A lot of people get manicures and pedicures for the results. Nail Garden is intent on making sure their clients enjoy the process, as well. After settling into a pedicure chair with a cup of tea or glass of wine, your feet soak in a pipe-free basin with orange slices floating on the water's surface. Nail techs perform a hand or foot massage with each treatment, often using a warmed anti-oxidant oil.
And Nail Garden's techs promise that if your polish chips within the first 72 hours after you get your nails done, they'll redo it and you won't have to pay a single cent in return or give them one of your treasured livestock. These extra touches have drawn a noteworthy crowd, with Us Weekly reporting visits from celebs such as Vanessa Hudgens.
In addition to spa manicures and pedicures, the staff performs treatments such as lash tintings, lash-extension applications, and teeth whitening. Depending on the location, decor elements might include hand-blown light pendants or preserved trees.
Almost everything starts with a handshake. That’s how many people begin friendships, partnerships, or epic rivalries that span generations. And it isn’t just the firmness of a good shake that gets one’s attention. It’s the maintenance of the hand with which they’re conjoined. Casablanca Nail Salon understands.
That’s why the nail-art salon lavishes hands and feet with natural sugar scrubs, grapefruit and botanical extracts, and skin-softening paraffin. Recognizing the importance of first impressions, staffers welcome clients with complimentary cups of warm moroccan tea and lead them to massaging pedicure thrones in the shade of a fabric awning. After treatment, nail technicians coat nails with OPI or Zoya polish. They can also decorate keratin surfaces with unique art that can suit a wide range of style preferences.
Inside DeLuxe Salon's retro-chic beauty shop, owner Gregory Moncuré and his team of beauty experts accent clients' signature styles with hair, makeup, and skin services. A professional makeup artist and licensed aesthetician, Moncuré applies his 18 years of experience in the beauty industry to services including eyelash extensions. Kevin Murphy products strengthen and moisturize hair during haircut and color services, further enhancing the appeal of manes recently gelled into an upright exclamation point. Deep-cleansing facials reveal rejuvenated mugs with exfoliating scrubs and toners, and Moncuré performs expert sculpting jobs on shaggy eyebrows, turning unruly tufts of brow hair into well-defined shapes.
Certified lash stylist and aesthetician Vera is known for the magic she does to transform ordinary lashes into powerful, attractive winks. She built that reputation not only with her loyal clients at Alonsay Salon, but also by working with people in front of the camera in the film and TV industries. That dedication to perfecting her craft is something she also has in common with the rest of the expert crew at Alonsay. At the open and airy salon, warm wood tones and live plants set the tone as certified stylists provide on-trend cuts and color using Goldwell and KMS products. Along with hair services, clients also have access to full-body waxing, Brazilian blowouts, and facials performed by certified professionals.
Kendall Duplessis has known she wanted to be a stylist since she was 8 years old, and that dream has been a reality for more than 10 years. At HairCoutureMe by Kendall D., she provides men’s and women’s haircuts, scalp treatments, eyebrow shaping, and hairstyling instruction so that clients can replicate their looks at home. Like Rapunzel’s PR team, Duplessis insists on using only high-quality hair products from brands such as Biosilk, Goldwell, Chi, Paul Mitchell, and Pureology.
As a practitioner of the Aveda arts, Kriza Aveda Salon Spa stocks its shelves, cosmetic counters, and salon stations with natural, botanical serums and salves. To pamper clients, the staff peppers each service with luxurious flair—stylists treat guests to a head, neck, shoulder, and hand massage with every haircut, before touching up makeup for ladies. Between appointments, they’ll even trim up bangs to keep cuts stylish or keep head hair from weaving itself into eyelashes. In addition to applying makeup for brides or for special occasions, makeup artists also consult with clients to teach them how to enhance their features and pick the shades that suit their particular skin tone during lessons. Plant-based facials leave skin radiant, diminish wrinkles, or address acne. In every location, the decor mirrors the commitment to naturalism with a light, airy feel, characterized by mostly white walls and plenty of mirrors and glass.