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.
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.
As her salon’s name implies, Tamara doesn’t like to limit herself. Stationed within the stress-free confines of Sola Salon Studios, the stylist and nail technician draws on her wealth of experience to bolster her clients’ looks and self-esteem with a variety of treatments. When she isn’t imbuing strands with color or fashioning them into cute pixies or durable rock-climbing ropes, she turns her attention to nails. Among Tamara’s specialties is chip-resistant Shellac, which keeps nails shiny and protected for up to two weeks.
Stationed within the stress-free zone of Eclipse Salon Suites, certified massage therapist Andrea Newton treats world-weary muscles to therapeutic hot-stone and relaxation massages. Andrea’s contoured and padded massage bed absorbs anxieties as she coaxes them out of backs and shoulders with intuitive strokes and gentle pressure. Powder-blue and soft-brown walls coalesce in a palette that soothes the eyes while Andrea plumbs muscles, plies soft tissue, and unties knots that routinely cause shoulder blades to trip over each other.