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.
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.
Unpeel P.C.'s medical director and founder, Dr. Laura Darby, and her staff bolster beauty and maintain health with a combination of Eastern and Western practices, such as herbal medicine, energy work, aromatherapy, age management medicine, functional medicine, food sensitivity testing, weight management, holistic internal medicine, and aesthetic services, such as skin care and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. She really focuses on getting to know a patient, as evidenced by her detailed consultations before any aesthetic procedure as well as her integrative-medicine, anti-aging, and weight-management consultations that supplement educational classes and seminars. Dr. Darby customizes any experience by asking questions and individualizing treatment plans for each patient. Dr. Darby personally performs or directly supervises all of Unpeel P.C.'s services.
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.