The season for peep toes and spaghetti straps is almost here, and that means manis and pedis are in full bloom. From pretty, wearable hues to the stylish, couture colors of the season, a pampering manicure and pedicure will surely add a spring to your step. Get your fingers glossed and your toes polished at one of these Los Angeles salons and you’ll be ready to slip on those open-toed stilettos just in time for spring.
8616 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Prices: Regular Manicures $10, Regular Pedicures $20
Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m.to 7 p.m.
Marie Nails offers chic, runway-inspired manicures and pedicures that will have your beauty gal pals buzzing. For spring, get a manicure featuring shades of Pantone’s color of the year, Tangerine Tango, bejeweled with pearls and rhinestones. Or try a color for your toes that look like strawberries fresh for picking.
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Extremeties by Marsha Bialo
West LA & Culver City
All services provided in a private studio, Call for address
Prices: Manicures starting at $12, Pedicures starting at $30
Hours: By appointment only
Known in the celebrity and editorial worlds, Bialo’s manicures have graced the pages of Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, Allure, Self, Movie Line, ELLE and Glamour and have appeared on many red carpets. Having a Marsha Bialo manicure or pedicure is like dying and going to heaven – her expertise in nails, cuticles and skincare coupled with her gentle hands and relaxation techniques will have you booking your next appointment before the first one is even finished.
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1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Ste 33
Venice, CA 90291
Prices: Manicures starting at $25; Pedicures starting at $45
Hours: Mon to Sat – 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
For the night owls, Nitespa is the perfect beauty enclave; it preys on the dark hour and those whose alarm clock doesn’t buzz until 3 p.m. Nitespa’s manis and pedis run a little higher than most, but it’s worth a visit to this exclusive bungalow on the beach. Try the Sleight of Hand manicure or The Perfect Ten pedicure. If your paycheck is feeling plush, add on a 10 minute massage, essential oil paraffin treatment or super scrub for an extra 15 bucks.
205 North Larchmont
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Prices: Mini Mani $10, Mini Pedi $12
Hours: Sun to Wed – 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs to Sat – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Headed to a last minute garden party and planning on wearing those new strappy sandals? Don’t even blink an eye – Bellacures’ Mini Mani and Mini Pedi will do the trick. The Mini Mani is a quick cleaning of the nail and polish change, and the Mini Pedi does the same for your piggies, all for a reasonable price.
Hands On Spa
243 South Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills CA 90212
Prices: Polish Change starting at $12 (nails) and $14 (toes); Quick Fix mani $25 (nails) and $30 (toes)
Hours: Tue to Sun – 10 a.m.to 7 p.m.
If you are looking for a mani/pedi spot where you can clean up your digits during a lunch hour, Hands On Spa will do the trick while making feel pampered, if only for a short while. Hands On Spa adds icing to the cake with a lunchtime special that offers customers 25 percent off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. When you call to book an appointment, mention “Lunchtime” to receive the discount.
Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.