At Joy Nail & Spa, the road to beauty is paved with many all-natural ingredients, including herbal scrubs, essential oils, and botanical extras such as cucumber and lemongrass. There's the botanical herbal mani-pedis, with soothing spearmint, lavender, and chamomile just part of a large relaxation regimen that also includes hot-stone massages and nail grooming. And there's the green-tea body wrap, which softens skin, and the multivitamin anti-aging facial, which softens fine lines.
Joy Nail & Spa also offers hair removal using a housemade sugar-based concoction. Unlike getting a traditional wax or licking a lollipop and sticking it to your body, the all-natural sugaring method removes hair with minimal irritation to the skin.
Dermabelle Salon & Spa houses a team of experts well-versed in catering to a wide range of hair and skin concerns. In the salon, stylists deliver custom cuts and coloring, and get unruly tresses under control with conditioning treatments, instead of relying solely on duct-tape. Meanwhile, permanent makeup services help streamline morning routines or camouflage scars, while aestheticians moisturize and rejuvenate skin during facials that incorporate exfoliation, masks, and special techniques such as the application of hot and cold stones. To address discomfort deep in the muscle, therapists also perform six styles of massage, including deep-tissue and reflexology.
21 Nail Lounge is, in a word, posh. This upscale, luxurious nail salon shines with marble floors and nail station tables, and mosaic pendant lamps softly illuminate leather massage pedicure chairs. Meanwhile, in the waiting area, a backlit shelf dramatically shows off rows upon rows of OPI nail polishes in every hue imaginable. But while it may take time to choose a color, there won't be much waiting otherwise—multiple rows of nail stations get clients into their soothing hot stone spa pedicures or refreshing lemon peel manicures without delay. Besides hand and foot pampering, 21 Nail Lounge also offering reflexology massages, eyelash extensions, and full-body waxing treatments to ensure clients leave feeling relaxed, pretty, and friction-free from head to toe.
One part school and one part salon, Kenny's Hair Studio instructor stylists teach both aspiring beauty professionals and clients the ways of beautification. Here, style students put the finishing touches on practice hairstyles and learn the ins-and-outs of professional makeup application. Meanwhile, the seasoned veterans practice what they teach, primping clients to perfection with trendy cuts, while showing them how to re-create their new looks at home. Their hair-straightening treatments smooth out kinks, rendering locks frizz-free with Coppola Keratin Complex or the organic ThermaFuse f450? system. Beyond tending to tresses, the staff pampers hands with manicures that ready digits for making an appearance out on the town or tickling royalty.
Stepping into Metropolitan Nail Bar is like entering a modish 1960s club. Bright-red retro loveseats groove in the waiting area. Black lights dapple patches of the spa in their electric glow. Cushy camel benches line the walls, with whirlpool tubs below each station. To entertain guests, a flat-screen TV faces a circular chrome bar and blue-light drying station.
If posh environs weren’t sufficient to make visitors feel like VIPs, the savvy crew of nail techs augments services with indulgent extras usually reserved for celebrities and presidential ghosts. Manicures and cocktail-themed pedicures come with hot-towel wraps and massages, and optional add-ons include reflexology and acupressure foot treatments.
In the 30 years she's spent in the beauty and hospitality industry, Renia Williams has learned the secret to helping people relax––eco-friendly products and a gentle touch. With a quick flick of the wrist, Renia whisks away unflattering hair from brow outskirts with wax or tweezers. Her invigorating steam facials rejuvenate complexions, and her shellac mani-pedis leave nails with chip-free armor for up to two weeks. Renia also offers services geared toward the Y chromosome, such as the manlycure, which provides gentle repair for hands and the beloved foam fingers that house them. Complimentary nibbles of wine and cheese add an air of sophistication to each specialty pedicure.