Among the many pools at Glen Ivy hot springs in Corona, Calif., lies a nail oasis. The nail salon at Glen Ivy boasts a fully stocked retail area and has partnered with SpaRitual to provide relaxing natural nail services.
Nail technicians emerge to greet clients and walk them back to one of eight nail stations in one wing of the salon.
The spa salon houses many services.
That’s me and nail tech of 33 years, Tammy Muzi.
> The nail techs employed at Glen Ivy go through many hours of training both at SpaRitual’s headquarters and on each other in order to complete services in the time frames allotted. Since many clients have other appointments in the surrounding spa areas, services cannot run over. The spa hires nail technicians annually in March and recruits from beauty schools in the surrounding areas.
> The spa attaches sticker labels to creams specifying the dates they were received and opened so that clients can be assured of a product’s freshness. No acrylics, gels, or e-files are used at the salon; they opt for Backscratchers SeptiFile instead.
SpaRitual’s bamboo containers house scrubs and masks. Products rest on a bamboo tray on every manicure table.
Services begin with aromatherapy to induce calm.
SpaRitual’s products fill the reception area.
> Currently, the salon offers a 50-or 80-minute spa manicure (or a CND Shellac version, which runs $10 more), or a spa pedicure (the most popular service). Since the salon does not offer nail art, an accent nail or matte top coat is suggested for more adventurous clients. French designs cost clients an additional $5.
Makeup is also a popular retail item.
The view from the nail salon.
> The nail salon is open seven days a week and appointments are only made over the phone. Spa guests who book a nail service get a discount on general spa admission. Because nail services are only available to spa guests, nail technicians don’t have to worry about maintaining their own book and they don’t see many regular clients.