Last Thursday I went to Nail Garden, a nail salon in Burbank, CA. The owner asked me to come in for a complimentary mani/pedi service. I was very impressed with the quality of the service and the friendliness and professionalism of the staff.
The location is in a strip mall, so it’s not much to look at from the outside, but once you walk in, you can see that a lot of love went into this place. There are these giant, faux trees winding around the place – kinda reminded me of Bigfoot Lodge but with spa facilities! The spa massage chairs are super comfortable and high quality.
I like the little touches they add – like free wine and cheese at “happy hour” Mon – Wed. I was there on a Thursday but I was still offered wine (and I could be wrong, but I don’t think the girls knew I was a blogger so they weren’t just buttering me up). The bowl of water that you soak your fingernails in had slices of orange and lemon. I don’t know if that is meant to whiten your nails or if it’s just for looks, but I thought it was a nice touch.
The girls that worked on me, Ava and Nina, were very sweet and very professional. They were very concerned about my comfort the whole time. I had all the extras (paraffin treatment, a leg mask, salt scrub with massage, etc.) and the entire relaxing process lasted over an hour. I never felt rushed in the slightest and the girls actually worked on me for about 15 minutes after they were supposed to be closed!
They also do waxing, so I plan to go back to get my eyebrows done soon ($15 for an eyebrow wax – not bad). And, I noticed the girl at the front desk (didn’t catch her name, but she was very sweet) had amazing, perfectly-arched eyebrows. I commented on them and she said she had them done in the salon. Also, they do eyelash extensions, which I may try someday but it’s a little out of my price range (although they charge $250+ which is cheaper than some places I’ve seen).
Nail Garden has 3 locations and they are opening up a 4th in Brentwood, CA.
Nail Garden Studio City – 818-506-4868
Nail Garden Burbank – 818-566-4319
Nail Garden Sherman Oaks – 818-783-2745
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