Pamela Golightly was "green" before it was cool. The natural nail-care specialist has long been dedicated to eco-friendly practices since she began her career in 1986, utilizing paper wraps instead of fiberglass wraps and filing nails by hand rather than relying on electric files or coal-guzzling robots. Her thoughtful, all-natural approach to nail care has resulted in a slew of dedicated return customers. Unlike other processes that depend on heavy chemical use, her organic approach results in zero incidents of nail damage, mold, or adverse reactions from allergy-prone cuticles. This same awareness carries over into her community endeavors, including her frequent contributions to local schools and nonprofit organizations.
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 décor, a country French theme complete with pale pink wall colors, a gold chandelier, and plush, floral-covered furnishings.
Aveida Nail Salon's friendly practitioners provide a robust menu of mani-pedis, waxing treatments, and eight types of vivifying facials in a clean, relaxing atmosphere. During nailcare sessions, a coat of client-selected OPI nail polish rounds off the regular service's nail grooming, hand massage, and hot-towel wrap, with the deluxe version further coddling appendages with a softening paraffin dip. Nails seeking additional enhancements can opt for glitter designs, acrylic fills, and french tips. Wax technicians remove unwanted fluff from eyebrows to stubbly toe knuckles, and Aveida's resident skin slougher helps patrons fight acne, aging, or acme anvils during 45–90 minute facial treatments.
What do teenage girls and pro football players have in common? They both want to look good. For nearly two decades, Face and Body by Taylor has been pampering clients who range from prom-prepping teens to professional athletes, including former Oakland Raider Charles Woodson. Backed by a service menu that caters to both genders, the spa's certified technicians carefully wax eyebrows, soften skin with homemade aromatherapy body scrubs, and primp fingers and toes with careful buffing and an optional layer of Shellac, Gelish, or OPI lacquer. The spa eschews the feminine pink paint and framed watercolors of X chromosomes typical of a standard salon and instead features sophisticated wood-laden decor that ensures a welcoming environment for men and women alike.
Oasis Pamper Bar's staff of stylists, makeup artists, and aestheticians ushers in body-wide beauty with a full complement of meticulous treatments. The staff spruces unkempt nails, soothes visages with one of six specialized facials, and renders fuzz-laden hides smooth enough to play shuffleboard on with a slathering of wax and a quick flick of the wrist. Lavish pamper parties cater to larger groups that may rent out the spa space and its style-savvy personnel for a night of mass beautification.
The nail technicians of Galaxy Nail Spa pamper and polish digits with a specialized menu of mani-pedis. The staff’s repertoire builds upon the classic mani-pedi, lavishing patrons in customized levels of luxury with optional additions, including skin-softening scrubs, soothing hot towels, and sense-invigorating aromatherapy. Patrons can opt to upgrade polishings with a coat of shellac, which maintains a chip-free surface despite the wear of day-to-day activities and marathon ding-dong ditching.