Professionally trained nail artiste Darci Eichelkraut performs the manicuring duties at Livin' it Up! Nail Studio, which sets up shop inside Hometown Salons in Verona. Plush, green chairs prevent clients from falling to the floor or sitting on a ficus as Darci soaks hands, tidies up cuticles, shapes and buffs nails, and applies CND Shellac polish, if requested. The professional digit doctor also pampers toes during a wide range of pedicure services, including sessions specifically designed for men and a treatment that incorporates callus reduction. Rows of colorful polish options and framed pictures of vividly decorated nails adorn Darci’s hygienic and cozy treatment room, which also features stained-wood blinds, the kind of blinds most likely to be “borrowed” by Bob Vila.
Five years ago, Stephanie—a licensed nail technician since 1999—survived a massive stroke. But that didn't stop her from pursuing her passion for her work. After a hiatus, she's now retaking the nail-art reins to refresh her skills while rebuilding her business, Tranquility Nail Spa. She offers a variety of nail services, including manicures with chip-resistant Shellac polish, pampering spa pedicures, and acrylic nails.
Chipped nails and rough hands may come into Nani Day Spa, but they certainly don’t come out. The staffers’ sharp eyes and attention to detail help them carefully file down tips into square or rounded shapes and paint nail beds with classic polish, adhere acrylic nails, or cure Shellac polish for an un-chippable finish that lasts for up to two weeks. Outside of their mani-pedi treatments, the aestheticians offer full-body waxing sessions that leave skin hair-free without having to play limbo beneath a flaming torch.
Before you even get to Elevation Salon and Spa, you can figure out exactly which practitioner you should be working with. Just take a look at the staff's bios, which include not only their experience levels, but also their specialties. You can find a good match whether you're looking for a fresh new bob, a prenatal massage, or just a stylist with your favorite vowel in their name.
The service menu is just as diverse as the staff. In the salon, stylists use Redken and Bumble and bumble products during cut and color treatments, and nail technicians massage hands and feet with MoroccanOil bodycare products before coating nails with OPI and Shellac polishes. In the spa, massage therapists can treat tension with services that range from hot-stone massage to reiki. For their part, aestheticians set to work removing dirt and oil with custom facials and excess fuzz with waxing.
Across four floors in the same building, Capital Fitness promotes further wellness with 35,000 sq. ft. of weights, top-end cardio equipment, and more than 80 classes per week. Several varieties of yoga and pilates populate the schedule, as do TRX, spin, and zumba classes. After workouts, patrons can grab a protein drink from the juice bar or relax in the sauna.
Getting a tan?whether by way of sun, tanning beds, or sunless tanning?not only affects how you look, it affects the state of your skin. With this in mind, the airbrush artists at Modish Studios Salon?whose motto is "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful"?begin spray-tan sessions with an all-natural, anti-aging sunless-tanning formula that has been infused with antioxidants, botanicals, and vaporized pennies. Customers may also choose to have a pH-balanced normalization primer applied to nurture epidermal health. The session yields a natural-looking, golden-brown tan that lasts up to 14 days. Alongside airbrush tanning, the staff promotes both inner and outer beauty with Xtreme Lashes applications, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and hair and massage services.
The staff at Hybrid Salon combines artistic sensibility with technical savvy, and the result is one dynamic salon. And folks have noticed. For three years running, Hybrid has taken home the Talk of the Town "Costumer Satisfaction Award". Along with their outsized dose of talent, the staff arms themselves with only high-end Redken coloring products in their services and treatments. Beyond basic cuts and colors, they offer Brazilian blowouts, waxing treatments, nail art, and a full blow-dry bar. No matter the treatment, stylists make a point to meet with new clients before every service to ensure a personal touch.