I was offered the opportunity to be pampered a bit this week at MiniLuxe Spa. There are multiple locations, but I went to the newest- located in Garden City Center in Cranston, RI.
Not your typical nail, brow and waxing salon — their locations are immaculate, bright and happy places. Clean and modern lines, but a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere immediately brings you to a place of peace… even if the outside word is anything but. Everyone on the staff is working towards perfecting their craft- beauty being a true art and always changing, the salons look for fashion forward trends, as well as classic beauty and client-based care.
MiniLuxe is a start-up brand approaching the nail care industry differently, striving to create impeccable services for their clients AND employees- a message I truly love. Their culture is clean, which goes beyond hygiene – it’s about taking clean to the next level. That means clean business, clean ethics and clean methodologies. MiniLuxe cares for their team, puts thought into each product they offer- limiting toxins and taking no shortcuts in their extensive services, and delivers the best to their clients. This means that they use as few toxins as possible, working only with the natural nail, and avoiding things that cross contaminate or trap bacteria.
MiniLuxe products are delivered from the tech to the nail without touching the tip to your hands- oil, for instance, is gently dripped- no bacteria spread. The files used are given to you when you leave (perfection!!!), and even when you are getting a wax, there is NO double dipping- they use a new wooden application stick each time! There are no jets in their beautiful pedicure area, because they promote bacteria growth- and the seating is built in- ergonomically created for the space. In other words:
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After a super long day, there is nothing like a bit of self-care, which MiniLuxe offers in droves. Their mission is to help clients feel their best everyday with mini moments of luxury. Don’t think of it as selfish to focus on yourself, because putting yourself first feels so good. It’s about you, after all! If you aren’t taking care of you, who is?
The salon was so comfortable making me feel runway chic, but real life centered; I truly found my oasis in the hustle and bustle of urban life.
I chose to have my brows shaped and a manicure… much needed as it’s been years since I’ve done either, and I can say I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed myself more. Reading my face shape, asking me about my care routine and admiring how well I’ve cared for my brows (she’s just being nice, I’m sure!), Brandi totally relaxed me. While I love my brow shape, over the past few years, they’ve begun to lose their symmetry. For real. Kind of scary! But, now they’re, as the kids are saying: On fleek! One of the coolest things? After my waxing, Brandi handed me a mirror and showed me how to beautifully fill my brows in… This is a full service experience.
Any my nails? Let’s be real. I wash dishes, change diapers, braid hair, scrub floors, paint walls, fold laundry. I dry tears, “boop” noses, and embrace all day long. My hands are powerful, and I love them, but they are aging rapidly because of all I put them through and deserve some TLC. I love to give myself at-home manis and pedis (did you see Addie and I did our toes the other day?), but this manicure wasn’t like the 10 minutes I give myself. This was a 30 minute treatment that felt like an hour.
Vicky was magnificent, and examined her work on each nail, perfectly shaping and polishing them. I LOVE my color, Girlishly Giddy, which is a neutral color- which I wanted with pink… which Addie wanted for me. It’s a hybrid polish, guaranteed to last for 5 days (up to 10) and dries SO fast- I can’t wait to bring Addie in for a mother/daughter day (even she can wait 5 minutes for her nails to dry!).
I had a fabulous time and did a little hand modeling on the way out- if you can’t be a bit glamorous in the hands, where can you be, right?!
MiniLuxe is fabulous, bringing beauty and self care to a whole new level! I can’t wait to bring my mom on a date next month when she comes to visit for a decadent MiniLuxe DeLuxe Massage Mani/Pedi! Which treatment would you love to try?
I was given a free treatment in return for my review. All opinions are mine and mine alone.