At Nail Logic, technicians in training hone their skills by providing beauty services at the institute's onsite nail clinic. Educated according to standards set by the state board of cosmetology, the students beautify appendages with basic manicures and pedicures as well as more advanced techniques that set nails with acrylic, gel, or wrap overlays. Their clients' fingertips may emerge with deep hues the color of precious stones or dots in the exotic pattern of a cheetah's nude pantyhose.
Quick, cookie-cutter pedicures don?t exist at LoAnn?s Nails and Spa. Instead, the salon schedules rejuvenating treatments in 45-, 60-, and 90-minute intervals to ensure no detail goes overlooked. To amp up the indulgence, the professional technicians can follow nail and cuticle grooming with a variety of foot-massage techniques. Stress melts under the application of hot stones, mint masks, and Tiger Balm?an ointment designed to relieve aches caused by wearing uncomfortable shoes or playing footsie with an actual tiger. Clients can also match their fingers to their toes with a spa manicure?featuring standard or chip-resistant gel polish?or pamper their skin with a deluxe facial.
The techs at The NailSpa Corner see each nail surface as a tiny canvas. With their tiny brushes, they paint intricate designs, often to celebrate upcoming events, such as hearts and cupcakes before Valentine's Day and little reindeer at Christmas time. Regardless of the polish used, all nail services include a hand massage and cuticle treatment. Pedicure customers sink into plush leather chairs, plunging feet into amber-colored footbaths. The salon staff also apply artificial nails and eyelash extensions.
Working with nails as her canvas, and nail polishes as her palette Cecilia Aviles turns fingers and toes into tiny works of art. Already indulgent on their own, her mani-pedi treatments may be enhanced with add-ons such as callus treatments to soothe fingers and toes, sugar scrubs to exfoliate skin, and masks to keep feet from being recognized by anyone they may have recently kicked.