Winter weather can wreak havoc on your hands, and before you know it you look like you have creature-claws. Tame those talons at one of these four Chicago nail salons, and give your whole look a little more polish. Each hot-spot brings something unique to the manicure table, so pick a favorite to match your mood and your geography!
Luxury in the Loop: There are times when you've got to drop some serious cash to get into prime relaxation mode. Spa Space is a top-of-the-line spa with some of the best Mani-Pedi options we've ever seen. If you're sick of winter, try their famous Mango-Pineapple enzyme manicure for a mini-vacation. In the mood for a girl-date? Book their Pedicure Suite for two and share a bottle of wine. Sign us up!
Party Girl Special: Sometimes a girl needs to have fun and get things done. Enter Beauty Bar, the home of the $10 Martini & Manicure special. Will it be the best manicure you've ever had? Who cares! You'll be dancing them dry anyway. They open at 5 p.m. and even take reservations for groups of six or more.
No Frills: If you're looking for a solid Mani-Pedi, Fantasy Nails in Wicker Park is the place. This local favorite boasts a $30 Manicure and Pedicure, Monday through Wednesday, including full-service treatment, fantastic leg massage, and super comfy pedicure chairs. The owner Jackie and her team of technicians are friendly and relaxing.
Fantasy Nails, 1743 W North Avenue (between Hermitage Avenue and Wood Street); 773-384-0717.
Bring Your Own Bottle: If you have a favorite shade of polish and a favorite bottle of wine, you should definitely head to Arbre in Streeterville. With plenty of glasses and ice buckets, they can turn your manicure into a party in a snap. The spa has a wide selection of colors, but why not bring your own? Katy Perry's newly released polishes from OPI including a topcoat that 'Shatters' your polish, are perfect for a happy hour with your best gal-pals.