The Best Nail Salons in Chicago
By Meredith Berg
, last updated June 26, 2011
Chicago is a fast-paced city, but that doesn’t mean you cannot find time to slow down a little for the perfect manicure or pedicure. Your refuge periods are precious, and so your nail salon of choice has got to be the best. Here are the best nail salons in Chicago.
Spa Space is one of the most popular nail salons in the city. Their most famous treatment is the Mango-Pineapple Enzyme Manicure. This begins with a mango fizz hand soak, followed up with a oil-based mango sugar scrub and finally topped off with an enzyme cream massage. All this renewal and improvement to your oft-abused fingers for only $30. At Spa Space, they think of everything, including those who wish for a gorgeous manicure but who have trouble growing the appropriate nail length. For $50 you can opt for the Road to Recovery Manicure. Your hands, cuticles and nails will be transformed and a strengthening product is sent home with you to continue your nail metamorphosis.
Not to be outdone, Spa Soak is also a luxury nail salon. Treat yourself to a Detox Pedicure for $48 and get ready for a seaweed and aloe bath, a citrus scrub and a thick vitamin C mud mask to hydrate your skin after all the intense treatment. The environment is calming and a moisturizing leg massage is thrown into the package to heighten relaxation for a total of $48. Expect to leave with a couple coats of cherry red nail polish on your completely revitalized toes.
Pinky Nail is a popular nail salon, but as a result it can rack up quite a wait, generally around 15 minutes even with an appointment. However, the hour-and-a-half treatment is professional and impressive. The long treatment time is the reason for the wait, and the reason for the popularity. Pinky Nail considers your “me time” to be of the utmost importance. Your fingers and toes will be scrubbed and polished and your neck and shoulders will receive a hot towel rub that keeps customers coming back. All this for $40.
For the opposite experience, have the nail salon come to you with Nail Taxi. An in-home service, Nail Taxi brings all the equipment for a fantastic nail experience and you never need to leave your front door. A peppermint pedicure from a Nail Taxi technician will set you back $60, but this is not much of a price increase for the added luxury of personal service. They are effective in their pedicure technique, with callus removal, peppermint scrubs and nail shaping all included.
Arbre Nail Salon offers the peak of customer service when you visit. Your pedicurist welcomes you with a mug of tea and guides you through their impressive and friendly salon. Their signature pedicure for $50 starts with a mint-scented foot mask and then a light callus removal. After the hard work, your feet are dipped into paraffin wax to smooth the skin. For the ultimate in feeling pampered, this is the most highly recommended nail salon in Chicago.