Hygiene is a top priority for the technicians at Herbal Nails, but that doesn't mean their space has to feel clinical. In fact, creature comforts abound within the cozy, meticulously clean salon, from the comfy, sink-into-them pedicure thrones to the vibrant artwork, illuminated by moody track lighting. The real art though, isn't on the walls?it's on clients' hands and feet. Nail artists clean, groom, and polish nails, pampering extremities with products by Nu Skin, and can also add attention-grabbing designs using glitter polish or tiny, individual disco balls.
As any of the pitmasters at HEK Yeah BBQ can tell you, to get quality barbecue, you need to start with equally good ingredients. That's why the chefs source as many of their ingredients as possible from local vendors who practice natural, organic farming and meat-raising methods. Once these ingredients are all assembled, the chefs make everything from the sauces to sides and barbecue in house from scratch. Their specialty is shredded beef brisket, which pitmasters cook for 18 hours to ensure it has the proper, tender texture. Alongside brisket, they smoke links of sausage as well as cuts of pork and chicken, which will eventually be pulled straight off the bone and onto sandwiches.
The staff puts just as much time into the sides and desserts that complete meals. They top cavatappi pasta with scoops of green-chili-infused cheese sauce, and smother fresh-cut fries with a similar green-chili queso and bacon. On the dessert end, baker Heather concocts different Southern desserts every day, such as caramel swirl brownies. To finish meals, two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream can be added to any of the shop's Hansen's all-natural sodas.
Beneath the shine of 20 Lounge Nail Bar and Boutique, a singular purpose pushes it forward: to bring high-end luxury to the masses. Like a beauty-conscious cousin of Johnny Appleseed, the ever-expanding franchise has planted locations throughout California and Arizona, always pampering its clients with the same menu of services. Therapists, for instance, perform facials using Dermalogica's MicroZone products, which wash away acne, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or exfoliate the skin. Mani-pedis, on the other hand, polish and dress nails in a rainbow of available colors, rendering their surfaces complementary to freshly waxed legs or accessories such as a freshly opened box of crayons.
Stroll into Kashmir’s sleek confines and obtain a bevy of beautification services from a talented staff of artists, each of whom specializes in his or her field and deftly transforms weathered finger shingles into resplendent, eye-catching nails. Just like at the tax preparation office, a rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere greets patrons looking to spiff up their finger helmets with a 60-minute signature spa pedicure, which comes with a dirty martini, ginger lime gimlet, lemon drop, or piña colada cocktail. Themed lotions, scrubs, and products are coordinated to match each cocktail, and callus removal, a salt or sugar scrub, and nail art add pizzazz to sidewalk propellers. Enjoy the relaxing ambience and soak into plush furnishings while receiving an extended massage that melts away stress into a disposable pool of Silly Putty.
For more than 15 years, Artistic Hair Salon has helped to transform the hair and nails of its clients with salon and manicure services. Inside the salon, flooded with natural light, the skilled staff applies foil highlights to manes, long-lasting shellac polish to nails, and deftly removes unwanted facial and body hair with waxing services. In addition, aesthetician Lauren McDowell uses her beauty skills to revitalize the skin of her clients, deploying facial peels, performing microdermabrasion, and smoothing on acne-fighting masks that help to banish blemishes.
Shortly after completing his studies at Sassoon Academy in London and plying the hairdresser's trade in Dublin, master stylist Robert Quinn made the move to Boston. He soon began styling for local TV personalities, including TV journalist Kathleen Sullivan and 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl, and he frequently appeared on the morning talk show A.M. Boston to share makeover advice with viewers.
Now at his own full-service salon and spa in Scottsdale, Quinn leads a team of more than 40 stylists, nail techs, and aestheticians as they cater to each client's needs. The team works with trusted product lines including L'Oréal, Kérastase, Pureology, Bumble and bumble., Phytologie, Aquage, Moroccanoil, and Kevin.Murphy.