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The Short Version: Fresh manicures and pedicures often help women look and feel their best before a big date. In L.A., Bellacures has become one of the cleanest and most comfortable places for women to get a high-quality mani-pedi. The chain of nail salons offers basic and add-on services that pamper and relax customers while giving them a polish that shines. Many Bellacures regulars stick with their favorite manicurists for years and often have a go-to color and service that makes them feel their best.
When women treat themselves to a mani-pedi before a big date, it’s about much more than looking good — it is also about feeling refreshed. With a fresh trim and colorful coating, most women feel a certain glow when they leave their manicurist.
Those simple spa experiences are relaxing because women can’t scroll through their social media feed while getting a manicure or a pedicure. Instead, they can practice deep breathing, have a conversation, or even close their eyes and rest.
In today’s world, it’s essential to schedule time for self-care to look and feel your best.
Many women who live in and around L.A. choose Bellacures as that place to schedule their relaxation. The chain of nail salons has locations around the city, including in Beverly Hills, Brentwood Village, Santa Monica, and Studio City, among others.
“We are always focused on providing the best experience for our customers and consistently work on things that can help improve the service for the future. That could be through customer service, innovative treatments, or the latest offerings in the nail world,” said Melissa Singer, Bellacures Director of Marketing.
Clients can easily make appointments through the Bellacures website to pamper their feet or hands and get a wax or acrylic nails. They can also add on many features that keep women coming back before big dates or any time they need a little pick-me-up.
The team at Bellacures believes in what it calls the five Cs, which stands for cleanliness, comfort, care, consistency, and communication. And cleanliness is first on that list for a reason. If clients are worried about hygiene during their manicure, it just won’t be a relaxing experience.
“Bellacures was founded with cleanliness as one of our core values,” Melissa said. “We place an incredible amount of importance on ensuring our technicians only use sterilized tools, and all of our Bellacures products, including files and buffers, are packaged for individual use.”
Bellacures manicurists sterilize all metal tools in a hospital-grade sterilization machine. Each client can watch as they open a newly sterilized pouch with tools for their treatment.
The team also uses plastic liners in pedicure tubs and changes them after each treatment. That is because it can be difficult to sanitize a whirlpool tub properly. Nail techs also wear rubber gloves to avoid the spread of bacteria.
With all this protection, clients can feel confident regarding the salons’ cleanliness. A vast majority of clients are women, but Bellacures also serves plenty of men, and their ages and backgrounds vary by location. Because so many loyal customers return to keep their nails looking great, the team sees plenty of familiar faces.
“We like to be thought of as a gathering spot where people can run into friends and neighbors,” Melissa said.
Clients and manicurists often become friends and share plenty of laughs. In fact, as the COVID-19 pandemic caused the state to go into quarantine, Melissa said that many clients reached out to see how they could support their favorite manicurists while the salon was closed.
Bellacures offers many popular services, beginning with basic manicures and pedicures. Those treatments include a softening soak, followed by a file and shape, cuticle care, a massage with Bellacures BUTTER cream, cuticle oil, and polish.
Some clients opt for a Power Polish mani-pedi, which uses an extended-wear polish that lasts about a week. There’s also the popular gel mani-pedi, which lasts even longer.
“These are the basis for all of our services, and we offer additions like scented scrubs, paraffin treatments, clay masks, and massages,” Melissa said. “We also offer an all-natural mani and pedi that uses more naturally sourced and organic products.”
Each month, the team offers a special mani-pedi combo that has a unique theme and scent. The special packages often include add-on treatments, as well.
Customers can choose a Canna-Cure treatment, which uses CBD-infused products. Or they can try the Virtual Reality Mani-Pedi if they really want an escape from reality. That option incorporates VR goggles that can transport them to a warm beach or a peaceful forest.
“Our clients count on Bellacures to offer the best services day to day, as well as other unique offerings,” she said. “Everyone should consider getting one of our scrubs with a mani or pedi because they’re exfoliating and moisturizing and give you a much more elevated experience.”
Those prepping for a big date often choose the Sensational Mani. After a softening soak, shape, and trim, customers enjoy their choice of a walnut scrub, sugar scrub, or sea salt scrub.
Next comes a paraffin treatment, followed by a Bellacures REFRESH minty clay mask, and a BUTTER cream and grapeseed oil emulsion with a hot towel wrap. The manicurist will finish with a hand massage, cuticle oil, and polish to leave the client revitalized and ready to put their best foot forward.
Besides the cleanliness and wide range of pampering services, Bellacures is also known for its style and setting.
“Bellacures was the first nail salon of its kind to focus on creating a relaxing, comfortable, and stylish atmosphere,” Melissa said. “An atmosphere that you would look forward to going to and feel at ease for the hour or so you spend there getting services.”
At every location, clients can sink into the comfort of their custom couch-style chairs and enjoy trendy color schemes, and Instagram-ready décor.
Plus, the team is trained to offer the best experience possible. The professionals who work at Bellacures locations have diverse backgrounds, specialized skill sets, and winning personalities, which makes the salons such fun and relaxing places to go.
“At Bellacures, we value bringing people together from different backgrounds to share their perspectives on beauty and what it means to them,” Melissa said.
That also applies to Bellacures’ well-known clientele of highly successful industry leaders. Its website features an entire page of interviews with movers-and-shakers who know how to “live the Bella life.”
For example, TV Fashion Stylist Anya Sarre loves visiting Tai at the Santa Monica for her manicure, although Johnny is her go-to for a massage. Her nail color is Naughty Not Nice by Ella+Mila.
“My baby has been coming with me to Bellacures since he was an infant,” Anya said. “Everyone knows him, and he only lets the amazing technicians there cut his nails and toes. It is a special time when we can go together and get groomed and pampered.”