Without a doubt, there are hundreds of nail salons around the Santa Monica area. However, three are widely respected by locals for being “the” place to go for a top-notch manicure and superb nail art. Here are the top picks.
1. 18K Nail Boutique Near the Santa Monica Stairs
18K Nail Boutique is an experience in and of itself. Some of the most stylish manicures their certified techs offer include nail enhancements such as airbrush designs, sparkles, decals and even piercing dangles.
This impressive salon heightens the experience of getting a manicure, pedicure or waxing by offering complementary drinks including water, sodas, and wine for those of legal age to indulge. As a bonus, they offer a 10-day warranty on acrylic, gel, and nail dips! Appointments are recommended, as this nail salon is booked often weeks in advance.
2. Secretive Nail Bar
Located near Palisades Park, the Secretive Nail Bar is far from a secret to locals. They have passionate nail specialists that are trained in the latest and greatest technology and trends in the world of nail art. Those wanting to have some of the hottest nails in Santa Monica will want to check out this owner-operated salon that gets rave reviews across multiple review sites.
They offer top quality French and Russian manicures in addition to traditional ones, along with pedicures, axing and a few other services. Complimentary beverages are available, too. Just be sure to schedule an appointment in advance and show up 15 minutes early for your appointment to secure timely service.
3. Natural Nail Spa
Manicures and pedicures at the Natural Nail Spa are a specialty, and they have numerous options that are sure to meet the needs of everyone who wants a classy look and a glamorous, polished style. This Santa Monica salon serves men and women and even has choices for youngsters. Some of their most popular services include:
Natura Gelicure Mani
Rockstar Gel Mani
Kid's Mani Please
Soft as Silk Mani
Exfoliating Green Tea and Lemongrass Scrub Mani
Detox All-Natural Mani
Organic Green Tea and Lemongrass Scrub Mani
Invigorating Mint and Lavender Organic Sugar Scrub Mani
Citrus Paradise Scrub Mani
Natura's Royal Mani
Of course, their artisans can work up just about any special design that adds a bit of flair to their nails or toes!
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