Nail Salons in New Haven

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For the past 15 years, Samantha "Sami" Angelini has been manicuring nails, banishing fuzz with honey wax, and wielding makeup brushes. She's freelanced for MAC and Laura Mercier, filling her portfolio with images that typify her natural, yet evocative makeup style. Today, she enhances eyes, lips, and cheekbones with Motives Cosmetics mineral-based makeup. She demonstrates her techniques during one-on-one lessons, and preps brides for their nuptials. Sami's artist's eye also guides her hands as she shapes brows into flattering forms—one of her specialties—or tops finger and toenails in chip-resistant polishes or thimbles.

839 Chapel St.
New Haven,
CT
US

The team at Sonia Day Spa renders their many decadent anti-aging facials using oft-lauded Elemis products, a luxury British import incorporating high-quality natural active ingredients. Licensed therapists and certified aestheticians share a single driving purpose at the spa: help their clients achieve a relaxing nirvana where they feel beautiful both inside and out. To that end, they perform 10 different types of massage, each of which can be super-boosted with healing aromatherapy or by letting The Hulk do some of the kneading. For those in the grip of Hulk-sized amounts of stress, a longer stay at the spa may be in order. For that, the staff presents various half-day and full-day packages that combine skin-specific facials, mani-pedis, body scrubs, and massages.

2842 Old Dixwell Ave
Hamden,
CT
US

In addition to clipping hair into chic and trendy silhouettes, Hair Power Salon's stylists lengthen manes with hair extensions and infuse strands with high beams of color. To transform gnarled hair labyrinths into sleek thoroughfares, the salon administers La-Brasiliana keratin treatments. Unlike other conditioning sessions, which mainly involve stylists hoping really hard at frizzy hair and then smoothing it with their tears of frustration, La Brasiliana gussies up finicky strands with collagen, leaving hair sleek and manageable for up to four months.

920 Whalley Ave
New Haven,
CT
US

Staffed by a team of creative styling professionals and stocked with high-quality haircare and skincare products, 221 Post A Salon is a hub of fashionable makeovers. Stylists build upon their skillful scissor work with coloring, glazing, foils, and Brazilian hair-smoothing treatments. Skincare specialists add a personal touch to their facials with skin analysis and neck, shoulder, and scalp massages. Amid pastel purple walls and chic furniture, manicurists fuss about fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and bridal parties prepping for the cameras can opt for styling and makeup applications—as well as free beverages and pastries for groups of more than five.

221 Boston Post Rd
Orange,
CT
US

Specializing in nail art and dazzling, eye-catching designs, the nails techs at La Petite Nails And More jazz up fingers and toes during relaxing mani-pedis. Techs paint nails with zebra stripes or polka dots and apply Ciaté caviar beads to fresh polish for a textured, 3-D effect. They can also attach acrylics and finger puppets to hands and feet, and shape talons to a sharp point to create stiletto nails—a trend popularized by such celebrities as Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

225 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford,
CT
US

Paul Mitchell national educators, Motives by Loren consultants, and an owner who’s been in the field for more than two decades make up the impressive staff at The Hair Spa. This collection of experience and talent surfaces in everything from cuts and coloring to keratin treatments. In addition to hair services, The Hair Spa also offers manicures and pedicures, waxing, and cosmetics.

2080 Bridgeport Ave
Milford,
CT
US