From Our Editors
Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Wellness Nail Spa offers a tranquil respite from the city's hustle and bustle. Their eponymous mani-pedi package is as thorough and as it is indulgent—it includes a sea-salt soak, salt scrub, crystal exfoliation, and reflexology massage in addition to the traditional grooming and coat of polish. The nail technicians also perform men's and children's services, as well as no-chip manicures that remain chip-free even after clawing your way through a prison-cell wall.
Though nails get top billing, the team also administers a diverse selection of beauty and relaxation services. Facials include advanced treatments such as pressure-point lymphatic drainage, enzyme peels, and ultrasound therapy designed to lift and firm the skin. Massage therapists induce muscular relaxation with a variety of techniques, such as aromatherapy, hot stones, and deep-tissue kneads. The spa itself also embodies an earthy calmness: Plush, mossy-colored chairs sit at the manicure stations, and dark wood beams run across the wall behind ivory pedicure chairs with palm-green soaking tubs.