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Hammer & Nails Handles Guys' Hands and Feet with Care

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"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be in this business," professional screenwriter Michael Elliot tells us as four men are sitting on the floor below him, relaxing in dark brown leather chairs at men's nail shop Hammer & Nails on Melrose. It's his first foray into the world of R&R, and as the name and decor suggests, this is not your average nail salon.

With hammers displayed in shadowboxes and a vintage punching bag on the back wall, the 1,000-square-foot space the antithesis of a nail salon—and that's the point. Offering manicure and pedicure services from $25 to $110, the gent's feet and hands haven was designed in mind for "the guy who would never step foot in a nail salon," but who's looking to discover a new way to pamper themselves, without all the uber-feminine frills typically found at women's mani spots.
In addition to indulging in pro pampering services, clients are also treated to their own TV and free drinks. Elliot tells us he wanted the the space to "appeal to every man [...] meaning you can be an agent at William Morris, or you could be the DirectTV installer, you could be a cop. Or you could be the kid sitting right there (pointing to teen boy seated downstairs)."

Hammer & Nails is located at 8257 Melrose Ave; hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9am to 8pm and Sundays from 10am to 5pm (closed Mondays).
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