Best of Philly

Best Manicure

2015 BEST Manicure

Keratin Manicure at Laurentius Salon

More than a week after we got this new manicure, our polish looked gel-like: shiny, chip-free and pristine. But this isn’t only a long-lasting mani — it actually makes your nails healthier thanks to a warm, waterless hydrating, strengthening and anti-aging keratin treatment.

815 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-238-0764 | Website

2014 BEST Quickie Mani

Lacquer Lounge

2051 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

The fast yet thorough Express Mani at this Barbie-pink nail salon clocks in at 20 minutes, so you can grab lunch afterward and still make your one o’clock meeting. They offer a huge selection of top-shelf polishes, but your best bet is the CND Vinylux line, a rare-in-Philly polish that has a special top coat… Read more »

2011 BEST Quick Manicure

City Nails on Square

221 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA

It’s a blissful 30 minutes of reading our gossip mags in peace and watching our stories on one of the strategically placed flat-screen TVs. Oh, and they do good nails, too. (And don’t miss the polishes for sale: The selection is huge.) Read more »