Inside Nails by Linda, light from ornate chandeliers sets aglow the wheatgrass-green walls, fuchsia orchids, and a print of Biscaretti?s iconic 1925 Anisetta Evangelisti. As Biscaretti?s jovial chimp lifts his glass in perpetuity, Linda Smith attends to each client personally, bringing each of her 18 years as a nail technician to the table, prettifying digits with specialty manicures and pedicures. Guests leave the salon with their favorite hues or stroll out with Shellac manicures that resist chips more diligently than a militant dietitian.
Fingers are the hands’ workhorses. After years of gripping pencils, traipsing across keyboards, and pointing vociferously at the ghost no one else seems to see, they need a break. That’s where Karlette, a nail technician at b. jolie Salon and Spa, comes in. Sugar scrubs, nourishing masks, and vivid colors of polish stand at the ready as she revives beleaguered appendages. For extra relaxation she calls on her reflexology skills to relieve tension and discomfort from feet. As Karlette battles unruly cuticles, Redken stylists fly past in the chic, welcoming salon, making it easy for her clients to add on a haircut, a set of highlights, or an advanced wig-styling session.
The Nail Artist is Jeanita "GeGe" Spikes, and she sets up her specialized shop inside Hair We Are. If you can name a nailcare service, chances are Jeanita offers it at her salon. Though her treatments are wide-ranging—from basic manicures and acrylic nails to custom nail decals—her signature service is the Jelly spa pedicure. During this luxurious service, she incorporates aromatherapy, a peppermint foot soak, cuticle and heel treatments, and a massage. The skilled nail specialist can also bejewel digits with rhinestones, custom 3-D images, bows, and spikes—helpful for winning a fight for the last cookie.
From within the relaxing Monkey Business Salon and Day Spa, Linda Smith pampers fingers and toes with detailed mani-pedis. She clears away cuticles, trims nails, and adds bright jewel-tone or subdued neutral hues with high quality polishes. After the session is finished, you might notice that your skin is a little softer and your toes refuse to leave their soothing bath for fear returning to the rough outside world. At other stations in this friendly salon, stylists might be cutting and coloring new looks for clients while aestheticians improve complexions in private treatment rooms.
As the licensed nail technician known as The Nail Artist, Jeanita Spikes crafts custom looks for fingers and toes during treatments that can include acrylic toppers or long-lasting gel polish. Spikes uses a variety of skin-softening techniques during treatments, including warm paraffin wax, exfoliating scrubs, and cocoa-infused masks that prepare hands to reenact finger-puppet versions of Roman Holiday in chocolate fountains.
Contrary to popular belief, Monkey Bizness Salon and Day Spa is not filled with monkeys. Instead, highly trained stylists and nail technicians tackle beauty issues with ease. They cut hair into trendy styles or add more depth with highlights. Fingers and toes command attention during mani-pedis that cover them in vibrant nail polish hues and long-lasting Shellac polish.