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Best Pedicures in Albuquerque

Neilmarie Salon offers the best pedicures in Albuquerque. You won’t want to pass on this luxurious experience offered by us.  An hour of pampering, with rose petals in a warm salt bath soak to relax your feet, followed by a gentle foot scrub which smells wonderful and makes your feet like new!CND

No skimping on the quality of the products we use either!  The callus remover for the heals is unbelievably effective, your sure to be pleasantly surprised.  Cuticle oil for maintenance and prevention of over grown cuticles, & lotion for my favorite part of the pedicure, the feet and leg massage.  The finished look is a beautiful application of your choice of Polish, CND Vinylux, CND Shellac Gel Polish, or the latest fashion trend Acrygel.

We’re not only known for the quality of our service, but also for our cleanliness.  Sanitation is very important at Neilmarie Salon, our tools are always properly sterilized after and before every pedicure service.  You assume that would be the case with every place that offers a pedicure service, however, sadly you would be mistaken.  Our files & buffers are used only once, and all of our pedicure baths are lined before every service and then discarded after your service, so your toes are the only toes to soak in that water & you’re sure to be safe from getting any unfavorable conditions such as funguses, etc.Best pedicures in Albuquerque

If you’re wondering why this is such an important service, well we are all guilty of being hard on our feet. Sandals, flip-flops, or like I often am…barefooted, leaves feet more exposed to environmental effects such as calluses, dry cracking skin, and other unfavorable conditions.  Also because of the industry I work in I am on my feet most of the day, and if you are as well then if you don’t take care of them it could result in more than just sore feet you could escalate to knee & back issues.  Giving your feet time and attention isn’t just about having attractive feet, though that is important and a plus, but it’s about taking care of ourselves!

Still wondering why Neilmarie Salon offers the Best Pedicures in Albuquerque, just know that our complete focus is “All About You!”  Our atmosphere is “All About You”, our cleanliness is “All About You”, & most importantly our customer service is “All About You”

Pedicures aren’t just a summer service, be sure to treat yourself during the winter as well.  Your feet will thank you & “You Deserve It”

Give us a call at 292-5905 or walk in.  We are ready to provide you with a luxurious experience!


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Hair Inspiration Where do you find yours?

Find Your Inspiration & Let Us Turn it into a Reality


If you’re inspired by the changing seasons, then spring and summer probably make you think of lightning your look with highlights, and maybe fall and winter turn you towards Auburn Reds and Chocolate Brown hues.  Now once you have an idea in your head you Google or Pinterest these looks.  Very rare are the days when you walk into a salon and ask to look at their magazines, when the source is so handy and accessible.

Maybe you’re not even inspired to change your look because of the changing season, it’s possible that something momentous and life-changing is occurring, and you need a new a new do to go with your new attitude.  A new do which can involve changing texture, color, cutting hair, adding hair, even changing your bangs can have the effect you’re looking for.  Again most times you will Google or Pinterest these looks.

With today’s Social Media, easy access of the Internet, Smart phones, Tablets, & Free Wi-Fi everywhere you go, everyone can find inspiration at their fingertips.  We are not just inspired by what is around us, but what is happening around the globe.  From the Fashion Runways to the Changing Seasons, we are inspired to change our Style, Cut, and Color!

Bring your inspiration to us and let us turn it into a reality!  Check out some of the looks clients brought us and the results we gave them. To see some of our inspirational pins please click here.

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Neilmarie Salon can help you in your Journey to Makeover your Look; we’ll give you Fifth Avenue Styling at Main Street Pricing!    

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How to find the right salon

What are the keys to finding a top hair salon?

Today you can find a salon on just about every street and in every strip mall out there. So with so many salons to choose from how do make sure you are choosing the right one (especially after moving to a new area)? In most cases finding a good hair salon or hair stylist can sometimes prove to be tougher than finding a new dentist or doctor. Here are some qualities to look for when searching for that new salon.

