Welcome to the nail palace! Idalmi’s salon is luminous, all white and red, with sleek lines to allow an easy flow between the displays, the nail bar and the spa treatment area.
The customers are both local and tourists, and come regularly as much for the treatments than for the atmosphere: the mix of genres is highly appreciated, everyone enters for a relaxing moment and the conviviality, and everyone comes out after having been treated like a special guest. “Everyone is a VIP here!” as Ida likes to state. It is not rare to have your nails varnished right next to a movie star or a famous singer…
Origin & Concept
Ida was trained in the US where a hair stylist program is inseparable from an aesthetic knowledge: it is a capital matter of homogeneity to learn how to harmonize a hair style with a makeup and/or a specific body/facial treatment. Ida created 10 years ago her own product range, Idalmi St Barth, body and facial non-toxic treatments, mineral makeup and all-natural solar protections, and her nail bar opened in December 2011 in Gustavia, ideally situated in the heart of St Barts capital. As much as the team gives a special attention to using eco-friendly products and equipment, a special concern is also allocated to hygiene requirements: every client has their own beauty kit, including their fidelity card, a nail file, a brush and other required ustensils, all being regularly cleanded and disinfected.
Besides the Idalmi line, other brands are carefully selected for their reliability, for being all-natural, or for having high-quality properties. Among them, Moroccanoil, OPI, Gellish, Essie… More than 65 colours, bases, tops, coats, plus the semi-permanent varnish, those offering more than 150 different colours.
A blending bar offers the possibility to choose certified-organic and all-natural products, like shower gels, shampoo, lotions, oils, exfoliants, vitamine-A sprays, solar products, to which a fragance of your choice can be added.
At last, you can enjoy the pleasure of a foot car on a massage chair, and even be treated with a reflexology massage.
If the eponymous product range and the spa are obviously named after Idalmi –Ida’s full name–, Nunzia (nail stylist and beautician), Jenny and Romane (nail stytlists), will also warmly welcome you in the salon –or directly at your villa or on your yacht–, and give their best recommendations regarding a hand and/or a foot spa treatment, a hairstyle for a special occasion, a classic nail polish or an insolite nail art, a shampoo, a day cream or a body lotion.
Many publications can be named for having trusted Idalmi’s professionalism, like Harbor, Unique, Pure, Elle, Gala, Paris Match, Orahé, Sunday St Tropez, and many famous people are thankful to have called on Idalmi for their special event, but for discretion matters, they can’t be named here…
Just sit and relax, Idalmi is taking care of you, from head to foot!