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.
Total Nails and Hair Academy is a beauty school that offers salon and spa services to clients that are performed by soon-to-be-stylists. Here, licensed aestheticians and therapists carefully watch over students as they snip chic hairstyles, pamper hands and feet with spa mani-pedis, and provide healing massages. Come in for a relaxing facial, or have an electrolysis session for permanently fuzz-free skin.
Behind their stations at More Than Nails by Michele, nail technicians paint digits with OPI, Essie, and China Glaze polishes as well as UV-cured Gelprisa polish. Additional services include teeth-whitening treatments with UV-activated whitening gel and Sunspray spray tans, enhanced with aloe vera and vitamin E.
Old-fashioned acrylic nails can sometimes be as much of a problem as they are a stylish statement. That's why the nail technicians at Something About Nails specialize in Nexgenails applications, a water-resistant artificial-nail system that has the appearance and physical qualities of natural talons. The odor-free treatments strengthen the nails, do no damage to the nail beds, and promote nail health with an infusion of calcium and vitamin E. This way, Something About Nails can provide visitors with a safe and healthy alternative to acrylic nails and fingertip chainmail. The duo also primps fingers and toes with a full menu of manicure and pedicure services, some of which include Shellac gel polish and soothing paraffin dips, as well as custom facial skincare.
The beauty curators at Sanda Gané address health, beauty, and wellness with services that maintain the both skin and muscles. During the Body Melting massage, therapists approach each guest differently, adapting the treatment to each client’s specific pain, stress, or second pair of arms. The 30-minute European facial attends to outward appearances by exporting dirt and oils, and flushing out pores with a deep cleanse, exfoliation, and extraction before calming exhilarated skin with a softening mask and facial massage. Well-traveled skin gets an anti-aging boost from a 30-minute Swiss dermabrasion, an add-on treatment that amplifies the European facial with deep resurfacing to buff away fine lines and wrinkles, and stimulates collagen and rubber-band production to increase skin's elasticity.
Maintaining a commitment to cleanliness, the nail technicians at Nail-Know-How also train continuously in the latest techniques, including foot care for diabetic clients. Their efforts shine through during spa services for men and women in a cozy, relaxing, and clean environment. Nail technicians sculpt fingers and toenails during standard mani-pedis, as well as during more luxurious treatments, such as a peppermint pedicure infused with the same aromatic scents Santa Claus uses in his high-end line of colognes. While nails remain their specialty, the experts also wax off unwanted hair and perform lash- and brow-tinting services.