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Best Nail Salons In The Peninsula

Nail salons can be found all across the Peninsula, however when you need a service that is reliable, opt for one of the below salons rather than going to the wrong place and risk having your nails ruined. From specialist nail salons to beauty salons to one-lady boutique style salons, we have the best options for those wanting a professional service with a relaxing atmosphere. Nail services range from nail art, shellac treatments, Minx, to sports pedicures, European treatments as well as reflexology specials. Find specialist services for children's parties, group bridal parties as well as lunch time express services.
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Balisimo Salon
398 State St.
Palo Alto, CA 94022
(650) 948-8235

A small salon in downtown Los Altos, Balisimo has been in business for over 20 years and offers a range of services including fills, European style pedicures and reflexology. Products are of high quality and the salon environment is always clean and relaxing. The only drawback here is that there's only one manicure station, as the salon is mainly a hair salon, however if you make an appointment in advance you will not be disappointed. The professional service and results are well worth the wait. Your hands will feel radiant after one of Balisimo's nail services, and the European Pedicure with Reflexology is highly recommended. Leave the salon with an appointment to come back again soon.

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Jolie Madame Salon
385 State St.
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 949-0611

At Jolie Madame Salon you will find professional service, manicurists that are licensed professionals, and stations that are clean and spa-like in their settings. Nail services include express lunchtime manicures, European sport spa pedicures, gel sets and as fill ins. One of the best things about Jolie Madame is that you can purchase some of the nail products you have applied at the salon, including essie and OPI nail colors. This is definitely a place where you can come to get pampered and the salon makes a fabulous spot for girl time or a party with friends. Jolie Madame often has specials, so make sure you check online before going in to save some money. Appointments are recommended, as this is a popular salon that often gets busy.

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Simply Be Salon and Spa
528 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 323-1009

Find nail services ranging from therapy packages to indulgence packages at Simply Be. Whether you need a regular mani/pedi or a full set, you'll find a luxurious setting with clean stations and modern features. Remedies and ideas are traditional, yet met with the latest techniques. Simply Be's method means customers get the best of both worlds. This is a fabulous salon to escape in and come out refreshed. Manicurists are trained and always professional, and customers can buy gift certificates or send wish lists as a hint to loved ones. Book group parties or come in alone for some quiet time.

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The Green Nail Spa
3530 Alameda De La Pulgas
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 233-9317

The Green Nail Spa is one of the few natural nail spas in Menlo Park, and will provide you with one of the best experiences you can get. A non-toxic environment means no foul fumes and all-natural products such as Zoya nail polish. Get a 20 minute express manicure, a gel manicure or try one of the spa treatments. The Green Spa Treatment features a beaded soak, a white tea scrub that does wonders for dry skin, and buttercream for hands and feet. The Heavenly Paradise Spa Treatment renews your skin and features a massage with essential oils, a paraffin dip and moisturizing skin seal. Also available is the Little Miss treatments for little ladies under 10 years old. Prices vary from $15 for an express treatment to $80 for the Heavenly Paradise Spa pedicure.

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The Spa Studio
116 South B St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 685-4772

The first certified green day spa on the Peninsula and definitely one of the best, the service at The Spa Studio is phenomenal and the treatments are amazing for the price. Find specialist treatments for your hands and feet at the Spa Studio, such as Twinkle Toes softening and essential oil foot soaks. Treatments at the Spa Studio are more suited for long lasting treatments as opposed to quick polish changes. Rather than offering a wide selection of express style manicures or pedicures with fancy names, this nail salon offers a select set of treatments that get rid of problem areas. Come to the Spa Studio to relax in the lounge area and forget about the outside world enjoying the complimentary beverages and snacks.

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Parmeeta Ghoman is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. She specializes in shopping and style. Find some of her work on


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