X-Pressions Hair and Nail Studio's stylists pride themselves on creating unique looks that draw out every client's personality. "I think that what I do is an art form, and every client is my canvas," says Kristen, one of the hair sculptors currently in residence. She cuts, highlights, and styles hair, laying each strand to best compliment someone's face. Despite the creative aspect of her work, though, her favorite part is still the people. "[I like] making my clients feel good about themselves," she says.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Highlights
Brands Used: Kenra
Nestled on the first level of the Green Hills Mall and located next to Dillards, The Nail Spa at Green Hills surrounds fingers and toes in beautifying comfort. Expert nail techs bestow hands with four indulgent manicures, from the VIP, complete with sugar scrubs and hydrating mint masks, to the Green experience, laden with organic products. A sextet of pedicures comforts tired and aching soles with soothing footbaths, skin-softening scrubs, and tantalizing massage for both feet and legs. Nail technicians can customize treatments with a menu of add-ons, such as a hot-stone massage that melts away stress and tension or paraffin wax, which creates perfect hand-molds to give away as gifts. The Nail Spa also treats fingers to no-chip Shellac polish.
Vibrant yellow arches throw into relief the white, columned walls of Li-en Nail Salon #5 as clients cozy into two parallel rows of leather pedi thrones and mani stations and present their fingers and toes for glossy transformation. Inside the newly remodeled salon space, dedicated nail techs pamper hands and feet with manicure, pedicure, and artificial-nail services that include acrylics, fiberglass wraps, and silk tips capable of cajoling wayward moths into joining your moth-training circus act. For a natural approach, nails and toes can simply be shaped into place before nail techs sheath them in a coat of polish from such brands as OPI.
Giving their undivided attention to feet, the staff of Foot Spa aim to better bodies through the restorative therapy of reflexology. Combined with Chinese herbal therapy, reflexologists target a variety of points across the feet that correspond to specific areas and systems of the body. Sessions can help relieve migraines, reduce premenstrual cramps, improve sleep quality, and alleviate pain due to aggressive moonwalking.
At Pamper Yourself, a choice of seven massage types makes it easy to do just that. Need to unwind? Try the long, gliding strokes of the Swedish or hot-stone modalities. Have an athletic injury? A sports massage soothes those overworked muscles. These massages can be combined with other services—including facials, seaweed body wraps, and mani-pedis—for a few hours of luxury.