Amid Amp Salon's cozy red couches and lofted ceilings, Tanika Scales of Liazon Nail, Lash & Make-up Studio pampers digits and dresses ocular orbs. During manicures and pedicures, the experienced tech employs timeless nail-ameliorating techniques such as buffing, filing, shaping, and promising a future where polish flows in the streets. Once digits have been sufficiently primed, a cloak of lacquer imbues mitts with a choice of color to match any outfit.
Secure a digital overhaul to soothe what aches your hardworking phalanges with the mani-pedi treatment. The classic manicure ($15) and spa pedicure ($45) procedures clip and trim keratin handhorns and footclaws into shapely nails before buffing and polishing them into shining hammer-shields. The paraffin treatment uses warm molten wax as a conditioning dip, coating your feet and locking in moisturizing goodness that leaves skin as soft and smooth as a baby's pickup lines. If you deem your finger-helmets equally worthy of wax, pay an additional $5 to upgrade to the Spa Manicure ($20) with paraffin treatment.
In addition to its namesake plate, Black Tuna serves seafood, pasta, salads, and American cuisine. Start with an order of eponymous blackened-tuna bites ($10), or hunt for the elusive spicy battered jumbo buffalo shrimp ($10). Local favorites, neighbored with a salad and choice of veggie side (garlic mash, steak fries, baked potato, or veggie special), offer up numerous opportunities to fill your internal torso purse. Try tuna either blackened and Cajun drizzled ($19) or pan seared with parmesan, basil, mushrooms, and lump crab meat ($20). Non–fin fans will appreciate the chicken penne pasta ($13) swimming in creamy alfredo or the rib eye peering out from behind a curtain of caramelized onions ($22).
All of the hair stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians at Serenity Spa strive to make clients feel comfortable and relaxed, not just by pampering them, but by putting them at ease with unpretentious service. Wielding botanically based Aveda products, the stylists can reshape tresses into a modern 'do or a scale model of Mount Rushmore. Relaxing and therapeutic massages unfurl knotted muscles, and the spa's facial and body treatments employ Pevonia skincare products and luxuriant ingredients, including pure caviar extract, African sea-salt scrubs, and masks with seaweed and chamomile. The nail technicians tidy up clients' digits by evenly trimming cuticles and shaping nails, glazing them with a fresh coat of color or a chip-resistant Axxium or Shellac gel polish.
The head-to-toe services offered at Lotus Day Spa all revolve around the same goal: to relax and beautify clients. Facials rid pores of dirt and infuse skin with vitamin C to improve firmness and elasticity. Massage therapists knead knotted muscles so backs aren’t all lumpy, and aestheticians apply flutter-worthy eyelash extensions. Mani-pedis with Shellac polish and nail-art add-ons round out the list of pampering services.
A nail technician with eight years of experience under her belt, Janel Brown prides herself on her creative vision and craftsmanship. At Couture Nail Artistry, she pampers and beautifies clients' hands and feet with spa manicures and pedicures, gel nails, and sports manicures, which include a high-gloss buffing.