When it comes to a good manicure, experience counts. That’s why all polished tips point to Elite Nails owner Elisa Garcia, who has spent the last 19 years perfecting her nail-polishing technique. Beyond basic polish changes and mani-pedis for both men and women, she specializes in acrylic enhancements, which come natural, French tipped, capped in colorful glitter, or rolled in fresh powdered sugar. To prevent lifting, she uses acrylic products from Creative Nail Design, which also guard against yellowing to keep nails looking new for longer.
At Diamonds & Pearls Nail Studio, master technician and 20-year industry veteran Liana indulges digits with FDA-approved products and paramount attention to detail. During any service, Liana goes the extra mile to make every client feel comfortable at her vented manicure table and plush pedicure chair.
Tend to last-minute holiday preening and primping with today’s glamorous Groupon. For $50, you’ll get $110 worth of services at Genevieve’s Full Service Salon. You can buy up to three Groupons for yourself (and more if the rest are gifts), but you can only use one per visit.
The smell of lavender, the sound of Frank Sinatra, and the low hum of friendly conversation. That's the sensory environment you're likely to step into at Frenchies Modern Nail Care. From there, techs following "clean care" protocols will unwrap an individually packaged, sterilized, stainless-steel set of tools just for your hands and feet.?Massage and sugar scrubs come standard with pedicures, but things can get much more luxe from there. The Lemon Cake mani-pedi uses citrus essences for an especially invigorating treatment, while the French Garden infuses a soak, scrub, masque, and hot-towel wrap with fresh cucumber. A chalkboard wall, giant french-bulldog silhouettes, and china-pattern-pretty blue and white furnishings are just a few fun elements surrounding customers as they surrender their paws to relaxation.
While most beauticians stake out one facet of the beauty world to call their own, Sandra Evans has spent her 20-plus years in the industry as an aesthetician, nail technician, eyelash extensionist, permanent makeup artist, and waxer. From her station in Chez La Femme Salon, she shares her vast beauty knowledge with her clients. Here, Sandra uses the latest equipment, such as microcurrent and diamond-tip microdermabrasion, to ward of wrinkles, and traditional and permanent makeup to highlight facial features. When it comes to clients? nails, Sandra turns to her tool kit, which is filled with shellac polishes, therapeutic paraffin wax, and
a bunch of leftover parts from an IKEA dresser that don't seem to go anywhere.
From puzzle-piece decals to UV-cured gel polishes, manicurist Paula brings modern ingenuity to fingers and toes. She pulls from Gelish, OPI, and CND polishes to give nails a spark of color or seasonal flourish. Paula also directs her attention upward to accentuate eyes with eyelash extensions.