Though Mimosa Spa specialists are committed to helping clients look their best, they are equally concerned with ensuring guests feel their best. That's why they supplement their beautifying facials and body wraps with relaxing massages in one of their 12 massage rooms and invite manicure recipients to recline in cushy massage chairs as bubbling whirlpools soak their feet. For waxes and full-body massage treatments, the staff welcomes clients to private rooms with soft, cushioned beds. Empathetic and experienced, they also take pains to address customers' questions and concerns, particularly before sensitive treatments such as permanent-makeup application or Brazilian waxes. The spa's decor unfolds across 4,000 square feet and also helps create a soothing atmosphere. Rustic stone pillars tower over the clean and cool tile floors, clear of clutter and illuminated by the soft glow of hanging lanterns. The warm orange walls are covered with art depicting peaceful scenes, such as a blustery autumn forest or a smooth river stone that's just dozed off to sleep.
At Vibrancy Salon & Day Spa, a group of trained spa and salon professionals invite guests to shed the stresses of everyday life with relaxing services. Massages banish tension and aches from back muscles during sessions tailored to clients’ individual needs. Facials and skin care treatments sooth visages with rejuvenating masks, which, in a pinch, can double as last-minute Halloween costumes. Technicians can apply shellac polish or acrylics to newly buffed and trimmed nails, and their stylist teammates employ products from lines such as Matrix and Biogenol to assist in haircuts, styling services, and coloring treatments.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, essential oils, and vegan ingredients enhance the natural nail treatments at Well Polished, an eco-friendly salon that uses only high-quality products. The Be Well treatment, an herbal soak with massage, keeps skin and nails feeling soft and healthy, while the Be Free restoration treatment removes toxins and the scraps of old nail enhancements with a dead-sea-mud mask. All implements are sterilized and steamed prior to use, and single-use files and buffers ensure that no client is exposed to the flakes from someone else's chitinous exoskeleton.
Hair Gallery's team of stylists aim to give each customer personalized attention. A consultation at the start of each appointment ensures each stylist understands their client's hair needs and favorite pet name used, and comfortably situates each guest with a complimentary glass of coffee, wine, or beer. Chandeliers illuminate all the stylish transformations, which can transcend tress modification to include eyebrow or lip waxes, Shellac manicures, or full sets of acrylic nails.
At Couture Day Spa, a manicure is more than a file and polish. The technicians incorporate exotic extras such as hot stone massages, moisturizing paraffin treatments, and nail art more aesthetically pleasing than taped-on miniatures of the Mona Lisa. Beyond nail services, the team can thicken lashes with individual extensions, wax away unwanted stubble, and diffuse muscle tension with relaxing massages.
Most popular service: Gel manicure
Brands Used: Shellac, OPI, and Source Vital
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I worked in a salon as a secretary and decided I wanted to become a manicurist, own my own business, and pamper people. I love meeting new people, talking to them, and helping them relax.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I received my Minx Nails certification in 2007.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I love performing spa pedicures because they are really relaxing for my clients. I also remove dead skin from the feet—something that many salons don't do.