Beneath the sheer white fabrics draping the ceiling at Luxury Nails and Spa, technicians pamper bodies with nail services, facials, massages, and waxing. While reclining in a row of plush, multicolored chairs, clients treat feet with sugar scrubs and marine masks until they are as soft and smooth as a puppy quoting the Fonz. Private treatment rooms house a licensed massage therapist who kneads muscles with Swedish techniques and hot stones and aestheticians who cleanse pores with Dermalogica facial products.
At Nick’s Nails & Spa, all nail artists have three to 10 years of experience, lending them plenty of insight when it comes to manicures, artificial nails, and gel manicure services. Their arsenal includes more than 300 colors of nail polish and 50 gel polish colors, yielding digits more dazzling than a freshly polished comet. The salon staffers place a special emphasis on hygiene and safety, sanitizing reusable materials for 30 minutes before and after each use. They often give away their nail files and buffers after a single use, so clients can use the supplies at home. The spa menu includes waxing services, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, and lash extensions.
As visitors await their time in the spotlight, they can sip one of more than 20 complimentary drinks or surf the web with free Wi-Fi. They can also soak in the salon’s interior, which encloses eight lux adult spa chairs and two mini spa chairs, as well as a flat-screen TV and decorative plants.
Girls aged 3–13 are treated like royalty at Princess Glam and Glitz Parties where owner Shenette Zachary spoils them with kid-friendly parties that include fun fashion shows and spa treatments like chocolate facials. Shenette also helps build youngsters' confidence through tutoring sessions and etiquette training.
Trained in advanced precision cutting and coloring at Vidal Sassoon Academy, Zahra Negin has spent more than two decades as a stylist, including managing a top salon in Los Angeles. However, in addition to this experience, an equally important credential is her own hair?a mane of dynamic, natural-looking blond. At her eponymous salon, she specializes in color and cuts for blonds, although she and her team can also style hair of other hues with chic cuts, custom highlights, and keratin-straightening treatments. The team also customizes hair to clients' lifestyles, aesthetics, and collections of tiny hats by offering comprehensive consultations, before styling, shampooing, and conditioning hair with products by brands such as K?rastase and Moroccanoil. For an additional customer-friendly touch, the salon offers complimentary extras, such as shampoos with neck massages.
The bright-pink walls and the pops of zebra-print fabric inside Dazzling Diva Day Spa are the first hint that it's not exactly a traditional spa; the sight of guests strutting down an in-house runway is the most obvious. These clues are in line with Dazzling Diva?founder Angela Robbins's vision of creating a party space for guests of all ages, where sassy services would not only beautify, but also inspire confidence. Inside, girls relax as spa technicians slick on nail polish, apply makeup, or layer on masks of chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla. Then, the girls raid the diva dressing room to outfit themselves for a stroll down the catwalk.
The Nail Therapist, Mary Jane Butler, performs mani-pedi and waxing services informed by more than 25 years of salon experience. Having worked in a medical office, Mary learned about the medical consequences of neglecting one’s nails and now offers ingrown-nail and nail-fungus removal alongside cosmetic services. Her experience as a medical assistant also motivated her to provide pedicure services specially designed for diabetics and clown-shoe models.