The Shellac manicure begins like many manicures do—but immediately there is something different. Star Nails’ meticulous technicians trim, file, and shape fingernails, tame cuticles, and apply seemingly standard polish with a remarkable attention to detail. And then something really sets it apart. Hands suddenly find themselves beneath the glow of a UV lamp, where rays typically associated with the sun and George Clooney’s blinding smile have been corralled to cure that seemingly ordinary polish into chip-resistant nail shields that last for up to two weeks. They also pamper sore and tired feet with skin-softening salt scrubs, hot-towel wraps, and hot-stone massages.
Just as its name indicates, NiNi Nails & Spa envelops fingers and toes in soothing and relaxing treatments. During sessions, technicians push back overgrown cuticles and shape nails into perfect parabolas before embellishing them with vibrant polish or no-chip Shellac gel. Indulgent pedicures soothe weary dogs, slough off calluses, and return misplaced fingers to their rightful home. The spa also treats feet with specialty jelly pedicures, which put a twist on a plain-Jane footbath by introducing a soft jelly substance made from essential oils and soothing aloe vera.
The technicians at Diva Nails beautify hands and feet with manicures and pedicures brightened by eye-catching extras. As each client relaxes in the salon's quiet, one-on-one nail area, a nail technician refines fingertips and coats nails with standard lacquer or Harmony brand Gelish polish. Available in 72 colors, Gelish formulas go on like a polish but dry underneath a lamp like a gel or a newborn chicken for up to two weeks of chip-free glamour.
The sound of water bubbling in foot basins accompanies the chatter of clients as experienced nail technicians perform mani-pedis at Pamper Nails. Here, each nail service is tailored to the customer’s specifications, and can result in a range of outcomes from classic french manicures to less classic french manicures featuring neon pink tips that add exclamation points to your sign language.