If there is one thing there is no shortage of in Los Angeles, it is places where you can get a manicure. But with prices ranging from just about $15 to over $100, it can be hard to tell which salon is worth visiting. After all, a $15 manicure is not a good deal if you walk out with a weird fungus and a $100 manicure can feel like a steal if you leave feeling like a million bucks. Plus, L.A. is at the forefront of new trends in beauty and nails, so some of these salons offer services you just can't get everywhere like snakeskin manicures or Calgel tips. Good thing for you, nail nuts all over California have already scoped out what's available.
If you consider your nails miniature works of art, Marie Nails with locations all over Los Angeles could be the salon for you. You can choose between rhinestones, pearls, a host of imitation semi precious stones, three dimensional bow ties and little paintings and decals of everything you could possibly imagine. With a regular manicure including polish at only $10, Marie nails is also one of the most affordable nail salons in Los Angeles. If you want to turn your nails into masterpieces with glue on rhinestones or tiny paintings, expect to pay an extra $3 to $5 per nail.
If inconspicuous consumption is more your style, visit the Peninsula Beverly Hills Spa for a $65 Pacific Coast Manicure. This treatment takes place in a private room and is designed to pamper your hands rather than just your nails. It involves a cucumber and orange blossom scrub, a hydrating cucumber mask, a massage and nail sculpting. Though the treatment is for your hands, you should leave feeling completely relaxed. The Peninsula even has a valet to bring your car around for you when you are ready to go.