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10 Great Nail Salons For Manicures and Pedicures in D.C.

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The Emerald Door, image via Johnica R./Yelp

So far, we've tackled haircuts and color. This week, it's time to get our nails done and we've rounded up 10 favorite spots in the Washington, D.C. area for manicures and pedicures. Check out our picks, and feel free to share your favorites too. Now's the time to start brainstorming polish colors.


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The Emerald Door

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Start out sandal season with a luxurious $60 Japanese Jelly pedicure at The Emerald Door, which includes a jelly soak, sugar scrub, essential oil infused hot towels, and a soothing hot stone foot massage. [Image]

Enchanted Nails and Spa

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We've found that gel manicures from Enchanted Nails and Spa last and last. Skip the crowd and head there Monday through Wednesday for a weekday discount: gel manis are discounted to $28 if you pay cash, and pay $35 in cash for a mani and a pedi. [Image]

Shangri-La Day Spa

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On U Street, check out Shangri-La for a relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. [Image]

Qwest Nails

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Qwest Nails has a huge fanbase for basic, no-frills manis and pedicures in the Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan area. [Image]

Red Sun Nails

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It's not fancy, but the price is right at Red Sun Nails near the Convention Center — and our manicure lasted a solid week. [Image]

KARMA Beauty Lounge by Erwin Gomez

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Upgrade with a relaxing Moroccan Oil manicure and a Vinylux mani, guaranteed to last a week or more. The nail tech at Karma got our nails in tip-top shape. [Image]

Polished

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Polished is known for their waxing services, but don't overlook nails here. The salon now offers Vinylux as well as a $25 summer special for pedicures. [Image]

Patsy's Nail Bar

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Patsy's Nail Bar is known for its Shellac manicures, obsession with cleanliness, and the "man cave," an upstairs nook for dudes or small groups. [Image]

Walgreens

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Shop for groceries and then settle in for a quick $12 manicure at the futuristic upstairs mani station. [Image]

Bliss Spa At W Washington D.C.

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If we want to splurge on a pedicure, Bliss Spa is an appealing option. The pedicure choices here are overwhelming, ranging from citrus-scented treatments to a "chocolate milk" soak. [Image]

The Emerald Door

Start out sandal season with a luxurious $60 Japanese Jelly pedicure at The Emerald Door, which includes a jelly soak, sugar scrub, essential oil infused hot towels, and a soothing hot stone foot massage. [Image]

Enchanted Nails and Spa

We've found that gel manicures from Enchanted Nails and Spa last and last. Skip the crowd and head there Monday through Wednesday for a weekday discount: gel manis are discounted to $28 if you pay cash, and pay $35 in cash for a mani and a pedi. [Image]

Shangri-La Day Spa

On U Street, check out Shangri-La for a relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. [Image]

Qwest Nails

Qwest Nails has a huge fanbase for basic, no-frills manis and pedicures in the Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan area. [Image]

Red Sun Nails

It's not fancy, but the price is right at Red Sun Nails near the Convention Center — and our manicure lasted a solid week. [Image]

KARMA Beauty Lounge by Erwin Gomez

Upgrade with a relaxing Moroccan Oil manicure and a Vinylux mani, guaranteed to last a week or more. The nail tech at Karma got our nails in tip-top shape. [Image]

Polished

Polished is known for their waxing services, but don't overlook nails here. The salon now offers Vinylux as well as a $25 summer special for pedicures. [Image]

Patsy's Nail Bar

Patsy's Nail Bar is known for its Shellac manicures, obsession with cleanliness, and the "man cave," an upstairs nook for dudes or small groups. [Image]

Walgreens

Shop for groceries and then settle in for a quick $12 manicure at the futuristic upstairs mani station. [Image]

Bliss Spa At W Washington D.C.

If we want to splurge on a pedicure, Bliss Spa is an appealing option. The pedicure choices here are overwhelming, ranging from citrus-scented treatments to a "chocolate milk" soak. [Image]