Pol'ish Salon & Spa's Sue Thomas devotes her skills as a nail technician to performing several manicures and pedicures. Her service menu includes gel polish manicures, which involve more filing and buffing than a weightlifting lawyer's schedule. Sue infuses friendliness into each service she renders, and she strives to make each visit relaxing for her guests. That emphasis can be found in her spa pedicures, which incorporate hot towel treatments and extended massages of the feet and legs.
Volpe Nails glazes fingertips with Shellac gel polish after pampering phalanges with a spa manicure treatment. Naked mitts or nails in need of a repolish can rest exhausted elbows as a skilled beautician scrubs down soiled paws with a refreshing, exfoliating cleanse. A hot towel and moisturizing hand lotion are massaged into grips. Filing and buffering are joined by cuticle work to pave the way for gently painting each keratin canvas with Shellac gel polish, which boasts up to two weeks of chip-free nails, so you can wash dishes, prune a dogwood tree, or comb through garbage disposals in search of misplaced wedding-related rings or photo albums without losing any gleam.
Inside a 95-year-old American foursquare house, owner Scott Pfundtner helms a skilled staff that helps beautify visitors with an array of services. Built as a reaction to elaborate Victorian elements, the salon’s digs feature a simple and boxy style of architecture that shows off rustic gumwood trim, elegant stained-glass windows, and portraits that lock eyes with visitors in every room. Inside, three stylists mold manes with products by Thermafuse and Global Keratin. While nails don shimmering layers of OPI polish, an esthetician nurtures epidermises with skincare treatments and Mirabella makeup.
Meredith Bonifield and the staff at Luna Nail Salon primp and decorate nails with bold designs. They dip them into glittery coatings, adorn them with shimmering stars, and coat them with gel polishes that last up to three weeks. While techs cosset hands and feet, stylists dabble in hair services, and a certified Lavish Lash technician embellishes eyelids with lash extensions. These semipermanent strands last four to six weeks, depending on the life cycle of the client's natural lashes and the clenching power of their eyelid muscles.
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.