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It's time to talk nails: shellac, half moons, cuticle treatments, and the scramble for that one-of-a-kind polish colors. Mani-pedis are a key step in shedding winter layers, because you definitely don't want to reintroduce untended toenails or cold weather-ravaged cuticles without a good clean and polish. Hence, we've poked and prodded our pals to share their favorite nail salons.


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1. Sunny Nails

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846 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 576-3955
When we covered the lack of nail art in Boston, budding designer and nail art enthusiast Erin Robertson had just one suggestion for tricked out talons: Lucy Tang at Sunny Nails. [Photo]

2. Town's Nails & Skin Salon

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99 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 248-0690
Customers at this neighborhood nail salon like that its prices and wait times are reasonable. Gel is popular, with an expansive selection of colors from CND, OPI, Gelish and more. [Photo]

3. Jeanne Lee Nail Salon

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115 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-0143
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Jeanne Lee is definitely a step above the ubiquitous $35 mani-pedi, commanding a higher price and less availability because of it. But that attention to detail may be warranted before a special occasion like your wedding or a big vacation. Tip: You can make an online appointment.

4. Treasured Hands

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715 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-5529
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This Boylston Street establishment is devoted to being "Green & Clean." Details like sunscreen to protect against UV nail lights are thoughtful, with manis running $15 up to $37 for organic bio-gel and pedis priced between $33 and $65. Not surprisingly, it's busy (and good for groups) so be sure to call ahead.

5. PS Nails & Spa

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34 Gloucester Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 396-3277
PS is known for a central location and appreciated little extras. Manis are $12 and come with a paraffin dip, while a class mani-pedi runs the typical $35. Yelpers also cite cold drinks—with straws for those moments when your hands are occupied—as another careful touch. [Photo]

6. MiniLuxe

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296 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(857) 362-7444
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There is no contesting that MiniLuxe is the gold standard of nail care in Boston. With its own lemon-scented product line, seasonally changing US-made 5-free MiniLuxe polishes, and luxe add-ons (oil, massage, paraffin), you rightfully pay a premium. But it will also be one of the cleanest experiences you'll find.

7. My Mani Pedi Spa

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546 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-5550
Another neighborhood go-to, My Mani Pedi Spa is ideal for quick, friendly service. No particular bells and whistles, but a good drop-in spot if you are in the area. [Photo]

8. Lan Nail Salon

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583 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 424-9977
Nail-savvy friends were quick to recommend Lan on Tremont Street for solid, fast service. Insider tip: Cash only. [Photo]

9. City Nails & Spa

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1260 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 988-8189
This South End standby does the $35 mani-pedi routine, with customers noting a clean, relaxed salon. You'll find an impressive array of OPI, Essie, and gel hues. [Photo]

10. Sky Nail & Spa

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447 West Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 315-7344
Over in Southie, Sky is a choice option. Yelpers rave about technician Kevin, the cleanliness of the salon, and the hot-stone massage included in pedicures. [Photo]

1. Sunny Nails

846 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
When we covered the lack of nail art in Boston, budding designer and nail art enthusiast Erin Robertson had just one suggestion for tricked out talons: Lucy Tang at Sunny Nails. [Photo]
846 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

2. Town's Nails & Skin Salon

99 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Customers at this neighborhood nail salon like that its prices and wait times are reasonable. Gel is popular, with an expansive selection of colors from CND, OPI, Gelish and more. [Photo]
99 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

3. Jeanne Lee Nail Salon

115 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Jeanne Lee is definitely a step above the ubiquitous $35 mani-pedi, commanding a higher price and less availability because of it. But that attention to detail may be warranted before a special occasion like your wedding or a big vacation. Tip: You can make an online appointment.
115 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. Treasured Hands

715 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
This Boylston Street establishment is devoted to being "Green & Clean." Details like sunscreen to protect against UV nail lights are thoughtful, with manis running $15 up to $37 for organic bio-gel and pedis priced between $33 and $65. Not surprisingly, it's busy (and good for groups) so be sure to call ahead.
715 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. PS Nails & Spa

34 Gloucester Street, Boston, MA 02115
PS is known for a central location and appreciated little extras. Manis are $12 and come with a paraffin dip, while a class mani-pedi runs the typical $35. Yelpers also cite cold drinks—with straws for those moments when your hands are occupied—as another careful touch. [Photo]
34 Gloucester Street
Boston, MA 02115

6. MiniLuxe

296 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
There is no contesting that MiniLuxe is the gold standard of nail care in Boston. With its own lemon-scented product line, seasonally changing US-made 5-free MiniLuxe polishes, and luxe add-ons (oil, massage, paraffin), you rightfully pay a premium. But it will also be one of the cleanest experiences you'll find.
296 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

7. My Mani Pedi Spa

546 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Another neighborhood go-to, My Mani Pedi Spa is ideal for quick, friendly service. No particular bells and whistles, but a good drop-in spot if you are in the area. [Photo]
546 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

8. Lan Nail Salon

583 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
Nail-savvy friends were quick to recommend Lan on Tremont Street for solid, fast service. Insider tip: Cash only. [Photo]
583 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

9. City Nails & Spa

1260 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
This South End standby does the $35 mani-pedi routine, with customers noting a clean, relaxed salon. You'll find an impressive array of OPI, Essie, and gel hues. [Photo]
1260 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118

10. Sky Nail & Spa

447 West Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
Over in Southie, Sky is a choice option. Yelpers rave about technician Kevin, the cleanliness of the salon, and the hot-stone massage included in pedicures. [Photo]
447 West Broadway
Boston, MA 02127