Located within Arizona Spa, Cadillac Nails by Mary is a place where clients can relax while their hard-working hands and feet undergo serious grooming. Mary is an experienced nail technician, versed in procedures ranging from dipping fingers into softening paraffin wax to applying fiberglass faux nails to villains’ eyelids as they sleep.
During her popular 30-minute shellac manicures, she first shapes nails and corrals cuticles with a series of precision snips. Next, she applies a durable, glossy shellac coating, which wears like a polish but strengthens nails and remains chip free for up to two weeks. Basic pedicures generally take 45 minutes and groom lower digits with OPI polish and botanically based products.
Legacy Salon and Day Spa's facial services smooth over epidermal erosion and melt away the weathered granite of gargoyle mugs to reveal the cherubic visages underneath. Yank out the roots of blackhead radishes with an acne-clearing facial ($80), or go from Two-Face to Catwoman with a pigment balancing facial ($75). A practiced technician stands at the ready to arm male and female kissers with anti-aging ameliorants or vitamin-infused serums, and any facial can be upgraded to a skin-buffing microdermabrasion treatment (a $125 value) for an additional $25.
At Francesca's Nail Spa, guests are treated to warm conversation and complimentary glasses of wine within a welcoming, home-like space. Francesca also boasts more than 25 years of nailcare experience, so she can supplement these friendly overtures with expert manicures and pedicures. Using professional polishes from such brands as China Glaze and CND Shellac, she can paint on intricate nail designs, outfit fingernails with French tips, and pamper feet with scrubs and bright colors. Acrylic overlays and nail services for men and children round out Francesca's menu of services.
Originally opened under the name West Coast Trendz, The Dollhouse Nail & Beauty Boutique has expanded in both size and scope. What was once a small beauty suite is now a full-service oasis with private treatment rooms, a boutique, and beauticians on hand to care for nails, skin, and bodies. They offer manicure and pedicure treatments as well as spray tans and bath and body products for sale. The boutique upstairs is designed with play in mind; clients are encouraged to mix and match chic clothing and accessories.
Nails By Moonlight is an independently owned nail salon tucked within the consignment store Ladies First Resale Boutique. The technicians specialize in services using Shellac and OPI gel polishes, which keep manicures and pedicures looking fresh for longer than traditional hues. The chip-resistant polishes also require minimal drying time, as they cure under a special light rather than in front of a window air conditioner. Before techs apply any color, nail art, or artificial nails, they buff and file nails to ideal lengths and push back cuticles to ensure clean surfaces.
Aesthetician Sara Bohlmann has many tools at her disposal for making skin look its best, from the Image skincare products she uses to create custom facials to the cosmetics she applies during special-occasion makeup sessions. Sara often follows facials with advice on maintaining a proper skincare routine, a practice that helps clients get the most out of Sara's services and stops them from removing their makeup with paint thinner. Sara's successful practices have been noticed by Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee 2012 as she was nominated "Best Aesthetician" in the online publication's medical category.