Three Secrets to Revamping Your Nail Spa

The Spa at Fearrington comes complete with a lounge in the middle for socializing and relaxing.

Because we're in our spas every day, it can be easy to miss what time has done to our locations. Walls become dull, chairs become dated, and before you know it your pride and joy isn't sparkling like it used to be. One way to combat this is by changing up your spas design every few months, and contrary to popular belief, changing your spas design doesn't always mean breaking the bank. Want to give your nail area a refresher? Here are a few ideas that are sure to make a lasting impression without the hefty price tag. 

  1. Separate the space with color, and add curtains to create privacy, suggests Continuum’s Karen Raasch. Add foliage and plants to complete the ambience, and follow a theme throughout the nail area, she recommends. The nail area at The Ritz-Carlton Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte (NC), for example, embodies the natural and eco-friendly theme of the hotel, with natural wood tones, bamboo floors, and green plants. “It feels like an escape from the urban hustle and bustle below and uses natural product lines with vegan polish to provide our guests with an eco-friendly high-quality experience,” says spa manager Gillian Agre.
     
  2. Utilize local art, create meditation spots, and set up a beverage bar, suggests Amber Products’s Erin Madson. The nail area at Spa Minérale at Lansdowne Resort and Spa (Leesburg, VA), for example, features custom artwork and has pedicure chairs and manicure stations located close to the French windows where guests are able to look out onto the terrace and the Potomac River Valley. 
     
  3. Display nail colors in creative ways. At Dallas Beauty Lounge (Pittsburgh, PA), the nail area is complete with a custom-built LED nail polish rack that holds more than 400 gel polishes, which provides an eye-catching display for color options.

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