Color is key at Candi Nail Salon. Whether it's the salon's rows of more than 500 polish colors on display or its pink walls and accent furniture, the space introduces itself in vivid color and suggests colorful transformations to be had. This comes by way of manicures and pedicures gussied up with rhinestone designs and 3D embossing, but the design is just the end product. Before the polishing begins, nail technicians dote upon clients with relaxing treatments such as hot stone foot massages, which soothe tension in the muscles and reward the feet for carrying the weight of the whole body, plus the spare brain we keep in case of emergency.
Voted Best Nail Salon of Lake Wylie 2013. At iColor Nail Bar, the spa treatments aim to do more than beautify clients' nails and skin. They also provide a brief, yet relaxing escape from everyday life. Even the mani-pedis can incorporate everything from soothing mint masks to hot-towel wraps, turning the treatments into luxurious indulgences. Simultaneously, the technicians and aestheticians take a results-oriented approach to ensure clients leave looking their best. They accomplish this by using high-quality products, including Dermalogica skincare products and handmade balms mixed using organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and local honey.
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.
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.
At No1 Nails Spa, cleanliness and indulgence go hand in hand. While nail technicians pamper clients with calming masks, lotion massages, and OPI polishes, a second prep team keeps busy behind the scenes, changing out pedicure tubs, sterilizing and swapping equipment, and bringing new tools as needed. These staffers help ensure that the spa stays sparkling and well above state standards, but more importantly, they allow their coworkers to focus all of their attention on one task: beautifying every single digit on every hand and foot that walks through the door.
The path to polished nails passes through deluxe treatments such as the hot-stone spa pedicure, which soothes with an exfoliating sea-salt scrub and hot-stone massage. Fingers enjoy services including the royal galvanic deluxe manicure, an anti-aging procedure that combines special gel and Nu Skin galvanic spa instruments to soften skin and reduce the idle doodles of time. No1 Nails Spa carries acrylic, UV gel, and pink-and-white nails, and rounds out its extensive menu with microdermabrasions, facials, and children’s mani-pedis.