At Posh Nail Studio, creative technicians embellish fingertips and toe tips with acrylics, no-light gels, and chip-resistant Shellac polishes during lavish manicures and pedicures. They craft miniature masterpieces while doing nail art, a trend that started when Michelangelo mistook his thumb for a piece of chapel scaffolding. The staff pampers feet with relaxing spa pedicures, and they further boost beauty levels with waxing services and makeup applications.
At Hairacy Salon, a stone fireplace and textured walls cultivate a welcoming ambiance as a team of beauty experts pampers clients with an extensive lineup of salon and spa services ranging from haircuts to pedicures. Inside this relaxing realm Hairacy Salon’s experienced stylists use Paul Mitchell products to fine-tune tresses in front of large mirrors where clients can admire their new ‘dos or decode grocery lists written by Leonardo da Vinci. Cuts start with a luxurious shampoo and relaxing scalp massage, and optional deep-conditioning treatments imbue strands with a soft, silken sheen rivaled only by a satin pocket square dipped in canola oil. In addition to hair services, clients can treat themselves to waxing services, nail treatments, and decadent spa-quality facials.
Midnite Sun & Cruise spritzes golden hues on clients' skin with equipment that includes multi-level UV beds and spray booths by VersaSpa and Mystic Tan. The salon boasts an array of tanning booths with different amenities, including facial lamps and fast-acting, high-pressure beds. The MR International products for sale at Midnite Sun & Cruise work in tandem with the tanning beds and UV rays to yield a deeper, darker tan. In addition to traditional tanning beds, Midnite Sun & Cruise supplies spray tans and red-light skin rejuvenation. The VersaSpa spray-tan solution mingles with the skin's amino acids and proteins, perpetuating a bronzed sheen for five to seven days, and Mystic Tan sprays boast a natural color that evenly fades and diminishes the slight DHA odor. Red-light therapy promotes collagen production for smoother skin, and fights acne harder than a dermatologist with a soap-filled fire hydrant.
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.
After more than 20 years in business, HBJ Grand Salons has quite the roster of aesthetic services, including up-to-date styles, haircuts, color, and dreadlocks. The full-service salon specializes in laser hair therapy, weaves, extensions, and natural hair. And like a good construction crew, it can also make nails look pretty.
No area of the body can safely harbor stress when massage therapist Megan is in the room. Because of her knowledge of anatomy and pressure points, her combination relaxation-therapeutic massages range across the entire body, from the shoulders and back to the arms, legs, and face. With familiarity, also, of various skin types, she’s able to customize Swedish and deep-tissue massage strokes to accommodate virtually all sensitivities and ages.
Ah-Ha Therapy’s resident massage therapist is well versed in all manner of muscular molding, from cranial and sports massages to deep-tissue massages that target specific trouble spots with specialized kneads. The therapist also offers pre- and post-natal sessions as well as chair massages for those who want to unwind by imagining that they’re on an exotic, deserted island that happens to have really nice chairs.