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***** Philly's Nails and Spa is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 62 reviews!

  • *****

    Quite surprised with their lash extensions. I typically get my lashes done in NY for around $100. Since I've moved to Philly I haven't found a lash place yet. I came across this neighborhood salon and you couldn't give up this $25 deal. For a second, I thought I read it wrong! This is definitely not the typical lash bar you would go to, but you get what you pay for. And for $25, I have no complaints.

    My biggest concern was cleanliness. At most lash places, they tape stuff on your eye bags and attach one hair at a time. Here, there is no option for whether you want a silk or mink lash. It's a bit bootlegged... BUT it works. I followed my lash specialist downstairs (which was kind of secluded and weird) She then looked through piles of chunks of lashes. 4-5 hairs on each. I was a bit confused at first because I've never seen it done that way before. She told me this method is quick and preferred, as it IS only $25 compared to $100. I was super nervous at first because YOU LEAVE YOUR EYES OPEN while shes putting them lashes on. WHAT IF GLUE FALLS IN MY EYE. God help me. That was the scariest part. I've never had my lash extensions with my eyes open... I was just praying she wouldn't mess up. Cause god have I heard stories of messed up and infected eyes from technicians who didn't know what they were doing.

    Compared to regular lash extensions that typically take 1hour+ to do. This only took 20 mins or so. Not so bad afterall. They don't charge extra if you want them extra full. Which, I ended up getting dramatic ones. It's been a few days now and they look like they'll be stuck on my eyelash forever. Nothing fell off as of yet, and quite honestly, it doesn't seem like they'd fall off on their own at all.

    Definitely not as comfortable as mink ones, but you do get what you pay for. Can't complain! Oh and it's a $7 charge to remove the lashes which they have this special liquid thing to remove them.

    -1 star cause there was a huge ass fly that scared the shit out of me buzzing around while I was getting my lashes done.

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    I travelled here after reading lots of reviews from lots of different places. I live in the Northwest section of the city so I was taking a gamble coming to South Philly for my UV Gel Extensions & a Pedicure.

    I'm so happy I did!

    Lana is amazing! She explained the process of the Gel Extensions. She was personable and we chatted a bit. My first time getting coffin shaped nails and I love them!

    Chrissy is so sweet! She did my pedicure and my nail art. The best pedicure I've ever had. She wasn't clipping my skin or hurting me like some places do. I'm very indecisive. She helped me narrow down my nail design choices. She is so humble. She even suggest I come back and have Sue do my nails because she's the go to for designs. But believe me, I LOVED what Chrissy did and I will gladly come back to her!

    Overall, come here to get your nails done. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxing and the quality is top notch.

  • *****

    I went to this salon on a whim. I always like to call ahead and was greeted politely. Came in earlier than I told the receptionist and was seated immediately. Not only is it friendly but they gave me an awesome refill and gel Polish finish. I highly recommend thank you Tammy.

  • *****

    Best Nail Salon in South Philly - But get there early. Everyone is starting to figure out how good it is.

    PRO TIPS
    1. Get your Eyebrows waxed by LOVE, she's the best
    2. Get the SPA PEDICURE - it is only $25 (sometimes $20) and is worth it
    3. Go at odd hours - early on a saturday, or before dinner on a Friday, or on odd days and you'll be seen right away
    4. Bring quarters for parking, or get off at Broad and Oregon Subway stop

  • *****

    I love this place. I use to go to Annie for my pedicures and Susan for my acryllic nails. Philly Nail and Spa has now expanded and they now have a shop in Jersey--Susan now works in that one. I was not interested in goingvto New Jersey to get my nails done, so i had Lana service me. And OMG I was impressed. Lana was very accomodating, friendly, and skilled. Anyone that Knows me will tell you I am extremely particular about my nails--she is a perfectionist!!

    Thank you Lana!

  • *****

    I go to love she is great been going to her for over 2 years now and I would highly recommend this place very modern and well kept.

  • *****

    This place is the best. Phillys nails always gives a great manicure and Each of the girls have their own special technique they use to make your manicure look great. I have nothing but good things to say about it. Not only do they do a great job, the girls here are hospitable and go above and beyond for their customers. Phillys nails is the best around! Thank you for always making my baby and I feel welcome.

