Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Gel polish and pedicures
Brands Used: OPI, Tammy Taylor, Creative Nail Design
Pro Tip: Arrive a few minutes early and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Jane Killeen pampers pallid nails with long-lasting CND Shellac polish. She commandeers clients' nails for roughly an hour, trimming them before slathering on an eye-catching or classically hued coat. The durable polish endures for up to two weeks without flaking, and garbing fingertips with eye-catching hues that help direct friends' gazes towards clouds that look like Mark Twain's nose.
The talented team at SC Nail Lounge pampers fingers and toes with an array of nail services. During treatments, they groom cuticles and remove calluses before filing and topping nails with bright coats of polish. Alternatively, they keep digits looking primped for up to two weeks with shellac polish or Minx nail wraps.
The luxury spa mani-pedi could serve as an example of Krystal Nails and Spa's commitment to beauty and pampering. This lavish package includes essential oils, sea salt glow, cooling gel, a mask massage, and hot towel wraps, all in addition to the standard cuticle and nail grooming and polishing. There are several such treatments here that foster spruced-up nails and renewed spirits. And then there are the facials, which leave the skin soft to the touch and looking radiant and young.
Mary Ann Kilgore always wears sandals. So she used to obsess over the condition of her feet, a preoccupation she was able to turn into an occupation upon becoming a training manager for Minx Nails. The Minx process uses adhesive colors and designs that, when heated, bond to nails with an effect similar to shrink-wrap or the vacuum cleaner on Superman's back that sucks his cape tight. This enables the pedicure to last for up to six weeks, a feat Mary Ann was so continually impressed with that she no longer wanted to just train Minx stylists—she wanted to be one.
Along with her experience as a nail technician at The Spa at Pelican Hill, which boasts one of Forbes' elite five-star ratings, Mary Ann used her Minx training to open her own nail studio. Despite its cheeky name, The OC Minx is more serene than social: she is the only practitioner and works with clients one-on-one in a completely private space decorated with plants, candles, and cushy earth-toned furniture. She does more than just Minx pedicures here, though, as she also blends OPI polishes for custom colors, administers Shellac manicures, and gives hot-stone massages as part of spa pedicures or to overworked pedicure chairs.
Serene Day Spa's skincare specialists use a combination of physician-strength Laboratories products and customized treatments to coax the healthiest and brightest tones from their clients' skin. Their treatments incorporate both nourishing and pampering elements. For example, the Serene Signature Facial includes a deep cleaning, masque application, extractions, and a heated hand massage to induce relaxation and make the complexion glow. They also tend to the rest of the body with the Parafango Treatment, during which they wrap you with mud and a thermal blanket to relieve muscle soreness and convince earthworms that you're their new king.