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Venus Nails & Spa

by Laura Breen Galante

Featured Photo from Venus Nails & Spa

Being busy is good. When Terry Le’s Heathrow salon, Elite Nails & Spa, became too busy, he opened an additional salon off Lake Mary Boulevard to make sure every client in the area could enjoy the glamorous experience they deserve.

Venus Nails & Spa opened this past December. It features 2,000 square feet of posh space for pedicures and manicures and includes private rooms for waxing and facials. Elegant tile work and high-end finishes add to the opulent atmosphere.

The salon takes relaxation seriously. Chandeliers provide elegant lighting, and 16 über-swanky, brand-new pedicure chairs sit under a copper ceiling rimmed with color-changing lights. Deluxe spa pedicures feature an amazing orange sugar scrub and foot mask. Other options include a Nuskin pedicure (which includes an aromatherapy mineral bath), Liquid Body Lufra exfoliation, invigorating Ice-Dancer gel mask, extended foot massage, and a luxurious hot towel wrap. The hot stone pedicure is extra long (a full hour) and features a massage using hot rocks and oils.

Sanitation is key at Venus Nails & Spa. While other salons use a magnetic reusable jet in their pedicure chairs, Venus Nails & Spa uses disposable pedicure jets designed and patented by Contego Spa Designs. The salon is the first in Florida to use this next-generation pedicure chair, which helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases and cross-contamination between clients. So you can sit pretty with the confidence that your pedicure is not only beautiful, but sanitary, too.

The front of the salon features manicure tables under a peaceful sky mural ceiling. Clients often opt for a dip powder manicure, which uses an organic powder infused with color to create a manicure that can last weeks, even a month.
“It’s very light,” says Terry. “It feels like real nails, and the color is already in the powder so you don’t worry about the color chipping off or fading.”

While clients enjoy a relaxing spa treatment, they can help themselves to coffee, wine, and tea at a bar in the back.

The salon is available for private events, too. Terry enjoys hosting baby and bridal showers, birthday celebrations, and bachelorette parties. He says clients can decorate to their taste and choose to feature personal photos or movies on the spa’s many big-screen TVs.

Terry is excited to pamper residents of Lake Mary, and readers of Lake Mary Life.

“We love Lake Mary Life magazine,” he says. “Many clients say, ‘I saw your salon in Lake Mary Life!’ We are thankful for that.”

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