Hands and feet reign supreme inside Top Nails Techs, where nail specialists tend to appendages with skin-softening treatments and artful flair. During paraffin pedicures, a technician removes calluses with a gel scrub and lotion and massages the feet, then wraps them in hot towels to cleanse them after a moisturizing, waxy dip. Nail-enhancement services coat natural nails in sturdy gel polish or give them a decidedly french air by applying pink-and-white acrylics or slathering each one in foie gras. Aside from nail services, Top Nails Tech also enhances eyes with eyelash extensions and waxes away unwanted hair from both the face and body.
For more than three decades, the stylists, aestheticians, and nail specialists at Salon Margrit have pampered visitors with services ranging from massages to waxing and mani-pedis. Hair artisans glamorize locks with speedy blowouts, corrective coloring, and two-tone treatments, while lash specialists apply full extensions to accentuate the eyes and intimidate dust. Along with the spa services, a wide range of top-shelf products—including brands such as OPI, Wella, Oribe, and Paul Mitchell—let clients maintain their skin, nails, and hair on their own.
Though every hairstylist has probably cut the hair of a client named Ashley in their career, only a handful of stylists can boast that they have styled the hair of Ashlee Simpson. A hairstylist and makeup artist for nearly three decades, Omar Becerra is one of those talented few. He has developed an impressive resumé over the years that includes accomplishments such as spots in publications, including Ego Magazine, and opportunities to style famous tresses. Today, Becerra works at Obsession Hair Studio, where he treats men and women to his expert hair and makeup services.
Appointments begin with a free consultation, allowing Becerra to design the most flattering style for the client’s face shape, skin tone, and lifestyle. He may simply snip off overgrown length and split ends, or he might take a more in-depth approach and completely revamp the hair's color and shine with luminous highlights. Becerra also offers keratin treatments that force strands to relinquish their curl and frizz for months, and basic deep-conditioning treatments repair locks damaged by blow dryers or trying to break into the Home Alone house. Clients can also visit Becerra prior to weddings and proms for a complete makeup application.
The many statues of the Buddha that decorate George Ryan Salon should clue customers into the fact that this isn’t just a hairstyling business. Of course, the staff here do cut hair and make it smoother with keratin treatments. But by emphasizing inner calmness and reflection, the salon helps clients relax and take a break from everyday stresses. After complementing their natural beauty with sun-kissed highlights or a tidy manicure, clients can take home a soy-based candle that matches their zodiac sign or a book on spirituality to bring that newfound peace home.