layer of polish. Clients may choose to upgrade the manicure or pedicure to a citrus-infused session that includes a paraffin dip or a Minty Winter Ice spa pedicure with a spearmint and eucalyptus soak, exfoliation, warming foot mask, and foot and leg massage.
The technicians at NeoSole Nail Lounge draw upon their constantly updated training to administer specialty manicures and pedicures that include hot-stone treatments, Minx, and acrylics. Technicians maintain nails' health without abrading skin and refraining from cutting live cuticles away. In the namesake manicure, hands spend half an hour being massaged with the studio's own brown sugar and honey scrub. Nail-tenders apply a long-lasting, brightly hued concoction to fingertips in the Shellac manicure, which takes 30 minutes to produce a glossy finish that can last for up for to two weeks or 70 board-breaking karate chops.
Tucked inside a friendly barbering center, Nails by Stephanie outfits hands with invigorating scrubs and vivid hues of polish. Manicures encourage guests to relax as the Lounge's skilled staff tends to all hair types.
Under the watchful eye of a licensed professional, John Amico School of Hair Design's trained cosmetology pupils prove their hair-snipping, shaping, and taming skills with a wide variety of salon services. With the Amino Amplex treatment (a $150–$250 value depending on thickness and length), one of the school's student-stylists de-frizzes damaged hair with a formaldehyde-free formula, straightening and shining locks with an elixir concocted from amino acids and a vial of Rapunzel's tears. The father-and-son-owned cosmetology school teaches its disciples to complete the process in between three and four hours, upon which clients will sport a straighter, more relaxed style for up to three months.
The licensed nail technician behind By Faith Nail Suite takes an artistic approach to nailcare—she specializes in elaborate acrylic nail designs in all shades of the rainbow. She can also apply long-lasting shellac and OPI gel polishes, which resist chips for 14 days.
At Hanancy Nail Salon, owners Tiger and Nancy Huynh specialize exclusively in nail care. The duo and their staff doll up fingers and toes with everything from vibrant coats of polish to Shellac gel to acrylic fills. During their various manicure and pedicure treatments, hands and feet are treated to exfoliating paraffin therapy, hot-stone foot massages, and rounds of footsie with a fuzzy stuffed animal.
It's all about the experience at Anointed Nails & Spa. And the Blue Island beauty shop's team ensures that experience ends with feelings of relaxation and rejuvenation. The pampering reaches a peak with the spa mani-pedi, which uses heated stones to ease knots in the lower legs and hands.
The nail technicians draw from a tool box of OPI, Essie, and China Glaze shades along with no-chip polishes and acrylic tips. With these, they create intricate nail art with myriad colors, vibrant decals, and rhinestones specifically designed to jazz up jazz hands. The team also removes facial hair with warm wax and adds volume to lash lines with extensions.