By Takiya Smith
After seeing and hearing nothing but great work and positive comments from many of my clients, this past Saturday, I decided to swing into a local nail spa to give them a try. Roughly five miles or so from Boundary Street, just past Beaufort Memorial Hospital and heading down Ribaut Road, Diamond Nails sits amongst a small row of beauty shops in Magnolia Plaza.
My mind was set on the fact that, this day, I was going to splurge on the best manicure and pedicure that was offered. Pulling into the parking lot, Magnolia Plaza wasn’t set into one of the busiest or most notable locations this area has to offer, yet I confidently sauntered into the spa to be seen.
As I entered the tranquil atmosphere, I was immediately greeted by all three technicians, busy at work with current customers. I signed in, and before taking my seat, had a chair pulled up for me and politely asked to go ahead and sit to be seen. My technician, a gentleman, was very friendly and interactive during my service. He effectively listened to my requests and even made suitable suggestions as he diligently worked away to create a perfectly manicured and flawless masterpiece of artificial gel nails.
Later, after spending close to an hour of delicate maintenance on my nails, he relocated me to the massage chair for a “Deluxe Pedicure.” The massage chair alone soothed away the pains of a busy work week, while my feet up to my knees were pampered with an extensive, hands-on massage. Not once during my mani and pedi was I interrupted or left alone, as all attention, for nearly another hour was mine. During my pedicure, the paraffin wax dip softened my rough edges as the slathered on mint soak tingled while it settled into my skin. The atmosphere, from beginning to end, maintained its peaceful and relaxing calm.
I have had many a mani/pedi at as equal a spa or salon, yet my experience was such a meaningful and pleasurable one that as I look at my well manicured nails and pretty little toes, I just had to write about such a wonderful place. Let’s continue to support our local small businesses and especially patronize those that go above and beyond when it comes to recognizing the quality of great customer service.
Takiya Smith, Beautique Lash & Brow. Master Lash & Brow Stylist, CPCP