Best of Philly

Best Manicure

2018 Best Luxe Mani

LaBelle Nail Bar

Sometimes you need pampering, and the luxe mani at Ardmore’s new LaBelle Nail Bar marries the looks-fancy – a wall of Zoya polish – with the feels-fancy – gloves filled with heated lotion to soften cuticles. Read More »

52 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA | 610-658-7228 | Website

2018 Best Gel Mani That Won’t Ruin Your Nails

Juju Salon and Organics

If you must get a gel mani, go to Juju Salon & Organics in Queen Village, where they use Bio Seaweed gel (as durable as other lacquers, but sans toxins), then set it with LED instead of UV, so you get two weeks of perfect polish without any nail-stripping after-effects. Read More »

713 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA | 215-238-6080 | Website

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. Read More »

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

2014 Best Quickie Mani

Lacquer Lounge

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 and leaves nails lacquered for up to two weeks for no extra charge. Read More »

2051 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-758-2385 | Website

2011 Best Quick Manicure

City Nails on Square

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 »

221 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-546-9888