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Staff Picks: 5 Nail Salons for Sandal Season

Get your toes (and fingers) ready for summer (photo by Rachel D)

Though the weather has lately been a bit erratic, summer is nonetheless arriving in earnest. Before you don those sandals (or other open-toed shoes), why not treat yourself to a pedicure at one of these top nail spots? And if you want your fingers to look their finest, manicure are, of course, also available.

Lux Spa
This Yorkville spa’s waterless manicures are said to ensure stronger nails and longer-lasting colour. Along with waxing, makeup, manicures and pedicures, this spa offers Shellac lacquer and natural looking acrylic, gel and fiberglass nails. An array of services are available to help relax and rejuvenate tired hands and feet, including a choco-lux mani with cocoa extract, or herba-lux treatment with a refreshing rosemary mint scrub.

Pretty in the City
In the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood, this chic spa is known for its eyelash extensions, but, among other services, it also offers high-quality manicures and pedicures. Choose from more than 30 fun colours from the Gelish line of polishes: once applied it’s cured under LED lights so your nails will be fresh and vibrant for up to two weeks.

Stillwater Spa
The Park Hyatt Hotel’s four-star spa has 17 treatment rooms and a full-range of pampering treatments and salon services to refresh your body and spirit. The beauty offerings include a variety of manicures, as well as specialized pedicures—like the City Foot Rescue intense pedicure—to help renew dry and damaged skin.

The Ten Spot
A fun and exciting “anti-spa experience” for both ladies and gents. Three locations in the city offer varied high-quality services—mani-pedis, of course, but also facials, waxing, and grooming for men. If you’re in a rush, get the “Quickie Works” waterless manicure and pedicure. And if you make a habit of getting your nails done, the salon offers a reduced rate for repeat customers.

Tips Nail Bar
Top-notch nail experts and estheticians provide the VIP treatment at every visit. Both speedy and spa-style hand and foot services are available; there’s even a house-branded line of natural creams to help soothe your tired soles.

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