Beneath the manicure area's cherry blossom mural, or nestled in light blue pedicure chairs, visitors to Timeless Nail Spa find themselves immersed in an airy, bright atmosphere. While they relax, nail artists focus on dazzling designs. Of course, some opt for a simple wash of color—available in classic, acrylic, or gel varieties—but others commission detailed patterns and pictures. From leopard print to ghoulish Halloween characters, digits parading out of Timeless Nail Spa showcase art as wild as the imaginations behind it.
All Polished Up’s nail expert Krista Wagberg draws on a decade of experience to primp her clients' nails with finesse. Services range from express manicures and pedicures to deluxe treatments that pamper skin with moisturizing mud masks, exfoliating scrubs, and paraffin wax. To top digits in style, she pulls from a kaleidoscopic array of polishes including long-lasting OPI Axxium gel, CND Shellac, and miniature formalwear.
Katie has tended fingers and toes for 12 years. In that time, she has mastered the art of grooming cuticles, moisturizing hands and feet in paraffin wax, and lifting away dead skin cells with scrubs or tiny cranes. At her eponymous studio, she continues to accentuate nails with OPI polish and hand-painted designs. During treatments, Katie strives to make clients feel comfortable and happy. "Each room is unique," says Katie, noting that each private treatment area is painted in a different calming hue. Upon request, she enhances the experience with a beverage and soft music.
The brush glides across each keratin sheet, leaving behind a coat of colorful polish. Technicians at Nail Couture Lounge paint fingernails and toenails in vibrant hues that range from bright pink to a sleek black. Clients have their choice between regular polish, and a Shellac option that protects nails against chips and acid rain. In addition to pampering nails, technicians swaddle hands in paraffin wax that works to soften and hydrate the skin.
AA Spa Nails' experienced nail specialists rebuild and revamp damaged, natural nails with luxurious manicures and pedicures. In both manicures, 20 minutes of hand pampering leaves nails clean, shapely, and refined. The Shellac polish service drapes finger crowns in a choice of vibrant colors before they bathe in a brilliant UV light, which cures the lacquer almost instantly for a chip-free finish that lasts for up to 14 days. Alternatively, the basic manicure culminates with a layer of gleaming OPI polish, and the 30-minute pedicure soaks, softens, and beautifies feet to an equally radiant state so that they'll quit complaining about hands always getting to steer the car.
Many standard nail spas shuttle clients in and out as quickly as possible, but at Nail Spa by Sarah, Sarah and her team take the time to pamper with their spa pedicures, french manicures, and Spoil Me package, which includes a deluxe mani-pedi, food detox, and glass of champagne. The foot detox is a 70-minute service that focuses on relaxing weary feet with fizzy potions and hydrating serums. From Tuesday to Saturday, the spa stays open until 7 p.m., making it convenient for those who are busy working, shuttling kids around, or searching for Waldo all day.