When life gets busy, taking care of your hands and feet isn’t exactly your first priority. Now that summer is nearing, it’s time to treat your hands and feet with a little extra TLC. Here, we found some of the city’s most luxe spots for a manicure or pedicure so you don't have to—the only thing left to do is prepare to tell everyone where you got your nails done. (Trust us, they’ll want to know).
Need a last minute appointment to freshen up your nails for the weekend? You got it! You can book up to one day in advance to secure yourself a comfortable seat for a keratin mani or pedi at Laurentius Salon. Expert nail technician Robin Campbell will give you a waterless treatment that features five game-changing ingredients, including vitamin E and keratin, to nourish dry skin and strengthen your nails. 815 Christian St., 215-238-0764
In search of results that will last long after your next trip to the salon? Then a shellac manicure or pedicure at this popular Rittenhouse destination will be your new go-to. "Shellac is perfect to use for long lasting polished nails," said Cati Gheorghe, senior nail technician. "It comes out with a beautiful shine and will stay looking new and unchipped for at least two weeks." Plus, the salon and spa just started using a new product line for their pedicures, Dr. Canuso’s Foot Repair, to treat any pesky fungal issues. 200 S. Broad St., 267-514-8000
This health-conscious nail and beauty lounge goes the extra mile to ensure you have a worry-free and relaxing treatment every time you visit. They even opt out of traditional bacteria-harboring whirlpool chairs and offer custom-built soaking tubs with "pipe-less" foot baths that are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after every use. And if you can't find a babysitter, don't hesitate to bring your little one along for a ‘Lil Lacquer’ mani or pedi—an extra-special service to treat customers who are 10 and under. 2051 Walnut St., 267-758-2385
It’s all in the name with this sit-back-and-relax oasis that features a full range of treatments for hands and feet. Nail technician Kelly Jean Collana recommends booking an appointment for the Renewal Pedicure, which is more than just a basic pedicure: the staff will be taking their time working on all aspects of your feet to guarantee soft feet in no time. If you want to sport some fun nail art for an event or your next night out with the girls, pop in for a custom creative design, too. 1601 Walnut St., 215-772-2766
This Center City haven offers two special summer mani and pedi options to jumpstart the season—a renew purifying soak that features a necessary skin-restoring goji berry extract, and a calm purifying soak that uses soothing lavender and sage to give you the relaxing spa experience you’ve been craving. When you make an appointment for either one of these services, expect a purifying soak, salt scrub, detox masque, and an ah-worthy massage that will make your hands and feet feel clean, healthy, and completely refreshed. 1700 Locust St., 215-735-0707
Wish the whole massage part of your pedicure lasted just a little bit longer? At Toppers Spa/Salon, you can make an appointment for an extended feet and lower leg massage that gives you just that and then some. Pair that with their beyond manicures, where they treat your hands and arms are treated to an intense hydrating mask that is massaged on to hydrate and renew dull skin. 117 S. 19th St., 215-496-9966