Stylist and nail technician Lucy Grothusen works from a cozy corner of Aspen Salon and Spa where she frees nails from scraggly cuticles and daubs them with durable Shellac gel. She can also affix Tammy Taylor acrylics to add length and style. With the Rockstar nail treatment, she brushes nails with Shellac, dots them with glitter, and teaches them to play the solo in "Free Bird." In addition to her signature nail services, Lucy performs cuts and colors on tresses, spritzing heads with Kenra and alcohol-free Pureology products.
The state-licensed technicians at iNail Artistry & Spa are neatniks when it comes to health and hygiene in their salon. In addition to sterilizing all reusable implements, they never use blades to slice away calluses or nail clippings. They work to reduce staff and client exposure to malevolent fumes and carefully assess the nail health before beginning treatments.
The staff sets itself apart from other nail crews by offering reflexology pedicures, which use precisely applied pressure to specific areas of the feet to stimulate different body organs or nerves, and it has been known to help with vascular disease and arthritis.
As the name of their company suggests, the technicians at Nail Time & Co. are dedicated to one thing: pampering and beautifying guests' fingers and toes. In manicures and pedicures, they administer massages and warm-towel treatments to siphon off any tension and transfer it into bland soap-opera scripts. When it comes time to choose a polish, there are a number of options including chip-resistant gel and fancy french styles. If you want to maximize the gripping ability of your hands, you can enhance your nails with acrylic sets that feature fetching, colorful designs.
Just as its name indicates, NiNi Nails & Spa envelops fingers and toes in soothing and relaxing treatments. During sessions, technicians push back overgrown cuticles and shape nails into perfect parabolas before embellishing them with vibrant polish or no-chip Shellac gel. Indulgent pedicures soothe weary dogs, slough off calluses, and return misplaced fingers to their rightful home. The spa also treats feet with specialty jelly pedicures, which put a twist on a plain-Jane footbath by introducing a soft jelly substance made from essential oils and soothing aloe vera.
Lamplight casts a honey glow on the elegant chandeliers, exposed-brick walls, and polished wood floors at Blades Salon. Amid these cozy accents, Ms. Luba draws on more than 35 years of experience to restore finger and toe shields to a vibrant shine. Hailing from Russia, Ms. Luba blends both European and traditional techniques to ensure the best possible nailcare. Guests can request simple nail shaping with cuticle care, or upgrade their mani-pedis with indulgent add-ons such as french tips or therapeutic reflexology.
For more than 25 years, Mel Croston has been perfecting her craft of creating beautiful nails. She draws on her experience as a painter to add a splash of artistry to nail designs, similar to what Michelangelo did for David’s french manicure. Croston is certified in acrylic and gel work with training in Axxium soak-off nails by OPI and Shellac by Creative Nail Design, which resists chips for up to 14 days.