Katie has tended fingers and toes for 12 years. In that time, she has mastered the art of grooming cuticles, moisturizing hands and feet in paraffin wax, and lifting away dead skin cells with scrubs or tiny cranes. At her eponymous studio, she continues to accentuate nails with OPI polish and hand-painted designs. During treatments, Katie strives to make clients feel comfortable and happy. "Each room is unique," says Katie, noting that each private treatment area is painted in a different calming hue. Upon request, she enhances the experience with a beverage and soft music.
The brush glides across each keratin sheet, leaving behind a coat of colorful polish. Technicians at Nail Couture Lounge paint fingernails and toenails in vibrant hues that range from bright pink to a sleek black. Clients have their choice between regular polish, and a Shellac option that protects nails against chips and acid rain. In addition to pampering nails, technicians swaddle hands in paraffin wax that works to soften and hydrate the skin.
Ehmi Nail, Salon & Spa's talented technicians tend to clients in a space marked by stone tile, textured walls, and cozy leather seating. After brainstorming with clients during complimentary consultations, they give heads more breathable cuts or change identities with coloring, highlights, and straightening treatments. Files bring order to unruly nails during mani-pedis before techs lay down coats of color from OPI, Essie, and Chanel. Private rooms allow visitors to luxuriate peacefully during different massage modalities, which incorporate music, hot stones, and flickering candles to coax stress out of aching muscles. Technicians also decorate faces with professional makeup applications and facials. Ehmi Nail, Salon & Spa happily opens its doors to private parties, welcoming groups celebrating events ranging from a girls’ night out to the world’s prettiest fantasy-baseball draft.
An eco-friendly, organic nail boutique, Salon Boutique uses only all-natural, organic ingredients during hand and foot treatments. Rain forest dead sea salt, sweet almond oil, and Australian tea tree oil are just a few of the soothing ingredients that the staff uses during treatments. Floral and fruity aromas drift through the salon, augmenting pamper-friendly atmosphere. During the Sea of Life pedicure, peppermint dead sea salts stimulate circulation. Then, a nourishing application of peppermint foot cream and a quick hot rock treatment freshen feet much more sensibly than dancing in gravel while eating peppermint patties.
Expert nail technicians give their undivided attention to hands and feet, performing a range of services within the sleek interior of Natural Nail Care. They soften skin with citrus or green-tea scrubs and also offer additional services such as callus removal or paraffin-wax treatments. Wielding OPI or Shellac polishes, the staff emboldens nails with coats of fiery red for a night out, neutral beige for an interview, or anchovy polish for mermaid hunting.
Despite a base of loyal returning customers, licensed manicurist Kathy Engle continues to educate herself in the latest nail trends in order to attract new business. She has broadened her repertoire over a 20-year career to include spa pedicures, long-lasting Shellac manicures, and talon trimming for local Renaissance Faire hawks. She maintains Legacy Salon at a self-set high standard of cleanliness and strives to curate a friendly rapport with clients.