We 2 Texas gals visited a “salon de mujer” on Saturday in Cuenca: “Mujer, un espacio para ti!!!” owned by the lovely and perfectionist Johanna Sarmiento. I got a mani pedi ($11) complete with french tips and a subtle painted design on ring finger and thumbs. My partner in crime had “cristal” nails – a completely new set – ($18) and were extremely pleased with the all.
The salon uses a sterilizer for all items and the ladies were very meticulous, careful an did a beautiful job, and we are very picky and particular ladies. I gave up fake nails years ago because I hated that electric Dremel file thing that always seemed to bloody my cuticles and sand down way too much of my nail bed. No Dremel used here. I saw one in the salon but it wasn’t used on the Cristal nails. I’ve never had any designs painted on my nails since it usually costs so much, but I went all out for $11!
Johanna says that they only opened up 5 months ago (direccion: Miguel Cordero 1-220 y Cornelio Merchan; Sector Chirimoyas. Tel: 098353972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) . Services include nails, massages, eyelash color and curl, waxing and hair. The massage therapy is $18 for an hour and 15 min, and the massage therapist is “certificado”. Editor’s note: we have found out that this email is, apparently, not working. Anyone who could give the ladies there a call, or drop by, verify the email address and comment here, much obliged, y’all!
2 Texas Gals highly recommend this salon.