  • Customer Service- When you walk in the door is there someone at the reception desk or up front to welcome or greet you in a warm and friendly demeanor? Are they knowledgeable in providing you information about their salon menu, staff and professional hair care products that they carry? Were you offered a tour of the facility and a complimentary consultation with a professional hair stylist or colorist? If the answers to all or most of these questions is yes then chances are you are in a reputable salon and this is a great start to finding the right salon.
  • Cleanliness- Overall does the salon feel clean? Yes its a salon the floors will have some hair on it and this is ok but what you need to look out for is clumps of hair in the corners or all over the hair stylists station and chair. These areas should always look clean and tidy. If they are not you should probably choose a different salon.
  • Pricing- Nobody wants to overpay for a service. Call around to a few salon in your surrounding area and ask them for some basic prices on some services you are looking for. Be aware high prices don’t necessarily mean high quality. Many salons inflate their rates to create the look of prestige. While a great deal is always tempting stay clear of salons that have prices too low to pass up on. Chances are they a compensating for their lack of either skill or quality of services.

Choose salons with prices that are reasonable and something that falls within your budget, be sure to account for your hair stylists 10-15% tip ( and in case you were wondering  it is common to tip your stylist if you’re happy with your hair cut or hair color.)

  • Salon services offered- Does the salon offer hair extensions, straightening  and scalp treatments or any other high end professional salon services? If yes, then chances are they are well educated and up to date with the latest trends, tools and technologies in the industry. If the salon also offers manicures, pedicures and skin care services then this is a plus. Just make sure that it is clear that hair care services are their main focus.

Be sure to follow these simple steps when looking for your next salon and you will be sure to find the right one.

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Photo courtesy of Neilmarie Salon a Rio Rancho NM hair salon. (505) 702.8144


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How to wear Long Hair during Spring

Long Hair Girls…SPRING IS HERE!!!

Spring means fresh and sunny, here at Neilmarie Salon we want our guests to feel the freshness that spring brings. When you have long hair that you want to maintain through spring and summer, you can constantly find yourself considering a short haircut, or simply just a way to get the long hair off you neck and back.

You still have plenty of options. If you feel like you have worn your style curled or straight and have become bored with it, or tried a pony tail, and still nothing really has satisfied your look, do not give up you still have plenty of options.

Messy buns and messy braids are in style for spring 2014!!! You can create a messy bun that sits high, mid, or low on your head. When creating your messy bun or braid, you will have hairs that will be falling out or not in place. The falling out hairs is perfect for your style. Letting your bun look messy, lets your style look better. Any style that is sprayed down or very in place is NOT the trend for spring 2014.

Once you have created your messy bun, you can pull hair out from the hair line. That is a good way to create a messy front style in the face area. At that time you can use a curling iron to create a soft wave style. Not many tools are needed to create this style. Hair pins, hair tie, and a light hairspray.

Keep in mind, if you have long hair you still have options. Come into Neilmarie Salon and get spring ready. We can help you create a messy bun for an everyday look, or a special event. You don’t have to remove length to create a short summer look.

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Summer Ready Skin

Get Your Skin Summer Ready!

If you’re anything like me then you’re getting anxious for the summer months. You’re seeing the Sun come out, the Blue skies, and the weather is finally warming up. And that puts a smile on your face, but at the same time you know you have to get your skin prepped for the upcoming sleeveless tops and shorts.


Here are a few helpful tips and remedies for the most common of skin ailments:


Dull, Scaly Skin

You’ll get this because you neglected to moisturize & exfoliate during the harsh cold, & dry winter

Use a Sugar Scrub at least 3 times a week to exfoliate your skin, then moisturize with a lotion or cream to fully hydrate your dry skin


Rough, Cracked Feet & Heels

We get this by enclosing our feet in socks and boots all winter long, as well as, skipping on our regular pedicures. Basically out of sight out of mind…Guilty

Treat your feet at night to a soak in Epsom Salt for 10mins, follow with rubbing them with a scrub, and finish by lathering on a thick hydrating cream & covering with socks while you sleep


Chest & Back Breakouts

This will happen when we are bundled up in layers of clothes, which will trap dead skin & bacteria causing blockage which results in pimples

Use a Body Wash with salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide; this will break away at the blockage to the pores allowing the skin to clear up


Rough Red Bumps on Arms or Thighs

It’s a Genetic Condition where dead cells & protein build up around the hair follicle which clogs pores

Use Body Wash or Lotion that contains glycolic or lactic acid to help exfoliate those areas


Body Hair

There are many options for hair removal; my recommendation would be to get professionally waxed in the areas that you would like to see the hair gone. Waxing removes hair from the root which allows for more hair free weeks, & it also decreases hair growth over time.


