A line of comfy black-leather pedicure thrones stand against the wall of Edelweiss's main room, letting visitors to sit back kick back as technicians pamper their feet with massages and cuticle treatments. Blonde woods, floral motifs on the cream-colored walls, and a huge flatscreen decorate the new nail salon, where staff are hard at work on Cuccio organic manicures and soothing spa-style pedicures. European and no-chip polish treatments keep keratin shields looking shiny for weeks, while cleansing foot baths make toes feel as soft and fresh as the day they burst forth from their tiny cocoons.
A bubbling bath soothes feet as a precursor to the pedicures at Spa Nail City. Clients recline in plush, clay-colored seats, plunging their feet into warm water before a technician grooms their toes. Zebra-patterned chairs punctuate the row of manicure stations, where nail artists lend a glossy tone to fingernails. They add a splash of color with essie traditional or gel polish?or CND Shellac polish, which resists chips so clients don't have to protect their manicures with gloves made from PVC.
Trendy Nail Boutique lines its chocolate-brown floors with oversize La Fleur pedicure chairs, each of which is furnished with an advanced pipe-free whirlpool system that keeps soaking tubs sanitary for each client. The chairs add an extra dose of comfort and cleanliness during each mani-pedi, which crowns nails with OPI and Essie products after they’re refined with implements purified by a hospital-grade Steri-Dent dry-heat sterilizer. To begin their services, guests sidle up to tufted chairs at private, bistro-style manicure tables and watch the movie of the week on a flat-screen TV, which entertains the eyes as nails don coats of polish and toes have a committee meeting on shoe legislation.
Nearly a decade ago, master-stylist Jarmen Kordou founded J. Antou Salon in Aveda's established tradition of beauty, health, and earth friendliness. Offering services from cuts to color to nail and skincare, Kordou and crew transform exteriors with Aveda products rendered largely from organic ingredients such as marshmallow root, sunflower oil, and nut-seed pigment from Brazil. With this garden-grown palette at their disposal, the stylists take a personal, consultative approach to beauty, customizing treatments to their clients' face shape, lifestyle, and fedora-wearing habits.