Luz Pinto knows what looks good when it comes to nails, and she's happy to share that expertise with her customers. At Elysium Massage of Old Saybrook, the resident nail technician buffs fingernails and toenails, shapes cuticles, and sweeps vibrant colors across nails in regular or gel form. She also customizes looks with nail art, granting clients new ways to express themselves.
Isabella nails & day spa’s menu of nail services comes to sparkling life in a salon of plush pedicure chairs, footbaths, and lively greenery. Phalange pampering takes the form of classic spa manicures and pedicures with add-ons such as acrylic or gel polish to decorate hardworking nails and loyal tusks. The sanitary salon also offers services specially designed for the nails of youngsters. A full lineup of waxing treatments targets fuzz and bristle along the face or bikini line.
The experienced staff at Studio Allure smooth and soothe bodies from tresses to toes. A licensed massage therapist treats tired physiques to a one-hour Swedish massage that will improve circulation and send you into a subdued state of relaxation. Mollycoddled muscle fibers and slacked sinews will release all their pent-up tension and old tax receipts.
Licensed cosmetologist Kathryn Mancarella prefers to work in a nontoxic environment. She has been caring for nails for 23 years, and now leads the team at Kathrynz Kreationz in beautifying fingers and toes with eco-friendly products. Mancarella specializes in custom crafting natural resin LCN nails, a nontoxic line whose advantages include resistance to yellowing, water, household chemicals, and high-fives that are not heartfelt. The earth-conscious studio also employs vegan and formaldehyde-free nail lacquers by SpaRitual, and offers an array of organic products, including lotions, laundry powder, and soaps.
After a chemical-free manicure or pedicure, an on-staff massage therapist can further loosen muscles with reflexology or deep-tissue techniques. The cozy studio—which also includes a clothing boutique—is defined by wooden floors, animal-print accent rugs and art, and a rear-facing view of a tranquil lake with verdant trees.
Tress tamers at Unlimited Styles Spa & Salon slather strands with Brazilian Blowout Zero's protein-packed solution to help smooth and manage frizzy manes. During the approximately two-hour treatment, depending on the length of the client’s hair, the formula’s keratin proteins work to smooth and nourish strands without exposing them to harmful chemicals or peer pressure from delinquent straightening irons. Lustrous locks can parade their new look for up to 12 weeks after the treatment, and if left to air dry, curls will keep their curves, forming soft waves like a rippling waterfall made of football fans.
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.