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Here's Where Philly Shop Owners Go to Get a Pedi

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When we asked Philly boutique owners to name their favorite pedicure spots, many quickly replied with a go-to spot. Makes sense, considering the majority of their days are spent running around like maniacs to ensure their shops are stocked with the latest and greatest. Follow the jump to learn where store owners all across the city go to put up their feet—and the polish colors you'll most likely see on their toes.


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1. Cinderella Nails

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4363 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 482-4255
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The favorite of The Little Apple owner Molly Cygan. "It's close to my shop, and it's light, bright and clean with kind staff. They host Wine Night Wednesdays, which can be a fun start to a girls night out before dinner on Main Street. As for polish colors, I go for Essie Bermuda Shorts, even in the winter."

2. City Nails

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221 S 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-9888
Occasionette store owner Sara Selepouchin's favorite. 'I don't get pedicures often, but when I do, I usually end up here. I like their selection of magazines, and I'm a sucker for treating myself to a croissant at Miel Patisserie across the street afterwards! For my toes, I like something either bright and that pops! or anything with sparkles.

3. Genesis Nail Salon

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984 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 925-4540
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Concrete Polish owner Angela Monaco's favorite. "I love a matte black manicure with glossy black french tip. I always get my nails filed to be pointy there, too!"

4. Hollywood II Nail Salon

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300 South Lenola Road
Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052
(856) 778-8889
The Geisha House owner Cortney Cohen's pick. "I've been going here for years; it's next to my fiance's restaurant, Yokohama! They do an amazing job and are always meticulous with having no paint around cuticles, bubbles, or any small debris on your nails. They will make is perfect before you walk out the door. This is super important to me and they always do a good job on adding a thick top coat to make them super shiny and hard."

5. Paoli Spa and Nails

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Paoli Shopping Center
Paoli, PA 19301
(610) 407-0653
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Trove General store owner Charlotte Bonner's favorite. "They have really nice touches, like essential oils and a hot rock leg massage; but they respect that fact that you can't always spend two hours getting your nails done. My go-to color is always Essie Mademoiselle because it's so neutral and clean."

6. Rescue Rittenhouse Spa

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255 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 772-2766
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The favorite of Home boutique owner Sary Em. "The space is beautiful, atmosphere is relaxing and they really take their time massaging your hands, arms, and feet, which is my favorite part of the entire process! I really like bright colored toenails; a bright coral is always pretty. Essie has great color options in nail polishes!

7. Rittenhouse Nails

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268 S 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-4501
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Knit Wit owner Ann Gitter's pick. "Susan does my mani/pedi. It's therapeutic for my retail feet! I wear any color as long as it's very dark on my toes."

8. Rittenhouse Nails

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1742 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 557-0078
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From Aoki owner Alina Alter, another vote for Rittenhouse Nails. "The space is clean, well-lit, and comfortable, and the staff is efficient and courteous. Soothing music plays throughout to further whisk customers away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can't really go wrong with any of the employees, but I must say, Helen is the best!"

9. Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa

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328 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-7980
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Franklin Square owner Liz Burt's pick. "I love their coconut pedicure—and the complimentary espresso/coffee deliciousness they give you. It's the best place ever, and it's all organic, so it's great for people with formaldehyde or other nail polish chemical allergies."

1. Cinderella Nails

4363 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
The favorite of The Little Apple owner Molly Cygan. "It's close to my shop, and it's light, bright and clean with kind staff. They host Wine Night Wednesdays, which can be a fun start to a girls night out before dinner on Main Street. As for polish colors, I go for Essie Bermuda Shorts, even in the winter."
4363 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127

2. City Nails

221 S 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Occasionette store owner Sara Selepouchin's favorite. 'I don't get pedicures often, but when I do, I usually end up here. I like their selection of magazines, and I'm a sucker for treating myself to a croissant at Miel Patisserie across the street afterwards! For my toes, I like something either bright and that pops! or anything with sparkles.
221 S 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Genesis Nail Salon

984 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Concrete Polish owner Angela Monaco's favorite. "I love a matte black manicure with glossy black french tip. I always get my nails filed to be pointy there, too!"
984 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

4. Hollywood II Nail Salon

300 South Lenola Road, Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052
The Geisha House owner Cortney Cohen's pick. "I've been going here for years; it's next to my fiance's restaurant, Yokohama! They do an amazing job and are always meticulous with having no paint around cuticles, bubbles, or any small debris on your nails. They will make is perfect before you walk out the door. This is super important to me and they always do a good job on adding a thick top coat to make them super shiny and hard."
300 South Lenola Road
Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052

5. Paoli Spa and Nails

Paoli Shopping Center, Paoli, PA 19301
Trove General store owner Charlotte Bonner's favorite. "They have really nice touches, like essential oils and a hot rock leg massage; but they respect that fact that you can't always spend two hours getting your nails done. My go-to color is always Essie Mademoiselle because it's so neutral and clean."
Paoli Shopping Center
Paoli, PA 19301

6. Rescue Rittenhouse Spa

255 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
The favorite of Home boutique owner Sary Em. "The space is beautiful, atmosphere is relaxing and they really take their time massaging your hands, arms, and feet, which is my favorite part of the entire process! I really like bright colored toenails; a bright coral is always pretty. Essie has great color options in nail polishes!
255 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

7. Rittenhouse Nails

268 S 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Knit Wit owner Ann Gitter's pick. "Susan does my mani/pedi. It's therapeutic for my retail feet! I wear any color as long as it's very dark on my toes."
268 S 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

8. Rittenhouse Nails

1742 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA
From Aoki owner Alina Alter, another vote for Rittenhouse Nails. "The space is clean, well-lit, and comfortable, and the staff is efficient and courteous. Soothing music plays throughout to further whisk customers away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can't really go wrong with any of the employees, but I must say, Helen is the best!"
1742 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA

9. Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa

328 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Franklin Square owner Liz Burt's pick. "I love their coconut pedicure—and the complimentary espresso/coffee deliciousness they give you. It's the best place ever, and it's all organic, so it's great for people with formaldehyde or other nail polish chemical allergies."
328 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103