We try to keep ourselves manicured (no pun intended) when possible. You know what they say babes: life is too short for a bad manicure. Whether you’re looking for a classic pedi, a gel manicure, or nail art that makes you stand out, we’re sharing our favorite places for getting your nails and toes in tip-top shape this summer.
Mia Bella Beauty Lounge
745 Baronne St
We love the chic white and purple decor at this adorbs little place in the CBD. Mia Bella offers everything from waxing; to haircuts and coloring; to some of the best manis and pedis in town, and all at a very reasonable price for being downtown. Their space is available for special events as well – perfect for your next bachelorette, bridal shower or even just a girl’s day!
Lilly’s Nails & Spa
1817 Magazine St
Having a rough day? There’s literally no better combination to ale you then a fresh mani pedi followed by pho. Lilly’s does a fantastic job. Their basic pedicures include massages and exfoliation with your choice of scented scrub, and are very reasonably priced. Plus, their pho is some of the best in town. You’ll truly have an un-pho-gettable experience 😜
Buff Beauty Bar
720 Carondelet St
Buff Beauty Bar is in a great location for the babe who works in the CBD and needs a quick freshening up during lunch or after hours. If you’re in a real hurry, opt for a polish change for only $10. They also offer lashes, blow outs, waxing, spray tans, makeup and facial peels. Be sure to make an appointment because sometimes there’s a wait for walk-ins. They even let you keep the files and nail buffer after! We’ve got quite the collection 😉
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Serenity Nail Spa
5227 Tchoupitoulas St
Our babe Morgan turned us on to Serenity on Tchoup. They have literally hundreds of gel colors to choose from, and are pros at identifying the color on your nails if you can’t remember the name. Their services are affordable, the nail techs get the job done quick, and it’s conveniently open until 7PM. Don’t forget to grab some complimentary candy on your way out!
Cindy’s Nails & Spa
1000 S Carrollton Ave
Cindy’s is a reliable choice for the uptown or university babe. They specialize in super heavy duty anti-chip gel manis, lasting two weeks at the least. No one knows if these chemicals are good for us, but as long as they don’t chip right? Cindy’s has free wi-fi and lots of stations so you will rarely have a wait time.
Paint’d Nail Design Studio
1581 Magazine St #3
Paint’d is our latest Magazine St discovery. Paint’d is a nail design studio specializing in luxe nail artistry for the trend-spotting babe who likes to stay on point. It opened about a month ago and it might be the cutest spot we’ve walked into this year. We asked if we could move in, unfortunately we can’t live at a nail salon 😂😂😂
Get the hottest designs on your nails at Paint’d – trust us, they’ll be ready for the insta.
Don’t have time to make it to the salon? Try local Native polishes for fun colors and even better names like Fais Do Do and Hotter Sauce. Many local salons like Buff carry Native as well if you want one of their shades applied professionally.
Do you have a favorite place to get a mani and pedi? Let us know in the comments. Don’t chip a nail babes!