With its sleek white walls, alabaster manicure stations, and splashes of bright color emanating from wall decorations and knickknacks, Colour Nail Bar looks more like a modern boutique than a traditional nail salon. This stylish decor lends to the salon’s laid-back ambiance, which is reinforced by its motto, "Happy hour begins when you walk in!" Amid the piped-in music and social atmosphere, licensed nail technicians take pride in their artistic designs, which grace nails during sessions guided by strict sanitation guidelines. A sophisticated air-filtration system draws unsavory vapors away from the salon floor, and free WiFi keeps customers connected to their fantasy thumb-wrestling rosters.
Weary skin finds sanctuary inside Organic Heavenly Skin Care, where complexions are rejuvenated under the caring hands of skincare specialists. Services can be tailored for most any facial concern, from acne to marker mustaches. Blemishes are addressed during the medicated clearing treatment, which provides cleansing and purification to treat acne and prevent future breakouts. Microdermabrasion deeply exfoliates the skin, alleviating the appearance of fine lines and scars. The spa also specializes in lifting peels that combine pumpkin, pineapple, papaya, and mango to revitalize appearances without the use of harsh chemicals.
Expert nail artists at Final Touch Nails & Spa apply a mélange of aromatic herbs and oils to naturally refine fingers and toes. Lucky digits begin with a customized botanical experience that offers selections from the spa's fragrant herb menu such as rosemary, ginger root, and chamomile flower. Hands and feet simmer in a warm water bath to cleanse nails, soften skin, and enact complex rubber-ducky dramas before manicure mavens pamper cuticles and lovingly shape nails. After calluses and dead skin cells are banished to epidermal underworlds, a hot-stone massage and warm-towel treatment melt away excess tension. A paraffin treatment also teams up with a soothing mask to leave skin hydrated and silky smooth before the one-hour cuticle coddling culminates with a choice of lacquer, nail strengthener, or Star Trek–themed finger puppets.
Most popular service: Color-changing gel polish
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
As when it was founded in 2007, Nail Tech Shell
remains a one-woman show. The single manicurist behind the business continues to sculpt and paint nails with ever-increasing deftness. She's got a gentle touch. "Most clients fall asleep from being completely relaxed while receiving a pedicure," she comments. When she's done banishing cuticles, hangnails, and rough edges, she likes to finish off the treatment by applying a coat of color-changing gel polish. The magical polish changes color as your body changes temperature, which is a good way to confirm that it's cold outside or to notify yourself if you're at risk of spontaneously combusting.
The medically-trained staff at Omana Natural Wellness Center & Spa infuse organic products into its beauty services, from the wax that evicts body hair to the polishes that coat keratin sheets during manicures and pedicures. The experts also promote wellness through holistic practices that include sweeping away stress through reflexology and guiding clients to a healthier being with nutritional coaching services. The medical spa welcomes customers with private treatment rooms, complimentary herbal tea and nutritious snacks, as well as free WiFi for a relaxing, comfortable experience. To ensure medical-grade services, Omana Natural Wellness Center & Spa also utilizes a hospital-grade autoclave for sterilization purposes.
Virginia Griffin owns Kismet Nails, a hidden gem concerned with sculpting and polishing nails with an expertise that comes from ten years of experience. She coats nails with solid-color shellac or turns each surface into unique works of art that can feature everything from arabesque designs to diamond-studded patterns.
While she generally conducts business from within the salon, Virginia also hits the road for mobile services, meeting clients in homes or offices. She even puts aside entire days to take care of bridal, birthday, or little princess parties, helping clients look their best as they walk down the aisle, grow a year older, or usurp their mothers’ thrones.