Open-toe season has begun, so flaunt those feet in tip top fashion. Exfoliate, buff, moisturize and polish - and maybe have a drink or two - at these six pedicure playgrounds around Denver.
Tootsies - The Nail Shoppe: The Spa Pedicure at this chic shop offers a day-spa service at a nail bar price. While your toes get shaped, trimmed and polished, your neck gets pampered with a heated aromatherapy wrap. Then enjoy a 10-minute massage along with callus filing and an aromatherapy sugar scrub. Bonus: With three locations, they can usually accommodate last-minute appointments.
1021 South Gaylord St.; 720-570-0971
1111 South Pearl St.; 303-722-1450
4230 Tennyson St.; 303-433-0898
Sweet Life Nail Bar & Lounge: As we mentioned in our roundup of eco-glamorous treatments on Earth Day, Sweet Life offers guilt-free pleasure with environmentally friendly practices, toxin-free polish and an odor-free lounge. Any guilt that lingers can easily be washed away with a Grey Goose martini from their well-stocked bar.
$30 - $50
2373 Central Park Blvd., Suite 105 (Stapleton); 720-496-4565
The Woodhouse Spa: Look at the rows of ridiculously high heels lining your closet; now call Woodhouse to give your feet the crème de la crème of pedi love. The Woodhouse Pedicure starts with an organic cleanse, followed by a "stimulating massage" with a micro-algae infused exfoliate. Feet get hydrated with a wild crafted ginger mask, followed by a gentler massage with warm volcanic rocks. Then comes the tension-melting round of reflexology before getting final moisturizing and polishing.
941 E. 17th Ave.; 303-813-8488
File-n-Style: This Colfax nail establishment is following in our favorite trend - they work the toes while your fingers wrap around a cool drink. Set your next appointment for their "Minx and Martini Monday," held the first Monday of each month. You get complimentary cocktails along with $5 off your Minx pedi, a popular trend using a chip-free, paint-free, metallic treatment.
2920 E Colfax Ave.; 720-941-8822
Fingers & Toes: Moms-to-be, we're sending you here. It's near impossible to paint those little piglets after month six, but your suffering can be kept at bay with the prenatal services of Fingers & Toes. They offer Footlogix Pediceuticals - a pharmaceutical-grade skin care allowing the skin to breathe - as well as formaldehyde-free polish. Bonus: Book your appointment during "happy hour" (2 - 5pm Wednesdays) and receive a free mini mani.
743 S. University Blvd.; 303-955-1920
Denver Nail Lounge: This nail bar conjures up images of bubble gum pink and giggles. Clean and bright, the lounge prides itself on cleanliness and safety, using the Flowery Swedish Clove Foot File System. Located on 16th Street Mall, bring your daughter with you for a little pampering of her own - they offer a princess pedi for $15.
$35/basic pedi, $28/express pedi
500 16th St., Suite 136; 303-623-2335