The expert nail-wranglers at Forever-French Salons specialize in long-lasting, hand-pampering nail care. Their classic mani-pedi will banish snagging edges and clinging hangnails, leaving hands and feet perkily scrubbed and glossily polished. A signature acrylic or gel set flatters fingers for up to four weeks and makes biological nails as tough as construction nails. Especially tactile customers may opt for the no-chip manicure, which prettifies with polish that lasts up to 12 days without scratches, divots, or public tantrums.
The hot-stone massages that accompany the signature manicures and pedicures at Nail Studio are just one example of how the staff blends their treatments to transcend expectations. Surrounded by dandelion-colored walls and privacy curtains, clients can indulge in these treatments along with a host of similarly relaxing services designed by the spa’s nail and waxing specialists. Nails take center stage during Diva Treatment pedicures that soothe skin with warm paraffin wax and decorate nail beds with options that include acrylic powder or liquid gel. Waxing services remove unwanted strands quickly, and aestheticians customize their facial treatments to remove dead skin cells or war paint leftover from the previous day’s conquest.
The salon's mint-green walls are lined with cozy beige leather pedicure chairs and recessed alcoves of fresh-picked daisies. Amid these warm accents, skilled technicians rehab nail shields with symmetric shaping and vibrant polishes in a multitude of colors. Guests can also request sumptuous add-ons such as reflexology with lavender oil or therapeutic hot stones.
Villa Giovana Day Spa's treatments are designed to be gentle on the environment as well as on its clients. During manicures, for instance, hands sink into organic salts, scrubs, and lotions before they're crowned with vegan polish. Airbrush tanning imparts a golden glow without undergoing UV rays' withering glares, and facials cleanse and nourish to create beauty from healthy skin. Soy-based hair removers keep follicles clear, and body scrubs naturally exfoliate.
You're laying face down, unsure of what to expect, when you catch a scent. It?s vaguely familiar, but you can?t pinpoint it before the therapist begins massaging your back and shoulders. The lotions and oils seep into your skin and their aromas rock your mind to a sleep-like state. The therapist arranges heated stones along your spine, and, like an electric blanket in a lightning storm, your back suddenly warms, allowing your muscles to complete the transition from tense to relaxed. The next hour flies by.
The hot-stone treatment is just one of five relaxing massage treatments mastered by the licensed staff at A & J Beauty and Day Spa. Aromatic or unscented oils accompany each custom service, be it an indulgent 80-minute Swedish massage or an in-and-out 30-minute mini treatment. The team doles out just as many facials, soothing and rejuvenating both men and women with products tailored to individual needs, and annihilating signs of acne or aging with the needle-free CarboDerm therapy. Their body wraps cocoon clients in seaweed or masks that energize the lymphatic system and firm and tighten physiques, and their mani-pedis incorporate skin-softening paraffin wax and no-chip shellac polish.
During spa mani-pedis, Alice Callaway-Ridgewell of Alice's Gel Nails trims cuticles, scrubs tootsies, and shapes claws before topping them in vibrant polish. A coating of Luxio gel layering further fortifies keratin with a color that lasts approximately two weeks and can type 400 words per minute. Patrons can also get a royal cosseting that crowns two noble nails with 24-karat gold leaf to rule over the remaining gel-nail subjects.