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.
The Nail Room’s Ellen Idema has beautified thousands, maybe even gazillions, of nails over her 24-year career. Working from inside the Healthy Life Spa, Ellen slaps shellac polish onto fingernails, coats toenails in brightly hued OPI polishes, or covers keratin sheets with acrylics. She also hand files each nail for a natural thin appearance similar to a light pole flattened by a bright pink anvil.
The fully trained and licensed staff at Paradise Spa and Nails purges pores of grime and frees follicles of loitering hair. During the European facial, a deep cleanser clarifies sullied skin, preparing it for a gentle enzyme peel and informed cocktail-party discussions. While physiognomies find freedom, a spa specialist massages faces, shoulders, and necks, and uses reflexology on hands and feet to encourage complete relaxation. The pampering culminates with a revitalizing mask and a nutrient-rich moisturizer to protect and restore the skin's natural balance. Alternatively, patrons can opt for a Brazilian wax to tidy up bikini lines for dips in the pool or when impersonating the stock market.
Cortexx Salon offers a wide range of luxurious treatments to beautify and relax the body. A spa treatment manicure ($23) and pedicure ($28) takes to your leg anchors and arm paddles with an exfoliating sea-salt scrub or masque to banish outdated skin cells to a faraway land of fashion mishaps and G-list celebrities. Treat your weary visage to a relaxing facial that will unclog pores and leave your face shimmering like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it. Add an all-natural pre-Halloween mask to your facial treatment for $10.
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.
At Pleasant Nails Spa, a BYOB establishment, guests sink into new pedicure chairs while they sip on wine and chat with friends. Amid neon-green walls, techs transform nails with traditional manicures and pedicures, or use their fingers as makeshift miniature canvasses for flower-inspired nail-art designs. Hands and feet luxuriate in pampering add-ons, such as hot-towel treatments, sea-salt scrubs, and paraffin dips that leave hands softer than a boxing match fought wearing gloves made of cotton candy.