The cuticle shapers at Costa Verde Nails coddle hands and feet during manicure and pedicure treatments with warm towels, light massage, and kaleidoscopic ensembles from a rainbow of polish and Shellac colors. While lounging in the comfort of a cream-colored treatment chair, guests can pluck potato slices from the environs' scalloped upholstery, which is joined by sheer drapes and inset lighting.
A bronze Buddha statue greets guests at the entrance of Costa La Jolla Nails, setting a serene scene for those indulging in nail services within the salon’s airy confines. Plush, cream-colored chairs seat pedicure patrons as they dip toes or stiff leather boots into a footbath, playing host to a variety of pedicure treatments that can be enhanced with exfoliating sea-salt scrubs and cooling masks to fully de-stress soles. The salon’s row of treatment tables comes dressed in orchids and outfitted with a resident nail artist, who can dress up hands with pampering polishings or artificial nail enhancements. Clients can upgrade manicures with a CND Shellac polish that coats talons in a long-lasting blend that deflects manicure-marring imperfections such as chips, smudges, and stamped expiration dates. In addition to pampering digits, the in-house aestheticians depilate fuzz from faces and bodies with waxing treatments and clear and smooth complexions in full or express facials.
Often armed with products from AG Hair and Marrakesh, Ingrid Hernandez expands on cutting and coloring by specializing in hair extensions. She hails from Los Angeles, where style reigns supreme, and she has done her part to keep her clients' hair looking fresh and modern. Within Salon Sol's cozy confines––whose dark, hardwood floors contrast with beige styling stations and black-leather salon chairs––Ingrid continues to cultivate new looks with treatments such as Brazilian blowouts.
Given Salon Sol's name, the space is fittingly illuminated with natural light from from large front windows. A warm shade of yellow also covers the salon's walls and cabinetry. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists renovate tresses with hair treatments aided by products from Bosley, Pureology, Enjoy, American Crew, and Moroccanoil. The salon also offers invigorating facials, which penetrate deep into pores to rid the skin of dirt and grime, along with waxing and threading. In addition, Salon Sol pampers guests with mani-pedis, each of which come with a complimentary reflexology treatment.
The aestheticians at Empress Nails pamper extremities and fashion sparkling nails with expert mani-pedis. Soft music wafts through the salon as complimentary beverages make customers feel at home and break out into choruses of “Let’s All Go Out to the Lobby.” All services pamper clients with expert nail shaping and cuticle trimming to prepare finger- and toe-palettes for polish, which aestheticians apply in the color of the client's choice. In preparation for the long-lasting no-chip manicure, clients choose from Axxium by OPI, Shellac by CND, or Gelish by Hand and Nail Harmony polishes. No-chip manicures begin with a soothing hand soak and a tension-melting massage. During the signature pedicure, feet unwind in a warm footbath and say goodbye to rough, dry skin with a sea-salt scrub. A cooling mask relieves parched tootsies, and experienced hands massage them into blissful repose with nourishing moisturizers. Spa mani-pedis soothe hands and feet with a warm soak, a moisture-infusing massage, and the promise that newer humans are not born with an upgrade to 22 digits.
Refresh Salon's technicians buff and colorize nails with professional products from OPI and Creative Nail Design. Shellac is a durable fusion of gel and polish that adheres to digit armor for up to two weeks. The lustrous coating, which is hypoallergenic and free of formaldehyde, allows customers to remain primped down to their appendages despite recent forays into falconry training. In addition to top-notch pigments, paws receive a massage, exfoliation treatment, and warm paraffin wax for soft skin. Patrons opting for a pedicure in addition to the Shellac treatment have feet pampered with a sugar scrub and massage to expel any cricks caused by folding origami swans.