Pamela Golightly was "green" before it was cool. The natural nail-care specialist has long been dedicated to eco-friendly practices since she began her career in 1986, —servicing the community for more than 28 years— and utilizing paper wraps instead of fiberglass wraps and filing nails by hand rather than relying on electric files or coal-guzzling robots. Her thoughtful, all-natural approach to nail care has resulted in a slew of dedicated return customers. Unlike other processes that depend on heavy chemical use, her organic approach results in zero incidents of nail damage, mold, or adverse reactions from allergy-prone cuticles. Pamela's natural approach helps nail services last up to two weeks. This same awareness carries over into her community endeavors, including her frequent contributions to local schools and nonprofit organizations.
The nail technicians of Galaxy Nail Spa pamper and polish digits with a specialized menu of mani-pedis. The staff’s repertoire builds upon the classic mani-pedi, lavishing patrons in customized levels of luxury with optional additions, including skin-softening scrubs, soothing hot towels, and sense-invigorating aromatherapy. Patrons can opt to upgrade polishings with a coat of shellac, which maintains a chip-free surface despite the wear of day-to-day activities and marathon ding-dong ditching.
The Nail Shop's deluxe version of the pedicure incorporates an exfoliating aloe-vera pumice scrub and a tingly peppermint masque and elegantly extends the hoof-rub to ten mollycoddling minutes, scented with the lotion of your choice. The deluxe manicure also ups the phalange-ante, sloughing off dead skin with a crystalline citrus rub and nourishing it from roof to basement with vitamin E cream. Both deluxe procedures are concluded with a warm towel wrap.
Hair, nails, and skin serve as the body’s permanent jewelry, bedecking the human form in whatever state it might find itself. The stylists at La Perle simply make these perpetual accessories look their best. Their 20 years of experience prepares them to deal with any head of hair, and their passion for the fashionable keeps them educated on the latest styles and trends. They cut, color, and style hair of every variety, only putting down their scissors and combs long enough to take up skincare products for use in facials, body wraps, and turkey-basting demonstrations. Their lineup of professional-grade products includes concoctions by René Furterer and G.M. Collin, among others.
The salon’s ornate mirrors reflect polished hardwood floors, flowing beige curtains, and green walls the color of a fresh-plucked olive. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylist Mimi Harsiny transforms tresses with high-end products by Redken. Guests also can solicit the salon for an acne-reducing facial, or nix unwanted hair from brow suburbs with a waxing or threading session.
Ellen Rubel, a stylist at La Perle, snips away split ends while sculpting tresses into chic styles. She also adds visual depth with rich color and flattering highlights. Patrons of the salon can also opt for mani-pedis, waxes, and facials that incorporate advanced skincare products.