Clients snag complimentary wine, coffee, or soda before they settle into La Bonne V's animal-print chairs for complete nail renewal. There, technicians dote on hands, providing massages, as well as treating feet to rub downs with citrus-herb blends in order to reward heels for stomping the last drops of wine out of hardened raisins. In private treatment rooms, technicians landscape bodies with waxing services, relieve pores with cleansing facials, and dole out deep-tissue and aromatherapy massages while clients relax atop plush beds.
At Cherry Blossom Nail & Spa, pedicures don't merely consist of clipping and polishing nails. Instead, aestheticians view them as opportunities for luxurious pampering experiences. To wit: the Purissima organic spa pedicure, designed around Purissima's line of certified organic products, starts with a foot bath and scrub. The session soon gives way to a massage with organic oils imported from Italy and application of a specially formulated foot and leg cream.
The rest of Cherry Blossom's treatments, meanwhile, incorporate products chockfull of plant extracts and essential oils that help boost circulation and fortify metabolisms. Such products come into play during everything from pedicures with aroma salt-glow polishes to manicures featuring massages with warm basalt stones or whichever Pet Rock makes you feel safest.
The technician at this nail spa keeps digits looking fresh and innovative. She livens up coats of color with glittery gems and artistic paintwork, with designs that include breast-cancer-awareness ribbons and tiger stripes. And to avoid the chips of yesteryear, she uses CND Shellac formulas for up to two weeks of untarnished shine. The spa, tucked inside Phenix Salon Suites, also refreshes feet with unique treatments, such as the Sunshine Bliss pedicure’s citrus-inspired products and hot towels warmed on the sun.
Cheetah spots, Mondrian squares, rainbows, and slices of watermelon bedeck fingertips beautified by Angela Nails And Spa's trio of aestheticians, who lavish guests with an array of services for nails and skin. As music wafts through the softly lit salon, raised baby-blue pedicure chairs dangle guests' feet into basins swirling with warm water. Layers of wax whisk away unwelcome hair, and facials rejuvenate weary complexions. At a vanity table covered in palettes, powder puffs, and pots of rouge, the resident makeup artists put on best faces for brides, groups of bridesmaids, and teenagers en route to black-tie SAT-testing sites.
Aora Salon & Spa's baby-blue walls surround a studio-like space with contemporary furnishings and modern artwork. Within the salon, stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists customize their treatments to address clients' goals and concerns. The beauty pros offer a full spectrum of salon and spa services—they do hair, massage, nails, skincare, and waxing.