Best Nail Salon, July 2008
A mix of R&B, Sinatra, and world music accompanies the nail shaping and callus scraping at Paint Shop Beverly Hills
, where treatments include the “Limoncello Double Peel Smoothie Pedicure” (a shot of the liqueur comes with the service). There are only seven thronelike chairs in the 1,000-square-foot space, so you’re never eavesdropping on another’s conversation. Tools are fresh from the autoclave or used once—on you—and can be taken home (buffer, orange stick, and foot file).
Best Boozy Pedicure, March 2006
While it might have been a Pavlovian response to the intoxicating perfume of ingredients, we felt drunk with relaxation during a ’Ritas and Rocks pedicure at Paint Shop Beverly Hills. Using margarita salt as an exfoliator, lime as aromatherapy, and avocado for moisture, this treatment polished off the competition.