Working out of Bella Rouge salon, licensed nail technician Jackie Nording renovates nails with lustrous polishes and soothing manicures and pedicures. Shellac nail polish enlivens fingertips with a durable, glossy sheen that lasts up to 14 days. Artificial gel nails glimmer with white or glittery tips that appear more natural than acrylic nails and feel lighter than cast-iron nails. During mani-pedis, Jackie massages hands and feet, treating toes to a relaxing soak before glitzing up nails. She can also add eye-catching nail art to polished fingers and toes, adorning already glam surfaces with ornate designs.
Rather than rely on a traditional soak—which they claim dehydrates hands more than it moisturizes them—the nail technicians at Johnson Nail and Spa soften cuticles with heated mitts. After trimming and shaping nails, they relieve tension with warm lotion and cooling gel, massaging achy muscles before brushing on a coat of vibrant polish.
Pedicures, on the other hand, do involve a brief soak in water before a citrus squeeze and relaxing foot massage. Both manicures and pedicures can be upgraded with extras such as a salt-glow exfoliation, hot-stone massage, and foot or hand mask. The experienced techs also lengthen and fortify nails with artificial enhancements such as acrylics and solar acrylics, the latter of which harness the sun’s energy to allow for more efficient clapping.
At Jenz Salon, massage therapist Brittany Vangsness chaperones fatigued skeletal systems to hard-to-reach realms of relaxation. As if her clients' backs were pianos and her fingers were Beethoven’s toes, Vangsness conducts 30-minute Swedish massage sonatas with long, soothing strokes aimed at loosening tight fibers and boosting circulation. Smooth, heated rocks snuggle up on key points of the back during hot-stone sessions, melting deep-rooted stress like pads of butter in a candle. For an additional $25, customers may stretch their Swedish massage across 60 minutes or their hot-stone massage across 90 minutes.
EnvyUs Salon is a full-service salon where customers can relax beneath a slate of hair, face, and nail services. Haircuts snip excess hair into new styles with the aid of partial or full highlights, while makeup applications and eyebrow waxes prepare faces for nights out. Pedicures and manicures daub toes and fingers with eye-catching polishes.