Working alongside the other stylists and beauty savants at Vallar Salon and drawing on a battery of OPI products, Trena Martin beautifies nails with manicures and pedicures. She indulges hands and feet with soaks, massages, and scrubs, which leave extremities relaxed and less likely to smash antique bubble wrap.
The technicians at Posh Nail Studio pamper their customers with manicures, pedicures, and indulgent spa packages. They use traditional and shellac polishes to adorn fingers and toes with monochromatic or nail-art design schemes or use acrylic enhancements to add length and strength to natural nails. This salon welcomes not only solo beauty seekers, but also makes special arrangements for groups of six or more, including wedding parties or hand model collectives.
Though their names may be slightly different, the family of nail salons that is Comstock Nails, Lovely Nails, MI Nails, and Wyoming Nails have almost everything else in common. That includes a friendly staff, pedicure thrones with soothing jet tubs, and specialty nail services such as Shellac manicures. The last of these is a particular highlight—the specially formulated Shellac polish cures under UV light and resists chipping for up to two weeks. All three of the salons carry multiple colors of CND Shellac polish, including seasonal shades such as Sugared Spice and Deep-Fried Turducken.
Within the lime-hued walls of Eden Salon, experienced nail technicians beautify hands and feet in relaxing mani-pedis that take about two hours. Aestheticians trim cuticles, buff nail beds, and file nail enamel into squares, ovals, or bugle-shaped cylindrical cones before coating fingers' enameled bits with Shellac nail polish (a $75 value). Shellac's no-chip formula slides onto nails smoothly and sets quickly under a UV lamp. A Shellac base coat blankets the bare nail, followed by a color coat of the client's choice and finished with a UV top coat that seals the process, making nails gleam like the helmet of an astronaut falling into the sun. Newly embellished finger digits and foot ends can retain their glossy lamination for up to 14 days.