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Now Open: Recess Nail Salon

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Recess nail salon on Beverly Boulevard, east of La Cienega, was supposed to open in August. Owner Nidhi Lal told Racked LA the salon was held up because of its efforts to attain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, noting that the salon is the first in California to get this kind of eco-credential. What this means is that it met the U.S. Green Building Council's criteria to achieve "the highest green building and performance measures." For those who care exactly what this means, go to the Council's site and read away. In terms of the salon, this translates into a sleek space and good service—meticulous manicures/pedicures with toxin-free polish that actually lasts, and even some tasty almond champagne with select services. And the prices are competitive at $15 for a quick manicure to $45 for fancier services. Basic manicure is $25; basic pedicure is $35. Included in the treatments are lotions, essential oils, scrubs, etc. mixed by the salon and for sale.