Catrina Hull has not only been gifted with an artist's touch?nail polish being her medium?but fate has also bestowed her with the gift of gab. Within Salon West, the personable technician treats acrylic and natural nails to Shellac, glitter, and other polishes as she cheerfully chats up her clients, learning about their lives and, hopefully, making a new friend in the process. Though she's ever-friendly, Catrina is more than happy to soothe skin with paraffin and callus treatments while her clients talk on the phone or listen to their iPods. She also packs up her paints and brings her nail services to senior citizens, busy businesswomen, and other clients in their homes, offices, and blanket forts.
Laka Manicure Express, with its original outposts in Israel, caters to busy women in two ways. First, with its signature treatment: technicians shape and polish the nails on fingers and toes in just 20 minutes. Second, with its location: shoppers find each Laka Manicure Express station at their mall, in the open air and not closed up in a tiny nail salon or under their hairstylist's bed. These technicians shield nails with Laka's exclusive line of polish, boasting around 130 shades, which usually need just one coat.
If iNail & Spa were a hand, each of its five fingers would represent one of the company's core values: comfort, beauty, well-being, health, and really pretty colors. The first two are easy to understand, with the spa's roster of services designed to soften skin and beautify nails. But it's the commitment to health and wellness that really makes this place stand out. When guests sign up for a free membership, for example, they receive a personal mani-pedi kit that's only used on them and safely stored away between visits.
You use your hands and feet more than any other part of your body. All that typing, walking, and door opening can be hard on your nails. Vivian, a nail technician with 10 years of experience, helps reverse the effects of daily use by spiffing up nails with mani-pedis. She can paint the tips of your fingers and toes a delicate shade of pink, apply 3-D designs, or apply long-lasting Shellac polish.?