Nancy Einhart | March 25, 2011 8:44 amWho says a Financial District nail salon has to be all business? Nestled amid a sea of office buildings, Vanity Beauty Lounge delivers luxurious manicures fast enough to fit into your lunch break, but the setting feels more like a leisurely cocktail hour. With its cranberry and charcoal color palette, swanky chandeliers, and beveled mirrors, this Embarcadero Center stopoff is designed for modern working women on the go who still place a premium on style.Read More
Nancy Einhart | March 4, 2011 8:00 amTreat your skin to the creme de la creme at this posh Pacific Heights spa. The minute you walk past the girlish, silhouetted sign in front of this romantic Victorian retreat, you'll feel like a princess; the shabby-chic chandelier and antiquey blue telephone certainly don't hurt. All of Le Creme's royal treatments feature natural ingredients like fresh flowers, fruits, and essential oils, making them ideal for the most delicate skin.Read More
Nancy Einhart | January 26, 2011 7:45 amPeace out of work and pop into Tranquility Nail Spa, a peaceful oasis located conveniently in the Financial District, where you can stop in on your lunch break and leave refreshed and repolished. The aptly named Refresh-Mint Pedicure soothes your tootsies with a bath of fresh mint, lemon, and peppermint oil, followed by a minty sugar scrub and a peppermint lotion massage. Follow up your pedi with a parrafin dip to lock in that newfound moisture.Read More
Tara Block | November 3, 2010 9:50 pmWhen I'm in the mood for a little pampering and a pedi, my go-to haven in San Jose is Lavande Nail Spa (355 Santana Row, Suite 1020, 408-983-1222). With additional locations in San Francisco, Mill Valley, Lafayette, and Palo Alto, Lavande's clean, airy aesthetic, soothing atmosphere, comfortable seating, professional, friendly nail technicians, and unique treatments set it apart from the rest.
It’s all about the little things at Lavande: the service is VIP, there are candy dishes scattered throughout, and mint and cucumber water is standard with all pedis.Read More