The manicurists at Gilmore's Nail Salon groom cuticles and shape nails before artfully applying coats of colorful polish to fingers and toes. Their shelves are stocked with a vibrant array of traditional and gel polishes, which resist chips from zippers, keys, and woodpeckers for up to two weeks.
At Sassi Nail and Tanning Lounge, men, women, and teens address beauty and grooming needs with an extensive selection of spa treatments. Custom facials appease individual skin quirks, and six types of massage employ hot stones and deep-tissue techniques to extract tension acquired from giving piggyback rides to lazy shadows. Freshly pampered bodies can imbibe a bronzy glow from spray or UV tanning, and nail techs shape up both natural and artificial nails.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Gel (Shellac Manicure)
Brands Used: O.P.I Shellac, Gelish, CND
Pro Tip: It's always better to book an appointment in advance.
Telia Anderson, owner of Pink Door Nail & Facial Spa, has been beautifying clients for more than 12 years, though she only opened her own studio a couple of years ago. "I've been doing nails since I was 14," she says. "My hobby turned into my career." She still loves to give a straighforward manicure, citing the service as her favorite part about her job. In addition to shaping and buffing nails, she finishes off her services with a variety of polishes, from durable gels to artificial acrylic sets that add length, colors, and patterns to fingers.
At Artistic Hair Designers, stylists cut and condition hair while nail technicians groom cuticles and layer on polish. The salon also houses licensed aestheticans who ease muscle tension and back pain through Swedish massage, pamper skin with facials, and coordinate private spa parties.
Relaxing music, a beverage bar, and walls painted in soothing tones jostle for the attention of clients as they walk through the doors of Sassi Nails Salon. At a pedicure or manicure workstation, technicians render nail treatments including shellac manicures, spa pedicures, and polish changes. The Sassi team pays particular attention to sanitization, holding themselves to the strict standards of the Ohio State board and the world’s most scrupulous mother-in-law—Harry Potter’s aunt, who they actually have on staff.
Brightly colored fingernails are one of the first things you notice about someone, especially if they're walking on their hands. Skilled technician Jessica Alborn ensures nail beauty with deft shaping, vibrant polishes, and myriad varieties of acrylics. Not restricting her talents to talons, clients may also solicit Alborn for a swift wax or a flattering haircut and color treatment.