At Nails by Diosa, licensed nail technician Diosa Urtarte takes tired appendages and turns them into healthy, beautiful hands and feet. She does this by taking a deliberate and attentive approach to nails, working the finer points so that every finger- and toe-nail shines with polish and is surrounded by neat cuticles and soft skin. She offers multiple manicure and pedicure options, plus a number of luxurious add-ons such as paraffin dips, which leave skin soft and smooth enough to elicit random handshakes from strangers.
Nora Marvilli, CEO of Bella Fashion Designs, outfits models and beauty pageant contestants in glamorous dresses that charm photographers and bring home crowns. She also helps brides-to-be find their ideal dress within a vast collection of wedding gowns from reputable names such as Alfred Angelo, Zac Posen, and Mary's Bridal. For less formal situations, her shop also has plenty of causal women's clothing and sportswear. The spa portion of Bella Fashion Designs helps improve complexions with skin-revitalizing facials and dolls up hands and feet with nail services and Barbie clothes.
The Nails Spa's carefully chosen staff lavishes attention on clients' paws, wielding products from brands such as Essie, SkinCeuticals, and CND Shellac. Tan pedicure thrones host reclining bodies beneath mirrored archways as baby nail files play hide-and-seek on shelves hung with leafy ferns and bamboo.
The team at Jon Ric Salon has one goal: make their clients look and feel like royalty, even though royalty is illegal in the US. To do so, the staff combines their skills with high-quality products from brands such as Wella, Rusk, and Pravana. In addition to their full slate of hair and nail services, they also do waxing and makeup applications. The salon’s interior features hanging yellow lights, elegant wood-framed mirrors with pedestals, flowers, and homey lamps that make other fluorescent-light salons look like interrogation rooms. Conveniently, Jon Ric Salon stays open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.