Best Mani-Pedi

Genesis Nail Salon

We have actually been known to get in a cab in order to lounge for nearly an hour-nearly an hour, we tell you!-at this low-key spot that delivers some of the most thorough nail maintenance and accompanying massages we’ve had.

729 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-519-2002 | Website


2011 WINNER, Luxe Mani-Pedi

Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa

328 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA

So relaxing that we may have nodded off as our hands and feet were exfoliated, lotioned, massaged, and painted up with long-lasting polishes. Or maybe we were just drunk on the delicious limeade they gave us. Read more »

2010 WINNER, Cheap Mani/Pedi

Genesis Nail Salon

729 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Up to a fortnight on the fingers. Four weeks on the toes. In the dead of wedge-sandal-and-sandcastle season. For less than $50. Read more »

2010 WINNER, Luxe Mani-Pedi

The Chocolate and Champagne Minx Mani/Pedi at Spa East

Liberties Walk, 1040 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

As if being rubbed down with a homemade concoction of chocolate and champagne isn’t enough (owner Sam Staten swears by each ingredient’s exfoliating and stimulating properties), this new Minx thing leaves polish in its dust. Like colorful contact paper for your nails, the shiny covering is painstakingly cut and applied by Staten. You won’t need… Read more »

2009 WINNER, Specialty Mani-Pedi

Robin Campbell at Laurentius Salon

815 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA

It’s entirely possible that there exists a nail artist more dedicated to her craft than Robin Campbell. But we haven’t found her. The kind, elegantly soft-spoken, excellently skilled and thoroughly precise soaker, buffer and polisher of fingers and toes is, in our not-so-humble estimation, the best-kept asset of glammed-out Laurentius. Making your nails gorgeous isn’t… Read more »