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.
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.
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and pedicure ($28) takes to your leg anchors and arm paddles with an exfoliating sea-salt scrub or masque to banish outdated skin cells to a faraway land of fashion mishaps and G-list celebrities.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.
Elements Hair Design matches its follicular focus with a dedication to nail nourishment. Plop down at the salon's new service stations and enjoy a manicure ($18) and pedicure ($32), administered by Elements' masterful team of technicians. Fingernails will be finessed, toenails will be treated, and cuticles will be cared for, as the salon's aestheticians—trained at the Matrix C.R.A.F.T. Global Academy in New York, as well as schools and salons in Chicago and Las Vegas—spin nail straw into finely shaped keratin gold. Call ahead and schedule your appointment for a mani-pedi treatment in the comfy confines of Elements Hair Design.
Inside the hot-pink and black decor of Posh Nail Studio, Candy outfits hands and feet with striking designs. Her artwork ranges from simple and bright to ornate and three-dimensional, encompassing mani-pedis, full sets, fill-ins, and Shellac services. Candy might draw inspiration from the animal-print patterns of the lounge area or repurpose rhinestones to bedazzle fingertips. She seats pedicure-ready guests on chairs separated by curtains for private pampering.
Colorful flower bouquets overlook the Studio 3 Salon's cobalt blue walls and earthen clay tiles. Amid these warm accents, skilled stylist Melissa Walthorn draws on more than 16 years of experience to rewire hair circuit boards with artful layers and high-end color products. But hair is just one strand in the salon's ample bouffant. Clients may also solicit a technician's nail design techniques to advertise your personality or 10-digit phone number.