Queen City Nail Bar & Boutique is a nail bar in more ways than one. Nail technicians, of course, exfoliate skin, trim cuticles, and shape nails during manicures and pedicures. But they also have glasses of wine and beer available for purchase so clients can sip while they get their nails done. As for the "boutique" part of its name, Queen City stocks Traci Lynn jewelry, Mary Kay cosmetics, and take-home spa products.
Relax in Belue's warm, earth-toned quarters as specialist Jody Means used all-natural Aveda and Yon-ka products to customize a facial for your particular skin type. The deluxe facial includes cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction, as well as a steaming treatment and a mask, and concludes with an arm, neck, shoulder, spirit animal, and scalp massage. Faces leave feeling balanced and fresh, no longer burdened by rough peeling skin or slippery peeling bananas. Book an appointment online.
Dedicated to providing clients with individualized experiences, Baxter Nails and Spa is outfitted with privacy curtains and miniature flat-screen TVs at each leather pedicure chair. The deluxe pedicure begins with a warm soak in Dead Sea rock salts, peppermint, and eucalyptus, followed by an exfoliating sea-salt scrub, leg mask, and a 10-minute hot-stone massage. A foot sorceress then cleans cuticles, shapes nails, removes calluses, and applies shiny polish. Baxter Nails and Spa uses disposable plastic pedicure trays for a cleaner experience. In the manicure area, hands go for liberating skinny dips in warm paraffin pools before having their keratin toppers clipped, cleaned, and rubbed free of tension and No. 2 pencils. Nail wizards apply hot towels to hands and arms and place colorful tiaras on digits. Child-sized pedicure chairs with flat-screen TVs and DVD players are available for little girls and garden gnomes.
The trained polish-technicians at Happy Nails beautify appendages with careful colorings. During the approximately 30- to 45-minute Shellac manicure, an aesthetician shapes and buffs fingernails and trims away cuticles. Shellac nail polish laminates nails in colors with a finish that remains vibrant through up to three weeks of coaxing dissonant chords from chalkboards alongside avant garde third-grade musicians. The deluxe pedicure takes place in a massaging pedicure chair, which robotically relaxes shoulders and backs while toenails are transformed from haggard scraggles into delicate ovals. A sea salt scrub works away at calluses that might otherwise damage human-sock diplomacy and ruin future puppet shows, after which feet are glossed with a sheen of silky oil before being polished. Both the Shellac manicure and deluxe pedicure also include a relaxing massage from human hands.
After beginning with six modest traditional beds in 1990, Tropical Tan has expanded its body-bronzing pursuits to include 24 UV- and spray-tanning units housed within a pristine, violet boutique. Reflecting the salon's commitment to client comfort, UV beds combat claustrophobia with wide openings and display an intuitive control panel that empowers guests to program their preferred shade. Airbrush consultants dispense personalized tips for UV-free tanners, along with directions for navigating the Norvell sunless spray-tanning booth's passage into Narnia. The salon also stocks body products from brands such as Boost and Luxx, which condition skin to deepen and sustain new hues.