  • *****

    If you are looking for a nail salon this is the one! Lana did my nails and she is awesome! My girlfriends also loved their nails as well. All the ladies in the shop were nice. I will definitely be back ! My new salon when I visit Philly!!

  • *****

    After reading lots and lots of reviews on this and other nail salons in South Philly, I just had my nails done here by Meily and loved her. I had acrylics on but was tired of them and wanted a more natural manicure. I've been places where they rip the acrylics off for removal, but Meily took the time to soak my nails and file them down, leaving a little so my nails wouldn't be so thin and brittle. She explained it to me before she started and said it would take longer but would be better for my nails in the long run, and I love that she did that. She really took her time with me.

    I got a gel manicure after the acrylics were off, and I'm in love with how they look. She asked what color I had in mind, I told her what I was thinking, and the first color she grabbed was perfect. My nails look really pretty and natural, and they feel good! This is not my neighborhood salon, but I will definitely be going back. The salon is very, very nicely decorated and maintained; it looks very professional and clean. I was very pleased with this visit!

  • *****

    Great gel manicure and regular pedicure, friendly staff.

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    It was really busy and supposed to close at 7 but they stayed until we finished doing everything

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    I travelled here after reading lots of reviews from lots of different places. I live in the Northwest section of the city so I was taking a gamble coming to South Philly for my UV Gel Extensions & a Pedicure.

    I'm so happy I did!

    Lana is amazing! She explained the process of the Gel Extensions. She was personable and we chatted a bit. My first time getting coffin shaped nails and I love them!

    Chrissy is so sweet! She did my pedicure and my nail art. The best pedicure I've ever had. She wasn't clipping my skin or hurting me like some places do. I'm very indecisive. She helped me narrow down my nail design choices. She is so humble. She even suggest I come back and have Sue so my nails because she's the go to for designs. But believe me, I LOVED what Chrissy did and I will gladly come back to her!

    Overall, come here to get your nails done. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxing and the quality is top notch.

  • *****

    Great service, very nice staff. They did a great job and really took their tip. Had a spa pedicure, french gel manicure, and eyebrow wax for $57. Already made my next appointment!

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    I get my nails done pretty often and I'm happy this place came recommended. Got spa pedicure, which some places hardley massage your hands and feet anymore, and gel mani. Everything was great. Clean atmosphere, nice people, my toes and legs feel great. They had patience for my inability to choose a color. A
    I brought a friend for her first ever mani/Pedi and I'm glad they are her first experience. Best part, inexpensive!

  • *****

    I got my nails done by Susan yesterday and she is the BEST! I had an appointment at 6pm and she was at her chair waiting for me. She is so polite and makes you feel as if you been there several times. I will be there every two weeks coming from north Philly to south Philly just to have Susan do my nails!

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    Please don't hesitate to go to Susan. She's the best in nails in Philadelphia!
    She does a GREAT pedi! And for ingrowns, Anna is the best!!!

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    Susan is the best!! She really takes her time so my nails look perfect. I live in New Jersey and I travel to Philly just so she can do my nails!! I like to do different designs on my nails, so every time I go I come up with something new. If I could give her more than 5 stars I would!!

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    I have been getting my nails done for years and of all the places THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST !!! Very nice polite staff and Very clean.Very convenient as they are open everyday. Sue is THE GREATEST. Any pictures I bring her She can do! Never have I been disappointed. She is definitely a very talented artist. Love her and PHILLY NAILS.

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    $20 for a gel manicure?! Back where I come from it's at least $30! This little gem of a shop is walking distance from my house. The shop is very clean and the ladies are very polite. My friend was getting her nails done for her wedding and didn't know exactly what to get. Her wonderful manicurist chose a subtle pink and put beautiful stones on them. I'll be back again and again!

  • *****

    As a salon owner I'm pretty picky - Miley rocks the acrylics

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    Over 2 weeks later, and my nails are still beautiful. Sure, they've grown out. But the gems are still on, and the white is still bright, both things that my nail technician was worried might not last. Thanks so much again! If you live in Philly, go to this salon and see Sue!!

