Summer means sandals, and sandals mean you want your feet looking fresh to death, even if you’ve been slacking on their upkeep since December. Get thyself to one of these Los Angeles pedicure salons for some warm weather foot rejuvenation.
Bellacures: A perfect summer foot isn’t just about the color of polish you sport, it’s about how healthy your feet look. Bellacure’s Callus Repair Pedicure will get you sandal ready by eradicating built up calluses. You might even drop a half a shoe size. This $38 treatment also includes standard pedicure services, and Bellacure’s chairs are so comfortable that you’ll want to spring for the salon’s $1/minute foot massage to avoid getting up.
239 N Robertson Boulevard, at Clifton Way, (310- 550-5822 or www.bellacures.com)
Queen Bee Salon and Spa: Whether you choose a spot in the communal lounge or book Queen Bee’s private room, this “nail hive” is a honey of a relaxation spot. The salon -- tucked in a cottage with a fireplace and garden -- will buff, file and polish away at your feet while you watch a chick flick on their flat screen TV or simply relax with your complimentary flute of champagne. Any way you paint it, your $25 pedi experience will be a girly good time.
10182½ Culver Boulevard, at Culver City, at Jasmine Avenue, (310-204-2236, or queenbeewaxingsalonspa.com)
Paint Shop Beverly Hills: This beauty emporium’s Limoncello Double Peel Smoothie is the top shelf liquor of pedicures, and not only because you’ll get a shot of the namesake lemon liqueur to sip on while your feet are beautified. The lemon and olive oil foot bath will soften calluses, and after sloughing, your feet will be wrapped in hot towels and plastic bags to further exfoliate. This $80 treatment will set you back as much as a night on the town, and you’ll walk away with a pep to your pretty step, rather than a hangover.
7938 West 3rd Street, at South Edinburgh Avenue, (323-658-1930 or paintshopbeverlyhills.com)
Joyful Nails: If cheap but competent is the name of your pedicure game, Joyful Nails is the place to go. This clean, no frills salon charges $15 for a pedicure and will paint your fingernails too for a total of $22. Make sure to utilize the free parking in the back after 5pm on weekdays, you don’t want a long walk to the car -- and the possibility of smudging a nail on the way -- to take the joy out of your experience.
8229 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 102, at North Harper Avenue, (323-848-9116)
Nitespa: This Venice salon stays open until midnight for all of your late night feet treatment urges. Try Nitespa’s $45 Sweet Feet pedicure, and if you’re feeling extra adventurous, spring for The Flip, a dual manicure/palm reading from a certified esthetician/fortune teller.
490 Santa Clara Avenue, at Electric Avenue, (310-396-5122 or www.nitespa.com)
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