Beautiful Skin and Nails owner Vicky DeNero taps into more than 15 years of experience to groom nails and refresh faces with custom treatments. Two spa pedicure chairs are framed by shelves of polish from brands such as Chanel and more than 200 gel and polish colors. DeNero treats toes to pedicures and files nails into a square, round, or city skyline shapes during signature manicures.
On the other side of the room, spa-goers can recline on a treatment table where DeNero arrives armed with Skin Script, Skin Accents, and PCA Skin products, prepared to brighten complexions with an assortment of facials enhanced by blueberry, lemon, and pomegranate. Clients can opt for skin-type-specific facials or choose to enhance treatments with a 24-karat gold collagen mask, dermaplaning session, or eyelash perm.
Inside Vivaldi Salon Suites, all the coiffeurs are master stylists and master colorists, with an average of 10 years of experience. Along with the estheticians, make-up artists, and nail technicians, they are also their own bosses and set their own schedules and pamper guests from inside their own suites. The beauty entrepreneurs expertly dispense their mastery skills that include face-framing highlights, refreshing facials, permanent eyeliner applications, acrylic nails, and quickie tans without the need for the sun or a vat of melted pennies.
If you've watched the Emmy Awards recently, you've seen the work of stylist Jason Ashkenazi, who can take credit for more than a few of that ceremony's celebrity 'dos. But long before Jason ever got close to famous tresses, he practiced his craft for years in New York and Los Angeles. Today, he continues to lend his talents to fashion events, editorial photo shoots, and secret Illuminati meetings attended by Hollywood's biggest stars.
A licensed cosmetologist with more than 25 years of experience, Ceci Sahm opens the Spanish-style doors of the Morning Sky Salon to clients craving luxurious beautifying treatments performed with certified organic products. In the 20-minute Intermezzo facial, Yonka Paris products moisturize and refresh skin with a soft, aromatic flower-and-fruit gel, leaving cheeks supple and elastic enough to store an entire winter's worth of acorns. As a meticulous manicurist sculpts and paints nails, patrons' eyes can wander over the salon's Spanish-colonial-revival architecture and courtyard fountain. Children can romp in a shady play area in the courtyard, boxing their shadows or reciting famous poems backwards to reprogram all nearby English lit majors' minds.