The staff at Eternity Nails knows more than just nails. Besides their three different manicures and pedicures, they provide gentle waxing and threading services. And aside from lacquering nails with gel polish and affixing acrylic sets to digits, they nourish skin and clear up blemishes with facials and microdermabrasion. Lash extensions and massage therapy round out their litany of pampering options.
Since its first dollop of polish landed on a nail bed in 1994, Assured Image Salon II Hair and Nail Salon has changed locations, hired new stylists, and cycled through a variety of trends. But team members' commitment to beauty, technical skill, and pristine cleanliness has never wavered. Hardwood floors, unadorned white walls, and an invisible pet elephant—there's room for him in the 3,500 square-foot facility—form a clean, soothing backdrop for services. Treatments range from haircuts and mani-pedis to facials, waxing, and makeup artistry.
Helmed by a talented nail tech known as “Queen Minx,” Your Nail Palace and Spa ups the ante when it comes to manicures and pedicures. Soft jazz music and lavender oils create an immediate sense of tranquility within the salon, as talented nail artists guide tired feet into ion baths. With more than 20 years of experience, the spa’s chief technician specializes in just about every beautifying technique, including shellac and gel manicures, organic pedicures, and soothing body wraps. Beauty specialists also enhance features with eyebrow waxes and pump up lashes with synthetic extensions.
Beautiful Treatment brings beauty to you––literally. Specializing in at-home treatments, the company's dedicated staffers take their talents on the road to deliver a range of pampering services straight to clients' doorsteps. Acrylic manicures, eyelash extensions, airbrush tans, and haircuts for the whole family are just a few of the aesthetic musts made all the more relaxing in familiar surroundings. The team can also tote cases filled with MAC cosmetics to paint faces for proms, weddings, or slumber parties, as well as girls' nights out held at area hotels or poker rooms disguised as shoe stores. For those who enjoy hearing a symphony of salon and spa sounds, Beautiful Treatment boasts multiple brick-and-mortar locations where clients can receive the same soothing services. Each beauty haven also is open late to accommodate clients with busy work schedules or those who melt in the sun.
Aveda Institute–trained Vannath Duch spends his days as a director-level hairstylist inside Chroma Salon and Nails. An eye-catching chandelier illuminates his work station—a modern black chair, vintage desk, and framed mirror affixed to exposed brick—as he cuts, colors, and straightens hair. When not elbow deep in bowls of hair dye, Vannath grows his brain with new skills formed during classes at Vidal Sassoon, Shu Uemura, and Kérastase.
While the name of this Rice Village spa may sum up its specialties, it reveals very little about the detail that goes into each service. Take, for instance, the mani-pedis: nail technicians not only lengthen digits with Solar or fiberglass nails, they also soften the surrounding skin with sea salt scrubs and paraffin wax. During facial treatments, aestheticians thoroughly assess the skin before combatting acne, dehydration, or signs of aging with a personalized medley of vitamin-enriched Matis Paris products. To extend the life of newly glowing complexions, the staff plies clients with take-home samples of any product used during their treatments.