Nails evolved out of humans’ need to peel fruit, undo tangled knots, and dig up backyards for buried lottery tickets. Brandish mankind's most useful tool with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a mani-pedi (a $60 value) at The Nailery, in the South Hills.
Boasting a talented team of nail technicians and a newly remodeled space, The Nailery crafts gorgeous finger shingles and toe awnings using top-quality products. Customers recline in a relaxing spa chair as cuticle caretakers buff, file, and polish nails to sparkling perfection. With an emphasis on comfort and relaxation, The Nailery takes its time with every customer, delighting digits with a thorough mollycoddling and rewarding hands and feet for long hours spent pounding pavements and writing fan letters to city comptrollers.
The decor at The Nailery is purple and lavender. Cushy red chairs tuck into manicure stations positioned before mirrors, walls are covered with birch trees, and branches in white along with white antique mirrors, save for a shelf full of vibrant nail polish and a single decoration—a 2012 Reader’s Choice award from Trib Total Media. The hardware speaks to The Nailery’s excellence in service, as its team of licensed technicians grooms, shapes, and paints fingernails and toenails with top products from CND, Essie, and even no-chip gels by OPI. Clients can stop in for a quick and simple manicure, or sink into a cushy pedicure chair for a foot rub that’s more relaxing than knitting a scarf while taking a hot shower.