Natural Nail Care Clinic’s owner, Julie Campbell, is dedicated to industry education so that she and her staff can serve their clients with the most up-to-date techniques. Each treatment begins as a technician evaluates your skin and nail condition. They then prescribe the proper service to counteract these conditions and pull the corresponding products from an arsenal that includes OPI, Essie, and Swiss-made Arbonne skincare serums. Some treatments—the coconut-lime-and-chocolate pedicure—come with complimentary cocktails to inspire a level of relaxation normally seen in roosters dining in vegan restaurants. The staff also performs facials, hair removal, and body scrubs.
Ever since fingernails began growing on their own in the '90s, it's been a constant struggle for dominance. Thank goodness Pelican Nails stormed onto the scene, file in hand, to set the world right again. Though the salon's menu emphasizes natural nails, the staff also decorates digits with acrylics and jazzy gel fill-ins. To ramp up indulgence, clients can rehab their complexion with a white-tea mask treatment or a relaxing mandarin sugar scrub.
Get Nailed at 3rd Ave's technicians see every nail as a canvas that can reveal something about its owner. A simple gloss buff, for example, shows an appreciation for both elegance and simplicity, or summery flower art can reflect a love for playing in the sunshine. Get Nailed's team members achieve these looks through attentive grooming and using products such as acrylics, UV-cured gel polishes, and shine-enhancing shellacs blended from melted mirrors. Beyond nails, they also tend to skin, offering services as diamond-file facials and waxing. Though they prefer appointments, technicians happily fit in walk-ins upon availability.
Zen Aveda's ingredient philosphy is “what you put on your body should be as healthy and natural as what you put into it.” This means the right products, and the right staff to administer those products. Aveda as a brand is one of the largest purchasers of organic ingredients in the personal-care industry, so the product side is covered. As for staff, Salon Zen Aveda stylists are all certified and trained in the latest cut and color techniques. Clients may also solicit the salon for waxing, lash extensions, or a specialty makeup applications for an event, a night on the town, or your professional miming gig.