You'd be hard-pressed to spot a frayed cuticle or a fingernail coated with uneven polish near Studio 91. That's because resident nail technician Kelly Dalton devotes herself to grooming fingernails and toenails with meticulously applied manicures and pedicures. She exfoliates skin, carefully trims cuticles, and massages the calves and feet before applying coats of color. While polish dries, clients can relax and sip wine or coffee.
Joette's on Monroe adds glam to skin with a collection of jewelry and accessories embellished in pearls, rhinestones, and crystals. Rows of necklaces hover over miniature velvet décolletés, which flaunt earring and necklace sets. Sequins and bright colors pop from handbags resting on shelves, and silk gloves reach out to slyly steal patron's wallets.
As hand and foot wait to be waited on, patrons relax in a cozily furnished waiting room complete with fireplace and velvety couch, and the studio is graced with full-length mirrors, wooden floors, and elegant columns. During the pedicure portion, luxurious products from Footlogix let feet relish the luxury usually reserved for hands and vestigial tentacles.
From within Sharp Cuts’ bright and airy space, nail tech Darlene Johnson uses over 20 years of experience with makeup, waxing, and nails to enhance digits with manicures and pedicures. In addition to providing nail expertise, Sharp Cuts also offers hair and tanning services.
Aesthetician Jody Roides enhances hues and polishes faces with relaxing spa treatments. Pallid skin rejoices as Jody paints it with quick drying South Seas spray-tan products, which fade naturally and eschew the risks associated with lying in the sun or bathing in a pottery kiln. Jody's signature facial begins with an initial consultation to determine clients' skin types to better balance the skin's natural oil content. Next, Institut Esthederm products cleanse, exfoliate, and extract impurities from the skin while Jody massages faces and shoulders. A mask caresses relaxed visages before a protective moisturizer guards against forthcoming elements and the eyebrow-furrowing tactics of dry humorists. Jody's anti-aging facial incorporates the same steps, but includes an upgraded mask to firm and tone the skin, as well as an under-eye treatment to alleviate puffiness and dark circles.
The state-licensed nail techs and expert aestheticians at Revolution Spa and Nails take pride in preening and pampering clients in a friendly, clean environment backed by the use of comfy, Belava Indulgence zero-bacteria chairs. Deliver follicular evictions to a variety of corporeal neighborhoods, including the eyebrows ($8), lip and chin ($12), full leg ($40), or underarms ($12), leaving the surrounding skin as smooth as a killer whale’s best pickup line. During basic manicures, fingertips are trimmed and shaped before a pop of polish is applied to each piggy in the pigment of their choice. Overworked hooves can then recline and unwind in the plumbing-free pedicure chair while their exhausted extremities are exfoliated, massaged, moisturized, and tenderized, before the deft digit guru finishes each toe tip with a colorful coat of lacquer.