The Best Nail Salon in Your City
We present the very best places to get a fresh mani—in pretty much every major US city.
You can get pretty much any spa service done in this chic Seattle spot, but we love their Fresh Manicure, which features seasonal ingredients. If girly salons aren't your thing, you'll feel right at home: it's ultra sleek, not fussy.
Stylus Seattle, 206-789-5871, Stylusseattle.net
This rather unique salon/medical center hybrid redefines the meaning of one-stop-shop. You can get a mani/pedi, botox, laser hair removal, waxing, body wrap, and even see a physician. The goal is to make the trip to the doctor more convenient. Another plus: all of their tools and soaking baths are surgical-grade.
Recharge Medical and Day Spa, 415-409-3456, Rechargespa.com
All of Bellacures tools are one-time use only, so cleanliness is the name of the game. And they offer 100 different gel colors. Just the thought of that color array gets us excited. Celebrity sightings will happen here.
Bellacures, 310-550-582, Bellacures.com
Hiatus' manicures and pedicures take place in something called a zero gravity chair (designed to make you feel weightless), so you pretty much take an awesome nap and wake up with your nails done. Plus, their gel manicures are vitamin infused, so they last longer and are better for your nails.
Hiatus Spa + Retreat, 512-362-5777, Hiatusspa.com
It certainly does look very posh inside. We recommend the pedicure with refreshing cucumber aromatherapy to beat the Dallas heat. And ladies, they do parties here.
Posh Nail Spa, 214-219-7674, Poshnail.com
This spot will be your heaven if you are into gel nails because they offer every single brand. Try the manicure with hot oil—it comes with a seven minute massage.
Ladue Nails & Spa, 314-862-7722, Laduenails.com
Mojo Spa in Chicago serves treats from their in-house chef. And on Sundays, you can get brunch served on trays while you're getting a pedicure. We've often wondered: Who has the time for brunch AND a much-needed pedicure on Sunday?
Mojo Spa, 773-235-6656, Mojospa.com
If you hit up Luxxe in Philly, be sure to ask for their super-softening Milk Pedicure and some nail art while you're at it. And by nail art we mean the kind that makes people say "Where did you get that done?!" They can even do a photo of an actual person on your nails!
Luxxe Nail Spa LLC, 215-763-0829, Facebook.com/LuxxeNailSpaLLC
If you're in Miami you MUST try the spa at Canyon Ranch. Their signature pedicure—one of the best around—involves a key-lime scrub and a coconut-milk foot bath. Sold yet? They also use vegan nail polish.
Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, 305-514-7000, Canyonranch.com
Bliss Spa in DC is unmistakably capital-themed, with events like the 'skin'-auguration and talk of exercising your First 'Aah-mendment' right: the freedom of spa. We love their hand creams, and the service is worth the extra few dollars.
Bliss Spa, 202-661-2416, Blissworld.com
This is where we all go in New York. It's friendly, pretty inside and just the right amount of fancy. But the best part is that they offer all of the nail polish lines that the other salons don't: Chanel, RGB, Bernhard Willhelm, Nars and the newest colors from Essie. There's nothing worse than walking in to find out they don't carry your signature shade.
tenoverten, Midtown: 212-767-1010, Tribeca: 212-406-1010, tenoverten.com
Bella Sante understands the importance of proper hand care. The manicure to try here is the Bella Hand Facial, which is exactly what it sounds like.
Bella Sante Day Spa, 617-424-9930, Bellasante.com
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