The techs behind New Beginnings Nail Salon draw on a collective 27 years experience as they primp acrylic and natural nails with tools cleansed by hospital-grade disinfectants. In addition to mani-pedis, they also offer paraffin treatments, sugar scrubs, and OPI Axxium no-chip polish for pistachio lovers. For brides-to-be and bachelorettes, they host parties with mani-pedis, champagne, and appetizers to prepare them for a fun night out or a walk down the aisle. Nail techs also pamper princesses during birthday parties that include nail designs and cake, with goodies bags for the guests to take home. In an effort to share their knowledge, New Beginnings Nail Salon offers an apprenticeship program that helps aspiring nail stylists earn their licenses through hands-on experience. They also joined the fight against cancer by holding a fundraising event featuring nail art and raffle tickets.
Helmed by 28-year beauty veteran and owner Alfredo Lamparelli, Salon Bogar provides a haven of beautifying services performed at the talented hands of stylists, skin therapists, and makeup artists. Beginning with a skin analysis by a professional pore pamperer, the glow facial gently rejuvenates lackluster epidermises with a series of brightening and tightening steps including an exfoliation, eye-and-lip treatment, and custom finishing mask. As complexions emote a refreshed, youthful glow, hands and arms will enjoy a tendon-untangling massage, preventing them from endlessly caressing newly freed faces.
At Salon Aquavit, a dream team of stylists and estheticians work hand-in-hand with clients to provide customized treatments for the hair and skin. Each cosmetic artisan brings their own specialization to the styling chair, whether that’s a keen ability to deal with curly hair or a solid understanding of how to get peanut butter out of one’s eyelashes. Beyond standard salon services, the crew also beautifies bodies and soothes wandering minds with specialized services such as enzyme facials and Reiki therapy.
Certified nail technician Christina Andrews at Salon Tuscany dresses up fingers and toes with vivid shades of polish. She offers detailed manicure and pedicure services, with a specialty in shellac, acrylics, and fills. She works alongside the rest of the salon's staff, led by Rick and Dawne Guay. They offer NEO Hair Extensions (made from 100% human hair), stylish haircuts, color and texturizing treatments, and glamorous faux lashes.
At Michael Thomas Salon, muted yellow walls exude a warm glow reflected in the friendly demeanors of skin-savvy aestheticians and stylists specializing in hair color. Tress tamers revamp outdated hairdos with services that include cutting and coloring, as well as a modern re-texturizing technique that ousts frizz without unrolling curls or forcing brushes to work unpaid overtime. For skin, facials, waxing, and makeup unearth photo-ready kissers, with an ultra-gentle peel harnessing the doting powers of Aveda's All Sensitive products. Beautification unfolds in an airy space with weathered hardwood floors and a high bar where waiting patrons can riffle through magazines or practice sliding empty steins without breaking them.
Local brides. Teens getting ready for formals. President Obama. What seems like an unlikely grouping has something in common: they've all turned to Radura for makeup services. With a cosmetic client list that includes the president, Arianna Huffington, and a slew of other politicians and pundits who Radura’s artists have prepped for the likes of HBO, FOX, and CNN, it's no wonder guests turn to the salon for makeup artistry and instruction. Massages, waxing, and facials also spoil spa-goers, giving them an idea of what it’s like to be Steven Seagal for a day. Hair and nail services—including mani-pedis that use sea salt or no-chip nail polish—keep guests glittering from scalp to toes.