Whether you are looking to deck out your digits, soften your soles or just want to be pampered, finding a good mani pedi spot can be a challenge. With a nail salon in just about every strip mall, how do you pick one that truly fits your needs? Minnesota has a whole host of options, from affordable finds to luxurious locales. Read on for five fave picks to maintain your tips and toes.
A La Mode
755 Lake St. E.
Wayzata, MN 55391
The A La Mode nail spa in Wayzata, as well as its Edina location, is natural and chemical-free. But healthy nails don’t mean scrimping on indulgence. Enjoy the luxury pedicure, which includes a soak, scrub, massage, callous removal, wrap and mask before beautifying the cuticles and nails. When you don’t want the whole shebang, get an a la carte treatment like a 10-minute hand or foot massage for just $10.
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
Feel like you’re on a luxurious spa vacation without leaving the Twin Cities area at the Solimar Spa’s new location at the Radisson Blu hotel in the Mall of America. Stop on in for quick treatments like a polish change for $15, or take time for the truly indulgent 90-minute ultimate pedicure for $125. Specialty services change each month and can include coconut lime or milk and honey pedicures. Frequent guests can participate in the Solimar rewards program to rack up enough points to use for products and services at the Mall of America or Eagan locations.
1600 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
No harsh chemicals are used on your tips and toes at this spa right near Lake Calhoun in Uptown. The sister spa in Northeast Minneapolis also boasts natural nail services. Try the healthy CND shellac 3-free manicure or the sport pedicure named after Billie Jean King. Both manis and pedis include add-ons, like fruit enzyme peels to soften calloused heels and dry hands.
Glacial Waters Spa At Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN 56468
For an indulgent retreat, head to the Glacial Waters Spa at this popular resort. Those looking to revive their fingertips can do so with the age defying manicure which features pineapple enzyme, rosehip and lemongrass to leave them glowing and moisturized. Other manicure options include the hydrating Moroccan and detoxifying Himalayan versions. Toes are pampered here as well with organic and hot stone pedicures or special foot treatments for men and children.
Infinity Nails Spa & Salon
109 E. Cherry St.
Mankato, MN 56001
Affordability, convenience and professionalism are what you’ll find at this nearly one-year old nail salon. Whether you are looking for a $15 classic manicure or an extravagant nail design, you’ll find many options at Infinity. Don’t forget to pamper your soles with their deluxe pedicure or paraffin wax treatment for feet. Go online for easy booking or to score some coupons on their services.
Cortney Mohnk is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota. She is also a public relations and event planning professional. Her most important job is mother to her young son and daughter, who are her partners-in-crime when checking out the family entertainment scene in the Twin Cities. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.