It's not enough to be just pretty. The staff at Isis Wellness Nail Bar describes the salon as a "nail clinic" in which each mani-pedi results in more than just glossy nails, but also encourages healthy hands and feet. Technicians shape nails with disposable files and scrub away dead skin with disposable buffers and spongers. All tools that are nondisposable are disinfected with a hospital-grade autoclave, more effective than soaking them in butter. But this is not a sterile, cold salon. Aqua-blue recliners cosset customers during treatments, and they can add on mini facials and hot-stone foot massages for ultimate pampering.
Amid orange walls lined with Gelish nail polish and skincare products, Esthetic Quick's aestheticians sculpt nails and wax away unwanted hair. Nail techs enhance mani-pedis with towel wraps, and beauty techs add volume to lashes with eyelash extensions. The staff's expertise also extends to services such as anti-aging facials, eye massage, makeup lessons, and invisible-cloaking body wraps.
When the dedicated staff members at Christie Pea say they want to make their clients feel like royalty, they aren't kidding. The salon's menu abounds with regal titles, from the Dutchess and Duke basic treatments to all-purpose pamperings fit for a queen or king. These namesake treatments describe several services, including nail enhancements, waxing, and facials designed to treat acne, sun damage, and rosacea. Replete with photos and videos courtesy of Jessika Alexandra, Christie Pea's spa parties provide a smattering of services for ladies to celebrate their sweet 16, approaching wedding, or decision to wear a polka-dotted prom dress.
At JN's Studio Skin Care, experienced staff members administer a custom blend of beautifying and age-defying treatments within candlelit rooms. Customers can prepare for a night out or for fingerless-glove season with an ultimate spa mani-pedi, which exfoliates and moisturizes appendages with paraffin and aromatherapy before bestowing color or french tips upon digits. Skin experts customize the signature anti-aging facial for each skin type, employing a chemical peel and antioxidants to minimize the appearance of fine lines and scurvy, and the detox footbath saps impurities from the body to help revive sluggish lymphatic and immune systems. Adept technicians whisk away unwanted hair during the full-leg wax, facilitating more aerodynamic swim races or can-can lines. Customers can converse in both Spanish and English with the fully bilingual staff.
Aestheticians at Envidia Nails Spa cheer downtrodden toes and overworked fingers with coats of brightly colored polish and pampering techniques that help reduce stress. The signature mani-pedi begins with an invigorating heel scrub and a hand-and-foot massage, relaxing tense palms, stressed-out soles, and weary retractable claws. Armed with an arsenal of tiny tools, technicians then deftly oil cuticles and file ragged nails into burnished, smooth ovals. Coats of jewel-toned OPI or Essie lacquer then transform digits into mobile fashion accessories capable of dialing the editor of Vogue simply by pointing imperiously at a phone. Spa mani-pedis lavish extremities with the same care as the signature treatment, but further soften and smooth skin by submerging hands in warm paraffin wax and slathering feet in an algae mask.