At Hanna Nails, a series of manicures, pedicures, waxing, and massage treatments await customers seeking relaxation and beautification. Licensed specialists soak hands and feet before shaping and buffing nails, and then apply eye-catching polish or acrylic nails. Deluxe spa pedicures soothe calf muscles with sea-salt massages, as back and shoulder massages remove upper-body stress. Also available are eyelash extensions and waxing services, which can remove unwanted hair from areas such as the arms, legs, stomach, or brow.
Parisian Nail Salon's nail gurus dote on digits with the 25-minute express Parisian spa pedicure, a luxurious treatment that deluges sandal-weary piggies with torrents of spa salts and essential oils. After human paws are thoroughly soothed in a gentle footbath, one of these seasoned staffers conditions cuticles and buffs skin with sanitized instruments, preparing feet for public exhibition in flip-flops and open-toed picture frames. Then, they'll slather softening lotion into cozy nail beds before adding prismatic pop to toe canvases with the polish of your choosing.
Amy started doing nails at a relative's salon, and it wasn't long before she realized this was her passion. There are two reasons for this. First, Amy is an artist who draws energy from the challenge of adorning her clients' keratin canvases. Second, she loves helping people feel good about themselves. To truly immerse guests in luxury, Amy whips up milk baths, scrubs feet with sugar, applies hot stones, and treats noses to energizing citrus scents. After trimming, massaging, and soaking, she creates patterned and solid nail art alike with polishes by CND, OPI, and Essie. She also applies acrylics with materials that are free of nail bed-damaging MMA.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Trained in advanced precision cutting and coloring at Vidal Sassoon Academy, Zahra Negin has spent more than two decades as a stylist, including managing a top salon in Los Angeles. However, in addition to this experience, an equally important credential is her own hair—a mane of dynamic, natural-looking blond. At her eponymous salon, she specializes in color and cuts for blonds, although she and her team can also style hair of other hues with chic cuts, custom highlights, and keratin-straightening treatments. The team also customizes hair to clients' lifestyles, aesthetics, and collections of tiny hats by offering comprehensive consultations, before styling, shampooing, and conditioning hair with products by brands such as Kérastase and Moroccanoil. For an additional customer-friendly touch, the salon offers complimentary extras, such as shampoos with neck massages.