Once past the quaint brick storefront of Polished Nail Bar & Spa, the spa's receptionist works to make guests comfortable while they await their day of pampering. Amid tiled floors, soft lighting, and sleek white furniture, aestheticians treat fingers and toes like celebrities during indulgent mani-pedis; they also rejuvenate faces with nourishing facial masks and products. A licensed massage therapist kneads stress away through a variety of muscle-melting modalities, including Swedish and deep-tissue massage. The spa also offers romantic services such as couples massages, encouraging duos to bond without having to wear each other's shoes to work.
The stylists at Salon Eleganza pamper clients with a full array of salon services, including haircare and mani-pedis. Striving to make each guest feel beautiful and renewed, the stylists stay mindful of individual hair needs and spirit animals as they carefully style locks, build up hair strength with protein-rich deep-conditioning treatments, or help blend and condition new face-framing highlights with all-over glaze.
Never one to settle for the stagnant beauty services of yore, technician ThuLan has travelled across the country to learn new treatments and proudly add them to her service menu. She imparts her knowledge of nail and eyelash care to clients from her nail station. To enhance mani-pedi services, ThuLan enlists the aid of such relaxing treatments as a hydrating paraffin wax, exfoliating green-tea mask, and hot-stone massage for the forearms and lower legs. She then decorates fingernails with a natural-looking silk wraps or a protective layer of shellac or organic SNS gel polish. And to personalize each pedicure service, ThuLan encourages clients to dip their toes into a pedicure chair's built-in whirlpool, which she fills with aromatic lavender salts and handwritten love notes. For faces, she provides waxing services and applies eyelash extensions, a trade in which she became certified after completing 200 hours of practice.
Owner Terri Czerwinski sees Ultimate Skin Care By Terri as an oasis where guests can disappear from the calendar grid. Having been a beauty consultant for more than 25 years, the licensed aesthetician hopes to takes minds away from life's bustling moments with skin, and cosmetic treatments. She draws from a stock of European product lines such as Sothys from Paris and Pevonia from Switzerland for all her facials, which target ailments ranging from dryness to sun damage. The natural ingredients in these serums help nurture healthy complexions: seaweed and vitamin C fight wrinkles in the Luminous Renewal facial, whereas the specialty skin facial's chamomile and green-tea extracts fade signs of rosacea.
Terri flatters faces with makeup artistry as well. Her makeup spa sessions cover techniques for applying cosmetics and identify which colors will accentuate each patron’s features for special events.
The New You Hair Salon's staff strives to put clients at ease as soon as they enter the waiting area, which features black leather armchairs, potted plants and vases of flowers, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Before long, a staff member ushers customers back to one of the styling chairs that fill the red-and-tan-walled salon.
The staff consists of nail technicians and stylists who stay up-to-date with contemporary styling techniques by attending classes and competing in high-stakes trivia contests. They utilize these techniques along with professional haircare products by Schwarzkopf and Sebastian to reshape clients' locks into flattering looks that reflect their personal styles.