Perfect 10: The Best L.A. Nail Salons

With a nail salon on almost every corner of our fair city, it’s hard to sort the wheat from the chaff. So, instead of picking at random, we’ve asked our nearest and dearest to share their favorite mani/pedi depots to get a perfect ten all over L.A. From the ultimate Calgel resource to radical nail art, to the most luxe treatment for your hands and feet, we’ve singled out the top ten nail salons a SoCal girl can book now.
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Bellagio Nails: Bellagio is known for their everlasting manicure. Whether it’s the topcoat or the technique, we have friends who swear it lasts for weeks.
Bellagio Nails, 15228 West Sunset Boulevard (at Carey Street); 310-454-8841.
CT 3: From coast to coast, this place has the best rep as thespot to get your nail art did. Whether you want palm trees or watermelon slices, this is your jam.
CT 3, 7868 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Fairfax Avenue); 323-656-6189.
CT 9: No, you’re not seeing double... Right next door to CT 9 is another nail art hotspot. Like In-N-Out vs. Fatburger, the dueling nail art depots have the City of Angels divided, so why not check them both out and report back to us on which you prefer?
CT 9, 7854 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Fairfax Avenue); 323-654-9385.
Beverly Hills Nail Design: Not your run of the mill nail salon, this place is a celeb-haven for manis that last at least seven days without chipping once. The service is great, plus they have shatter topcoat in every color—score!
Beverly Hills Nail Salon, 423 North Bedford Drive (at Brighton Way); 310-205-0694.
Bellacures: Sure, Bellacures is a bit on the pricey side, but their pedicures are legendary and their facilities are pristine.
Bellacures, 239 North Robertson Boulevard (at Clifton Way); 310-550-5822.
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Extremedy’s 2012:Naja, the mani maven at Extremedy’s, is L.A.’s premiere Minx master. If you’ve ever admired Rihanna or Fergie’s crazy-cool nails, it’s probably because of Naja’s handiwork.
Extremedy's Nails, 8001 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Laurel Avenue); 323-848-8094.
Chi Nail Bar & Organic Spa:Nestled in Beverly Hills, this posh nail salon has an A-list cliente, and a great reputation with organic nail polish options.
Chi Nail Bar, 9390 Little Santa Monica Boulevard (at North Canon Drive); 310-858-8803.
Rob/B Salon:This OPI concept salon in the Valley has the cutting-edge polish market cornered–you’ve got to try it out!
Rob/B, 12246 Ventura Boulevard (at Vantage Avenue); 818-980-7622.
Paint Shop—Beverly Hills’s Paint Shop has an amazing collection of colors and treatments —how about a citrus soak and hot mitts followed by a massage?
Paint Shop, 7938 West 3rd Street (at South Edinburgh); 323-658-1930.
Marie Nails:If you’re in the market for 3D nail art, then you’ve got to check out Marie Nails for the city’s craziest specialty claws—staples, flowers, you name it, they do it.
Marie Nails, 8616 West 3rd Street (at South Sherbourne Street); 310-550-5925.
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