During the 45- to 60-minute mani-pedi, Nicole Christian, who has more than 14 years of nail-makeover experience, trims overgrown cuticles and claws after they've soaked in a soothing whirlpool bath. Next, Nicole massages legs and feet with a salt scrub, dislodges calluses, and gives quilting tips. A bright lacquered shield in your choice of color then protects digit keratin caps. During nail rejuvenation, complimentary purified water, coffee, or herbal tea refreshes insides, and minds relax even more knowing that the salon's $2 validated parking, good for up to 2.5 hours, secures coveted spots for cars and hovercrafts.
Inside Yogur Story's airy two-level dining area, patrons feast on American favorites such as omelets and sandwiches or creative Asian-Pacific fusion fare. K-pop steak pizzas blend spicy barbecue sauce with grilled beef and braised greens, and the K-town combo places 8-ounce steak aside spicy Asian shrimp.
Gentle music breezes past the salmon walls at Sophisticated Facial & Nail Spa, where black, leather massage chairs rest on natural-wood floors. Nail technicians with a keen eye for artistry paint fingernails with such specialty designs as zebra print, flowers, butterflies, and near-perfect replicas of toenails. Dermalogica products nourish visages during a half-dozen different 90-minute facials, which range from an oil-and-acne treatment that uses high-frequency currents to kill bacteria to an anti-aging facial powered by hydroxyl-acid exfoliation. Private treatment rooms also host waxing procedures that leave skin smooth and hairless for longer than razors, tweezers, or stern lectures do.
Elements Spa & Salon's nail technicians pamper patrons during a 60-minute deluxe pedicure, during which feet shed pent-up tension with a relaxing soak and a gentle exfoliation designed to jettison dead skin cells and leg-hugging koalas. Additionally, paraffin wax will envelop weary peds, pairing with the revitalizing clasp of a foot mask to moisturize dry, cracked skin and restore bygone suppleness before your choice of polish rains down on nails. Like the pedicure, the Heavenly Hand Treatment also amps up blood circulation with a robust massage. Dead skin cells surrender their souls to an epidermal afterworld during a thorough exfoliation, which revivifies skin with a paraffin bath and hot-towel drying to result in hands fit for high-fives with Queen Elizabeth. Element's team further regales guests with extras, including tea service, consultation, and a mini massage or facial options, depending on chosen services.