Nailed Down

Competing with inexpensive, no-frills nail salons that offer manis and pedis for practically nothing is a challenge for owners of full-service salons. The key is to offer an elevated level of service and spa-like extras like organic scrubs or paraffin treatments. Stephen Szabo, owner of his eponymous salon and spa in McMurray, PA, offers optional 10-minute and one-hour reflexology sessions with pedicure services. “We realize the importance of having a point of difference, and giving more value to the services that we perform,” says Szabo, who just sent his nail techs to The Edgar Cayce Institute in Virginia Beach, VA, to learn reflexology. “We have differentiated our salon and spa from others by integrating holistic therapies into more common spa treatments to elevate the client experience.” Olive and June Salon in Beverly Hills offers an extensive service menu that includes everything from nail shaping and paraffin treatments to massages and unique nail art. “We really try to cater to the client in a very special way,” says owner Sarah Gibson Tuttle. “We offer so many extras so that everyone can find exactly what they’re looking for—a scrub one day, wild nail art another—you never know, so we have it all."

 
CND Spa Bright Citron Lotion replenishes moisture, restores radiance and brightens skin with a botanical blend of hydrating honey and purifying kaffir lime. Features refreshing notes of pink grapefruit and warm amber.
 
CND Spa Bright Citron Lotion replenishes moisture, restores radiance and brightens skin with a botanical blend of hydrating honey and purifying kaffir lime. Features refreshing notes of pink grapefruit and warm amber.
 
OPI Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil is rich in avocado oil, grape seed, sunflower, sesame, kukui nut oils and lecithin to nourish dry cuticles and restore essential moisture and lipids. It also works great on rough heels and elbows. Your clients will notice the difference.
 
OPI Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil is rich in avocado oil, grape seed, sunflower, sesame, kukui nut oils and lecithin to nourish dry cuticles and restore essential moisture and lipids. It also works great on rough heels and elbows. Your clients will notice the difference.
 
Essie Apricot Cuticle Peel removes dead, overgrown cuticles in a matter of seconds. This potent cuticle peel features a professional grade formula that works to reveal smoother, healthier-looking skin around the nail without the need for trimming.
 
Essie Apricot Cuticle Peel removes dead, overgrown cuticles in a matter of seconds. This potent cuticle peel features a professional grade formula that works to reveal smoother, healthier-looking skin around the nail without the need for trimming.
 
BareLuxury by Morgan Taylor Lavender & Sage Calm Purifying Soak is part of a personalized four-step system for a quick yet lavish mani or pedi. A powerful mineral infusion is formulated to cleanse and purify, reducing inflammation while increasing circulation, drawing toxins to the surface. Choose from four different aromas tailored to create mood-altering experiences.
 
BareLuxury by Morgan Taylor Lavender & Sage Calm Purifying Soak is part of a personalized four-step system for a quick yet lavish mani or pedi. A powerful mineral infusion is formulated to cleanse and purify, reducing inflammation while increasing circulation, drawing toxins to the surface. Choose from four different aromas tailored to create mood-altering experiences.

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