Though their names may be slightly different, the family of nail salons that is Comstock Nails, Lovely Nails, MI Nails, and Wyoming Nails have almost everything else in common. That includes a friendly staff, pedicure thrones with soothing jet tubs, and specialty nail services such as Shellac manicures. The last of these is a particular highlight—the specially formulated Shellac polish cures under UV light and resists chipping for up to two weeks. All three of the salons carry multiple colors of CND Shellac polish, including seasonal shades such as Sugared Spice and Deep-Fried Turducken.
The team at Body & Sol Tanning Studios advises visitors on UV and UV-free tanning options, as well as directs tanners toward red-light skin-rejuvenation therapy. UV units range from the Exotic Sun 55 standup booth to the Sunboard XXT bed, which delivers 23,000 watts of light through lamps arranged to cover all four sides. For UV-free darkening, a Mystic Tan HD booth lets guests customize their desired color. To help clients maintain results, the staff recommends sheen-enhancing products such as Australian Gold lotions and Academy Award polish.
Mimi's Family Nails & Facial Care's technicians perform manicures and pedicures to spruce up dull digits. Fingers soak before claw-tamers clean paws during a 30- to 45-minute refining treatment, filing caps and removing cuticles. Next, mitts receive a soothing massage to relieve cramps from excessive waving or doing wrist curls with Calvin and Hobbes books, and brushes glide on shiny, all-weather-appropriate coats. Talon artists prettify feet with a similar 30- to 45-minute service, steeping toes in a hot bath and kneading aching arches and calves before fashioning hooves into lovely leg accessories by draping them in candy colors or neutral hues. For both services, clients may choose between traditional polish and Shellac polish, which absorbs UV rays to dry quickly and includes a gel that resists dings and deflects insults, hurling them back to spurious squirrels.
Although the stylists who wield Extreme Hair's arsenal of Biolage, Vavoom, and Redken products are well versed in deftly crafting cuts and color, the salon's true specialty lies in bestowing natural strands with long, luxurious MicroFusion hair extensions. The faux lengths bond to locks through the brand's microring technique, which uses a tiny coil to clamp fine strands of natural hair to the extensions⎯ without requiring damaging glue, heat, or tiny mountain-climbing equipment⎯leaving natural hair healthy enough to continue plotting its triumphant return to shoulders. The salon cradles its clients in cushy black styling chairs as soft light illuminates the salon's cream-colored walls, which are adorned with polished mirrors and glossy fashion photos.
When Lamar Hair Studio first opened its doors, clients were mostly likely requesting beehives, or, if they were a bit younger, perhaps short mod styles. The salon's been operating since the Johnson administration, and nearly a half-century later, it’s transformed its classic approach into one focused more on modern, fashion-forward styles. Clients can still stop in for a timeless look or a formal updo, but the stylists also flaunt a knack for sculpting asymmetrical shapes, adding funky streaks of color, and performing cutting-edge texture treatments.
Master hairdresser Andrea Torres leads a team of stylists in revamping manes at ART Andrew Salon. During precision cuts and color treatments, stylists pull from high-quality products to impart structure and shine to tresses. Additionally, the team turns out smoother looking skin with facial waxing and makeup applications.