The technicians at Top Coat Nail Salon & Spa are just as concerned with plumbing as they are with prettifying digits. In each of Top Coat?s four locations, the whirlpool chairs are bereft of internal pipes, a hygienic measure that keeps sullied water from circulating through the jet system. The pipeless method guards against cross-contamination between pedicures without sacrificing calming soaks.
During parties for birthdays and weddings, the conscientious strategy is especially fitting, as up to 18 guests might occupy the salon at once. For a more private nail-painting session, however, the VIP Retreat package situates one or two guests in an intimate lounge, where they sip on herbal tea and browse a collection of CDs and DVDs.
Alongside its commitment to cleanliness, an indulgent menu and a meticulously handpicked staff have helped Top Coat to win the 2010, 2011, and 2012 CityVoter awards for Best Manicure and Pedicure. Every one of its nailcare services cocoons extremities in hot towels after a lotion massage. Zen mani-pedis tack on a hot-stone massage, warming select pressure points to eliminate tension and unfreeze hands stuck in the shape of their winter mittens. Acrylics, silk wraps, and other enhancements augment natural nails, and supplementary treatments include paraffin dips and callus buffing.
At Au Ger Salon and Boutique, your stylist is also a personal shopping consultant. The team specializes in creative 'dos?they dye hair with bold colors and craft flattering cuts?but clients who are not stuck in a chair can browse the shop's selection of accessories and gifts. Shelves host handbags, scarves, candles, and jewelry, much of which comes from local artists such as Bunker's Attic. Overall, the salon's aesthetic resonates with a funky vibe, accentuated by quirky necklaces in the shop section and a resident poet who freestyles while enjoying a perm.
But the creativity doesn't stop at hair services and art. They also inspire freshness with facials and create sumptuous lines with brow and lip waxing. During manicures, they soothe hands with warm towels and paint nails in glittery polish, keeping digits looking glamorous especially when hailing a rickshaw.
River Hair and Nails' technicians sit before rows of glass nail-polish bottles from OPI and Gelish at their polish stations. There, they trim and shape nails and massage hands and feet with hydrating lotion during manicures and pedicures. They cure Shellac and gel polish under a special light, which subsequently clings to finger and toe tips for up to two weeks without the kind of chipping that so often happens when a subwoofer meets an ice cube. The gentle whir of hair dryers mingles with ambient conversations between the stylists on the salon floor and their clients as they discuss new cuts, colors, and hair types. The team also renders additional beauty treatments, including permanent makeup and facial and body waxing services.
Papillon Salon is a sophisticated salon in Sacramento. Open every day except Monday, those in need of a serious makeover will find convenient hours and friendly stylists. Try a new ombre style or a highlight/lowlight combination. If a simple cut is desired, Papillon Salon can do that too. Nail services are available as well, and guests can request a French manicure to acrylics and everything in between. There are several types of nail services, and the colors of polish are seemingly endless. Tresses in need of serious help with find the perfect care at Papillon Salon. Frequent guests rave about the service and beautiful results, so appointments are recommended. Guests can request a preferred stylist as well.
The newly remodeled Capital Nails boasts a cozy, softly lit interior lined with six spa pedicure chairs and elegant light fixtures. Perhaps the most notable features, however, are the arched doorways, which the studio's technicians use as points of reference as they shape nails into perfect parabolas during manicures and pedicures. Once they have filed nails, trimmed cuticles, conditioned skin, the technicians brush on chip-resistant coats of Shellac, OPI, or Gelish polish that have been known to last for more than two weeks, or the equivalent of one full night of relentlessly clawing at the walls of a dungeon, followed by a hand massage. Along with nailcare, the staff offers eyelash extensions, permanent-makeup applications, and waxing services.
Melody Salon & Spa’s friendly, professional aestheticians beautify fingers and toenails with thorough manicures and pedicures performed in a relaxing atmosphere. The digit pampering begins with a meticulous grooming of nails and cuticles before exfoliation gently buffs away troublesome rough patches and remnants of recently removed bumper stickers. Finally, hand and foot keratin shields receive a coat of polish fresher than a ripe banana’s best dance moves.