At Empress Nails II, vitality and variety go hand in hand. All told, the salon's technicians specialize in no less than nine forms of pedicures, which incorporate everything from hot stone therapy to sugar and honey scrubs or glycolic acid. Manicures, too, offer plenty of options, such as acrylic nail applications or coats of no-chip polish to keep nails from being eroded by running faucets. Empress Nails also provides full-body and foot massages and facials that can soften blemishes and bring out youthful hues.
Just through the front door of Silk Roses Salon Spa, a huge, hand-painted rose blossoms on the wall—an explosion of color against the white background lit by the sun streaming through the window. The vibrant crimson of that rose sets the tone the entire space, instilling its passionate hues in the paint and furniture and—at least figuratively—the stylists and aestheticians. Specializing in nail services, massage, and skin treatments, the staff relies on professional grade products such as Remy Laure and G.M. Collin to keep clients looking their best. Services take place either in the open salon amid friendly conversation or within private massage rooms where clients can relax knowing that no one can hear them purr and discover they're a cat.
At Sweet & Sassy, a candy-colored salon and spa that frequently hosts beauty parties, experienced pulchritude practitioners pamper toddlers to tweens with myriad services. Little women relax after long days crunching numbers at the lemonade stand amid walls awash in purples, pinks, limes, and oranges. An ear-piercing throne, an accessories boutique, and a celebration area complete with globe lights, a reflective disco ball, and a fashion runway make up Sweet & Sassy’s diva-friendly atmosphere.
While its name might signal the end of a day, Twilight Nails is just getting started. In anticipation of its 2013 opening, the nail spa filled its shelves with top-tier products from Essie and OPI. Techs buff, polish, and generally upgrade clients’ fingers and their toes' fingers at welcoming stations.