At Angel Baby Nail Parlor, nail technicians do more than just pamper and prettify nails?they keep them healthy, too. Their tools all spend time in an autoclave?a medical-grade sterilization device?and they keep their pedicure basins shiny with EPA-approved solutions that are also good for the environment. A dedication to quality products is also a big deal here, with Gelish polish that keeps nails looking just-manicured for up to three weeks, often causing clients to stop in just to say hi out of habit.
GlamMe Beauty Studio’s team travel to homes, places of work, and dentists’ offices to pamper clients. They also work at 11 salons in LA and surrounding areas. Stylists cut hair, magically grow hair with extensions, and embellish strands with semipermanent color and highlights. They also beautify nails during mani-pedis, wax away fuzz on faces, and add drama to peepers with eyelash extensions.
Cofounder Tina Mui-Wong boasts a passion for the beauty industry that spurred her to earn a cosmetology license before completing high school and establish a pair of spas that have thrived for more than 25 years. In a 2010 interview with Pasadena Magazine, Mui-Wong admits to being a "product freak," which is reflected in her role as developer of Amadeus's signature line, T.E.A. The staff and salon has appeared in the film Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, graced television screens on ABC's Extreme Makeover, and exhibited their handiwork on the Rose Bowl queen and her court of chrysanthemum noblesse for two decades.
Amadeus takes pride in its custom massages, and re-trains every nail technician in-house to ensure updated mastery of the hand jive. Guests receive slippers, robes, and complimentary skin consultations upon request, and may pad down the scented hallways after their treatment to decompress in a eucalyptus steam room.
Inside Classie Nail Care Salon, nail artists deck out nails in styles that range from elegant to bold and sassy. They use everything from acrylic enhancements to long-lasting OPI gel polishes, which come in a range of colors and designs. These colors can be further enhanced by nail art, which puts a special touch on manicures without adding a prosthetic finger just to see if anyone notices.
At Studio 99, a coalition of highly experienced stylists, colorists, estheticians, and manicurists pamper guests with hair and nail services. Within the studio, situated in a cottage, they snip away excess hair, creating new styles depending on the needs and wants of clients. Redken, Keune, and Pravana products add a splash of color to heads, while complimentary coffee, tea, and wine soothes dry palates.