Few things are more important to a well-groomed woman than her nails, and Seattle’s Julep nail parlor location is particularly adept at serving those needs. Located in downtown, adjacent to the Red Lion Hotel, Seattle’s Julep – with more locations in University Village, Bellevue and Gig Harbor – offers more than just attention to nails. Waxing and facial treatment round out the shop’s top qualities, while the most popular option remains the Julep Manicure, which combines a paraffin wrap and sea salt exfoliation with an extended massage session. Many of the treatments and manicure sessions are designed to last weeks, making sure customers can keep their fresh looks until it’s time to return for another session at the trendy, modern salon space, outfitted with comfortable treatment chairs and moody lighting.
Sure, many stylists tend to beautify locks using nationally renowned salon products from Bumble & bumble and CHI. But few salons can brag that they've also developed their very own formulas based on their own professional experience and direct feedback from their clients. That's exactly what Derby Salon owner Alison Etter has done with her brand of timesaving, quality serums, Coy. The products are deployed by an eclectic crew of beautifiers who mesh not only professionally but personally, creating a fun atmosphere for both the stylists and their clients. In addition to haircuts and coloring, the multi-tasking aestheticians also give guests luxurious facials, massage, and shellac manicures.
E.B. White once dubbed the martini "the elixir of quietude." One might dub Martini Spa "the emporium of quietude," as the main priority of the staff is to make clients feel at home as they enjoy peace, quiet, and pampering services custom-tailored to their needs. Massages help to work out tension from both body and face, and waxing sessions unveil silky-smooth skin during sessions that are less serene but equally sigh-inducing. Those hoping to put some extra power behind their wink can seek out the spa's aestheticians, who lengthen fringe with eyelash extensions. Nail technicians refine fingertips and toe-tips with coats of long-lasting Shellac polish or take a few extra minutes to swathe nails in French style with miniature portraits of Gérard Depardieu.
When it comes to running a successful salon, the staff at Oneida believes you can’t go wrong if you have three essentials in place: great products, new technologies, and the best beauty professionals. With those goals in mind, they work hard to exceed client expectations during each service, be it a relaxing sugar massage, a foot massage, or an eyelash-extension treatment. Nail services, including Shellac mani-pedis and gel or acrylic overlays, are one of the shop's specialties and can be made extra indulgent with add-ons such as foot massages or dips in paraffin wax––all designed to leave appendages feeling as extravagant as a diamond-encrusted filet mignon.
Savvy Nails & Spa’s clients sink into leather pedicure thrones as experienced technicians pamper digits within the terra-cotta walled, orchid-filled salon. Hands soak in a softening solution before the manicurist massages lotion and whispers Audrey Hepburn quotes to soften hardened areas. Warm wax surrounds dipping hands or provides a blanket over just the nails, while warm towels engulf hands in steamy heat. During the spa pedicure, sea salt exfoliates toughened skin and a hot-stone foot massage relieves stress obtained from walking in platform moon shoes. Both manicure and pedicure treatments prettify nails with cleansing, shaping, and color application. Upholding safety through sanitation, the nail salon never reuses equipment, covers pedicure bowls with one-time-use lining, and sanitizes all tools according to Washington State Board regulations.
Nail Time's experienced technicians brighten finger shields with while pampering patrons in a clean spa-like environment. During the 30- to 45-minute Shellac manicure, one of Nail Time's seasoned staffers carefully clips nails to the length of your choice before shaping them into soft curves, squarish edges, or sharp points designed to replace cumbersome letter openers. Then, they'll exfoliate grippers with an eco-friendly sugar scrub and soothe them with a refreshing massage. Technicians will then carefully apply the vibrant Shellac polish of clients' choice upon lackluster nail beds, where it will remain for up to 14 days. Nails are gussied up further with elegant french tips, which are much more refined and appealing than the serrated spear tips worn by wealthy Vikings. After the manicure, customers receive a set of essential spa materials to take home, including a file and buffer, an acrylic sander, and two toe separators to help with home pedicures and prevent fisticuffs between arguing digits. Nail Time also offers free chip repair to customers.