Blueridge Beauty's aesthetician Stephanie Litten calls on 15 years of experience when performing spa services and holistic therapies that aim to enhance appearances and soothe away stress. An array of massage modalities ease aching muscles, and South African Bio Sculpture gel enlivens fingers with chip-resistant coats of bright color, allowing nails to grow stronger than a diamond-eating bodybuilder. Waxing treatments banish unwanted fuzz and heated paraffin wax cleanses façades during facials and pampers feet during pedicures.
For the past 13 years, Micah Marshall has mastered the tricks of the manicure and pedicure trade as a nail technician in a panoply of different salons. With this experience, she now helms Hands & Feet, where her meticulous attention to detail ensures artfully shaped nails, precisely applied polish, and elegant rounds of patty-cake. She augments her basic nail treatments with chip-resistant Shellac polishes, hydrating hand and foot masks, and other optional extras, ensuring that extremities leave with a photo-shoot-worthy appearance.
Ananda draws upon 12 years of professional styling expertise within the cozy, relaxed environment at the eponymous Nanda Nails. Ananda can outfit fingertips or drab pool cues with spa manicures, artificial nails, and exquisite nail art. Waxing services preformed with Amber wax range from delicate Brazilian waxes to brow, lip, and chin waxes.
Keeping clients and technicians safe and healthy is paramount at Taylor's Natural Nail Care. That's why owner Taylor Manuel only uses five-free polish from OPI?which are devoid of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and dibutyl phthalate?and natural products from Bella Lucce. And to keep feet free of infections, Taylor and her technicians line the non-jetted pedicure tubs with disposable liners.
But natural products don't mean the mani-pedis lack luxuriousness. Nails can be adorned with gel polish, which can last up to four weeks, or Vinylux polish, which lasts up to two weeks and gets stronger under natural light. During these decadent treatments, clients can use the salon's free WiFi to look up the proper way to open a can or scratch a turtle's back without chipping a nail.
Backed by 29 years of experience, Cookie dotes upon fingernails and toenails with precision. This is especially true when it comes to her specialty of nail art, in which she paints intricate designs onto nails. Working out of Salon De Jae, she provides manicures and pedicures combined with relaxing spa-like treatments, such as masks, scrubs, and massages.
Sabine Sanderson gained experience as a nail technician on two continents: North America and Europe. After about a decade working as a medical pedicurist in Germany—where she participated in many nail-art shows—she has spent more than a decade working in the U.S. Here, Sabine is both a nail technician and an educator. She runs Nailqueen Sabine within Cut Ups and Company. Her services are fit for a queen, as with the aptly named Queens manicures and pedicures that incorporate sugar scrubs, nail trimming, and polish applications.