04/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Holly and Tony will hard to try to please you: Really, I was shocked by the other review posted online, because I (and hundreds of other Alamo Heights regulars) have been going to Holly for about six years now and have been impressed. If you want the BEST pedicure, ask for Tony. But, as with anything, be direct about what you like and how you want things done -- for example, I have natural nails, so I have to ask for them not to cute my cuticles back, just clean them up and trim overgrowth, since, like most nail techs these days, they are used to just fake nails and fills and I like mine very natural.
I can only think that the other writer got her feelings hurt or was offended by the all-Vietnamese staff at Holly's. The salon has a devoted following of the city's well-heeled for a reason. Great pedicure in a wonderful relaxing massage chair. Like any other service, it requires communication.
Holly's is pricier than many others, but they do give detailed service, they take their time, and they have an autoclave for sterilizing tools on site. Kudos.