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Philly's 8 Very Best Spots for a Spring Mani-Pedi

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Our new weekly series Get Right for Summer has one aim: to make sure you're completely beautified before the thermostat hits 90. Whether you're in the market for a new manicurist or you want to try your luck at getting faux bronzed, we''ll tell you where to go.

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For this week's Get Right for Summer post, we're talking perfect summer mani-pedis—where to get 'em, whom to ask for, and what price to expect to pay. And we're shining the spotlight on beauty salons that specialize in one thing and one thing only: nails (and maybe an eyebrow wax here and there).

After the jump, find eight mani-pedi spots that are arguably the best in the city. If you don't already know about these not-so-hidden gems, you will now.


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Cozy Nails

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Services at this South Street nail salon are a tad pricier than average, but the free leg and shoulder massages given mid-appointment are well worth your manicure's premium price tag. [Image credit: Cozy Nails/Facebook]

Diamond Nails

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Offered at a below-average cost, perfectly applied gel manicures are the draw at this tiny West Philly nail salon. Standard manis, nail art, pedis, and eyebrow waxes are on the menu, too, all at bargain prices. Be warned, though: The secret's out about this no-so-hidden gem, so you'll likely need an appointment. [Image credit: Yelp]

Jc Fancy Nails & Spa

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Essie and OPI polishes add to Jc Fancy's appeal, but the Rittenhouse nail spa really earns high marks for the crazy-relaxing massages techs deliver while clients' nails dry. (Splurge for the "Spa" version of the mani-pedis.) [Image credit: Jc Fancy Nails & Spa]

Lacquer Lounge Nail Bar & Beautique

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Now with two salon locations—Rittenhouse and Queen Village—in its line-up, Lacquer Lounge is set apart from the competition through a unrivaled dedication to hygiene and cleanliness. Shop the selection of affordable costume jewelry on your way out. [Image credit: Lacquer Lounge]

Luxxe Nail Spa

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Not only is their mani-pedi game on point, the estheticians at Luxxe Nail Spa--including owner Mimi--receive rave reviews for their genuine hospitality. [Image credit: Luxxe Nail Spa/Facebook]

Salon Ba Si

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Yes, the services are expensive, and yeah, it's cash-only, but Salon Ba Si keeps 'em coming back through an attention to detail that's nothing but meticulous. Expect to spend an hour or so in the chair here. [Image credit: Yelp]

Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa

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Consider Tierra Mia the closest thing you'll get to an island getaway in Philly. Polishes are water-based and non-toxic, while massage oils are infused with essential oils of mango and coconut. Services are by appointment only. [Image credit: Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa]

Top Nails

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The specialty at Top Nails? Gel manicures, which are said to stay put for as long as three weeks. Ask for Linda, the owner. [Image credit: Yelp]

Cozy Nails

Services at this South Street nail salon are a tad pricier than average, but the free leg and shoulder massages given mid-appointment are well worth your manicure's premium price tag. [Image credit: Cozy Nails/Facebook]

Diamond Nails

Offered at a below-average cost, perfectly applied gel manicures are the draw at this tiny West Philly nail salon. Standard manis, nail art, pedis, and eyebrow waxes are on the menu, too, all at bargain prices. Be warned, though: The secret's out about this no-so-hidden gem, so you'll likely need an appointment. [Image credit: Yelp]

Jc Fancy Nails & Spa

Essie and OPI polishes add to Jc Fancy's appeal, but the Rittenhouse nail spa really earns high marks for the crazy-relaxing massages techs deliver while clients' nails dry. (Splurge for the "Spa" version of the mani-pedis.) [Image credit: Jc Fancy Nails & Spa]

Lacquer Lounge Nail Bar & Beautique

Now with two salon locations—Rittenhouse and Queen Village—in its line-up, Lacquer Lounge is set apart from the competition through a unrivaled dedication to hygiene and cleanliness. Shop the selection of affordable costume jewelry on your way out. [Image credit: Lacquer Lounge]

Luxxe Nail Spa

Not only is their mani-pedi game on point, the estheticians at Luxxe Nail Spa--including owner Mimi--receive rave reviews for their genuine hospitality. [Image credit: Luxxe Nail Spa/Facebook]

Salon Ba Si

Yes, the services are expensive, and yeah, it's cash-only, but Salon Ba Si keeps 'em coming back through an attention to detail that's nothing but meticulous. Expect to spend an hour or so in the chair here. [Image credit: Yelp]

Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa

Consider Tierra Mia the closest thing you'll get to an island getaway in Philly. Polishes are water-based and non-toxic, while massage oils are infused with essential oils of mango and coconut. Services are by appointment only. [Image credit: Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa]

Top Nails

The specialty at Top Nails? Gel manicures, which are said to stay put for as long as three weeks. Ask for Linda, the owner. [Image credit: Yelp]