First Nails and Spa's express manicure tempers time-strapped talons in a trice with gentle cuticle care, a soothing exfoliation with all-natural Qtica sugar scrub, and a professional hand massage with your choice of polish. If your digits are dramatically damaged, or you just like to be pampered, you can use your Groupon instead for $20 toward a more-expensive manicure or pedicure service. The First Class Manicure ($35) tops off the express with a super-hydrating hand mask and heated hand wrap, while the Luxury Manicure ($45) one-ups even that with a paraffin-wax treatment and the top-of-the-line Qtica product, Qtica Black. An express, First Class, or Luxury Pedicure ($35–$65), on the other foot-hand, will help heartbroken toes prove to last summer’s sandals that they're totally over it.
The newly opened Posh! Nail Bar combines the expertise of its nail technicians with a soothing salon environment to bring indulgent and eco-friendly nail services to countless fingers and toes. Your signature manicure begins with a natural cuticle softener to tenderize hardened nail frames, followed by a filing, cuticle curing, and buffing, wherein finger tops are shaped to symmetrical perfection. Skin mittens indulge in a gentle exfoliation and massage before being topped off with a non-toxic coat of polish, and each manicure comes with a complimentary polish change within seven days of the initial service. Toes will delight in a similarly relaxing treatment—they loll in an aromatherapy oil-infused foot soak. Your friendly foot buffer will banish calluses to an early grave before massaging walkers with a choice of natural floral scrubs and lotions. Match your toe polish to your fingers for a streamline effect, or choose a separate hue to differentiate between your phone dialers and your spaghetti twirlers.
As a tribute to earth sustainability, the expert technicians at Christy's NAILS use mostly organic products during signature manicures and pedicures; freeing the air from the fumes of noxious toxic chemicals. The nail salon also advertises on finger and toe billboards with long-lasting gel shellac polishes, available in a large array of sumptuous colors. Sanitation is a top priority here, as seen by the use of disposable files and buffers, as well as sterilized and sealed metal instruments. Nail services are not all they offer, however—the well-rounded staff further pampers guests with facials and waxing services.
Friends don't let friends into public spaces with evident tension and unkempt hands and feet. Help the people you care most about return to a state of mental bliss and general kemptness. Nail Addiction's manicure and basic pedicure lead every digit, from pinkie to fingeris maximus, on a journey of warm soakings, nail and cuticle trimming, lotion and oil slathering, and polishing. Choose a French manicure or pedicure without extra cost or trans-Atlantic-flight jetlag.
Hand & Stone's licensed staff of aestheticians and muscle therapists relaxes ligaments and purifies pores with a variety of massages (a $79.95 value/session) and signature facials (a $79.95 value/session). Monthly kneading sessions may increase alertness, relieve anxiety, and improve one's attitude toward segway cops who don't use turn signals. The season of stress-busting marks three custom massages on your corporeal calendar, offering a choice of Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, and other styles to suit variously beleaguered bods.
College students explore plenty of options to fund their education—waiting tables, working in the library, moonlighting as birthday clowns—but these ventures are usually temporary. When Charity Hawk began doing nails in 1999 to pay for college, her client roster began to grow, rapidly. She says, “I realized then, this is what you go to college for,” and being a nail technician became her career. Her clients, some of whom have been with her for more than 10 years, get pampered in the space Refuge at the Mill, formerly known as Nails by Charity, where dark hardwood floors and sheer black curtains balance stucco-textured walls, giving the salon an elegant, vintage feel. In mani-pedis enhanced with sugar scrubs and moisture masks, Charity coats nails with polish by OPI and formaldehyde-free Zoya as shiatsu massage chairs ease stress. Charity is most adept at working with acrylic nails, on which she uses only Entity products. Her years of experience have given her a talent for correcting acrylics gone awry without reapplying them, damaging the natural nail bed, or forcing them to go to detention.