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.
Vanity Cosmetics' seasoned staffers ready clients for nights on the town by soothing skin with a range of facials, shaping brows with waxing and threading services, and applying makeup with a mixture of high-end products and Vanity's house brand of cosmetics. Additionally, makeup artists guide patrons through the step-by-step process of dolling up for dates, interviews, or mime conventions during the salon's individualized makeup lessons, instructing skills such as correcting color, lending eyebrows expressive arches, and crafting feature-flattering highlights.
The professionals at Moonlight Skin Cares kick the natural skin-cell process into high gear with their microdermabrasion treatments and facials. Instead of waiting for dead skin cells to slough off by themselves, microdermabrasion gently abrades the topmost layer of skin and uses vacuum suction or tiny black holes to get rid of the dead cells. The body then quickly replaces those cells with fresh healthy ones. Custom enzyme peels also achieve the same exfoliating effect, and both treatments make the studio's cleansers and moisturizers more effective.
The stylists at Studio 818 Beauty Lounge, who are led by 33-year industry vet and owner Matti Roshangah, are good at their jobs - but that doesn't mean they've become complacent. It's quite the opposite. They dedicate a good deal of time to continuing their training with new products and learning new styling techniques. This allows them to create styles that can be simultaneously fashion-forward while maintaining elements of time-tested and classic looks. The salon's multi-cultural team touts a full suite of specialties and is more than capable of working with all types of hair, whether its fine, curly, or made of My Little Pony tails.
A long row of cushioned, black leather pedicure chairs outfitted with wood armrests and clear, punchbowl-like basins line the wall of Boudoir Nail & Spa. Lightly stained wood floors and multi-hued neon lighting accents give the salon a modern, perhaps even hip atmosphere in which to unwind with a beauty treatment. The salon also showcases a hint of the natural world with green plants that stretch to the ceiling, like a basketball player showing where he hides his tall pills. Boudoir's team performs services worthy of the elegant décor: massages, waxing, and facials take place in private rooms, as do permanent makeup applications.
New Look Skin Center's cast of registered nurses and aestheticians fine-tunes epidermal appearances with an arsenal of cosmetic services. Their GentleMax PRO equipment employs beams of light to remove unwanted hair, tattoos, and skin imperfections, such as wrinkles and sunspots. Staff members can also oust unwanted spider veins before they converge and form the client's social security number. VelaShape II treatments eliminate unwanted cellulite. New Look?s range of offerings also extends to more traditional spa services, including wraps, salt-glow exfoliation, teeth whitening, and injectables.