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Constantly searching for nail inspo on Instagram? Then you may have come across #OliveYourMani, the tagline for the Los Angeles nail salon of the moment, Olive & June. Owner Sarah Gibson Tuttle and her team regularly post clients’ nail art on the @oliveandjune account—from classic manis to cool geometric designs—so you can fawn over the best-dressed digits in town. Screenshot your favorite and bring it to your next appointment at one of Olive & June's three L.A. salons to recreate the look.
The company's newest location in Santa Monica just opened this month on posh Montana Ave., next to like-minded neighbors Dry Bar, Clare V., and Sleepy Jones. Its clean, feminine vibe makes for a serene, yet totally fun environment: Floral garlands by Moon Canyon Designs hang on the soft pink-hued walls, and chic leather lounge chairs are extra comfortable for pedicures. Other high points: an easy online booking system, unrivaled quality and a focus on cleanliness (high on our priority list!). Plus, services start at just $25, making it a luxury experience at an attainable price.
Olive & June even keeps client preferences on file. Are you a red polish-only kind of gal who prefers pushed back cuticles and rounded nails? Just ask for your signature service and they’ll know what to do. Maybe that’s why Drew Barrymore, Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani, and Lena Dunham are all O&J devotees.
We suggest trying the newest menu option, The Vern, which launched with the opening of the Santa Monica location. It’s a unisex twist on Olive & June's classic service, with a hot soak, thorough exfoliation, and heavy-duty hydration.
Add an evil eye or a golden half-moon to your flawless fingertips then share your work of art on Insta for others to envy, of course!
Olive & June, 1426 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; 430 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills; 146 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena; olivejune.com