An off-shoot of BE Beverly Hills—a company dedicated to eco-friendly beauty products—Blowlux shapes clients' hairstyles, nails, and faces under BE's guiding principle: making clients feel beautiful with all-natural, luxurious cosmetic services. Garnering the approval of such high-profile outlets as O magazine and Glamour, BE Beverly Hills and Blowlux focus on professional-level blowouts that achieve a variety of looks, from rolling waves to straight, smooth locks. Within the salon's purple-accented walls and dazzling white interior, aestheticians also indulge hands and feet with mani-pedis and highlight faces with makeup, creating visages more artfully composed than the Mona Lisa with the distracting dragon tattoo over her left eye.
Laka Manicure Express is one of only six Laka franchises in the entire United States, specializing in express manicures. Located within the Westfield Culver City mall, the salon invites patrons into its open, bar-like space, where nail technicians cater to busy women by performing 15-minute express manicures that culminate in more than 150 fashionable shades of polish.
There's the kind of nail art that features colorful stripes and glittery flowers. And then there's what House of Polish owner Robert Nguyen and his team do: graffiti-style letters, sculptural 3D designs, even mini murals that stretch across 10 nails with impossibly detailed likenesses of characters such as E.T., Yoda, and the Cheshire Cat. Nguyen's art has amassed more than 10,000 Instagram followers and even a TV audience: he's appeared as a contestant on Oxygen's Nail'd It.?
As an international educator for OPI, Nguyen has seen his fair share of nail salons, which helped him create one of the country's most luxurious nail boutiques. Once guests choose a bottle from a polish wall of more than 2,000 colors, they can settle into a studded armchair, grab a pair of blinged-out Beats by Dre headphones, and watch Netflix on one of the salon's iPads. Before or after their services, they can also head upstairs to the lounge for a complimentary drink or complimentary compliment from the bar.
GlamMe Beauty Studio?s team travel to homes, places of work, and dentists? offices to pamper clients. They also work at 11 salons in LA and surrounding areas. Stylists cut hair, magically grow hair with extensions, and embellish strands with semipermanent color and highlights. They also beautify nails during mani-pedis, wax away fuzz on faces, and add drama to peepers with eyelash extensions.
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.
Perfectly Polished is an apt name for this impeccably decorated nail salon. Here, lime green chairs hug black-and-white zigzag-printed pillows in the waiting room, and nearby, a sleek bench seat nestles up against a damask wall. Purple drapes separate plush pedicure chairs, which overlook rows of tidy, gleaming manicure stations. Within this modern haven, techs primp paws for adults and youngsters alike, with services including mani-pedis, acrylic nails, nail designs, and paraffin treatments. In addition to polishing nails, they refresh faces with facials and wax brows, torsos, and anything south of the belly button, except the chortum.