Inside the softly lit Bonjour Nails & Spa, a long row of plush pedicure chairs with built in baths flank one wall, and strategically lit nail stations fill the other. Patrons entering the serene space can have a seat in the cozy waiting area or peruse the racks of colorful lacquer offered in regular and long-wearing formulas before indulging in meticulous manicures and pedicures. In a private treatment room free from adolescent loiterers, skin mavens ease muscle tension with neck, shoulder, and Swedish massages, or sculpt brows into shapely arches with waxing services.
The marble-patterned side tables and gilded footbaths make Kenmore Happy Nails' pedicure chairs truly throne-like. The staff members work to make their clients feel like royalty while rendering manicures, pedicures, and other spa treatments such as waxing and eyelash extensions. They also specialize in permanent makeup, filling in lip lines and eyebrows.
All of the products at Trendz are custom mixed to the salon's exacting standards, and the mani-pedi services benefit the most from this attention. Pour your hardworking digits a drink with the amazingly scented piña colada mani-pedi, beginning with a smoothing exfoliant scrub to polish away calluses and rough spots. When your limb termini are smoothed, your hand-shakers and potato-kickers will soak in a warming bath, followed by a nail shaping and cuticle treatment with hydrating pineapple oil for all 20 of your keratin-based tips. Trendz's expert nail-whisperers will gently massage your hands and feet, lightly exfoliating your heels before moving on to the buffing and polishing stage, which readies your digits for their close-up with your chosen shade of rich OPI lacquer.
Envy Nails' troop of nail-honing technicians crafts sleek, stylish digits with spa treatments, decorative nail designs, and a smooth finish of OPI polish. To kick things off, patrons remove their shoes and ventriloquist dummies so staffers can get to work buffing and filing nails on feet and hands, sending wayward cuticles back to their nail-base homes. Utilizing the grainy ministrations of a sea-salt scrub, aestheticians slough away roughened skin to unveil smooth epidermal expanses before guiding limbs into a paraffin dip, which works to seal in more moisture than Davy Jones's line of tupperware. Staffers then adorn nails with a seamless coat of OPI polish, creating smudge-free finger accessories in the client's color of choice. Patrons opting for nail designs can opt to bedeck their big toes and thumbs in a variety of spirals, flowers, or artistic depictions of sock tyranny.
Ti Hong, the owner head stylist of Salon de beauté, has worked in the beauty industry for more than 20 years. Formally trained at a French salon in Saigon, he later moved to Paris where he honed his craft in a boutique salon for several years. Today, at Salon de beauté, he draws upon his international training to lead a team of hairstylists, manicurists, and aestheticians who deliver everything from customized facials and microcurrent facelifts, to spiral perms and extensions made from human hair. To calm frizzy ‘dos exacerbated by humidity or a head-on collision with a Van de Graaff generator, the salon also offers keratin hair-smoothing and Japanese thermal straightening treatments, both of which smooth and soften hair for several months.