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On the Road: Da-Lonnie's & Kaya Beauty, Las Vegas

Two services each in two different salons for these two NAILS editors.

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On the Road: Metro for Men, Irvine, Calif.

Tim Crowley visits a California salon designed just for men.

You’re Soaking in It

More spas are offering soaking services that just a few years ago most people would have only indulged in at home.

On the Road: Sun/Spa/Tan/Body, Evans, Ga.

Sree Roy visits an Evans, Ga. spa.

Hawaiian Pampering, Japanese Style

A one-stop shop for luxury, the Japanese-inspired Ville de Coco nail salon is nestled on the ground floor of one of Waikiki’s most popular hotels, bringing in guests from around the world.

On the Road: Giovanni's, Largo, Md.

Maisie Dunbar goes on the road to check out Giovanni's full-service salon in the neighboring town of Largo, Maryland.

On the Road: Salon Cielo

Salon Cielo provided a peaceful escape in Orlando for associate editor Erin Barajas and editor Hannah Lee.

How to Hold Your Own in a Full-Service Salon

Full-service salons are full of opportunity for enterprising nail techs. But they often get short-shifted on tome when other services run long. Nails seem to be constantly falling by the wayside in some full-service salons. Know the potential pitfalls—and how to navigate around them—to survive and thrive.

On the Road: Diva Studio, Las Vegas

There are no divas on-staff at Diva Studio. Nevertheless, this down-to-earth, friendly crew is there to meet every pampered wish of their clients.

On the Road: Nails Plum, Ft. Lauderdale

I visited Nails Plum for this column, #16 on the 1997 Top 100 Salons list, where it has been a fixture for years.