Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Brands Used: OPI, China Glaze, CM, Sation
Kozmo'z Beauty Salon's aestheticians and stylists devote themselves to pampering and beautifying their clients from head to toe. They cut and color hair, pairing new 'dos with the skin-rejuvenating effects of three types of facials. After shaping and buffing toe- and fingernails, they coat each one with a long-lasting set of colorful gels. They also offer facial and body waxing to banish the unwanted hair that betrays your minotaur roots.
Run by a duo of longtime friends with a mutual love for baking, Cupcake Craving rocketed to popularity from its modest beginnings?within a year of the first store?s grand opening, Sacramento Magazine awarded it the Diners? Choice Award for the area?s best cupcake. Since then, the bakery has become a mainstay on CityVoters and KCRA 3's top-five dessert lists, and its handcrafted creations continue to earn new fans. Artful swirls of buttercream or cream-cheese frosting top the bakery?s diminutive cupcakes, which come in more than 20 traditional and signature flavors. The bakery can also handle orders for large parties and special occasions; an on-site artist designs custom cupcake cakes with special flavors and decorations to celebrate birthdays and welcome new gallons of milk into the home.
High Maintenance Nail Salon's Kathy Ford-Hamblin has been decorating digits for more than 30 years, relying on super sanitary methods and the latest polishing techniques. Along with technician Gaby Valencia, Kathy works to provide customers with the latest trend in nail art. After first filing and buffing nails and curtailing over-grown cuticles, she deftly works from a palette of traditional and gel-based varnishes from lines such as OPI, Shellac, and Gelish. Kathy is also certified to apply Minx overlays to fingers and toes?she even trained with one of the product creators, Dawn Lynch-Goodwin. Acrylic nails, meanwhile, add length and strength to stubby or thin nails, while French-style manicures add a touch of class by capping each finger with clean, white tips or a generous slice of brie.
The newly remodeled Capital Nails boasts a cozy, softly lit interior lined with six spa pedicure chairs and elegant light fixtures. Perhaps the most notable features, however, are the arched doorways, which the studio's technicians use as points of reference as they shape nails into perfect parabolas during manicures and pedicures. Once they have filed nails, trimmed cuticles, conditioned skin, the technicians brush on chip-resistant coats of Shellac, OPI, or Gelish polish that have been known to last for more than two weeks, or the equivalent of one full night of relentlessly clawing at the walls of a dungeon, followed by a hand massage. Along with nailcare, the staff offers eyelash extensions, permanent-makeup applications, and waxing services.
Creative Nails & Spa presents a familiar sight to most visitors: manicure stations along one side, pedicure chairs and footbaths lining the other, and a wall of more than 300 colorful gel polishes to choose from. Here, though, technicians go beyond the typical mani-pedi by specializing in enhancements such as natural-looking faux nails and the application and removal of long-lasting, chip-resistant polishes from Shellac, OPI, and Gelish. When they're not grooming and painting nails, the staff applies eyelash extensions and performs waxing services.
The experienced staff at Q Salon & Nails strives to pamper their guests as efficiently and effectively as possible. They paint glistening layers of Gelish polish on newly cleaned, buffed, and filed nails, and banish unwanted body fuzz with waxing services. Stylists cut, color, and texturize men, women, and kids' tresses, and they attach traditional lash extensions, which build lash mass faster than doing 10 reps of pushups with your eyelids.