At Velarde, guests are warmly welcomed within a contemporary space with gold-toned walls, exposed brick, and deep cherry wood. A team of expert stylists creates noodle-nest looks tailored to individuals' individual face shapes, personalities, and styles. Skilled skincare experts perform body treatments customized to skin type, and aestheticians do manicures tailored to every hand, foot, and flipper. Velarde specializes in microdermabrasion for the face as well as pink-and-white acrylic ($50 for a full set). The salon and spa has its own line of makeup and uses top-quality Dermalogica, OPI, Aquage, and Alterna products for other beauty-bolstering procedures.
Sea-salt scrubs, hot-towel wraps, and massages are just a few of the pampering add-ons clients can expect at Lee Nails & Spa. The nail techs can upgrade mani-pedis from basic to luxury levels, and they finish off their services with Essie and OPI polishes, including OPI no-chip polish for longer-lasting nail perfection. Along with natural nail-care services, the techs also beautify nails with acrylic or gel sets, and they can rid clients of unwanted facial and body hair with waxing services.
In a relaxation haven perched just outside of the city, Eve Beauty Salon's stylists have spiffed up beauty-seekers for more than two decades, specializing in contemporary haircuts and bridal makeup. Hair whisperers stay abreast of the latest styling, cutting, and coloring techniques for men, women, and show horses alike. After locks luxuriate in a hot-oil head massage or lengthen with the aid of fused extensions, countenances soak up hydration and stoke a natural glow with the help of 24-karat-gold and rose-petal facials. Eve Beauty Salon rounds out its laundry list of services with eyelash extensions, henna tattoos, nose piercings, and henna tattoos of pierced noses.
As Renaissance's resident nail artist, Lori Gonzales wields thoroughly sanitized equipment to trim nails and dress them up in flattering coats of color. Feet ease into a tub padded with disposable liners as they undergo a toe-coddling pedicure, and fingertips receive similarly luxurious treatment above sea level as Lori deftly swabs nails with eye-grabbing shades of polish. Because she emphasizes safety through sterility, Lori employs mostly single-use tools.
On any given day at Polished Salon and Spa, the hairstylists might be painting strands with turquoise dye or chopping long locks into textured pixie cuts. They can deftly repair clients? DIY hair-color disasters, and infuse brittle locks with revitalizing deep-conditioning treatments. And while the stylists are busy transforming hair, nail technicians clip, file, and paint nails in a kaleidoscope of hues. During mani-pedis, clients can choose between regular polish or a durable gel polish that protects nails against chips and oxygen for up to two weeks.
After sinking into the cushy throne of a massaging pedicure chair, Angel Nails' clients often sink into deep relaxation. While they relax, nail technicians groom and pamper their feet with treatments such as hot towels and exfoliating brown-sugar scrubs, then meticulously apply even coats of polish. The salon's manicure services are just as detailed?options range from glam VINYLUX colors to durable no-chip manicures that last through weeks of typing, drumming on tabletops, or scratching dissonant solos on chalkboards.