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.
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.
Hairstyling lets Emily Thompson indulge both her passion for shaping manes and her love of people. Bolstered by continuing education in haircare, she aims to accentuate each client’s best attributes through cuts, styling, and her specialty, color. She twists tresses into updos with practice gained from styling hair for more than 100 wedding parties. As Emily works, clients can monitor progress in an eight-foot mirror purloined from a giraffe’s dressing room. Upbeat tunes add pep to a palette of dark-caramel and black, and a leather-accented set of drawers provisions Emily with all the products she needs as she finesses final looks for each client.
Realizing that every minute spent primping takes away from their clients' free time, the staff of Body & Sol Tanning Boutique streamlines their services so clients can get in, get bronzed, and get out. Clients can simply walk in to the chain location closest to home, after which they consult with the Smart Tan-certified staff over which tanning method is most suitable for their skin. After deciding on intensity and length of sessions, clients hop into one of the five tiers of UV bed. The salon also offers UV-free options such as the automated Mystic HD booth, which is loaded with four different shades of tanning pigment, all of which seep into skin through the use of heated rays. Clients can choose to deepen tans with a range of Devoted Creations tanning accelerators, or simply heighten a tan's contrast with surgically implanted angel wings or the salon's BleachBright teeth-whitening kits.
The Skin Clinic's experienced team of master aestheticians relieve epidermises of their elderly exteriors with a variety of state-of-the-art treatments that tighten skin and reduce wrinkles. Patrons with matured mugs can start sipping instead from thermoses of youth with today's deal for the Power of 2 treatment package, which bundles a minipeel that exfoliates facial skin, a light therapy device that shines radiance-inducing LED currents into pore windows, and a specialized mask that renders faces as smooth and firm as a newborn porpoise.
Ashley Fargardo opened La Bella Salon in 2010 as a place where community and cosmetics could go hand in hand. Ashley accepts not only new clients but clients’ kids and pets as well, and always has a freshly brewed pot of complimentary coffee or tea on hand so that guests have something to talk over or pour into each other's shoes. Once patrons settle in, the trained staff set to work, each handling their own area of expertise.
Colorful parrot statues adorn bright blue walls, giving KoKoMo Glow Tanning Boutique the very tropical feel its clients aim for with its services. The tropical vibe extends to private tanning rooms, where framed beach scenes hang on the wall and clients bask in the glow of body and face bulbs for up to 20 minutes per session. Custom spray tans also bronze pelts, but without harsh UV-rays or the sun constantly guilt-tripping you over your lack of helping the solar system generate energy through the effervescent fusion of hydrogen into helium and other heavier elements, such as carbon and silicon. KoKoMo Glow Tanning also maintains a boutique in which it purveys a slew of sandals, sundresses, bags, and jewelry.