The skilled digit de-stressing staff at Liquid Hair Studio artfully revives frazzled fingertips and tuckered out toes with a relaxing array of nail services. During the manicure, mitts molt their drab feathers in an exfoliative soak and, after an expert polish application, flaunt their shiny plumage to envious onlookers. Pedicure professionals then tend to feet exhausted from constantly walking on eggshells as they scrub away rough spots, massage fraught phalanges, and festoon nails with cheer-inducing color. Guests emerge from the serene, sense-soothing salon with velvety hands and hooves, ready to cartwheel all the way home.
If it weren’t for mani-pedis, there’d be practically no reason to wear sandals or fingerless gloves. The techs at Cover Nails have been preparing fingers and toes for public exposure for 10 years using current artisan techniques and services. These staffers expertly coat nails in long-lasting OPI gel polishes and Solar pink and white French tips, which are capable of withstanding the yellowing effects of tanning, smoking, or sleeping on mattresses made of banana peels.
Reds, yellows, purples, and every color in between. Some are glittery, others metallic. Some have names such as Berry Kiss and Midnight Hour, while others are simply called Crimson. The bottles stand in a line like colorful soldiers, waiting to be plucked from their shelf and painted onto fingernails and toenails. The kaleidoscope of polish options makes every day different for 15-year nailcare veteran Dawn, who provides custom nail services to fit each client's personality and tastes. She also expertly applies acrylic nails and offers Shellac polish for those prone to chipping their nails in their house made of diamonds.
Alba Salon's commitment to client satisfaction shows in the training and guiding philosophies of its skilled stylists, aestheticians, and manicurists, who all strive for perfection in their services. Nail technician Trang Tran follows these principles and works to ensure that each guest leaves with impeccably polished fingers and radiantly glowing pinky toes. Sessions conclude only when patrons—whether being tended to by Trang or receiving a stylish haircut or pampering facial—are satisfied. Staffers extend the courtesy by imparting tips on keeping hair, nails, or temporary “you're gorgeous” tattoos maintained between appointments.
The stylists at Alba Salon & Spa talk clients through every step of the haircare process, from an initial consultation to the cut itself to tips for successful at-home styling. This devotion to clients extends throughout the whole staff at the salon and spa. Aside from traditional services such as color treatments, body wraps, and massages, the staff members will also consult with clients on services that, like Wagner’s Ring Cycle to a prom DJ, aren’t included in their standard lineup. These services could range from offbeat color choices and application techniques to unusual event hairstyling, limited only by the client and stylist's collective imagination.