A manicurist with 14 years of nailcare experience pampers paws at her salon in Plymouth's Old Village. A salon state-certified for its sterilization standards, Robin’s Tips N Toes Nail Salon’s eponymous technician deploys new files and buffers on each mission to beautify her clients' nails in a bright studio kept peacefully quiet by the stern stares of a librarian minotaur. A vast lineup of pedicures, manicures, and soothing treatments awaits upper and lower appendages, and Robin welcomes appointment setters from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday.
Experienced staff and a contemporary atmosphere make this salon and spa the perfect place to prettify pouty pouts. Chic, hairless leather couches in the waiting area offer a comfortable place to drape sleepy bodies, while flat screens entertain those on deck without imposing on personal space. When your name is up, opt for a salon service, such as tress reduction ($35+ for women, $20+ for men) or partial highlights ($65+). Lucky's spa, added in 2009, can still transfer some of its own freshness to your face with a green-apple facial, which employs a light fruit-enzyme peel to brighten and firm skull slipcovers ($60+). Or, match your patch to the spa's exposed brick walls with a Brazilian bikini wax ($50–65). See the website for a full spa menu.
Salon Bellissimo honors the timelessness of true beauty by decorating its spa like an Ancient Roman bath with concrete urns, great columns, and a statue of Hebe, the goddess of beauty. And this reverence for history is fitting, since owner Cecilia Sammons has been in the industry for more than 30 years herself. Today, she and her staff of stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists transform clients using modern haircare products from L’Oréal and Moroccanoil and nail polish scraped directly off Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.
KM Nails' certified techs dole out total nail makeovers with Shellac products, acrylic nails, and French-style polishes. Their list of services, which is longer than most grocery lists but shorter than the list of Oscars that John Williams won through betting on piano duels, proffers manicures and pedicures of all types and colors.
Behind Alandre Salon & Day Spa's curved, marbled reception desk, internationally trained beauticians lavish guests with cosmetic, med-spa, and salon treatments. Almond-colored walls surround private treatment rooms, and thickly padded chairs cosset patrons as they receive pedicures. Within the Alandre fold is platform artist and salon partner Rajaei Haddad. Having been the ambassador and educator for L'Oreal Paris and Shwartscoff Germany for over a decade, and the owner of a prestigious Middle East salon, he performs artistry of formal styling, precision cutting, coloring and more. Haddad specializes in updos and makeup, especially for bridal arrangements.