Twenty-seven years. That’s how long Noelle has been grooming and decorating hands and feet. Somewhere in there, she also found time to earn a master’s certificate in gel nails from Creative Nail Design. Within the teal-walled studio, she shapes and adds length to fingertips with Brisa Gel, matching the color to each client’s nails for a natural look. She also fortifies tips with Gelish, a gel-polish hybrid that shimmers chip-free for up to approximately two weeks.
Noelle is also pretty zealous about cleanliness. For example, she shapes each client’s nails with a new file and uses pipeless footbaths with sanitary liners during pedicures. As an added bonus, she offers complimentary repairs if clients break a nail while drumming fingers on a tabletop or shaking hands with a strongman.
In the cozy fluff of luxurious pedicure chairs, clients of all ages can bypass the usual process of nail-biting to have their nails professionally trimmed and coated within the soothing spa confines of Lo-Ann Nails. Deft technicians tend to feet, melt away tension with hot stones, and soften skin textures with paraffin wax, all in addition to the typical regimen of nail shaping and polishing. Savvy clients can select from a variety of polishes, and kids can coordinate their nail color with weekly horoscopes during sessions designed specifically for youngsters.
Since 2008, the nail technicians at Bella Nails & Spa have freed hands and feet from their lonely lives inside gloves and shoes. On top of the requisite grooming and polishing, each pedicure?the Hot Stone, Sport Spa, Ultimate Spa, and Bella Luxury Spa?incorporates a gentle massage to shoo away stress and stiffness developed over long days pacing. For the fingernails, services range from maintenance-minded manicures to aesthetic enhancements such as full-set overlays, acrylic tips, and fill-ins.
Located in Tempe, L'Mage Salon Studios are elegant, upscale salon suites that's home to numerous independent stylists and beauty professionals. Here, licensed nail technician Lindsey Beaumont works inside Cielo Salon Take 2, offering her clients pampering spa mani-pedis and gel nail sets, which last for weeks. Salon-goers relax as she buffs and polishes nails, making them gleam with perfection. L'Mage is home to numerous independent stylists and beauty professionals, including Lindsey.
Gel Nails By Lynda Walker’s eponymous technician focuses on making fingers and toes beautiful. She spruces up hands and feet with gel polish sparkly Gelish polishes. After applying the polish Lynda cures it under a UV light, which helps newly resplendent nails stay that way for up to two weeks on fingernails and up to a month on toenails.
At Nail Logic, technicians in training hone their skills by providing beauty services at the institute's onsite nail clinic. Educated according to standards set by the state board of cosmetology, the students beautify appendages with basic manicures and pedicures as well as more advanced techniques that set nails with acrylic, gel, or wrap overlays. Their clients' fingertips may emerge with deep hues the color of precious stones or dots in the exotic pattern of a cheetah's nude pantyhose.