Exactly 21 things matter to the technicians at Royal Nails Carmichael: 10 toes, 10 fingers, and the client they belong to. The salon's service menu focuses on skin and nails, with treatments that include hot-oil manicures and deluxe pedicures. To thank your nails for helping out with that scratch-off lotto ticket or territorial bear, opt for a specialty application of gel polish, acrylics, or white tips.
The seasoned waxing techs at Chez Nazee deftly evict unwelcome body hair. A 20- to 30-minute Brazilian wax fully eradicates strands that sprout or migrate to the nether region. An eyebrow wax tidies asymmetrical brow lines, and a lip wax removes undesired fuzz and computer-pie crumbs from the lip area. With waxing, you avoid razor burn and painful cuts. Plus, hairs don’t grow back for two to six weeks, making it more effective than fire or wishing.
Run by a duo of longtime friends with a mutual love for baking, Cupcake Craving rocketed to popularity from its modest beginnings—within a year of the first store’s grand opening, Sacramento Magazine awarded it the Diners’ Choice Award for the area’s best cupcake. Since then, the bakery has become a mainstay on CityVoters and KCRA 3's top-five dessert lists, and its handcrafted creations continue to earn new fans. Artful swirls of buttercream or cream-cheese frosting top the bakery’s diminutive cupcakes, which come in more than 20 traditional and signature flavors. The bakery can also handle orders for large parties and special occasions; an on-site artist designs custom cupcake cakes with special flavors and decorations to celebrate birthdays and welcome new gallons of milk into the home.
High Maintenance Nail Salon's Kathy Ford-Hamblin has been decorating digits for more than 30 years, relying on super sanitary methods and the latest polishing techniques. Along with technician Gaby Valencia, Kathy works to provide customers with the latest trend in nail art. After first filing and buffing nails and curtailing over-grown cuticles, she deftly works from a palette of traditional and gel-based varnishes from lines such as OPI, Shellac, and Gelish. Kathy is also certified to apply Minx overlays to fingers and toes—she even trained with one of the product creators, Dawn Lynch-Goodwin. Acrylic nails, meanwhile, add length and strength to stubby or thin nails, while French-style manicures add a touch of class by capping each finger with clean, white tips or a generous slice of brie.
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.
The experienced staff at Q Salon & Nails strives to pamper their guests as efficiently and effectively as possible. They paint glistening layers of Gelish polish on newly cleaned, buffed, and filed nails, and banish unwanted body fuzz with waxing services. Stylists cut, color, and texturize men, women, and kids' tresses, and they attach traditional lash extensions, which build lash mass faster than doing 10 reps of pushups with your eyelids.