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.
Aside from creating beautiful hair, experienced stylist Diane has another bigger mission: working to end breast cancer. Every year, her salon, Shear Dollz, benefits a family affected by the disease, providing donations and crafting wigs for patients that are receiving chemotherapy.
This focus on community?as well as quality hair care?has helped Shear Dollz earn repeat clients and referrals time and time again. Inside the salon, Diane demonstrates their technical skill and attention to detail during signature cuts, color, and keratin smoothing treatments. But before administering any of the signature treatments, the stylist consults with the client to learn about his or her lifestyle and favorite Beatle so the service can be tailored accordingly.
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.