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Manicures and pedicures, commonly referred to as a mani/pedi, are a guilty pleasure and a great form of pampering. The hand and foot massages, the hot stone leg rubs, nail polish colors and more make this treatment such a special treat for most people. The polish choice can be a neutral to carry the wearer through the week or a bold color statement, just for fun. Hygiene and cleanliness are of the utmost importance when having a mani/pedi, and these Boston area establishments are scrupulously aware of the health precautions that must be enforced.

296 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115
(857) 362-7444

MiniLuxe has three Boston locations: the very popular Newbury Street shop, Chestnut Hill and Newton. The salon offers a high quality mani/pedi service and even has its own lemon scented nail polish brand, in addition to the traditional brand names, for home use. The salon is very clean, and the own products are healthy. In addition to a classic mani/pedi, MiniLuxe also offers a men’s mani/pedi, body waxing (bikini, arms, legs, French, Brazilian) and brow waxing/shaping on the service menu.

Aer Nailbar
1042 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 505-3600

This nail salon is one of the cleanest and most hygienic in the area. The staff uses a fresh foot bath liners for every client, autoclave all equipment and they always wear protective masks and gloves. One major perk at Aer Nailbar is the use of a power sander to get rid of unwanted foot callouses. This is such a bonus treatment, especially during sandal season. The standard pedicure deep, hot stone foot and calf rub is delightful and so relaxing. The personable technicians are great and use Essie, OPI, Zoya and other fine nail polishes to please the clients.

Nails & Spa
928 Washington St.
Braintree, MA 02184
(781) 848-1756

This salon offers some resilient nail polishes to extend the life of a mani/pedi, CND Shellac, OPI Gel and CND Vinyl, in addition to the traditional nail polishes. The staff at Nails & Spa are adept at mixing their own color combinations using OPI polish to create some unique colors for their clients. The spa atmosphere is pleasant and very friendly. The manicure area is an open space at the front of the spa, and the pedicure area is in a more private setting out of the mainstream. Nails & Spa also offers waxing, facials and massage.

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A New You Spa
36 Central Ave, Suite 3c
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 322-1673

A New You Spa is a relatively new shop that offers beauty and wellness therapies. The spa menu includes skin care, body treatments, massage therapies, Reiki, reflexology, waxing, sunless tanning and mani/pedi. This spa offers a variety of different manicures and pedicures from the basic to the Fire and Ice pedicure for tired, swollen feet and legs. There is a perfect menu choice for everyone’s needs, including a vegan polish mani/pedi. This is a tranquil spa in a suburb just south of the city.

Boston’s Nail & Spa
665 Boylston St.
Boston MA 02116
(857) 233-2325

Boston’s Nail & Spa offers hair care services, nail care, facials and body waxing. The staff ensures a hygienic experience by using sterilized equipment and a new tub liner for each client. The high-end nail products used at this spa include regular nail polish, gel polish and hybrid polishes. There is a lot of pampering to be had at Boston’s Nail & Spa.

Related: Best Mani/Pedi Deals Under $40 In Boston

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