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LA's 12 Best Mani/Pedi Spots For Sweet Summer Nails

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Our Get Right for Summer guides for beach-ready haircuts and highlights have been revealed, so what's next? Nails! Ranging from high-end to hole-in-the-wall, our city is swarming with places to get Instagram-worthy manicures and pedicures, which is why it was def a challenge to narrow down our list to just 12 go-to nail salons.

See our picks below, featuring tried-and-trues like Contempo Nails on Robertson, newbies like Côte in Brentwood and cult-favorites like Olive & June. We recommend booking an appointment asap so you can begin flaunting those statement rings and nostalgic sandals with confidence.


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Beauty Box

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LA insiders have been signing the praises of this Shellac-certified Echo Park spot for years. Enjoy their wide variety of shades and design ideas. Pricing: $59 mani/pedi. $87 Shellac mani/pedi. [Photo: Beauty Box]

Bellacures

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With locations in SaMo, Brentwood, Studio City, Pasadena and more, this high-end nail salon is the epitome of cleanliness and attention to detail. Pricing: $20 mani/$25 pedi. [Photo via]

Contempo Nails

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Another inexpensive option to add to your budget beauty arsenal is Contempo Nails on Robertson, which has been serving the BH style set for more than 30 years. Essie and OPI polish shades are abundant. Pricing: $27 mani/pedi. [Photo: Contempo Nails]
Brentwood's latest beauty destination is much more than a mani/pedi stop; it's also a shop, offering a 109-piece collection of "five-free" polishes. Pricing: $20 mani/$26 pedi. [Photo: Côte]
From simple color coats to Swarovski stones to 3D accoutrements, this celeb-loved Japanese nail salon—which just opened a Beverly Hills location—takes decking out your digits to a whole new level. Pricing: $60 gel mani/$60 gel pedi. [Photo: esNail]

Hammer & Nails

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Call it a man cave, call it a men's manicure/pedicure spot: Though this "anti-salon" won't refuse a lady looking to get pampered in one of its comfy brown leather chairs, women have so far been wise to let the guys keep this grooming haven to themselves. Pricing: $23 mani/$38 pedi. [Photo via]

Kure Spa

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Founded by Thien Ho, this 1,800-square-foot space opened in Silver Lake back in 2012. Highlights include cool neon signage, a nail bar, and 12 custom-designed pedicure thrones with sanitary, stainless steel sinks. Pricing: $20 mani/$25 pedi. [Photo: Kure Spa]

Nail To Toe Rescue

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This Los Feliz salon may look unassuming from the outside, but step into their bright and airy space and you'll discover friendly technicians, wallet-friendly services, and a wide variety of gel and polish colors. Pricing: $13 mani/$17 pedi. [Photo: Nail to Toe Rescue]

Olive & June

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Cute, charming and playfully dressed: this stylish nail salon is everything you'd expect from adorable founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle. Bonus: the space was designed by the folks behind essential indie boutique TenOverSix. Pricing: $20 mani/$28 pedi. [Photo: Bonnie Tsang/Olive & June]

Star Nails

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Formerly CT Nails #9, this pet-friendly mani/pedi spot enjoys a little friendly rivalry with the similarly named salon a few doors down. The tie-breaker? Master nail artist David, whose pro airbrushing skills has scored him top praises from fashion folk. Pricing: $23 mani/pedi; $15 airbrushing. [Photo via]

Sun Nails

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In addition to offering extremely reasonable prices, this Echo Park favorite also hooks up disposable slippers on your way out, so don't worry if you're not wearing mani-ready shoes when you arrive. Pricing: $22 mani/pedi; $25 gel mani.

Zenii Skin & Nails

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This Melrose hidden gem opened back in February and has since then charmed guests with its generous array of non-toxic polishes, including Cuccio Colour and 100% vegan Zoya. Cheeky services include the Soda Pop pedicure featuring "a fizzy water soak and a cotton candy lotion massage." Pricing: $45 mani/pedi. [Photo: Zenii]

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Beauty Box

LA insiders have been signing the praises of this Shellac-certified Echo Park spot for years. Enjoy their wide variety of shades and design ideas. Pricing: $59 mani/pedi. $87 Shellac mani/pedi. [Photo: Beauty Box]

Bellacures

With locations in SaMo, Brentwood, Studio City, Pasadena and more, this high-end nail salon is the epitome of cleanliness and attention to detail. Pricing: $20 mani/$25 pedi. [Photo via]

Contempo Nails

Another inexpensive option to add to your budget beauty arsenal is Contempo Nails on Robertson, which has been serving the BH style set for more than 30 years. Essie and OPI polish shades are abundant. Pricing: $27 mani/pedi. [Photo: Contempo Nails]

Côte

Brentwood's latest beauty destination is much more than a mani/pedi stop; it's also a shop, offering a 109-piece collection of "five-free" polishes. Pricing: $20 mani/$26 pedi. [Photo: Côte]

esNAIL

From simple color coats to Swarovski stones to 3D accoutrements, this celeb-loved Japanese nail salon—which just opened a Beverly Hills location—takes decking out your digits to a whole new level. Pricing: $60 gel mani/$60 gel pedi. [Photo: esNail]

Hammer & Nails

Call it a man cave, call it a men's manicure/pedicure spot: Though this "anti-salon" won't refuse a lady looking to get pampered in one of its comfy brown leather chairs, women have so far been wise to let the guys keep this grooming haven to themselves. Pricing: $23 mani/$38 pedi. [Photo via]

Kure Spa

Founded by Thien Ho, this 1,800-square-foot space opened in Silver Lake back in 2012. Highlights include cool neon signage, a nail bar, and 12 custom-designed pedicure thrones with sanitary, stainless steel sinks. Pricing: $20 mani/$25 pedi. [Photo: Kure Spa]

Nail To Toe Rescue

This Los Feliz salon may look unassuming from the outside, but step into their bright and airy space and you'll discover friendly technicians, wallet-friendly services, and a wide variety of gel and polish colors. Pricing: $13 mani/$17 pedi. [Photo: Nail to Toe Rescue]

Olive & June

Cute, charming and playfully dressed: this stylish nail salon is everything you'd expect from adorable founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle. Bonus: the space was designed by the folks behind essential indie boutique TenOverSix. Pricing: $20 mani/$28 pedi. [Photo: Bonnie Tsang/Olive & June]

Star Nails

Formerly CT Nails #9, this pet-friendly mani/pedi spot enjoys a little friendly rivalry with the similarly named salon a few doors down. The tie-breaker? Master nail artist David, whose pro airbrushing skills has scored him top praises from fashion folk. Pricing: $23 mani/pedi; $15 airbrushing. [Photo via]

Sun Nails

In addition to offering extremely reasonable prices, this Echo Park favorite also hooks up disposable slippers on your way out, so don't worry if you're not wearing mani-ready shoes when you arrive. Pricing: $22 mani/pedi; $25 gel mani.

Zenii Skin & Nails

This Melrose hidden gem opened back in February and has since then charmed guests with its generous array of non-toxic polishes, including Cuccio Colour and 100% vegan Zoya. Cheeky services include the Soda Pop pedicure featuring "a fizzy water soak and a cotton candy lotion massage." Pricing: $45 mani/pedi. [Photo: Zenii]