Best Manicure - 2007
The camaraderie among the friendly staff — most of whom hail from Vietnam — is a big draw for some of the loyal clientele. But other happy customers, like Thomas Dickerson, who teaches prison inmates how to reduce their risk of catching AIDS, can vouch for something else: "They're so clean," he says. In ten years, we've had the pleasure of trying out almost everyone there: Kathy makes sure every cuticle and nail is buffed, trimmed and perfected, but why single her out? There's Mary, Helen, Linda, Tracy, Anna — and everyone provides great hand and arm massages, which are included with the bargain price of $32 for the mani-pedi combo. Lisa shines as a masseuse but, if you love overkill, there's massage chairs, too. And don't forget Tiffany, who sings Christmas carols to keep her sense of timing with the manicure. That in itself is worth the price.