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Nail Service

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(139 Reviews)

244 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 626-0315

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Today: 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tomorrow: 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
12
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
visa, discover, all major credit cards, amex, mastercard
Neighborhoods
Central LA, Historic Cultural, Little Tokyo
Categories
Nail Salons, Beauty Salons, Hair Removal
Other Information

Parking: Garage, Street, Lot, Private

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Average

By Appointment Only: No

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LeeM752

06/12/2012

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My wife goes in here almost every other

My wife goes in here almost every other week. She loves this place. If you ask me there prices are a little high but if it keeps my wife happy thats most important

murkeywaters

05/17/2012

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Very respectful and professional salon !!

Prior to living in downtown, we lived in Sherman Oaks where there are hundreds of salons in close distance. We now live in downtown, we see lots of salons as well in all major streets. We have had our mani-pedi done at all these places. Nail Service stood out as the most quality salon we have been to. We are their focus every single time. They consistently perform fantastic job on every thing from cuticle, massaging and polishing. They do not gossip while working. Very respectful and professional salon !!! They recently have a new parking garage at the Weller Court, which is better than the previous one. We get our service time validated entirely. FYI, we do small grocery at the Japanese market, purchase a magazine or just get some lunch at the Weller Court and we do get validation as the same value as Nail Service does.

Modyl Mom

05/16/2012

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Look No Further! Everything You Could Possibly Want is Here

TO All PROFESSIONALS I have been getting my nails done for 20 years. I used to run all over town to find good service for nails, eyes, wax. I don't have time to run all over LA with 2 babies and a demanding career. I wanted to find true professionals who take pride in their work and I found it. I get everything done at Nail Service. DO NOT got to nearby nail shops thinking they can do as good of a job. This place is one in a million. The owner takes the time to research her products and make sure they are healthy and safe for clients. They do it all and do it right. They are perfectionists and have competitive prices. They do a better job than my old Beverly Hills Nail Salon. You will be surprised. There is a power team for gel mani pedi but I refuse to tell you their names because I don't want to compete for appointments with them. First class service. Superior products. Cutting edge designs. I went in their shop looking like a tomboy and left reality show ready...lashes...wax...gel... the works. All in one place! Fast. Competent. Professional. Reasonable. What more can you ask? My nails are healthy and strong for the first time ever. They really care.

PS - Receptionist and Manager are HOT!

aatb

05/10/2012

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super careful and amazingly precise

Our girls come here regularly for our nail sets. The nail guys, Kent and Jimmy, are excellent , super careful and amazingly precise. We have tried all kinds of new sets since we found this place, about 2 years now. My favorite is the pink and white set. My other friend likes the glitter-powder set. And other girls just have regular sets with designs on top. They are excellent nail setters, on top, they have very good materials. Our nails stay transparent, shiny and chip-free for up to 3 weeks. While having our nails touched up, we usually have our pedicures done also. Our favorite pedicurists are Lana, Diane, Amy and the new girl Sydney. Lana and Diane usually talk more than the other two.

There are lots of parking places around, just make sure to look at the signs if it's ok to park from 4pm to 6pm. We never use their validated lot. We always use the Japanese Village lot on Central and 1st, so we can get our favorite Italian ice-cream inside the village whenever we come for the nail works.

CaliAgents12

05/08/2012

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The owner is precise

I discovered this place when I desperately needed help with my eyebrows and considering they are across from my work, I tried them out and they do the best eyebrow job in the area. The owner is precise and can fix any other esthetician's mistakes. Although she's fairly fast with the waxing, plucking and trimming, my eyebrows always look great!! And the price is reasonable.

