Master nail technician Aly Jimenez channels more than a decade of experience to beautify her clients' nails and treat their hands and feet to luxurious spa experiences. OPI products abound in the salon, although clients may also choose to have their nails adorned with China Glaze or CNS Shellac polish, the latter of which cures under a UV lamp and resists chipping for up to 14 days. Aly's services range from solar nails to spa mani-pedis complete with hot towels, scented scrubs, massages, and paraffin wax. As a specialist on pedicures for those with diabetes, she also proffers relief for condition-related foot pain or discomfort.
Aly practices her art far from her hometown of Havana, Cuba, which she left more than a decade ago to seek freedom and a better life for her family. As a result, she can communicate to clients in both English, Spanish, and the language of accomplishment, Elvish.
The Perfect Touch's expert aestheticians administer a whitening treatment that can turn teeth 5 to 14 shades brighter in less than an hour. During the procedure, a soothing blue LED laser light activates an organic hydrogen-peroxide gel to grapple unruly biters into sparkling submission. The food-grade gel, which is concocted from plant- and mineral-sourced materials, is designed to keep sensitive or crotchety fangs from rioting in your mouth. Once the tonal transformation is complete, patients walk away with the graffiti of tobacco, wine, coffee, and age erased from the highway overpass of their smiles. The results typically last one to three years but will last longer if mouthbones are properly maintained through careful dental hygiene and bribery of the Tooth Fairy.
With her crew of nail techs, manicurist Lu Bonilla channels 15 years of independent experience into her extremity-pampering services. Patrons trail fingers gently across the soft and supple skin on their feet and hands after paraffin wraps in the salon, which staff sanitizes regularly. Long-lasting Shellac polishes resist chipping for days, and french manicures add elegance to hands when one is playing piano or demonstrating disdain for the rules of soccer.
Nails by Alfa's certified aestheticians bestow love to needy digits with manicures and pedicures strengthened by sturdy CND Shellac gel polish during 30–45 minute treatments. Secluded suites relax clients as nail techs file edges, trim cuticles, and buff jagged ring pops. Refurbished tips make way for CND Shellac’s gel formula as a UV lamp warms the sealant into a hardened coating that gloats of lasting 14 chip-free days. Shellacked nails wear a brightly mirrored finish that outshines regular polish and asserts one’s own specialness to the world better than a vanity plate displaying a social security number.
The staff at Mediterranean Day Spa knows that true beauty comes from this inside, a notion they honor by providing therapeutic services to local military veterans and their families via Operation Oasis. Within the spa’s luxurious confines, both service members and civilians let their eyes drink in the soothing sights of nature-inspired artwork on natural walls before selecting from the spa’s eclectic service menu. Plush, leather pedicure chairs foster an array of invigorating foot treatments while private treatment rooms host massages, wraps, waxing, and body scrubs that reflect the tradition of Turkish hammams.
Tucked inside a private studio at Salons by JC, Camouflage Beauties makes sure fingernails and toenails stand out. Lindsey Vackar, its licensed cosmetologist, pampers hands and feet with skin-softening paraffin wax and decorates digits with acrylic nails and classic lacquer. To achieve smiles as brilliant as their mani-pedis, clients can book one of Lindsey's teeth-whitening sessions, which brighten teeth three to six shades.