Secret’s Spa and Nail Salon
100 Prince St.
Boston, MA 02113
When this salon opened in the North End about three years ago, it quickly became the neighborhood’s favorite spot for manicures. It is conveniently located near Regina Pizzeria (which makes planning the ultimate girls’ day out super easy). Secret’s is clean and beautiful and has a higher sense of quality than many other nail salons around the city. Walk-ins are welcome, but people planning to get their nails done over the weekend are encouraged to call ahead. Secret’s also offers many other salon services and is a great one-stop shop for all things beauty.
296 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115
MiniLuxe is the perfect nail salon for germaphobes. MiniLuxe has multiple locations, one on Newbury Street, one in Chestnut Hill and a third location in Newton. MiniLuxe prides itself in supremely clean salons and healthy ingredients in its manicure supplies and polishes. In fact, it even has its own line of nail polish that people can purchase for use at home too. Manicures here are slightly more expensive than some other salons, but the high quality of both the ingredients and the finished product is totally worth it.
336 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02114
Town Nail is a popular choice, especially for the many 20-somethings that live downtown. Town Nail is a reputable nail salon that offers affordable manicures and pedicures at a conveniently located spa on Newbury Street. A mani-pedi is $35, which is a hard deal to beat. This salon also has a fair amount of male patrons, so if any men out there could use a little sprucing up (hint: toes), Town Nail is a great choice.
615 E. Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
No need for South Boston residents to waste time traveling downtown for the perfect manicure. Instead, support the neighborhood economy by going to Wendy Nail on East Broadway. This salon is the perfect place to get a chip-free manicure in no time. Wendy Nail is known for speed and high-quality outcomes. It accepts walk-ins but the spa is rather small so calling ahead is definitely a good idea – especially before an event or before a holiday.
145 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Across the bridge, there are more great choices for nail salons, but one stands above the rest. Wet Paint Nail Spa is known as one of the most environmentally friendly and health-conscious nail salons in the city and is a great choice for those looking to reduce their exposure to toxins. It is also good to support small businesses with environmentally aware missions, so it might be worth the trip to Cambridge to get a manicure at Wet Paint.
Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.