Pros: nicely shaped eyebrows

LeilaMeansu

05/03/2012

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ask for Kent to get the best look and services!! :)

during my vacation to l.a, i was extremely satisfied with the services and work done at nail services. It was a coincedence because I was living in one of the hotel around there and was recommended by several people to go there and get my nails done. The price was very reasonable and the person who did my nail, name Kent, he was amazing. I got a set of white and pink done, i was never satisfied like this. He was very patient, and did an extremely good job. Hopefully if i was ever to have a trip back to l.a, i would love to visit this place again!! So guys,,, ask for Kent to get the best look and services!! :)

Kiselevn085

04/24/2012

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Nail Service is on the top of my to-do-list

Whenever i received my hard-earned paycheck. Nail Service is on the top of my to-do-list. I have been coming here for the past 4 years. First, i came here for the simple manicure just to test out the salon. I was not completely happy but the people were nice and the environment was so cute that i gave it another try. The second time i had a french manicure with John and i was really happy. He was a perfectionist. Unfortunately, John got married and moved to another state. But then, there were many other girls that i did not try yet. So for the third time, i came back for both manicure and pedicure and was with my boyfriend. We had a long distance relationship and i wanted a place that could provide a sure nice service to treat him. We had Amy, Lynn, Lana and Jimmy. They gave us such good service that we have been regulars ever since. The salon has new services and many new different kind of polishes every month or so. I have tried all of them. The new gel manicure thing has got me hooked for almost a year. The color lasts on my nails for three weeks or more. I enjoyed the compliments for having nice nails all the time. Any way, i love this place. I could say more if i am not so tired of tying. So come and try for yourself. Oh, not yet, the gel thing, they have all the brand names. I like the Harmony, only $30 and lasts the same or even longer than the opi gel on me. Opi gel manicure is $35. The other more advance, organic gel is $45. But i am happy with the $30 one. The only problem is that i ran out of the Harmony colors. I wish Harmony has more colors. I made my nails more excited by having designs on top of the gel colors. Jennie worked the designs. She was such a cute, small girl and could do a very nice job. She worked on my eyebrows too. I like them.

behindthewheel

04/18/2012

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she have always been amazing

I have never been to any places where they can do such good nail arts. There's a nail technician there name Amy, she's amazing at her job. I love her 3d nail arts design. I can never get anything better anywhere else. Im always happy as i walk out, she have always been amazing.

leola20

03/12/2012

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Great Service

Outstanding service! best hair Stylist in town. Super clean and friendly!

jsmkat

08/08/2011

Overall
fabulous place

I love going here now to get calgel Mani and Pedi. I love that Emily takes good care of her customers. One thing I do suggest is that you don't have the guys do your fingernails because they are messy and don't do a good job. Ask for Emily or any one of the girls.

rosepetals2020

06/02/2011

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i love my manicure and more ..........

They are located within the yummy block of Japanese restaurants. I live about 10 miles away. I come here for Shabu Shabu, Tod, Hama Sushi and Nail Service.

1. High quality nail polishes, OPI, Essie, Orly.
2. High quality gel polishes: Calgel, IBD, OPI and Gellish. my gel manicure lasts 3 weeks and more. I tried them all, Harmony, OPI, IBD and Calgel gels. My favorite one is calgel. This one brand has more colors to choose from and more options on glitter and extensions.
3. SUPER CLEAN!!!! i appreciate this fact the most. I completely trust them to handle my hands and feet for cuticle care and beyond.
4. Nice people. They put my precious LV handbag :) up high or inside a basket, never on floor.
5. GREAT MANICURISTS. i had good results with Jimmy, John, Amy, Kelly, Ashley, and Jessica. There are a few other manicurists but i have not had the service with them yet.
6. GOOD PRICES. I pay $30 for manipedi, great value. Occasionally, I spend $35 for my gel manicure which lasts over 3 weeks.
7. Waxing is always good here as well. I always have Emily so i can't speak for others.

And lastly, parking is free with validations at the Weller Court underground parking.

pattitm

03/20/2011

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My nails must have!!!

Whenever i received my hard-earned paycheck. Nail Service is on the top of my to-do-list. I have been coming here for the past 4 years. First, i came here for the simple manicure just to test out the salon. I was not completely happy but the people were nice and the environment was so cute that i gave it another try. The second time i had a french manicure with John and i was really happy. He was a perfectionist. Unfortunately, John got married and moved to another state. But then, there were many other girls that i did not try yet. So for the third time, i came back for both manicure and pedicure and was with my boyfriend. We had a long distance relationship and i wanted a place that could provide a sure nice service to treat him. We had Amy, Lynn, Lana and Jimmy. They gave us such good service that we have been regulars ever since. The salon has new services and many new different kind of polishes every month or so. I have tried all of them. The new gel manicure thing has got me hooked for almost a year. The color lasts on my nails for three weeks or more. I enjoyed the compliments for having nice nails all the time. Any way, i love this place. I could say more if i am not so tired of tying. So come and try for yourself. Oh, not yet, the gel thing, they have all the brand names. I like the Harmony, only $30 and lasts the same or even longer than the opi gel on me. Opi gel manicure is $35. The other more advance, organic gel is $45. But i am happy with the $30 one. The only problem is that i ran out of the Harmony colors. I wish Harmony has more colors. I made my nails more excited by having designs on top of the gel colors. Jennie worked the designs. She was such a cute, small girl and could do a very nice job. She worked on my eyebrows too. I like them.

