You know the typical mani-pedi drill: dip hands or feet in water, get massaged and scrubbed, apply polish, dry, pay, leave. If the summer has you craving to stray from the typical nail routine, these salons are just the ticket for all 10 fingers—and toes!
DC's only waterless nail salon, this laid-back pristine Friendship Heights spot features a rustic California-chic design complete with leather reclining massage chairs. Nail technicians bring over a basket of delicious smelling scrubs and lotions for patrons. In place of water are steaming hot towels making for an overall more relaxing experience than your typical nail salon. 5236 44th St. NW, 202-506-5308
For those daring enough to give it a try, Yvonne’s Day Spa offers patrons the famed fish pedicure, where dozens of little fish swimming nibble at dry calloused skin. The result? Completely smooth, summer-ready feet. 8643 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, VA, 703-799-3708
Founded by DC’s own Susanna Quinn, this service will bring a spa quality manicure and pedicure to your own home. Busy moms and those stuck at home will love the convenience. The traditional mani-pedi includes soaking and shaping, cuticle care, and a polish of your choosing.
For those who believe manis should go with mimosas, this is the place for you. Think cocktails, pink everywhere, and candles scenting the atmosphere for a bustling, fun time. Get an appointment beforehand, as the salon tends to get crowded with the post-work crowd craving a drink and some gorgeous nails. 1706 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-232-6900