At Vspa, clients relax in comfortable, cream-hued pedicure chairs illuminated by softly lit sconces. At nearby manicure stations, highly experienced technicians cover nails in acrylics and chip-resistant polish. Creative painting endeavors include coloring fingernails to look like a famed Tiffany & Co. robin-egg-blue box or a UPS package. In a private treatment room, guests can relax while an aesthetician waxes off unwanted hair, erases acne during facials, and applies eyelash extensions that add volume to existing fringe.
With a menu that introduces traditional Italian fare to a modern culinary sensibility, Adesso Bistro's chefs have garnered acclaim from a host of publications including the Vancouver Courier and the Globe and Mail. "Adesso" translates to "now" in Italian, symbolizing the culinary artisans' commitment to turning fresh locally sourced and organic ingredients into vibrant plates that carry the flavours of Italy's northwestern coastal region Liguria. Known for its capital city of Genoa, the seafood-loving region is dotted with small towns that produce dynamic takes on Italian staples such as foccaccia, pesto, and calamari. Adesso's owners line its facade with lush vegetation and accent the dining room with dark wood tables and chairs. Servers flit imported and local wines to tables dotting the outdoor patio among neatly trimmed bushes and the sweet sounds of the eatery's three squirrel tenors.
Christine Adkins and Amy Gabarini, the owners of Textures Hair Studio, draw on their Goldwell Academy and John Paul Mitchell Systems training to provide clients with beautiful styles. Using Goldwell coloring and other products from brands such as Paul Mitchell, Nioxin, Onestà, and KMS, they and their team shape hair with a variety of services including haircuts and styling for men, women, teens, and children. They also specialize in services such as updos, men’s grey blending, perms, hair relaxers, and standard- and partial-foil color treatments.
When Angel Tips opened the doors to its single Long Island store in 1996, it had a simple premise: to offer professional nail, waxing, and beauty services at an affordable price. Although the company has expanded to more than 60 locations across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since then, their focus on professionalism remains the same. They even require all of their licensed professionals to hone their skills at a specialized training center in Connecticut.
Though Angel Tips expertly performs waxing services and installs eyelash extensions, their specialty lies in nail care. Their technicians perform traditional, gel, and acrylic manicures, as well as specialty pedicures with paraffin and hot stone massages. Cleanliness, like professionalism and affordability, is a top priority; all locations use sanitized tools, disposable files and buffer pads, and pedicure chairs that have fully outgrown their teenage grunge phases.
From their impeccably clean spa environment, the licensed digit dapperers at Posh Nails will gift each of your twiddlers with a Lava Sea Shell manicure and pedicure—a comforting combo of an exfoliating mani-pedi and a soothing seashell massage. A honey scrub exfoliation starts by shedding away the coarse skin on your extremities, trapping moisture inside thirsty pores and encouraging cellular regeneration. Next, finger caps and toe-toppers will be trimmed, shaped, and tastefully polished until they look as healthy and burnished as an aerobics instructor dipped in molten gold. Finally, an experienced massage therapist will whisk away tension and simmering inter-digit rivalry by treating your arm- and leg-ends to a hot seashell massage, leaving you feeling relaxed and regal enough to type a king's memoirs on a golden keyboard.
Shellac manicures, silk tips, and french pedicures are just a few of the nail services available at Fingers Faces & Toes. Aestheticians also bolster skin's natural beauty with facials, emphasize eyelashes with extensions and tinting, wax away unwanted body hair, and release stress with massages.