Savvy Nail Salons: Byuti Salon and Spa

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Downtown Sacramento is abuzz with government employees surrounding the State Capitol during the work week. And while the streets are far emptier on the weekends, one business is still bustling: Byuti Salon & Spa, a full-service salon that caters to politicians and artists alike. Owner Jill Petersen is a hairstylist who opened the salon with the idea of providing high-quality services in a hip and trendsetting environment. Understanding the need for nails, Petersen called upon local nail guru and former colleague Minnie Engelhard to take over the tip department. And with that, Engelhard has transformed Byuti into, as she describes it, “an alluring space where clients can kick off their shoes, relax and spill their guts.”

Salon Statistics

Year Founded: 2005
Owner: Jill Petersen
Website: byuti.net
Hours: Tues. - Fri.: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Closed Mon.
Signature Service: Byutiful Pedicure: 50 minutes of pampering beginning with soak, filing and shaping nails. Treat, push and trim cuticles, cooling marine masque, exfoliate with sugar scrub. Envelop feet in lush paraffin, relax with hand and arm massage. Finish with polish.