  • *****

    I absolutely love this place! Susan is the best. She's always very professional and flexible with appointment times. She is a creative genius when it comes to designs.

    I have been coming here for the past two years consistently and I don't plan on going anywhere else.

    The other feature I like how is the spa pedicures, you can choose different scents and treatments.

  • *****

    I am so impressed with this salon! I travel the country, so I haven't had a regular nail spot for a while. If I lived in Philly, I would absolutely return!

    First, let me talk about pricing - I got a gel manicure and regular pedicure. Most places this would bring me to about $80 or so. Here? $46! Incredible deal.

    The pedicure wasn't anything to write home about, standard procedure. My feet aren't in the greatest shape, but she helped to make them better!

    I had looked at their pictures on Yelp and saw that they did 3D art and gems, so I asked if I would be able to do some rhinestones with my gel manicure. My lady (didn't catch her name, young) said absolutely and went ahead with my manicure. Even though there were people waiting around, I never once felt rushed by her.

    Overall, amazing experience. 10/10 would recommend!

  • *****

    So my appointment today was for 10:30 but I couldn't make it , so I called to reschedule and I'm glad they were able to take me . Usually around the holiday it starts to get real busy . So it was very nice of them . With that being said , my nail tech Susan did such an amazing job on my nails I couldn't be any happier . She was very sweet and gentle with my hands . I'm more satisfied then ever . I have to say I finally found my go to nail salon after searching for five years . The gel polish actually lasted pretty long . Two weeks past and no chip at all . So that's a plus . I also got my eyebrows done and I'm happy with the result . It was a nice clean up and not very thin looking like any other salon have you leaving with .

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    Lana's the best! She fixed my bad nail situation and made them look perfect!! She corrected them just like I asked and with ease. I felt very comfortable there, like one big family. I'm thrilled to have found my ever spot!

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    Thank you Susan for responding back to me and giving me a better understanding . I'll definitely be back to book an appointment with you because I've seen good reviews about you and I've seen pictures of your work and I loved it . Sorry for the misunderstanding .

    So the lady that was doing my nail I think her name was yen was very nice and sweet but not too talkative . As she was doing my nails she probably cut the side of my skin from filing my nails to hard that it started stinging . Me being the nice person wasn't mean enough to say anything . I wanted my nails cut down because it was getting too long but still wanted them coffin shaped . Overall I was left with a few uneven shaped nails and lack of gel polish all over my nails . So I wasn't too happy . That would be my only downfall of this place . Although it was very nice and clean . I wished they would have more selections of gel polish .

    I would probably give it another try only because it's so close to home , the staff were really nice and hopefully to get in with the person I originally requested . Or if not , my search continues .

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    Took gf here for her birthday, the staff was great. Good atmosphere, her stylist, Susan, was great and did a wonderful job. Will definitely bring her back.. Might get a mani myself lol

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    I have been here a couple of times. Very nice staff. I am very happy with the manicures and pedicures I received.

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    I love the service there they are so polite and were able to fit me in the schedule last minute they are life savers. Lana and Destyne are great with eyelash extensions, I am always satisfied! I get my nails done from Meily she's so funny I love her!

  • *****

    They are so polite and professional, everyone I go they cater to me and what ever I want! They are really good at mimicking designs and styles that I show them! And they have this amazing new thing called dipping powder it was so quick and shiny just like gel w/o the uv light! Amazing!

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    Outstanding

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    Two friends and I had gel manis and pedis and we couldn't be happier! Everyone helping us was very talented and pleasant. My friends did full color and french manis and pedis that looked great. I asked for a nude gel manicure with black triangles at the base of my nails. Laura did a perfect job and added a line of silver that makes it even better than I was imagining!!! We will definitely be back :-)

  • *****

    They are the most amazing nail salon in south philly.

    I was regularly attending Helens salon until after a few times I didn't get the best service. I decided to use yelp to find a different salon to try. I tried a few different ones and once I went to this one, I never switched salons again.

    The girls are amazing. They are great to have a conversation with, (doesn't feel awkward or like you're just sitting doing nothing), plus they're very flexible and make sure everything you want is accomplished.

