Brenda Abdo can give a good handshake, but it’s even better when she doesn’t let go. Within her delicate grasp, nails are shaped and filed with meticulous attention, and overgrown cuticles find themselves gently curbed, sung to, and tucked back into their cozy nail beds. For those looking to add a little more length to their scratch, Brenda provides full sets of false nails and can fill existing sets for those who need a touchup.
Pazazz Salon and Spa brings together a team of stylists whose experiences include ruffling the locks of NBC soap-opera stars and celebrities such as Mitzi Gaynor and Billy Bush. The eclectic team, comprised of both seasoned veterans and trendsetting talents, shares an enthusiasm for hairstyling and beauty that marks the philosophy of the salon. Their careful attention to detail and communication with clients shines through as they work one-on-one with clients to achieve a range of looks, from fantasy hair to ‘40s updos to boxing promoter pigtails.
The fact that the staff at Ecco Nails & Spa specialize in nail treatments doesn’t mean that they forget their designation as a spa. Ecco's staff add pampering elements to even the most basic services, including warm herbal soaks, hot-stone massages, heated towel wraps and clay and chocolate masks. Tucked away in private treatment rooms, aestheticians perform facials, during which they slather façades with gentle Dermalogica products, which are customizable to each client’s skin type and favorite flavor of pie. Out on the nail floor, beneath the glow of golden sconces, technicians show off their skills by meticulously painting nails using OPI polish and CND Shellac, which resists chips for up to 14 days.
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.
Full sets of acrylic nails. Deluxe pedicures that unfurl across a full, relaxing hour. OPI gel manicures that stay chip-free for weeks. These are just a few of the nailcare services administered by Angie Breedwell inside her cozy studio space, which features a comfy leather pedicure chair and verdant plants. In addition to buffing nails to a high shine and moisturizing dry cuticles, she will include the customer’s choice of American- or French-style nail painting with any service, depending on which language cuticles speak.