After beginning to adopt more environmentally conscious practices in their personal lives, hairstylists Joy and Jeremy realized how hard the salon atmosphere could be on Mother Nature and set out to open their own eco-friendly salon. Their salon's open floor plan, organized into chic styling stations and suffused in natural light from numerous surrounding windows, highlights bright modern salon furniture, all of which is reused. In addition to the décor, their green reach expands to the salon's all-natural styling products and energy-efficient, retractable blow dryers, which dangle from the ceiling like a paratrooper after a poorly executed landing. Their resident aestheticians, nail techs, and massage therapists dole out the salon's expansive menu of services, pampering clients with custom facials, head-to-toe waxing treatments, and relaxing mani-pedis.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Andre Reed and his staff of licensed medical aestheticians rejuvenate skinscapes with lasers, beauty injections, and facials powered by medical-grade skincare products. BioAesthetics' aestheticians wield lasers to eradicate spider veins, unwanted body fuzz, toenail fungus, and teeth stains. Most treatments yield minimal discomfort and no downtime, allowing patients to easily schedule appointments before important business lunches or after regrettable pie-eating contests.
Carrie-Ann Schield is a member of Blue Mist Salon's talented team of stylists. Inside the salon's sleek loft space, which includes concrete floors, vertical beams and track lighting, she harnesses her creative energy to craft coifs. She trims tresses and styles strands with Oribe, Bumble and bumble, L'Or?al, and Moroccanoil products.
At Make Them Gelish, hands and feet reign supreme. A nail tech lavishes extremities with massages, fruit-scented soaks, and sugar scrubs, and paint nails with traditional and chip-resistant polishes under a LED light.
OP Nails II is like something out of a thumb, pinky, or index finger's wildest dreams. Upon entering the spa, a rainbow of polish lining the shelves welcomes clients to a nailcare oasis. Regular polishes, durable gels, and a wide range of shellac tintspresent clients and aestheticians with a world of possibilities to cap off mani-pedi services.
Those services unfold at relaxing nail stations, where aestheticians tend to cuticles, sculpt nails, and soften skin with products from the New Age Loc Nu Skin Line. Aside from polishes, the techs can finish with full sets of acrylic and gel nails, which are stronger than normal nails and don't fall off upon being tickled. OP Nails II's team also throws Happy Hour every Friday at 4 p.m., during which they serve wine and snacks to complement their mani-pedis or other services, such as waxing treatments.
The long row of white-on-white pedicure chairs at Beauzen Nail Salon, with its plush seats and sparkling foot bath bowls, foreshadows the luxurious experience to come. Here, nail technicians spoil the extremities with treatments such as dream pedicures, which soothe aching muscles and soften rough calluses or marine spa pedicures, which soothe conditions such as dry and cracking skin or scurvy. The technicians
put all of their focus on fingers and toes, often incorporating extras such as neck massages or paraffin treatments to leave skin healthy and soft.