    If anything ever goes wrong, they make sure to fix it, with no attitude at all even if it is my fault, lol. They're a very "fit to your needs salon". They let me bring my own designs and take the time to help me chose the best polish.

    In addition, my favorite women that works there is Kim, (hopefully I spelled it right, lol). But she is absolutely wonderful. She takes her time and pays attention very well. She is great to have a conversation with and make you feel as though you've been friends for years. She stays patient with me because I change my mind so much, and she always has the best suggestions.

    It's really nice when a salon fits your needs and has a positive attitude. They are wonderful and I enjoy putting my money into they're services.

  • *****

    I love this place. They get me in and out. I go to Anna shes great! I also love how clean they are and aren't reusing the same utensils on everyone. they even cover the bowl so you know its clean.

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    I love this place. They get me in and out. I go to Anna shes great! I also love how clean they are and aren't reusing the same utensils on everyone. they even cover the bowl so you know its clean. They also have specials

  • *****

    I went there for the first time this weekend. The place is very modern and clean. The ladies that work there are very nice and really know what "customer service" means. I say that both from my own experience and the way they dealt with everyone who walked in the door (including the woman who came in 5 minutes to close asking for manicure, pedicure and waxing - Lana (who I think is the owner or manager - called around to see if someone could *come in* to help her, and someone ended up staying late to take care of her!). Lana not only did my nails awesomely - she answered all my new to artificial nails questions and was really sweet. I've been going around the city to different places to find the one for me... I've found it! I'll never go anywhere else!

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    I have been getting my nails done professionally for about 15 years. I have never been so happy with a salon as I am with Philly's Nail Salon. I have been working in south Philly for 7 years and lived in Northeast Philly. One of my co-workers shared this best kept secret with me and I have never been happier with my nails. They are very clean, quick, and accommodating. I came here with a bridal party and Lana (the owner) had a bottle of wine and cheese and crackers ready for us. I like to do funky nail designs and these ladies are always up for a challenge. I bring in pictures of designs that I find online and they replicate them perfectly. Now I live only a few blocks away and I am so happy. I will never go anywhere else to have my nails done again!

  • *****

    This place is great! Tangerine exfoliating scrub and softening heel wax included in basic pedi!

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    Finally glad I found a clean, cheap, friendly salon that's not in center city and closer to me in South Philly.  I wouldn't suggest parking out front on Broad except Sunday, as this is 2 hour old school meter parking and your nails will take quite a bit.  You don't want to be running out with wet toes having to refill the meter.  

    The place is a bit small but offers everything from manis and pedis to Brazilian wax to eyebrow shapeups and much more.  There seemed to be about 6 or so pedicure stations and I didn't have a problem getting a chair as a walk-in client without an appointment on a Saturday afternoon.  It does fill up quite quickly though, so get here a little earlier if possible.  My pedicure was awesome, complete with a nice lotion/cellophane heat wrap for my rough heels while she painted my nails, as well as a sugary scrub for my ankles and shins.

    There seemed to be enough manicure stations.  It's just a matter of the amount of people on staff that day.  Just cause there's 5 or 6 manicure stations doesn't mean there's 5 or 6 people to help you.

    I only took off a star because I, as a nail biter, needed acrylics with a gel manicure as opposed to the regular manicure and only one person in the whole place knows how to do it, which is surprising.  The woman who did my pedicure transferred me to the manicure station and when I told her I wanted acrylics she said she can't do it and that Lana is the only one who can do it, so that added about 30-40 minutes extra wait time while I waited for Lana to start and finish a whole other client.  It wasn't a huge deal as I had nowhere to go and didn't mind waiting, but it's helpful to know for the next time I go there.  Maybe I should stop biting my nails is the moral of this story.

    Either way, Lana did a speedy,  efficient job on my acrylics and my gel manicure color and she accommodated my request to round out the square edges of my fake nails a bit. They have a wide variety of gel manicure colors but I wasn't able to get one to match the toe color I had just gotten done, which is the only problem if you want a matching set.

    Overall, the staff was very friendly and my acrylic set, gel manicure, and pedicure only ran me $50 total.  I will definitely be back here as a repeat client.

