To the staffers at Highland Spa, each of their services is a way to make a client feel special. Unlike a sinking ship’s rescue boat, they welcome men, women, and children alike to indulge in luxurious mani-pedis, hydrating oxygen facials, or waxing treatments. The spa also houses a fleet of lasers that smoothes wrinkles and softens the appearance of body hair in a cozy, calm atmosphere.
The technicians at St. Tropez Nail Spa stay abreast of advancements in mani-pedi science. In addition to applying acrylic nails, they paint on chip-resistant shellac as an alternative to flakier polishes. They also embellish fingers with NexGenNails, which avoid the nail-bed damage caused by certain acrylics and the distinctive smell caused by painting your nails with expired ketchup. Their services encompass skin treatments as well; a leg mask and exfoliation top off the spa pedicure, and facials and permanent-makeup applications round out the spa menu.
Flat-screen TVs pipe in professional-grade celebrity faces as nail techs work to gussy up fingertips and toe tops. Skilled aestheticians exfoliate and renew complexions with signature facials and decorate digits with sleek color polish. Rows of plush and cozy pedicure chairs invite guests to take a load off with the help of amenities, such as ceramic soaking basins, padded leather cushions, and gas-powered nail files.
The mani-pedis at Nails Star are anything but one-size-fits-all. The lavish treatments could be enhanced with everything from wild rose scents to a coffee and brown sugar scrub, making every visit a unique multi-sensory experience. Meanwhile, hairstylists are also ready to customize women and men’s haircuts and coloring treatments to ensure each client's personality shines through, at least on days when they aren't wearing a hat. And on the spa side, the friendly staff offers facials, waxing services, and eyelash extensions that can last anywhere from one day to one week.
Despite a base of loyal returning customers, licensed manicurist Kathy Engle continues to educate herself in the latest nail trends in order to attract new business. She has broadened her repertoire over a 20-year career to include spa pedicures, long-lasting Shellac manicures, and talon trimming for local Renaissance Faire hawks. She maintains Legacy Salon at a self-set high standard of cleanliness and strives to curate a friendly rapport with clients.
Jennilee Welborn is a Paul Mitchell–trained stylist with more than 15 years of experience transforming tresses. Now in the comfort of her private Town Creeks Salons suite, all can solicit Jennilee to craft a face-flattering cut or renovate their strands with her specialty Moroccanoil treatments. Clients may also ask Jennilee to color their hair to surprise friends at an upcoming wedding, birthday, or head shaving.
At Blossoming Healthy Nails, located inside of Town Creeks Salon, nail technician Timeko M. Murry enhances the strength and look of natural nails. As a certified OPI educator with nearly two decades of experience, she knows how to care for any type of nail, be it brittle, cracked, or covered in chalkboard dust. In lieu of acrylics, she offers odor-free gel enhancements that protect nails and resist chipping. During other nail services, such as the signature and sports pedicure, she exfoliates and massages skin with a sugar scrub.