MereBear117

11/09/2010

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Great designs!

I tried this place after reading the rave reviews on Citysearch and I will definitely go back just with a little bit more direction with what I want. I absolutely love my nails and have gotten so many compliments! The manicurist was a little bit rough which was unfortunate, and though I didn't say anything she didn't stop filing when the side of my finger started to bleed - but nothing a little neosporin can't fix.

Also, be sure you understand the price of the design before you give the go ahead. I ended up paying more than I was expecting, but that's my fault for not clarifying the exact cost ahead of time and in the end I absolutely LOVE the work.

The women in the shop were very nice. I told them I was getting my nails done for my birthday party and they wished me many happy birthday.

All in all I would definitely recommend this place.

pinkkitty

08/04/2010

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great job will definitely come back

I have never been to any places where they can do such good nail arts. There's a nail technician there name Amy, she's amazing at her job. I love her 3d nail arts design. I can never get anything better anywhere else. Im always happy as i walk out, she have always been amazing.

mariesong

07/26/2010

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Wax

I just discovered the best place for my sensitive brazilian waxing. Got it done today. I give the girl an A rating for her waxing skill. It was much gentle and in my surprise, not at all hurt ;)
Huh??? it's supposed to hurt. That's what i always expect. But this time, uh uh, it was GREAT! beyond my expectation!
Try it, you won't be disappointed. I got Emily. But there are more than 3 waxers for bikini. I can't recommend others yet. I will know next time if Emily's busy.

kayle2121

12/03/2009

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Gel nails trouble shooting

Gel nails trouble shooting, you got to ask for Kent or Emily. They are patient and very accomodating. Though Kent is a more quiet guy. But i heard Emily is off for a while, so ask for Kent. I alternate between Kent and Emily. I am a real regular customer of Nail Service and i live quite far, Sherman Oaks. My husband did complain about the drive since there are so many salons around us. I am just very particular about nails and i know i can get a beautiful nail work done here. Trust me, ask for those people.

stinadaisy

12/02/2009

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very disappointed.

I really wanted this to be my new manicure place. I really did. We just moved here from NYC and I came to citysearch to find a highly-rated place to get my nails done. I have really weak nails and need to get wraps or gel to keep them at a decent length (not super long, but just long enough where a nice mani looks good). From the move, my nails were kind of a mess... different lengths, not manicured, splitting really low - so I told the guy who was going to do my mani to even the lengths out and do a full set of gel wraps. At the end - the lengths were ALL over the place - the shapes were all different (some were more rounded off, some were square) and the gel was really thick. Then - the wraps all started to pop off in less than a week! I was shocked. I've had wraps that have last 2 weeks before needing a touch-up. And I'm not really hard on my nails at all.... I swear one of the wraps came flying off and I was just putting on my sock! On to the pedi - it was ok... the polish lasted... but I had to rebuff the bottom of m feet the very next day... they were all peeling and scratchy. The place was clean and the people were cordial. I'm just not impressed with the staying power of the services. I will not be returning.

ningy

12/01/2009

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ethical, consistent, clean, artistic

come here very 2 weeks for the last 3 years, i have never been disappointed. I wear p&w nails and french on my toes. Every 2 months i would get a facial. I usually get my works done on the phone while they take care of my nails. I never have to check. I trust them totally. They are good at what they do, and they do it attentively, cleanly and artistically.

nickla

11/03/2009

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Solid job!

We bike here every few weeks. My wife is completely satisfied. As for myself, i have no complain. You guys surely will have a nice service on either your hands or feet or eyebrows, which my wife has them done once a month.

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