  • *****

    I went there for the first time this weekend. The place is very modern and clean. The ladies that work there are very nice and really know what "customer service" means. I say that both from my own experience and the way they dealt with everyone who walked in the door (including the woman who came in 5 minutes to close asking for manicure, pedicure and waxing - Lana (who I think is the owner or manager - called around to see if someone could *come in* to help her, and someone ended up staying late to take care of her!). Lana not only did my nails awesomely - she answered all my new to artificial nails questions and was really sweet. I've been going around the city to different places to find the one for me... I've found it! I'll never go anywhere else!

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    I have been getting my nails done professionally for about 15 years. I have never been so happy with a salon as I am with Philly's Nail Salon. I have been working in south Philly for 7 years and lived in Northeast Philly. One of my co-workers shared this best kept secret with me and I have never been happier with my nails. They are very clean, quick, and accommodating. I came here with a bridal party and Lana (the owner) had a bottle of wine and cheese and crackers ready for us. I like to do funky nail designs and these ladies are always up for a challenge. I bring in pictures of designs that I find online and they replicate them perfectly. Now I live only a few blocks away and I am so happy. I will never go anywhere else to have my nails done again!

  • *****

    I was looking for a nail salon in my neighborhood to get a refill. I got on yelp & decided based on the reviews to go here. It was an overall great experience, I got a pedicure too which was nice. I would for sure come here again.

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    I liked it, first time there. Went to Lana. Got a natural colored gel manicure change. it was quick and looks nice. I was back to work within an hr. I would go back. We'll see how long it lasts...update to come :-)

  • *****

    I still love this place doesn't matter how other people think. They are fantastic. ...

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    Got a gel manicure and eyebrow wax for $27. Took about 40 minutes. My nails look great! I will come back here.

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    Went there for their pedicures with my grandma. The ladies are nice, and their prices are reasonable too! They used brand new tools for our pedicures, which is a plus in my book! Their massage was a little bit disappointing for a spa pedicure :( it was quick with no pressure (we were kinda expecting more since we wanna relax). But overall, great experience. Would come back again.

  • *****

    Philly's Nail Salon is great. I think I have been to every place in my neighborhood, and they are by far the best. They are very clean, friendly, professional, and prompt. I am always taken at my appointment time, and I never feel rushed or hurried out the door. My manicures and pedicures last without chipping and stay beautiful and shiny. The prices are also very reasonable.

    I am a big stickler for cleanliness, and as I said, they are very clean here. I was the only person in here one day and saw first hand the care they use to clean their supplies and equipment. I also like that they clean areas immediately after they are used, so nothing is lingering around. It is also very relaxing here, with no distracting televisions or crazy nail ads, just soothing colors.

    They have a great color selection as well, and tons of my favorite brand (Essie). I even bought a brand new bottle of polish since I loved my color so much. You won't be disappointed! Angel is FABULOUS, but everyone else is just as equally talented and meticulous.

  • *****

    They no longer do the paraffin treatment when you get a mani/pedi combo, but they just got some bangin' new spa pedicure chairs.

    I like that the customers and manicurists are friendly- there's always someone to strike up a conversation with.

    Vivi did my nails the other day and we were talking about my upcoming wedding, and she actually put a note on her calendar to pray for good weather for me. How sweet! And as an added bonus, my manicure didn't chip for 3 days: a personal record.

  • *****

    best gel manicure that I have ever gotten.  It lasted me almost two weeks! my personal best was 4 days.  Staff is friendly and the place is clean.  I will update when I get a pedicure (only got a polish change, but the girl did tell me I was about due for a pedicure and told me why).  I've gotten acryllic nails there before, and they weren't done as well as I like, but it was the 22nd of December and busy as all hell.

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    wonderfullll

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    I frequent Angel for my service here :)

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    Very sweet staff. Great choice of colours for polish including gels which is killer. They don't really use opi gel base which is the only one that works for me (but has trashed my nails so I can understand why). Their selection of acrylic colours is insane. I mean I was like a kid in a candy store. Had a hard time picking since I don't want to be changing this frequently. See my pic in photos here.

    Sparkly acrylic rocks & I'm glad to see that a salon is picking up on the trend here on the east coast. It's been really hard to find here in Philly.

