Best Manicure and Pedicure: Check your cares at the door
Polish on Piedmont
Polish on Piedmont 4319 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, 510-601-0909 PolishSpa.com
The healing powers of touch have been well documented, as have the powers of positive thinking. Combine the two at Polish on Piedmont, a nail and skin spa that boasts a selection of creative self-care offerings that sound too good to be true. Decorated in spare, elegant lines, the spa works its regenerative magic as soon as clients walk through the door, sink into one of the comfortable couches, and begin to relax with a cup of green tea. Polish's Spa Pedicure includes a eucalyptus and peppermint soak, marine and sea salt scrub exfoliation treatment, an alpha-hydroxy peppermint clay mask, extended leg and foot massage, and, of course, polished toes. The spa's "Soothe Your Soul" pedicures have themes like "Cooling Cucumber and Mint," "Lavender au Lait," and "Roses, Roses, Roses." Pedicures cost $35 to $58. The Spa Manicure is $23. In addition to manicures and pedicures, clients can opt for a facial (from $50 for a back "facial" to $120 for Polish's eighty-minute Signature Organic Facial), a wax (from $10 for feet to $65 for a first-time Brazilian), or bronzing (from $22 for legs and arms to $70 for full-body). Say ahhhh.