Enlist these few helpful tips, and the beautiful weather won’t be the only thing putting a smile on your face!

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Salon Services for Men

Just for Men

The norm for men is to seek out the local Barber and go in for a quick clean up some “Man” talk and be on your way.  However, Salon’s offer that little extra connection, a woman’s touch if you will.

All jokes aside, there is a lot more to offer in Men’s services then just a Hair cut.  But even our hair cuts provide an extra touch.  We sit you down for a consultation; really find out what you’re looking for in a cut, not just a “template” of a cut, but one that will solicit your own personal style!  Once the consultation is accomplished our Artistic Stylist will depending on the cut either Shampoo you or begin the cut.  After the main cut, if there is a neckline to be trimmed our stylist will escort her client to the shampoo bowl where he will receive a Shampoo and a clean razor to the neckline.  Not only do you receive a clean, fresh look, but an amazing Scalp Massage!

More Hair Services, would include Color, no one says it is only for the Women Clientele.  Men are allowed to want to change the color of their hair.  Most times Men just want a subtle change, whether to add lighter colors where the Shoe Shine method would be used, or to camouflage grey with our Grey Blending technique. 

If Thinning Hair is an issue and you have 30 minutes available in your day then we have a service for you!  Schedule a Scalp Treatment that can only be done by a licensed Cosmetologist.  Our Scalp Treatment is an advanced scalp care dermabrasion from Nioxin that regenerates and revitalizes scalp skin with proven results.

While you’re getting your hair and scalp healthy and trimmed, you don’t want to forget about your face.  With frequent shaving the skin on your face where you shave will often be exfoliated, and smooth.  Because of this Men actually need Facials more than Women, with only some parts exfoliated; the only way to even skin is with a professional Skin Cleanse.

At Neilmarie Salon we understand that for our Male Clientele time is in high demand, and even if you do have the time you don’t want to spend it at the Salon!  So to meet your needs and make sure you are taken care of we have created a Men’s Only Service Menu to fit your direct needs, they are quick, efficient, and results driven services.  We have even put together packages which allow you to get more services for your money!

Call Neilmarie Salon Today and speak with one of our professional stylists to find out more!  With 2 convenient locations to service you!

Rio Rancho 505-702-8144

Albuquerque 505-292-5905

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2014 Hair & Beauty Trends

With the end of 2013, so is the end of 2013 trends.  The Ombre` will be replaced with Glamorous Roots, Overly Straightened Hair with Natural Tousled Waves, and Stiletto Nails will be no more, making way for Almond Shaped Nails.  What other trends will 2014 bring, well if Runway shows are to tell the future then old trends are either out all together or being totally revamped.

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Tousled Waves

Messy Braids Hair Style at our Rio Rancho Hair Salon

Messy Braids

Messy Bun hair style done at our Rio Rancho Hair Salon

Braided Messy Bun

Messy is in!  Messy Braids, Messy Textured Waves, the slept in look is on trend this coming year. Updos will have a more Whimsical Romantic Look, the more effortless they look the better. Hair Accessories, from stretchy sporty headbands to leather wraps and clips. Big 70’s curls are making a comeback, only this time you won’t part down the middle, an extreme side part will give this throw back look a more modern spinEdgy Bobs with Pastel or Bold Hair Colors, keep in mind what goes best with your skin tone, it is definitely best to consult a professional with this question and also to achieve the desired results.  If you try achieving these hair colors at home you could really cause unwanted damage to your hair which could be avoided if you let the professionals do what they do best.

Let Neilmarie Salon and Our Talented Artists help you achieve the New You!  We always offer FREE Consultations, Book yours today!

Rio Rancho, NM 505-702-8144

Albuquerque, NM 505-292-5905