Washingtonians are always on the hunt for the best nail, hair, and spa salons.
And while there are plenty of nail salons to choose from in this city, here are four that go the extra mile with their quality of work, customer service, and overall experience. No wonder they’re the city’s favorites!
1508 14th St. NW Ste. 2, Washington, D.C., 20005
Located in the ever-popular, always lively 14th Street Corridor off of the Logan Circle neighborhood, this salon offers a lot to the residents -- from expert manicurists to clean, white, minimalist décor. They’re also very health conscious and don’t offer any gel or shellac manicures due to the (often) harsh removal process. They also don’t use any products that have toxins, including their nail polish. This means that the salon ...
“only uses 5-free color, polishes without Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Resin, or Camphor.”
In fact, many of their scrubs, lotions, and oils are made in-house from organic ingredients. As a side benefit, they also serve complimentary coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverages. Learn more about this salon and their offerings here.
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1706 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20009
Mimosa Salon is aptly named because they’re known for their free mimosas. They’ll do any kind of manicure or pedicure you want, while you sip on a mimosa or two. What makes this place worth it is the location and flexible hours. It’s a great spot for those that work because they’re located right on Connecticut Avenue in the neighborhood of Dupont Circle and are open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Check out their menu of available beauty services.
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1616 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20007
Established in Georgetown, Vicky’s Nail Boutique is the perfect spot to end the day after shopping in the boutiques of the neighborhood. With flower pots lining the porch, this bright yellow historic house will make you feel happy just to walk inside! But besides feeling good, your nails will also end up looking great. They offer tons of colors and mani/pedi options, as well as quality customer care. It does get a little crowded on weekends, so make sure you call for an appointment ahead of time. If you’re free during the week though, walk in and take advantage of the Monday through Wednesday weekday special pricing. And if you’re a student, you can show your ID to get discounts as well! Take a peek at what they’ve got here.
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5236 44th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20015
Varnish Lane prides itself on being all-natural and completely chemical-free. It’s a family-owned business in the Friendship Heights area in Chevy Chase, Maryland, right outside of D.C. limits. The entire salon is actually waterless, which means that ...
“Your hands and feet are not soaked in water. Instead, they are cleansed with our all-natural oil cleanser and a warm towel wrap to clean and soften the skin. This is because water is the main source of infection when getting your nails done. By eliminating the water, we have created a safe service without risk of infection. When soaked in water your nails swell and expand which causes the polish to chip prematurely after your nails shrink back to normal size hours after your service. Soaking in water also causes your skin to become waterlogged which prevents it from absorbing any moisturizing products. In our waterless service, your skin will be renewed from all of the benefits from our 100% natural oils and butters.”
Not only is it amazing for your nails, it’s also great for the environment. You’ll definitely have a very unique experience at Varnish Lane. Read up on their menu and practices on their website.
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