Nail nurturers at Fashion Nails & Spa restore paws’ sense of pride with pampering mani-pedi services that shape and shine. Technicians smooth ragged edges, revealing renewed contours and retractable claws. Soothing cuticle care calms anxious nails, and a relaxing massage releases stress built up after learning one too many secret handshakes. An exfoliating pumice scrub banishes calluses from footprints, followed by a moisturizing mango massage. Warm towels and carefully placed hot stones nurture foot flexibility, their radiant heat slackening tight tendons to prep tootsies for hoofing around town or winning the luau’s coal-walking contest. Once soothed and smoothed, fingers and toes can opt for a natural look with buffing or cloak themselves in rainbow threads with colored polish. Today’s deal can also be applied toward upgraded services such as a french manicure ($3 additional).
Owner Christina Ballstaedt offers laid-back service from her home residence in Metairie. With Paul Mitchell credentials under her beauty belt, Ballstaedt offers fashionistas the chance to flaunt their phalanges and an excuse to not open any soda cans.
After graduating from Blue Cliff College, licensed massage therapist Kat Miscavage worked for Hard Rock Spa in Biloxi as well as multiple high-volume spas in New Orleans until she decided to start her own studio. Now, in the comfort of a private room, Kat alleviates pent-up stress and lingering pain with bodywork ranging from Swedish massage to hot-stone therapy. She also tempts clients with a list of sumptuous add-ons including aromatherapy, deep-tissue kneads, and exfoliating body wraps, which unveil new layers of healthy skin easier than putting on a shirt made of pencil erasers and hoping for the best.
The talented tan artists at Bella Bliss Salon and Spa mollycoddle alabaster epidermises with 15-minute Norvell sunless spray tans. Customized to flatter features and minimize lingering kindergarten face paints, the airborne bronzer coats skinscapes in even, sweeping strokes at the hands of a professional tan technician. The solution takes up to 16 hours to fully develop, after which clients sport golden hues for five to seven days. Before their services, clients can unwind on a cushiony love seat, browse the shop’s ornate jewelry selection, or allow the ticking wall clock to hypnotize them into giving it a spray tan of its own.