I’m not going to lie to you: Lynn’s Nails is definitely not the most glamorous place to get your nails done. There are no frills here: just simple, non-massage chairs and plastic-lined dishwashing tubs for soaking your feet. There are no special ultraviolet lights to dry your nails, just miniature fans of the type that you might buy in bulk at Big Lots, and stacks of outdated magazines like In Touch and US Weekly to peruse while you wait.
But the manicurists at Lynn’s Nails are perfectionists about your nails, and they’re super cheap. I used to go to Lynn’s Nails regularly when I lived in Hollywood, and the second time I went (this was back in 2004), I noticed that they had been written up by Allure magazine as a top spot in LA to get your nails done, complete with their own magazine tear-out to prove it. This would be quite a feat for any nail salon, but it is particularly impressive for a nail salon that doesn’t hand out eucalyptus oil aromatherapy towels, cucumber water, and the like, while you’re waiting.
Not only is their quality the best I have found (they use OPI and China Glaze products), they are almost 50% cheaper than many other places I’ve tried that aren’t as good (like Burke Williams, Montana Nails in Santa Monica and (the worst) Dashing Diva, which looks all cutesy and Sex and the City-like, but who have chipped my nails and made me bleed on more than one occasion). The manicure/pedicure package at Lynn’s Nails is about $25, with an extra charge (I think it is $3) for a French manicure.
Notice the blech of my before nails.
Now look at the WOW! of my after nails.
I’ve decided to spare you the picture of my “before” pedicure. This is mainly because it is out of focus, though, not out of concern for you. Or your lunch.
You can usually walk-in without an appointment at Lynn’s, though they do get busy at lunchtime. The best part about Lynn’s Nails is that they know how to do a French Manicure without making it too thick–you know, so you don’t end up looking like Adrianna from The Sopranos and having to take a ride with Silvio.
7932 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
This is the Best Place to Get Your Nails Done in LA. No, Really.