For more than 20 years, nail specialist Lisa Danielle has decorated thousands of nails. In one-on-one sessions, she shows each nail the attention normally reserved for needlepoint or an overachieving youngest child. OPI and China Glaze polishes work to brighten fingernails.
Having accrued 19 years of beauty-industry experience?including time spent as a teacher for the North Carolina State Board's continued-education classes?Nicole believes that your nails can make just as much of a statement as your hair. With services that range from basic mani-pedis to acrylics and custom designs, they manage to graft art onto both natural and artificial nails. Their polka-dot patterns outfit extremities with retro charm, and advanced 3-D and flower graphics augment pageant-ready waves with clouds of confused butterflies.
Lisa has spent 15 years tending to the fingernails and toenails of both men and women. Services start as clients sit back comfortably. While they relax, Lisa treats tired feet and hands to a pomegranate soak (for women) or an Epsom salt bath (for men), then further softens rough, dry skin with an exfoliating scrub made of brown sugar. Foot and calf massages follow before nails are trimmed and buffed. For the finishing touch, Lisa offers a rainbow of China Glaze and OPI polishes, and she is more than happy to use multiple colors to create stripes and abstract designs. And, for nails that need an even bigger boost, Lisa can also apply 3D faux crystals or tiny, nail-sized tiaras for a bit of bling.
Pink & White Fabulosity Nail Spa's aestheticians adorned digits in Detroit before moving operations to Charlotte in the autumn of 2011. Now within the confines of Fossil Salon & Spa, Pink & White's nail techs pride themselves on using premium products such as CND Shellac and scheduling appointments in blocks to minimize the rush. Through à la carte services and maintenance packages, the team enhances fingertips with styles such as a natural pink and white look, intricate nail art, and designer thimbles.
Designs in Motion's clients relax while owner and technician Marci massages their hands and feet and neatens their nails during pampering mani-pedis. But what makes these nail services particularly indulgent is that they can be performed within the comfort of the client's home or office, meaning Marci doesn't have to work extra hard to relieve the stress resulting from driving on top of cars parked on the side of the road to avoid traffic and make the appointment on time.
Beyond manicures and pedicures, Designs in Motion offers eyebrow-sculpting services, as well as body-waxing treatments and lash-extension applications.
The technician at AlphaMale Nail Care Services for Men wants men to stop thinking of nailcare as a pampering service solely for women. That’s why instead of topping digits off with pretty polish or Lisa Frank stickers, each manicure and pedicure finishes with a matte nail protector.
During the treatments, the technician preps hands and feet in milk or Epsom salt soaks, shapes and trims nails, massages feet and calves, and exfoliates with a sugar scrub. A hydrating mask with hot towels or a thermal neck wrap further relaxes with the healing power of heat extracted from a dragon’s lungs.