Best of the Best: nail salons & green juice shops in L.A.
I have here signed, sealed and delivered my trusted picks under the California sun.
There are two things I absolutely must have organic: A Spa mani-pedi and my cold-pressed green juice.
Luckily in L.A., I can have them both. When I moved go L.A. from New York, I was beyond thrilled with all my options! I spent my first few weeks driving along the coast of Malibu down to Venice. After some yoga, I ventured over to the east side Wanderlust Hollywood to scout out the best of the best nail salons and all-organic juice bars.
I scratched out all of the stinky, dingy nail salons that reek of toxic chemicals and clearly don’t sanitize their tools. I nixed all the juice bars that claim to be organic but had super shiny green apples and sad wilted kale.
Just for you, I have here signed, sealed and delivered my trusted picks under the California sun. Hold onto your purse as I take you on a tour of some of my favorite high-gloss lacquer spots where you can find 5-free polishes and a lasting shine.
L.A.’s Most Wanted Nail Salons
Hold onto your purse as I take you on a tour of some of my favorite high-gloss lacquer spots where you can find 5-free polishes and a lasting shine.
Beverly Hills Nail Design
Beverly Hills Nail Design is known for their precision and quick service. As an added bonus, it’s also been known as a celebrity stomping ground. Get ready to grab some popcorn and enjoy the frequent sightings. Manis from $16
This luxury destination blends a California sensibility with a hint of France. I just about died when I saw the beautiful vibrant colors of their own exclusive blend of five-free polish. That, and they have 109 hand poured colors to choose from. A girl can get used to this.
Manis from $20, pedis from $26
Care to be spoiled by a fix of Parisienne chic? Caudalie has an outpost on Abbot-Kinney. They are offering their signature products that bring vinotherapy stateside. What on earth is vinotheraphy? It’s Caudalie’s brand of beauty products and spa services that use the antioxidant properties of the grape plant. Get in the know.
Manis from $20, pedis from $30
Chi Nail Bar & Organic Spa
Interested in kicking your manicure up a notch? The Chi Nail Bar and Organic Spa have got you covered. Their nail artists will hook you up with a fun and glamorous experience. Plus, their large array of organic and non-toxic polishes will get you snap happy in a heartbeat.
Manis from $25, pedis from $35 9390 Little Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90210
If rubbing elbows with the fashion crowd is more of your thing, Paint Shop is just what the doctor ordered. Try the $35 Revive 10 Manicure treatment and you will thank me later.
Mani’s from $35
Alchemie’s emphasis on providing conscious products is apparent in their vegan, non-toxic and organic options that keep your nails in tip top shape. Their obsession with cleanliness won me over; they never reuse buffers and have hospital quality sanitation. What most impressed me, though, was their guarantee that, if your polish chips within three days, they will touch it up for free.
Signature Manis $30, signature pedis from $45
Olive & June
Top notch service is what pops into my head when I recall Olive & June. The second time I stopped by they knew my favorite nailpolish color. Impressed does not begin to describe it.
Organic manis from $35, pedis from $45
Four Seasons, The Nail Bar
If you want a name brand experience- there is nothing quite like the Four Seasons. They offer nontoxic options but also include popular nailpolishes ranging from Essie to couture favorites including Chanel.
The Nail Bar, manis from $50
There’s so much to choose from in the L.A. mani’s scene. Throw caution to the wind and try them all. Great service is hard to find but with this solid lineup, you are bound to fall in love!
Next up – my favorite L.A. Juice Bars!
Here you’ll find cold pressed, 100% organic juices including the California Sun, Elderberry Immunity Cup, and my favorite – Sex Milk. Their juice contains over three pounds of raw, organic produce. Add in brain tonic and beauty dust, and you’re unstoppable! While you’re there, stock up on all the super foods you want to put in your body, plus, check out their spicy dehydrated mango and sprouted nuts, raw desserts, immunity shots, and extensive smoothie menu. Meet your one-stop-shop for not-so-ordinary supplements like bee pollen, probiotics, aloe vera and anti-inflammatory maca.
Renew Juicery Wellness Center was founded by wellness guru Brooke Rewa. All of their juices are raw, contain 100% organic ingredients purchased from local farmers and are bottled in glass to keep the juice and your body free from harmful toxins. Here, you’ll find your tonics packed with medicinal herbs & super foods. Each renew juice delivers a pure experience that will nourish your body, transform your skin and awaken your taste buds. You can’t go wrong with Glow, Radiant Skin, Heart Happy, and Matcha Mylk! While you’re at the W Washington shop, check out their cryosauna, the new anti-aging healing experience which helps to decrease inflammation, increase cell growth, accelerate muscle growth, help hair growth and tighten skin – the perfect compliment to your green juice!
The next time you’re surfing in Malibu, you’ll be glad you stopped by Point Dume Plaza for your post-beach hydration. Load up on an assortment of all organic, raw, cold-pressed juices and super food smoothies with add-ons such as raw organic protein powder, goji berries and probiotics. While you’re there, treat yourself to an açai bowl Hawaiian-style with granola, hemp seeds, strawberries, bananas and shredded coconut and, if you’re feeling the Brazilian heat, the addition of apple juice and almond milk. Stock up on all your essentials in their gorgeous body and skincare apothecary for everything you need for healthy, California living!
Juice Served Here
Here you’ll find beautiful glass bottles filled to the brim with only the freshest ingredients. For all you busy bees who like things your way, check out their home delivery service that is personal to you and totally customizable. Because Juice Served Here is all about keeping things sustainable and local, every month, look for a juice that is special to the California season! While you’re in the shop, get a flight of 10 juices served in the cutest shot glasses, and Multiple Locations.
Founded by Celebrity Nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder, this juice bar has a unique philosophy, based on a 3-step process:
1) Ingest the best bio-nutrient ingredients
2) Digest foods made more bio-available and
3) Manifest innate potential by balancing bio-power from the inside out.
Glow Bio cold-press their 100% organic juices fresh daily each morning, and smoothies that are made to order. All of the recipes at Glow Bio have been specifically crafted to optimize complete digestion and full assimilation of all beauty nutrients. Glow Bio also goes a step further by offering probiotic-enhanced cold-pressed juices, which couples the power of probiotics with the enzymes and other potent nutrients contained in the cold-pressed juices!
The Springs is an urban oasis tucked away in the up-and-coming DTLA Arts District. After your yoga class, infrared sauna session or decadent swedish massage, sip on a classic green juice or try the Bug Bite, a strawberry, apple and blood orange elixir that will have you glowing from head-to-toe.
Clover showcases a progressive combination of nutritional products that promote health and wellness, all organic and locally sourced. While you’re in their La Brea storefront, try the green with pear, lime, cilantro, mint and kale or a seasonal concoction like the cold-weather comfort made with yam, carrot, cinnamon, and ginger. Here, you’ll also find made-to-order smoothies, wellness shots, kombucha on tap, Stumptown coffee, sandwiches and salads as well as vegan, gluten-free baked goods.
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