By Erica Greenfield
Ah, the joys of moving to a new city. Most of us have had the pleasure of experiencing the thrilling, yet anxiety-inducing moment of boxing up your entire life and shipping it off in anticipation of a better tomorrow. Sure, the idea of a clean slate and a fresh start is exciting, but it can also be completely daunting when you think about what that actually entails. Oddly enough, it’s not the life essentials like a new job, new home and new friends that are difficult. It appears that finding quality beauty services proves to be the most problematic. Living in Miami is no exception.
For a city that rivals Los Angeles in terms of superficial tendencies, it is surprisingly difficult for Miami newbies to find a decent place to sit back, relax and get pampered properly. Well, have no fear because we’re here to help! First things first—you’ll need a good nail salon. When living in a tropical climate with sandal weather all year long, it’s important to have your hands and feet in check. There’s certainly no shortage of nail salons in the 305, but we only want the best for our newcomers.
Below is a list of a few of our favorite nail services in town.
Known for reasonable prices and outstanding service, Em Nail Salon is a favorite among South Beach locals. Their current special offers $35 manicure/pedicures on Monday and Tuesdays. Trust us, this is one of the best deals on the beach. Call ahead for an appointment because this local gem gets packed.
Rik Rak Salon, Boutique & Bar
If you’re looking to splurge, check out Rik Rak on Brickell. This isn’t your ordinary salon and day spa. Rik Rak is also equipped with a clothing boutique and café. Providing a luxury experience, this is perfect studio for a day of glamour and pampering.
With locations in South Beach, Coral Gables and Kendall, this nail salon chain is a budget-friendly option for those looking for quality service in a clean environment. With a large studio space and an endless amount of massage chairs, Venetian Nail Spa provides efficient service while adding a sense of luxury to the experience.
NailHouse of Brickell
With the motto “let us take care of you,” this Brickell salon is known for its chic ambience, clean facility and consistent service. Located in the 500 Brickell building, guests have the option of $6 valet parking.
Now that you have your fresh nails, it’s time to get your hair done….but we’ll save that for another day!