I had just returned from a whirlwind yet lengthy trip to our homeland of NZ and Australia; exhausted from jet lag that left no member of our household untouched. Especially my beautiful 2-year old daughter who thought it was fun to sing and play all night for two weeks straight. We hadn’t even been back a week and my husband was off to Hawaii for a work conference after winning a prestigious employee award. Despite being so proud of him, I will admit that I was really jealous that he was jet setting off again while I dealt with sleepless nights by myself. Okay so honestly between us, I loved every minute of our beach trips, baby chinos (fluffy milk for toddlers that looks just like Momma’s coffee), chocolate ice cream treats and playground visits. It was a special time, just us girls, but by the time my husband returned home this Mommy was barely standing she was so exhausted.
I went straight out in search of a new salon that would pamper me and let me switch off for the next 45 minutes. I found the perfect place in Clara Nails. I walked through the back door (by mistake) and was greeted by the most friendly nail technician I have ever met. She talked me through the various pedicure options available and directed me to where I could choose my colors.
I went with a ruby red tone for both my fingers and toes – Essie’s Apertif. I decided in the chair that I deserved an additional 20-minute reflexology massage, I mean the sign on the wall said that it “promotes exceptional health and well-being,” so it was in my best interests to have it done. It was amazing, incredible, like I had been whisked away to a place devoid of any responsibilities. I was completely relaxed.
That soon changed once I got home and realized both my husband and daughter had been napping well past 5 PM (not ideal when battling jet lag and trying to get your toddler back into a routine). Anyhow, I highly recommend this salon, in fact, I asked to speak to the owner so I could tell her personally what a wonderful business she is running. The staff were all engaged and happy to be there, the spas were immaculate and the ventilation was impeccable.
I will definitely be returning in the not too distant future.
Until next time,
Ambiance: They had a happy vibe and played great upbeat music.
Cleanliness of salon: Really clean and airy. The ventilation was impeccable I couldn’t even smell any nail products.
Polish: Manicure and Pedicure: Essie’s Apertif. Retails $8-$10.
Polish job & chip factor: Loved my polish job, my fingers lasted 5-days and my toes a 3-weeks!!
Color range: Mid range of polishes, Essie, OPI, Essie Gel Couture, Color Club & Misa
Customer engagement: Really friendly and professional. They seemed to love their jobs which came through in the amazing services they offered.
Price range: Green tea spa pedicure: $50, with 10 minute foot massage: $38, Manicure $8, pedicure $19, Special Manicure & pedicure: $27. They also offer Essie Gel for an additional $12