Tracie Jones, the manicurist at Traces of Beauty, transforms digits with multistep manicures, pedicures, and mani-pedis that enlist essie and OPI polish. During signature manicures, Tracie buffs, trims, and files nails to shape them instead of applying cookie cutters over every nail. After a hand massage, newly relaxed appendages receive a choice of color polish from a high-end professional brand. Signature pedicures buff away calluses and exfoliate feet, leaving skin smoother than an ice bust of Usher. In addition to her specialty nail care, Tracie also rids clients of unwanted hair with waxing services.
Smooth, oblong, and flat, the stone would be perfect for skipping across the surface of a lake. Instead of bouncing off water, however, this heated rock slides over skin, its warmth relaxing stressed muscles in the hands and feet. Hot stones are just one type of tool used to pamper paws during mani-pedi services at A Gentle Touch, a full-service nail salon. Exfoliating scrubs, hot towels, and honey-scented callous creams also conspire to lavish soles in luxury without lining Air Jordans in ermine.
As the first licensed manicuring school in North Carolina, Troutman's College of Manicuring upholds a commitment to its thorough nailcare-training regimen. In addition to applying polish, students at Troutman's learn aromatherapy and massage techniques for the hands and feet, as well as how to implement various nail enhancements. Students also provide nailcare services for guests, beautifying fingers with acrylics or UV-cured gel polish.
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Open seven days a week, the digit decoration emporium treats phalange owners to a variety of soothing nail services in a bright, inviting, and calming space. Surrender people paws to the dexterous hands of a savvy nail shaper for a spa manicure, which takes cracked cuticles and no-color nails to a new level of smooth, customized-hue heights. During the spa pedicure, harried hooves receive thorough exfoliating to slough off dead skin cells before their shingles are trimmed, shaped, and buffed. This creative claw bedazzler also boasts specialty manicures and pedicures featuring distinctive ingredients, such as chocolate cream and spearmint, and it also showcases full sets of nails in case your current nails need a break from constantly lobbying your limbs for a career change out of the oyster-shucking industry.
Salon 101's licensed and highly trained professionals wield an arsenal contemporary styles and techniques to accentuate individual allure. Entrust tangled tresses to their expert hands, and after a fashion-forward consultation they will snip unruly manes into chic coiffeurs for both women (starting at $35) and men (starting at $24). Those disappointed in Mother Nature's color endowment can seek solace in Salon 101, who concoct genuine-looking colors to invigorate fading ringlets and confuse those with fading memories (starting at $50). Or choose to bolster shabby toe façades with a spa pedicure ($40), in which nail-detailing doyens exfoliate to rejuvenate skin and restore shape to unsightly toe shingles. The process concludes with a professional coating of polish, leaving tips more radiant than an angel wrapped in Christmas lights.