Keeping clients and technicians safe and healthy is paramount at Taylor's Natural Nail Care. That's why owner Taylor Manuel only uses five-free polish from OPI—which are devoid of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and dibutyl phthalate—and natural products from Bella Lucce. And to keep feet free of infections, Taylor and her technicians line the non-jetted pedicure tubs with disposable liners.
But natural products don't mean the mani-pedis lack luxuriousness. Nails can be adorned with gel polish, which can last up to four weeks, or Vinylux polish, which lasts up to two weeks and gets stronger under natural light. During these decadent treatments, clients can use the salon's free WiFi to look up the proper way to open a can or scratch a turtle's back without chipping a nail.
The licensed technicians and aestheticians at Indulgence Salon and Boutique are ready to pamper guests from head to toe. Hair stylists enhance their cuts and colors with CHI and Redken products, nail technicians are fully stocked with OPI and CND products, and massage therapists melt away tension using Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology techniques. Meanwhile, aestheticians amp up facials and microdermabrasion treatments with their exclusive line of Van Lou products or bask in their luxurious tanning rooms featuring many special amenities for their clients. After an indulging day of salon services, guest may browse their boutique’s shelves displaying handmade jewelry, handbags, and customized clogs and other whimsical footwear such as Switch Flops or a Tervis Tumbler.
Sabine Sanderson gained experience as a nail technician on two continents: North America and Europe. After about a decade working as a medical pedicurist in Germany—where she participated in many nail-art shows—she has spent more than a decade working in the U.S. Here, Sabine is both a nail technician and an educator. She runs Nailqueen Sabine within Cut Ups and Company. Her services are fit for a queen, as with the aptly named Queens manicures and pedicures that incorporate sugar scrubs, nail trimming, and polish applications.
At SpaTaneity, relaxation begins as soon as guests step over the threshold. The de-stressing smells of aromatherapy greet each guest, and the sounds of trickling water and calming music add depth to the refreshing beverages clients sip as they begin to leave the bustling world behind. The spa’s owner, Trish Diaz, honed her relaxation-inducing skills during 10 years spent as a master aesthetician. In designing her spa, Trish made sure that her qualified staff members possessed the same unparalleled attention to detail that Trish lavished on her tranquil spa space.
Amid earth-toned rooms filled with plants and plush pillows, licensed and master aestheticians use custom facials and microdermabrasion to rid skin of imperfections and signs of aging such as sun spots, fine lines, and the finger scratches that result from babysitting an ill-behaved grandfather clock. Massage therapists deflate stress and tension with Swedish, hawaiian, and hot-stone massages, and mud body wraps feature cameos from honey butters and sea mud to detox the skin and give it a healthy, polished glow.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer mani/pedi services and acrylic/gel enhancement services focusing on healthy nails and providing chic, trendy, nail art.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The love of beauty and the inspiration to create "masterpieces of nail art".
What do you love most about your job?
The clients matching nail art to their personalities!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
They were so happy with their nail services they gave me a really BIG HUG!
The licensed and certified massage therapists at ShaE Massage works to relax tight muscles and ease tension during each full-body massage session. Whether it’s a deep-tissue massage, which targets deeply held stress with deep, intensive strokes and kneading, or a soothing Swedish massage, which combines oils with lighter strokes to improve circulation, a bodywork session at the calming ShaE Massage studio can help clients feel rejuvenated.