Manicure in Oakland

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The technicians at Bisou Nail Lounge go above and beyond to create works of nail art using gel paint, jewels, and glitter polish. But before intricate designs of butterflies and Gary Busey on a steed are handcrafted, digits are refreshed with organic and eco-friendly products during mani-pedis. A volcanic clay mask and Dead Sea salt scrub help to purify the skin while cabernet grape extract oil and the salon's own line of organic coca butter nourish and moisturize. Harsh chemicals are also exempt from Bisou's footsoaks, enhanced with limes, rose petals, and mint leaves floating in a non-whirlpool, stainless steel bowl, and UV-gels from Bella Forma, Calgel, Bio Sculpture, or Crystal Nails provide chip-resistant polish that is acid-free. The salon's earth-friendly ways are also showcased during Nova eyelash extension services as technicians carefully use a formaldehyde-free adhesive to adhere tree-sized extensions to existing lashes.

Bisou's attention to details can also be seen in the intimate salon's d?cor, a country French theme complete with pale pink wall colors, a gold chandelier, and plush, floral-covered furnishings.

5292 College Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

Blooming along the entryway to Simply Gorgeous Day Spa, a verdant collage of greenery reflects the full-service spa’s devotion to using organic products and holistic techniques. Inside, a team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists supplement their slate of all-natural modalities and products with modern technology, resulting in services as diverse as Thai massages, LED light therapies, colonics, and Shellac manicures. To make it easy on clients looking to boost their beauty and health, the staff bundles its services into thoughtful packages that include multiple complementary treatments and unlimited conversations with the spa's enchanted mirror. Every service includes a detailed preliminary consultation, use of spa robes and slippers, and a brief tutorial on how to maintain freshly beautified looks at home.

2064 Antioch Ct
Oakland,
CA
US

Owner Jacquie “Blu” Washington brings a contemporary flair to old-Hollywood glamour, not only in her creative hair designs but also in the modern, sumptuous interior of GlamSity, the salon that she cofounded with her mother Gloria. In the salon, which was featured in Essence magazine in 2011, Blu and her staff create looks ranging from runway chic to timeless classic with services such as haircuts, color, relaxers, and weaves. As a backdrop to their styling services, wooden furniture and curved, wood-framed mirrors stand out against the salon’s baby-blue walls.

1923 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland,
CA
US

The Network Wellness Spa's experienced skincare specialists employ botanical extracts and natural products to refresh and exfoliate tired mugs. Aromatherapy scents such as jasmine, rose, and ylang-ylang swirl through the air during muscle-melting massages, facial steams, and pre-pedicure foot soaks, and aestheticians customize three kinds of facial to clean pores more effectively than a doll-size vacuum. The spa also caters to men with a shaving treatment complete with hot-towel service.

1904 Franklin St, Ste 409
Oakland,
CA
US

Warm caramel hues swirl throughout Au Natural, where Ocean + and G.M. Collin?s natural plant- and marine-extracts-derived products nourish patrons during a spectrum of services. For the face, specialists carry out treatments to eliminate acne-causing bacteria, as well as oxygen-infused peels to counteract the effects of taking multiple trips around the sun.

2064 Antioch Ct
Oakland,
CA
US

Give your hand-toes a wicking and your feet-fingers a tickling with a nail-buffing, cuticle-cutting treatment that lasts for 100 golden minutes. Prepare your wintered toes and frigid fingers for the warmth of sandy spring beaches. In between external touch-up work, your internal self will be treated to the natural healing powers of papaya infused with green tea. Both earthen essences will pass through exterior layers seeping straight down to the bone. In addition to relaxation, the invigorating potion will give hands a renewed vigor for opening jammed jam jars.

1212 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US