Polished Nail Salon & Spa's neon sign may draw in patrons like moths to a flame, but it?s the skilled technicians who work hard to keep clients coming back for more nail and waxing services. Nail technicians also personalize mani-pedis, which can mean treating feet with a citrus scrub and cooling mint mask or crowning fingernails with CND Shellac, which imparts color that lasts longer than regular nail polish or homemade paste dyed with food coloring.
Inside this Barclay Square salon, owner Kim Nguyen and her licensed nail technicians hover over appendages to give overworked digits the attention they deserve. Exfoliating scrubs slough away rough skin and co-dependent socks from hands and feet, and products from Essie, OPI, and China Glaze add a protective layer and colorful pop to each newly groomed nail.
If you hang around outside Distinctive Tan, you might notice a trend: everyone leaving the building has great-looking skin. At both locations, clients can get a custom bronze in either a UV tanning bed?of which the facilities offer a diverse array?or within Mystic Tan airbrush booths. But tanning isn't the only focus of the salons, which have been in business for more than 20 years. Their knowledgeable, Smart Tan?certified staff also supplies WhiteICE teeth-whitening kits and administers red-light therapy, a treatment designed to firm skin and minimize wrinkles wrought by age or time spent trying to impersonate an accordion.
All of the products at Trendz are custom mixed to the salon's exacting standards, and the mani-pedi services benefit the most from this attention. Pour your hardworking digits a drink with the amazingly scented piña colada mani-pedi, beginning with a smoothing exfoliant scrub to polish away calluses and rough spots. When your limb termini are smoothed, your hand-shakers and potato-kickers will soak in a warming bath, followed by a nail shaping and cuticle treatment with hydrating pineapple oil for all 20 of your keratin-based tips. Trendz's expert nail-whisperers will gently massage your hands and feet, lightly exfoliating your heels before moving on to the buffing and polishing stage, which readies your digits for their close-up with your chosen shade of rich OPI lacquer.
Envy Nails' troop of nail-honing technicians crafts sleek, stylish digits with spa treatments, decorative nail designs, and a smooth finish of OPI polish. To kick things off, patrons remove their shoes and ventriloquist dummies so staffers can get to work buffing and filing nails on feet and hands, sending wayward cuticles back to their nail-base homes. Utilizing the grainy ministrations of a sea-salt scrub, aestheticians slough away roughened skin to unveil smooth epidermal expanses before guiding limbs into a paraffin dip, which works to seal in more moisture than Davy Jones's line of tupperware. Staffers then adorn nails with a seamless coat of OPI polish, creating smudge-free finger accessories in the client's color of choice. Patrons opting for nail designs can opt to bedeck their big toes and thumbs in a variety of spirals, flowers, or artistic depictions of sock tyranny.