For more than 18 years, women and men have visited European Day Spa of Williamsburg for beautifying services ranging from body wraps to massages and waxes. Open five days a week by appointment, the spa pampers guests with à la carte services as well as full- and half-day spa packages, which make great gifts for friends, family members, and disheveled body doubles. European Day Spa of Williamsburg also carries an assortment of beauty products by brands such as Ahava, Guinot, and Shellac.
Rita Gregory began wearing acrylic nails in 1982 and continued wearing them for six years. Over this time, they caused severe damage to her natural fingernails. She sought advice at nail salons, but the professionals she asked didn't offer a satisfactory solution—they simply recommended covering up the damage with more artificial nails. So Rita began conducting her own research.
Atir Natural Nail Care is the culmination of her studies; it’s not only a nail salon, but a nail clinic, where technicians strive to educate clients about natural nail care and nail health. Drawing from her research, they smooth cuticles, strengthen fingernails, and moisturize hands. Treatments bridge the gap between health and beauty by utilizing natural ingredients such as tea-tree oil and shea butter, and Zoya and essie natural nail lacquers leave a gleaming shine without the use of potentially harmful chemicals.
The nail technicians at Nail Concepts use hypoallergenic products by OPI, Zoya, and Essie in an array of nail services. Keeping an eye to health, technicians at Nail Concepts never reuse files or buffers, and employ professional-grade lacquers free of toxic ingredients such as formaldehyde, toluene, camphor, and DBP. During the spa mani-pedi, a skilled cosmetologist will channel ancient trimming techniques dating back to the Clinton era to shape nails with perfect symmetry. After nails are buffed to a spotless luster, clients get to choose from a rainbow of polish colors. The ultimate luxurious service supplements all the cuticle pampering of the spa mani-pedi with Shellac polish or GelColor by OPI for the hands, which can withstand chipping for up to two weeks or a dozen feverish guitar solos of Free Bird.
Whatever your beauty concern is, it's a good bet Serenity Spa has a few good ideas what to do about it. The team of aestheticians, stylists, and massage therapists draw from years of experience and a wealth of high-end products to beautify clients from head to toe. Designer haircuts and coloring transform topknots and pedicures glamorize feet with OPI or Essie polish. Microdermabrasion treatments and waxing services get skin smooth and professional spray tans get it glowing using natural DHA ingredients.
Creative Nails Salon's experienced manicure mavens heal tired fingers and toes with an array of hydrating, beautifying services. The treatment, which lasts about 50 minutes, begins with a sugar-scrub exfoliation to sweetly whisk rough spots away, and it is followed by a comforting hot-towel wrap and a lotion or cooling gel massage for both hands and feet. Painting pros then shape nails and whisk on the client's choice of polish from a wide rainbow of colors. Clients emerge from the salon, which always accepts walk-ins, ready to sport spring sandals or fingerless motorcycle gloves with pride.