Nail Services

New hand treatment results in youthful, hydrated skin

Hands-200x300Often an unforgiving reflection of the aging process, hands have it rough. The epidermis has 4–5 times less moisturizing factors than the face, which results in constant dehydration and an accelerated aging process. Add to that constant use and exposure to sun, wind, cold weather, hot water, detergents, and you get rough, dry, sensitive skin and fragile, damaged fingernails.

That’s where the Jill Bucy Skincare Hand Treatment comes in.

It utilizes Biologique Recherche products and is designed to moisturize, reduce pigmentation, and brighten your hands while you’re enjoying a facial treatment. Skin will be perfectly hydrated, regain suppleness, softness and radiance.

The treatment begins by applying P50 to the hands and arms. Then, Masque Gommage Mains gently exfoliates the hands using jojoba wax beads and poly-alpha-hydroxy acids, which stimulate cellular renewal. Hyaluronic acid hydrates, and sorrel extract unifies the epidermis. This is worked in and removed, then Masque Visolastine E is applied to the hands, which are then placed in plastic mitts until the end of the facial.

At this point, the mask is removed and followed by a massage that utilizes Emulsion Mains PIGM 400, a multi-beneficial treatment that counters the imbalances of dry, pigmented hands. This rich cream reduces the appearance of existing pigmentary imperfections and helps to prevent new spots from forming. Watercress sprout extract brightens, avocado oil and shea butter are intensely moisturizing, and rosemary oil is protective. In a word, delicious.

You’ll leave with smoother, hydrated, more youthful looking hands. This add-on treatment is $50.



The skinny on our classic pedicure

Erika gives a pedicure Have you experienced our classic pedicure? Let’s tell you a little about why not all pedicures are created equal. Using Jessica products, our staff uses an electric tool with different attachments for gentle filing, shaping, and smoothing of nails, cuticles, and calluses. Once you’ve had your feet and nails buffed by our staff, you’ll never go back to the “cheese grater” treatment again.

And the pedicure just gets better from there. After a thorough foot and leg massage, your feet are put in heated booties for intensive moisturizing.

Our staff then assesses your nail health and picks the appropriate basecoat (Jessica is treatment-oriented, with various basecoats and treatments to address your hand and nail concerns). The final step is a meticulous application of Jessica Cosmetics, formaldehyde-, toluene- and DBP-free nail enamels in the colors of the season. 

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Come in and experience the magic of our classic pedicure.


Taryn talks bridal beauty

In honor of Taryn’s weekend nuptials in St. Lucia, we thought we’d pick her brain and get a few beauty tips for brides. 

And believe us, she had a LOT to say.

Skincare: “All planning should start the second you get engaged. I suggest women start getting facials about six months before their wedding (especially if they have never had a facial before) and to start new regimen of skincare products.”

Hair: Taryn also weighed in on the rest of your appearance. “Don’t change your hairdresser and don’t do anything overly drastic that can’t be fixed in the allotted amount of time. You don’t want to shock yourself or someone else.”

Nails: And don’t forget about your nails! Your hands are going to get a lot of attention."Everyone grabs your hand to see your ring, the photographer may want close-ups. Start nail care a month before with a manicure, then follow up with another one two weeks before, and finally the day before your wedding. You can use a mild scrub or P50 (it’s an exfoliant) and then treat with a nail oil. Keep everything soft and moisturize as much as you can. And another thing: don’t paint your nails with red, neon, or dark polish or anything that may stain your nails."

Makeup: You probably already know to do a trial run with makeup. However, when selecting a makeup artist, go to someone who doesn’t’ freak you out with their own makeup. Experiment and play with looks you want to try. Think about the flowers and colors of your wedding and plan accordingly (don’t pick a crazy red lipstick if you are going with ethereal pink flowers). Take photos with your makeup on, taking into account the various lighting you might have on your wedding day and what sort of look your fiancé prefers. “If you are normally a natural girl, this is not the time to try a smoky eye. You want to look like your best self.”

Tan: “Don’t do mystic tan ever. Do a spray-tan trial three to four months before your wedding to make sure you don’t get rashy or blotchy. If you are doing it at home, don’t go for a dark tan right away if you’re really fair. Go for a light or medium lotion and build a tan over a couple of weeks. Before applying, shave and exfoliate thoroughly. Wait an hour or so after a bath or shower (so your pores close) and then moisturize with a regular lotion at your heels, knees, elbows, any place that could stain your skin darker. Avoiding your face, apply the self-tanner in a circular motion to avoid streaks and then following the directions, let the self-tanner dry before getting dressed.”

Next up: how to pack for your destination wedding!



Taryn’s Picks for Spring

2792143675_105a8565e3_m The future’s so bright, we’ve got to wear shades…of neon! Spring is right around the corner, which means crocuses are pushing their way out of the ground and women are brightening up their nail colors. Taryn’s been noticing that metallics and neons are trending up in magazines and on the runway, and that translates to bright colors on the toes. Some of the neon shades that Taryn is using on clients include Jessica’s Confident Coral, Happy Endings, Mardi Gras, Spring Claret (which she swears looks good on everyone), and Bikini Bottoms. If you’re not quite ready to break out cruise ship-worthy colors, she suggests Mystery, a dark silvery grey color that’s, well, mysterious and moody.

To check out more of Jessica’s array of Custom Colours (all formaldehyde-, toluene- and DBP-free), browse the colour picker for your spring shade.

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Next up: Taryn explains what sets apart a Jill Bucy nail treatment from all other salons and spas.