    & yes their massage chairs are awesome :)

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    Low cost my daughter like this place

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    This nail salon is very clean, bright, and welcoming. Staff were friendly and skilled and gave my mom and I great manicures and pedicures today. They have a decent polish selection and good specials.

    I will definitely return and recommend this place to my friends.

  • *****

    Ladies - VERY effective and meticulously done Brazilian wax in South Philly, for $50. What else do I need to say? Where else are you gonna go? All the way uptown to the Russian woman who sometimes verbally abuses her customers? Or to Rittenhouse for a $100 "spa experience" when all you want is for your lady-parts to be smooth? Meh - too much trouble. Lana was great, fast, friendly and as pain-free as any Brazilian I have had (and I have had many). I will be going back for other services, she was great.

    The place isnt a Rittenhouse spa, it's a small South Philly nail salon - don't expect too many frills in the waxing room, which doubles as their spray tanning room. If you dont know what to talk about when another human female has her face as close to your bits as any boyfriend/husband or doctor ever has, just strike up a conversation about the weather  ;-)

  • *****

    Four visits later and I'm still in love.
    They do great work on $20 gel nails ($32 UV) and waxing services - all of them ;-) - too!

    Mon-Wed-Fri is where it's at: $28 for a mani-pedi! And gentlemen are very welcome for mani-pedis and waxing too.

    Might have to take them up on their 'spa party' soon!

  • *****

    I used to go to another salon in the neighborhood, but the quality of service and product here won me over.  They have a wide selection of high quality polishes in fun colors and you get a free paraffin treatment for your heels with every pedicure.  They have a special, I think on Tuesdays, where a mani and pedi is $25.  Beyond that, prices are reasonable.  Put it this way: my pedis easily last 6+ weeks without chipping.  Leisurely and cost-effective.  Bam.

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    Pro: Pedicure

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    Liked: Pedicure

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    I went there for the first time this weekend. The place is very modern and clean. The ladies that work there are very nice and really know what "customer service" means. I say that both from my own experience and the way they dealt with everyone who walked in the door (including the woman who came in 5 minutes to close asking for manicure, pedicure and waxing - Lana (who I think is the owner or manager - called around to see if someone could *come in* to help her, and someone ended up staying late to take care of her!). Lana not only did my nails awesomely - she answered all my new to artificial nails questions and was really sweet. I've been going around the city to different places to find the one for me... I've found it! I'll never go anywhere else! • • • I went there for the first time this weekend. The place is very modern and clean. The ladies that work there are very nice and really know what "customer service" means. I say that both from my own experience and the way they dealt with everyone who walked in the door (including the woman who came in 5 minutes to close asking for manicure, pedicure and waxing - Lana (who I think is the owner or manager - called around to see if someone could *come in* to help her, and someone ended up staying late to take care of her!). Lana not only did my nails awesomely - she answered all my new to artificial nails questions and was really sweet. I've been going around the city to different places to find the one for me... I've found it! I'll never go anywhere else! • • •

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    Plusy: Pedicure

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    I have been getting my nails done professionally for about 15 years. I have never been so happy with a salon as I am with Philly's Nail Salon. I have been working in south Philly for 7 years and lived in Northeast Philly. One of my co-workers shared this best kept secret with me and I have never been happier with my nails. They are very clean, quick, and accommodating. I came here with a bridal party and Lana (the owner) had a bottle of wine and cheese and crackers ready for us. I like to do funky nail designs and these ladies are always up for a challenge. I bring in pictures of designs that I find online and they replicate them perfectly. Now I live only a few blocks away and I am so happy. I will never go anywhere else to have my nails done again! • • • I have been getting my nails done professionally for about 15 years. I have never been so happy with a salon as I am with Philly's Nail Salon. I have been working in south Philly for 7 years and lived in Northeast Philly. One of my co-workers shared this best kept secret with me and I have never been happier with my nails. They are very clean, quick, and accommodating. I came here with a bridal party and Lana (the owner) had a bottle of wine and cheese and crackers ready for us. I like to do funky nail designs and these ladies are always up for a challenge. I bring in pictures of designs that I find online and they replicate them perfectly. Now I live only a few blocks away and I am so happy. I will never go anywhere else to have my nails done again! • • •

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