For aesthetician Rebecca Mai, fingernails are blank canvases on which to create intricate works of art. She hones her creative skills at Cassy's Nail Spa, calling upon the training she acquired while enrolled in the Creative Nail Design masters program, which yields a certificate that's signed in polish. After renovating cuticles and moisturizing skin, Rebecca often accentuates nails with hand-painted designs.
From within their own private suite at Vivaldi Salon Suites, Nail technicians Jen and April keep keratin sheets pretty and polished. Sugar scrubs and paraffin wax treatments enhance manicures and pedicures, which are topped off with regular or gel polish in brilliant hues. The experts also tickle the toes of kiddies during an 11-and-under pedicure or games of “this little piggy.”
Kelly Fakatava, the owner and nail technician at KandiKoated Nail Spa, blends technical skill with creativity while grooming hands and feet. She meticulously applies long-lasting gel nail polish, exfoliates skin with an almond scrub, and massages feet during pedicures. Patrons can also opt for nail art that incorporates bright, intricate color designs or jewels-like appliques.
Plush mani-pedi chairs equipped with indulgent footbaths sit in the middle of a cozy clothing and accessories boutique. As clients have their nails polished and sculpted, others can peruse the designer handbags and summer dresses. Besides standard and deluxe mani-pedis, Vivian's team can also customize one-of-a-kind designs and 3-D nail art.