Trish—of Nails by Trish—protects nails while making them look good. Her collection of gel polishes fights off chips and scratches caused by everyday activities such as washing dishes and husking corn. The polishes come in a kaleidoscope of hues.
Inside Bella Si Salon and Spa, Tracy Suess beautifies clients with chic new hairstyles, revitalizing conditioning treatments, and vibrant highlights. She's joined by a staff of stylists and aestheticians who prettify nails with mani-pedis, rejuvenate skin with facials, and cut men's and women's hair.
For more than two decades, Beauty in Vegas founder Nikki Segal has beautified high-profile clients, including Leonardo DiCaprio, John Edwards, and the models that grace the covers of Las Vegas Bride magazine. She and her team provide a mobile service for clients, traveling to homes, hotels, and casinos around the country to pamper clients with products from high-end brands such as Arbonne, Fred Segal, and MAC Cosmetics. Nikki prides herself on her vibrant, amiable personality that helps her charm even the most disgruntled eyelash curler to submit to her will.
Within this Paul Mitchell salon, stylists keep up to date with the latest trends. They repair damage with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger treatment, which uses keratin proteins to hydrate and strengthen hair. In addition to adorning crowns with flattering coifs, the staff turns their attention to improving skin with custom facials and waxing treatments.
Cuticles form an occasionally contested border between skin and nail. Learn how nail technicians can safely get them into good condition with Groupon?s investigation.
No one pays much attention to cuticles until they start causing trouble. Either they grow thick enough to intrude on a uniform manicure or they tear and cause pain. But the clingy strips of skin at the bottom of each nail actually perform some important functions. First, cuticles act as protective barriers that help new keratin cells grow into long, healthy nails instead of short, creepy talons. Second, they help keep bacteria out of the nail bed, where it can cause painful infections.
Though some nail salons offer to trim your cuticles during a manicure, the risk of infection?even with properly sanitized instruments?may outweigh any aesthetic benefit. After all, cuticles will grow back no matter what, so even a temporarily neater line at the base of the nail is unlikely to last for more than a few days. But nail technicians do have ways of fashioning smooth ovals or almond shapes without exposing the nail to dangerous intruders. First, they?ll avoid tearing the skin by making sure it?s as soft and supple as possible. An intensive moisturizer will help, as will a soak in a bowl of warm water. Once the hands are well-conditioned, the tech will begin carefully, gently working with a cuticle stick, first pushing the cuticles back and then, with a tiny circular motion, buffing away any dead skin remnants and dried-on cupcake frosting still clinging to the nail.
Flawlace Beauty Boutique’s black-and-white paisley wallpaper and electric-pink walls leave clients assured of the salon’s flair for feminine beautification. Sheer white curtains envelop visitors ensconced in hairstyling nooks or seated, like flamingo royalty, on plush pedicure chairs, and cursive marquees mark the spot for private facials and spa treatments. Inside the boutique’s blushing confines, customers also find staff trained in expertly applying eyelash extensions, including brightly colored and crystal-adorned varieties.