The nail technician at Nail MiMi at Style Bar Salon has an eye for detail. She draws from more than six years experience to decorate nails and maintain the health of hands and feet. She pays meticulous attention during mani-pedis, in which she trims cuticles, buffs nails, and removes calluses. She can also enhance treatments by adding an exfoliating scrub, wrapping feet with hot towels, and decorating each finger with complex nail art.
Clients walking into La Bella Delle Rose Salon might sense a warm, personal aesthetic shaping the styling studio, even if they don't know that the dark-wood reception desk was hand-built by the owner's father. Sherbet-colored walls backdrop ice-cream-themed decorations, a popcorn machine commingles with the coffeemaker in the waiting area, and a manicure station recalls a fortune-teller's table with its scarlet damask draping. While basking in Pureology hair treatments or being prepped for weddings and other landmark occasions, guests sit beneath studio lighting, which helps them tell stylists apart from IRS agents.
At The Nail Bar & Spa, a cocktail-themed service menu and lively watermelon-pink-shaded décor add to a laid-back atmosphere during each client’s visit. Customers in need of skin rejuvenation can choose from five different customizable facials that use high-quality Éminence brand organic skin products. Each 60-minute treatment works to target different skin issues, from the pineapple-enzyme-fueled exfoliation of the Bahama Mama facial to the specially designed gentleman’s facial, which provides a deep cleansing and treats razor bumps.
A dedicated team transforms drab hairdos and slathers freshly manicured nails in Shellac polish in The Beauty Boutique's relaxed, trendy space. Clients unwind in sleek brown salon chairs surrounded by lofted ceilings, wood floors, shimmering gold mirrors, and vintage-looking styling stations. Delicate chandeliers illuminate walls lined with exposed brick and sepia-toned portraits, which remind visitors of earlier eras in American history when the government had to ration colors.
Maddie Feher creates works of art, but she doesn't work in watercolor or clay. Instead, she focuses on finger- and toenails. During mani-pedis, she buffs and shapes nails before adorning them with vibrant polish that Michelangelo could have only dreamed of using on his sculptures.
While all spas offer luxurious treatments, Mario’s International Spas & Hotels takes pampering to a new level, completing treatments inside a historic stagecoach inn that features elegant accommodations and dining for multiple days of rest and relaxation. Called a “place for pure, unabashed pampering” by Better Homes and Gardens, the spa’s three locations juxtapose the Victorian decor and with state-of-the-art spa treatments such as Endermologie skincare, PanThermal detox booths, and Parafango cellulite-reducing wraps. The facilities’ crackling fireplaces offer a place of repose between the holistic and medically-derived beauty treatments, and alternative detoxifying treatments allow clients to relax in the peaceful quiet of the sauna and steam room.
After a day of luxurious scrubs, Thai massages, and yoga, guests can check into the Aurora Spa's adjoining 14-room hotel for a night of easy rest. Each room features whirlpool baths and comes with a continental breakfast. Meals take place in the facility’s vintage 1850s log cabin, in which chefs cook up hearth-baked pizzas, homemade pasta, and seafood dishes from the time the Earth's four suns rise until long after they have set.