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.
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.
Judging by the salon's impressive online photo gallery of eye-grabbing manicures, Nail It Salon lives up to their name—they nail it every time. Skilled nail technicians bestow fingers and toes with sleek french tips, or restore them with nail shaping and gentle cuticle care during mani-pedis. They also offer long-lasting shellac polish, which deflects chips for up to two weeks.
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.