Mani Pedi in Portage

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Working alongside the other stylists and beauty savants at Vallar Salon and drawing on a battery of OPI products, Trena Martin beautifies nails with manicures and pedicures. She indulges hands and feet with soaks, massages, and scrubs, which leave extremities relaxed and less likely to smash antique bubble wrap.

1112 E Centre Ave

Established: 2014

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular service: Signature high performance facial

Brands Used: Image Skincare, Clarisonic

Pro Tip: Consultation with the esthetician is important to discuss overall skincare regimen and expectations.

Q&A with Renay Deering, Licensed Esthetician

Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?

I have received Continous Education Certificates from IMAGE Skincare. I attend weekly classes in Farmington Hills, MI to learn and work with other IMAGE skincare professionals.

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

My clientele is made up of 50% Skincare and 50% Brazilian Wax customers. Kind of top to bottom skincare.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

A facial isn't something that should be done once a year or for a special occasion. A skincare regimen is an on going process, that isn't diffcult or time consuming with excellent skincare products.

Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?

[The] signature facial, which is both pampering and relaxing, but also client receives result driven skincare, treating the skin at the cellular level. [The] end result is beautiful skin and the client thinking she should do this more often. Skincare is something I am very passionate about. I love seeing results of transformed, beautiful, and healthy looking skin.

1413 East Milham Avenue

Within the lime-hued walls of Eden Salon, experienced nail technicians beautify hands and feet in relaxing mani-pedis that take about two hours. Aestheticians trim cuticles, buff nail beds, and file nail enamel into squares, ovals, or bugle-shaped cylindrical cones before coating fingers' enameled bits with Shellac nail polish (a $75 value). Shellac's no-chip formula slides onto nails smoothly and sets quickly under a UV lamp. A Shellac base coat blankets the bare nail, followed by a color coat of the client's choice and finished with a UV top coat that seals the process, making nails gleam like the helmet of an astronaut falling into the sun. Newly embellished finger digits and foot ends can retain their glossy lamination for up to 14 days.

119 E Main Ave