Venice, California: Nails
490 Santa Clara Ave. 310-396-5122
Regular price: $75 and up
InStyle deal: $60 and up
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2013 InStyle Best Beauty Buy Pick
Owner Julia Martin-Wrobel originally opened her little beauty bungalow with the genius idea of providing spa services to night owls in a chill environment. You can enjoy facials, massages, and nail treatments in the couch-filled cottage from noon to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays. What makes this neighborhood fave even more, um, far out? Its resident mystic, Tamar La Lenya, who can divine futures with Tarot cards while varnish dries. During the Flip manicure, which included a relaxing rubdown with olive oil before topping nails with traditional polish and shine-enhancing Sêche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat ($8; sallybeauty.com), our tester received a reading on the breezy front porch. Her tips remained glossy for days—and her future looked just as bright. La Lenya “described exactly what was going on in my life and gave me such great advice,” said our tester, who swore she’d return for more digital—and mystical—magic.
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