Essences of lavender, chamomile, and rosemary permeate Charissa’s Nails & Beauty Lounge as skilled aestheticians administer relaxing salon and spa treatments. The staff can render a swift eyebrow waxing, or rehab nails with a formaldehyde-free gel mani-pedi. While soothing music plays in the background, stylists deftly transform tresses with face-framing haircuts and subtle or bold color highlights. The salon also offers facials, conditioning treatments, and cups of tea, which unite to form a sensible approach to relaxation, unlike fishing in the Daytona Speedway infield pond.
Just inside the entrance to Happy Hands & Hair hangs a sign that reads, "Relax–Reflect–Renew". And for nearly 50 years, the stylists have upheld this message by maintaining a spa-like studio, a place in which visitors can relax with a complimentary cup of coffee while lounging in plush, chocolate-covered chairs abutted against cool, surf-green walls. Once Happy Hands & Hair's team members feel that guests are adequately at ease, they get to work with nail and hairstyling services, from mani-pedis bolstered with Gelish soak-off gel polishes to housemade exfoliating scrubs that blend brown sugar, olive oil, microscopic loofahs, and lemon.
Just like its namesake, the interior of Charm Beauty Salon glows golden. With an updated-yet-retro feel, modular couches sit opposite of styling stations separated by tall pillars, where stylists smooth locks with Brazilian blowouts and shear new 'dos via exacting snips. Tucked away in private rooms, aestheticians de-fuzz physiques with a range of waxing services, from eyebrows to stubborn thigh-brows. Meanwhile, using products from Yonka and G.M. Collin, hydrating and exfoliating facials leave mugs fresh and smooth.
The staff at Body Lounge Spa cossets skin during rejuvenating facials and body wraps, and redefines nails while patrons recline in cushioned red pedicure thrones. Guests can sip a glass of wine at the beverage bar as they take in the earth-toned décor grounded in deep chocolate and caramel tones. Massage therapists then invite patrons to rooms illuminated with candles, where treatments such as the energizing Thai massage combat stress and render muscles loose enough to bound up an escalator that's going down.
Katie Cazorla worked as an actress and comedian for 10 years until a dissatisfying mani-pedi changed her life. She became obsessed with the inadequacies of the salons in her area, resolving to open her own and do it right. Hence, The Painted Nail was born. Katie outfitted the lavender-walled space with white armchairs, vintage-inspired chandeliers, and a team of expert nail technicians who pamper guests with hair and nail services. Using hospital-grade sterilizing equipment and more than 300 colors of gel nail polish, the techs treat hands and feet to bubble baths or ice-cream-themed treatments. For after-hours pampering sessions, Katie opens the doors of the party lounge, offering karaoke stages, a photo booth, and manicure bar and pedicure lounge to help celebrate bachelorette parties or sticking one’s head between some stair-railing bars without getting it stuck.
A lot of people get manicures and pedicures for the results. Nail Garden is intent on making sure their clients enjoy the process, as well. After settling into a pedicure chair with a cup of tea or glass of wine, your feet soak in a pipe-free basin with orange slices floating on the water's surface. Nail techs perform a hand or foot massage with each treatment, often using a warmed anti-oxidant oil.
And Nail Garden's techs promise that if your polish chips within the first 72 hours after you get your nails done, they'll redo it and you won't have to pay a single cent in return or give them one of your treasured livestock. These extra touches have drawn a noteworthy crowd, with Us Weekly reporting visits from celebs such as Vanessa Hudgens.
In addition to spa manicures and pedicures, the staff performs treatments such as lash tintings, lash-extension applications, and teeth whitening. Depending on the location, decor elements might include hand-blown light pendants or preserved trees.