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Forget ring selfies, let's think about all the photographs of your hands that will happen on your big day — and all the Insta shots you'll post of your feet in cute sandals on your honeymoon. So to make sure that your extremities are looking their best for your big day and beyond, head to one of these top Los Angeles nail stations that take manicures and pedicures to the next level.
This spa originally started in Tokyo and the West Hollywood outpost is steeped in the Japanese tradition of attentive, high-quality service. If you are looking to get gel nails (a smart idea for your wedding day!) this place specializes in applications that won't damage nails — and Mars can even offer you a vegan manicure for the animal and dairy-conscious. As as extra treat, splurge for the Ashitsubo reflexology treatment, a 60 minute foot massage that hits all the key pressure points for an instant de-stresser.
This sweet spot in Silver Lake is a peaceful respite on L.A.'s east side. With a minimalist aesthetic and free mimosas it's the type of place you'd want to put your feet up even if they weren't painting your toes! Opt for the "Refresher" — a basic mani/pedi that offers a homemade sugar scrub, hot towel, massage and polish, for $20 and $25, respectively. For a more long-lasting treatment, try the Geli-Kure that's guaranteed to last chip-free for at least 2 weeks.
This Beverly Hills nail salon and spa boasts luxury nail care and all-organic spa services. Get your hands ready for their wedding-day close up with a Therapeutic Hand Treatment ($70) that sloughs off dry skin with their signature Jade & Ginseng Scrub. Follow that with a soy paraffin soak for an extra skin-softening moisture boost. There's a huge variety of gel nails, as well as Minx Nails, which are a 'green' alternative to fake tips using a natural polymer on nails, applied like a sticker. Their semi-circle setup with mani/pedi stations also makes it ideal for spa parties with friends.
This spot opened on Robertson Blvd in 2006 and has now expanded to include six different locations in the LA area. Known for being hyper sensitive to hygiene — with each customer receiving their own disposable files and plastic liners in the foot-soaking pedicure bowls — it's no wonder that A-listers like Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz have been spotted getting their digits done here. Fans of all things organic (think: sugar or walnut scrubs and grape seed oil moisturizer), Bellacures will feel like a total earth-friendly treat for your hands and feet.
La Vie L'Orange
For a totally decadent pre-wedding experience, try the Orient Express pedicure bath — complete with pink rose petals and cucumber slices floating in olive oil, geranium essential oil, and homemade orange-blossom potion. The base of the soaking bowl is filled with black stones and crystal marbles. With their tropical courtyard setting, this spot in the middle of bustling L.A. really feels like a vacation from all of your wedding planning.