Before nail salons became lifestyle brands, there was Bellacures. Started in 2006 by Samira Far, the posh nail salon company has has expanded its local footprint to seven locations in SoCal, with a new, ultraspacious Palisades outpost. Monthly special treatments include individually packed masks and paraffin wax applied with the utmost attention to detail and cleanliness. An afternoon at the new Pali salon is pampering at its finest, with complimentary Champagne and iPhone chargers built into its ultraspacious seating.
MiniLuxe is also expanding, opening locations in WeHo and Beverly Hills. The high-end manicurist offers its own line of polish with freshly curated seasonal colors, all of which are clean, cruelty free and nontoxic. With rose-gold details and clean lines, MiniLuxe’s spaces are oh-so-Instagram-ready, and its Performance Polish, a gel alternative that dries without lights in five minutes, is free of toxic chemicals and lasts as long as the original option.
Powder Beauty Co.
Powder Beauty Co. recently opened the doors to its globally inspired boutique in Mid-City, bringing the powder-nail trend—which has already made waves in the South—to L.A. The treatment, which devotees swear is less damaging than gels, starts by applying a gentle adhesive, then dipping nails into fine, pigmented powder, which is then buffed to a sheen. Soak your feet in Powder’s copper bowls with a glass of bubbly in hand; enjoy the fabulous playlist; and slip into self-care in style.