Cheetah spots, Mondrian squares, rainbows, and slices of watermelon bedeck fingertips beautified by Angela Nails And Spa's trio of aestheticians, who lavish guests with an array of services for nails and skin. As music wafts through the softly lit salon, raised baby-blue pedicure chairs dangle guests' feet into basins swirling with warm water. Layers of wax whisk away unwelcome hair, and facials rejuvenate weary complexions. At a vanity table covered in palettes, powder puffs, and pots of rouge, the resident makeup artists put on best faces for brides, groups of bridesmaids, and teenagers en route to black-tie SAT-testing sites.
A stint at Venchi Day Spa is like a retreat to a country manor. Natural light slips through royal red curtains onto Victorian chairs and carved wooden tables. Candelabra-style sconces also provide ample illumination, which cascades across aestheticians administering facials and decorating nails with long-lasting shellac polish. They work beneath shelves that also bear wax for removing unwanted hair. The spa even employs a licensed massage therapist, whose soothing bodywork offers an escape from the daily stress of working in an office or going around town to flip over pennies that don’t have the lucky side up.
Nail technician Iesha turns her clients' nails into miniature works of art at Blessing Touch Nails & Spa. Zebra stripes, stars, flowers, and glitter delicately splatter across keratin canvases, evoking the owners' tastes and individual styles. Iesha's manicures and pedicures also help clients relax, as they come accompanied by chair massages, peppermint foot scrubs, and paraffin treatments that leave skin soft and glowing.
Nails get the VIP treatment at Celebrity Nails and Spa. Technicians pamper feet during pedicures with luxurious extras as scented scrubs, chocolate masks, cooling gel massages, and skin-softening paraffin dips. Meanwhile hands get similar star treatment during manicures, before staff cover nails with colorful acrylics, or painted designs such as polka dots, flowers, and mini-recreations of the Sistine Chapel.
Aesthetician Rachel brings out clients' best selves with an array of spa services. Hot-stone pedicures and spa manicures treat feet and hands to warm steam towels and aromatic oils, and facials and airbrush tans illuminate skin to bring out an inner glow. Waxes smooth over rough patches on the face, legs, or extra third leg, softening skin to complement its refreshed look.