The nail techs at Totally Tip Toe Nail Spa beautify hands and feet with creative nail art and long-lasting manicures and pedicures. Along with nailcare, the spa offers spray tans, allowing clients to walk out with a bronze glow to match neatly manicured nails.
U2 Nail & Spa's pristine confines are marked by hung paintings on soft-pink walls and plush, black-leather pedicure chairs. In this warm ambiance, specialists primp and pamper clients with mani-pedis, waxing services, facials, and chair massages.
Warren-Tricomi is the 20-year partnership between Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi, creators of one of the first colorist/stylist hybrids of hair products, whose expertise is often quoted in women's lifestyle magazines including Glamour, Allure, and OK!. Armed with various coloring techniques, some of his own invention, Warren transforms hair with custom colors, while Tricomi performs artful snips with his signature dry-hair precision cut. The master colorist and the stylist lead a trained staff in revamping coifs at each of their six locations. From styling hair to removing glued-on gorilla suits with waxing services, the premier salon helps patrons enhance their natural beauty.
Gleaming wood floors, neutral walls, and patterned chairs cast a chic vibe at Jaafar Tazi, courtesy of the artistic eye of Greenwich interior designer Charlotte Barnes. This level of detail also permeates hair services, where master stylists and colorists create modern looks tailored to fit individual faces and tastes.
In the late 1920s, the Great Depression was rendering most Americans professionally and financially paralyzed. But in a small California kitchen, Merle Nethercutt Norman was putting a plan in motion to formulate her own skincare products and share them with family and friends. She truly believed in her formulas, knowing that by getting them on as many faces as possible, she would develop a following of customers. She was right?within a few years she and her nephew were opening their first studio in Santa Monica, and they eventually unveiled a series of independently operated stores that enabled women to take ownership during a time of gender-based limitations such as men-only restrooms.
Today, in approximately 2,000 stores across three countries, the three basic principles of Merle's original vision still apply. Each studio is independently owned and fosters an in-depth knowledge of the company's own line of makeup and skincare products. Just as Merle shared her creations with close friends more than 80 years ago, today's aestheticians embody the business's "try before you buy" philosophy. A menu of complimentary studio services?from foundation checks to express facials?allows patrons to sample the lauded brand before committing to the purchase of products or full spa treatments.
The nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians at True Grace Spa & Nail use top-shelf products to yield long-lasting results. By slathering hands and feet in a private-label lotion containing pure botanical ingredients, nail technicians hydrate the skin without leaving the greasy after-feel associated with cheap lotions or used motor oil. During signature facials, aestheticians nourish faces with Decl?or products that contain all-natural ingredients. To enhance the therapeutic benefits of massage, kneading professionals may add the spa's signature Cellular Renewal lotion or Moisture Vitality lotion, both of which restore vitality to the skin and promote relaxation with subtle aromas of citrus or lavender.