Are you ready for the the perfect mani/pedi! To sizzle, sparkle, or simply find the perfect shade of red to match those open toed heels you’ve been dying to wear all year, is up to you! But whatever shade you choose, here’s our #BestofLA advice on where you should go – Nail Salon style!
Bella Cures – A Salon For Hands and Feet
At Bella Cures, choose from a wide variety of salon style options, from their basic “Manicure” with a softening soak, file/shape, cuticle trim/care, moisturizer, hand massage, cuticle oil and polish, or go all the way with their “Loving Hands Manicure” complete with your choice of sea salt or walnut scrub, plus a minty clay mask and in house rich butter cream/grape seed oil moisturizer, followed by a hot towel wrap, hand massage, cuticle oil and polish. Sounds divine right? Featured in OK! Magazine, US Weekly, The Angelino, The Hollywood Reporter, it’s a favorite spot for one of our favorite LA Moms Jennifer Gardner! Located in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Larchmont Village, Studio City, + Pasadena, you can book your appointment online with as little as 2.5 hours advance notice.
Cote in Brentwood
Another MomAngeles favorite is Côte – it’s California beach with a hint of Southern France feel, making it the perfect spot to indulge solo for the day, or enjoy a lovely mommy-daughter date like Honest momprenuer Jessica Alba! Choose from the “Luxe” or the “Classic.”
They also carry 109 hand–poured colors and five effective treatment products on location, as well as an upscale line of home and body goods including hand and body cream, sugar body scrub, candles and argan oils that you can take home with you or grab for those last minute holiday gifts! All of Côte’s polishes are created free of the five major toxins that are often associated with nail polish, making this a premier destination salon with quality products that can be shared with families and friends without worry! “Nail Polish and Treatments 100% free from formaldehyde, toluene, DBT, formaldehyde resin, camphor, TPHP, xylene, ethyl tosylamide/epoxy resin, parabens, and gluten. ”
Olive and June
Olive and June has several locations throughout LA. They are highly in demand so we recommend making an appointment. This is one of the best places in LA to take your daughter to get cute images painted on her nails like a Pug or holiday themes. “Olive & June was founded in 2013 by mani-obsessee Sarah Gibson Tuttle in Beverly Hills, California. O&J elevates the salon experience, giving women personalized attention and luxury service at an approachable price. With a new line of products, O&J is elevating the at-home experience too.”
Nail Garden has multiple locations throughout greater Los Angeles making it super easy to find a location near you. In their own words “We’re not your average nail salon, Nail Garden is an experience that indulges your senses and attracts you to the beauty and artful surroundings that make you feel like you’re on a temporary retreat from reality. From the thoughtful modern architecture, down to the vast array of colors and colorful people that make you feel like royalty, Nail Garden is an oasis of endless possibilities. The Nail Garden brand aims to exceed every patrons expectation’s by offering a refreshing modern and comfortable atmosphere with convenience and affordability. What really sets us apart is our obsessive attention to cleanliness and hygiene; and a compulsive need to satisfy our client’s every need.”
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