Shannon?s work surface is no larger than a fingernail?literally. The nail technician clips overgrown nails and curbs cuticles as she preps nails for an eye-catching paint job. She covers nails in a variety of hues, and adds 3D art from flowers to hearts to spare keys so her clients will never get locked out again. Shannon works out of Urban Betty hair salon.
The expert team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Athena Salon & Spa shares a common goal—to provide a relaxing escape from daily routine. To do this, they draw on a menu of spa and salon services that includes everything from haircuts to fruit-infused facial peels. In private treatment rooms, massage therapists rely on hot stones and deep-tissue techniques to melt soreness caused by stress or back flipping into an empty pool. The spa’s footbaths, at least, are filled with warm water and pulsating jets to soothe sore feet and prepare them for cuticle treatments. For special occasions, the beauty experts can combine services such as waxes and updos into packages for brides, grooms, and their miniature wedding-cake likenesses.
Whereas some beauty shops focus on nails, skincare, or removing gum from hair, Platinum Salon & Beauty Boutique does it all. The talented staff, including owner and certified Dermalogica expert Sheila Cunningham, styles tresses, grooms and decorates fingertips, and pampers skin with facials, waxing treatments, and massage services. While customers wait for their time in the chair, they can sip on complimentary tea or coffee and peruse a large retail section filled with high-quality beauty products and giftable purses and jewelry.
Audrey Hepburn once said, "I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." Though science has since disproven her wild-eyed theory about tomorrow, the staff at Nail Aesthetics take the sentiment to heart by plastering the quote on their Facebook page, website, and in their everyday interactions with clients. Tiffany-blue walls and warm conversation fill the studio space, where skilled technicians restore nails and polish them with long-lasting gel polishes. Revitalizing treatments employ botanical extracts and mango-coconut moisturizers to restore coarse paws to their once-vibrant smoothness. Clients may also solicit the spa for an intricate nail-art design with polka dots, flowers, or surrealist images of nails painting themselves.