ISO: A Good Mani-Pedi

I need a good manicure and pedicure. It’s been a while, three months at least, ever since I smashed my finger in a Manila hotel deck chair and had to perform poolside surgery with a kabob stick.

Since then, I lost the smashed finger nail and a new one grew back. A nail that is now long enough to shape and love. Coupled with the other nine that need a little TLC, I’m ready for the full mani-pedi experience again.

I have only one problem: where to go? My last manicurist moved out of DC in the spring and closed her shop. Now I need a new nail technician, one with a real foot bath for my feet and clean instruments for them and my hands.

And now I need you to tell me your favorite downtown mani-pedi wonder worker in the comments below. Bonus points if it includes a foot and/or shoulder massage too.

7 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 11th, 2006 @ 10:24 am

    Give the grooming lounge a try, Wayan. Pricy, yes, worth it, also yes.

  2. Kate D (unregistered) on September 11th, 2006 @ 11:08 am

    Ace Nails, 17th & R. They manage to make feet that need a sandblaster smooth and soft. Everyone I know who goes there swears by it. No massage, but reasonably priced and great work. You do get the nice massaging chair.

  3. trudi (unregistered) on September 11th, 2006 @ 3:21 pm

    The best mani pedi in dc bar none is at Joys Nails. Best foot massage ever

  4. WFY (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 9:06 am

    That is of course The Awakening. I can’t believe nobody got it before now, I knew it instantly.

  5. Don (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

    I didn’t realize we were supposed to be guessing.

  6. wayan (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

    No guesses, now that the Nation’s Triathlon is canceled, I really need a mani-pedi.

  7. Melissa (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 4:03 pm

    Can you tell me does anyone in the Germantown area make house calls? My sister is at home waiting for triplets to be born…thought it would be a great surprise.

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