Art of Nail Salon’s technicians pamper nails into states of beauty with manicures, pedicures, and acrylic-nail services. High-five tournaments amp up with manicured hands, whether soft from a paraffin dip or elongated with a set of acrylic nails. During deluxe spa pedicures, feet unwind in a soothing bath of essential oils before a scrub to remove barnacles, a clay mud mask, and a massage. Some of the salon’s skilled techs are also experts in specialty nailcare, including caring for ingrown toenails or the feet of people with diabetes.
A real passion for her job is what makes Barbara Silvia look forward to coming into work every day, she explains on her website. She has worked as a nail technician for three years performing mani-pedis. Most recently, she relocated to a booth inside Sunflower Salon, where she specializes in acrylic nails and elaborate nail art. Barbara works hard to keep abreast of current trends, from using long-lasting gel polish to decorating digits with portraits of popular CEOs.
Ronda Wozich Salon’s Yon-Ka-certified beauticians bring their aesthetic A-game while administering one-hour facials that nourish famished skin with Yon-Ka Paris products. While escaping the city’s raucous medley of honking horns and honking horn ringtones, visages abandon their stresses with a mélange of organic myrtle extracts, vitamins, and peptides that shield faces from free radicals. The Yon-Ka facial’s blend of essential oils and antioxidants comprise vitamins E, A, and C, which help cultivate healthy skin withstanding the ravages of daily makeup application, harmful pollution, and flies that don't wipe their feet on welcome mats.
As high-pitched needles buzzed in the background, a young April Slater traced her father's designs, stenciling with a steady hand and honing her artistic eye. Many years later—after apprenticing and working at several other parlors—Slater opened her own studio, Memento Ink. In the bright, cheerful space, Slater decorates bodies with classic and custom designs while her staff performs piercings and applies permanent makeup. Customers enjoy refreshments in the airy lobby as they browse classic tattoo designs and portfolios of original artwork. Of her studio that she makes available to host charity events, Slater has said, “I wanted everyone to feel welcomed and have the same positive experience, whether it was their first tattoo or they had a full bodysuit.” The Register-Guard suggests that “she’s been successful in doing just that.”
Nuance Skin & Massage Therapy’s technicians indulge clients in hair, skin, and massage treatments, evoking a symphony of relaxing sighs in an atmosphere of orchestrated bliss. Facial treatments reveal younger and healthier appearances using the latest in anti-aging micro current and LED light technology, and mani-pedis leave fingertips and toenails decorated in the client’s choice of polish, gel enhancements, or an intricate nail design, from colorful geometric shapes to logos representing their favorite fashion labels. Hands can also be pampered with 10-minute sessions of LED photopulsation spa treatments, which release painless LED wavelengths into the skin for softer, smoother hands that can finally ditch the bedazzled white gloves left on from the 80s.
Between candy-striped walls, Cat Davidson sets to work at The Eco Salon, where she treats clients to rejuvenating facial treatments. Maneuvering the high-tech Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System II, she can work to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by infusing skin with anti-aging unguents. Elsewhere in the salon, Cat's colleagues perform hair, nail, and skin treatments using ecoconscious products, such as ammonia-free hair color and plutonium-free nail polish.