I had a pumpkin peel and manicure with Danielle, the owner. It was amazing!\r
Danielle brushed off dead skin cells from my hands, then applied this wonderful smelling fruit peel to get rid of the remaining, hard-to-get dead skin. The result: my hands were soft, supple and looked years younger. For the manicure itself, I asked Danielle to simply shape and buff my nails - no nail polish. The shape looked natural and the natural buffing left my nails looking as if they had a clear coat of polish. They were pink and beautiful. The best part was that the buff treatment lasted for 3 weeks, with gardening and washing dishes! \r
The treatment alone is worth the trip, but then there's the atmosphere - relaxing, inviting, pampering. Soft lighting, low music, treatments limited to one client at a time - no nail stations with multiple manicurists and clients. It's truly one-on-one service. Danielle seems to have a gift for knowing when you feel like talking and when you just want to relax without conversation. I can't speak highly enough about the experience - it's like no other nail salon I've ever visited. \r
About the boutique: many different goodies to purchase from pomegranate scented ""one minute manicure"" jars to reflexology sandals (I bought both!) It's open on Saturdays for those who don't have an appointment.
Pros: Ambience, long lasting manicures, professional staff, good stuff to buy
Cons: None - just hope you can get an appt!