Main Attraction Nail & Spa

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Clean, relaxing, affordable nail care on Main Street. Quality nail polishes and fast and friendly service. Tips are appreciated in cash.

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★★★★★

Clean, relaxing, affordable nail care on Main Street. Quality nail polishes and fast and friendly service. Tips are appreciated in cash.

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Ever heard of "you get what you pay for"? Sure, $18 sounds pretty rad for a Brazilian wax, but wouldn't you rather pay a little more and not get a STAPH INFECTION?! I had been receiving waxes here twice a month for about 4 months. What I

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★★★★★

Ever heard of "you get what you pay for"? Sure, $18 sounds pretty rad for a Brazilian wax, but wouldn't you rather pay a little more and not get a STAPH INFECTION?! I had been receiving waxes here twice a month for about 4 months. What I

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I've come here several times for mani-pedi, even brought out of town friends - my treat- and always felt it was clean and the workers were competant.
The last time I was there it was on a weekday evening, (daytime during week was always better) the couple who worked on me gave it strictly a lick and a promise - total lack of workmanship. It wasn't packed, I've seen it busier. Maybe because I opted for clear nail polish... their approach was very slap-dash. It was 10 minutes, tops. they spent no time on any step. I felt cheated.

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★★☆☆☆

I've come here several times for mani-pedi, even brought out of town friends - my treat- and always felt it was clean and the workers were competant.
The last time I was there it was on a weekday evening, (daytime during week was always better) the couple who worked on me gave it strictly a lick and a promise - total lack of workmanship. It wasn't packed, I've seen it busier. Maybe because I opted for clear nail polish... their approach was very slap-dash. It was 10 minutes, tops. they spent no time on any step. I felt cheated.

Pros: Fast and cheap

Cons: too fast - lately serivce has fallen off!

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Not only did I get a sloppy bumpy gel fill, but when i went to show the owner, Johnny, he was very defensive and unapologetic. He could have easily made the situation a lot less awkward were it not for his terrible customer service. they were very argumentative and tried to tell me that was the way my nails were supposed to look. also, they spoke in their native tongue in front of me, about me.....sooooo rude. i'm shocked at the way this easily fixable situation was poorly handled. don't waste your hard earned money at this overpriced place unless you want a poor job done and want to be treated like crap.

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★☆☆☆☆

Not only did I get a sloppy bumpy gel fill, but when i went to show the owner, Johnny, he was very defensive and unapologetic. He could have easily made the situation a lot less awkward were it not for his terrible customer service. they were very argumentative and tried to tell me that was the way my nails were supposed to look. also, they spoke in their native tongue in front of me, about me.....sooooo rude. i'm shocked at the way this easily fixable situation was poorly handled. don't waste your hard earned money at this overpriced place unless you want a poor job done and want to be treated like crap.

Cons: bad customer service and poor job done on nails, overpriced

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I have been going to Linda for bikini and brazillian waxing for almost a year now. I refer her to everyone I know and several of my friends drive from Long Beach and the valley just to have her do their brazillians. She quick, painless (as painless as a full brazillian can be!) and very professional. The price is only $18! I highly highly recommend Linda!

I've had mani-pedi's done there occasionally when I'm pressed for time. They are very fast but I prefer to go to another shop that takes their time pampering me for manicure and pedicures.

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★★★★☆

I have been going to Linda for bikini and brazillian waxing for almost a year now. I refer her to everyone I know and several of my friends drive from Long Beach and the valley just to have her do their brazillians. She quick, painless (as painless as a full brazillian can be!) and very professional. The price is only $18! I highly highly recommend Linda!

I've had mani-pedi's done there occasionally when I'm pressed for time. They are very fast but I prefer to go to another shop that takes their time pampering me for manicure and pedicures.

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I do not need a pedi for 3-4 weeks when I go here. The polish does not chip :)

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★★★★☆

I do not need a pedi for 3-4 weeks when I go here. The polish does not chip :)

Pros: fast, inexpensive, good quality

Cons: crowded evenings & wknds - go during day if u can

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mani pedi's are only 20 bucks (yes for both) not 25, and if you only want to tip 20 percent that is two dollars for each person making it a total of 24 dollars for a mani pedi. a bargain anywhere!!! i tip 5 for each just because they are awesome and fast and with that it comes out to 30 total and that is still a great deal for a good and fast mani pedi. so the truth is: 20 dollars for a time efficient mani pedi and yes, two tips but not a big deal on 10 dollars each. and offering the 10 dollar foot massage or hand massage each time is not annoying. you just politely say yes please or no thanks.

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★★★★★

mani pedi's are only 20 bucks (yes for both) not 25, and if you only want to tip 20 percent that is two dollars for each person making it a total of 24 dollars for a mani pedi. a bargain anywhere!!! i tip 5 for each just because they are awesome and fast and with that it comes out to 30 total and that is still a great deal for a good and fast mani pedi. so the truth is: 20 dollars for a time efficient mani pedi and yes, two tips but not a big deal on 10 dollars each. and offering the 10 dollar foot massage or hand massage each time is not annoying. you just politely say yes please or no thanks.

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I guess the appeal of this place is the price, but I agree with the other reviewers. It was rushed and a very cursory job. I wish I had done it myself and saved $20. But maybe just I'm spoiled by Bloomie's in NYC.

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★★☆☆☆

I guess the appeal of this place is the price, but I agree with the other reviewers. It was rushed and a very cursory job. I wish I had done it myself and saved $20. But maybe just I'm spoiled by Bloomie's in NYC.

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OK so, you definitely cant beat a mani/pedi for $20 BUT its a little scary to go here. Ive chanced it maybe 3 times... they cut me every single time. The last time I went, the lady cut 4 different toes during my pedicure- I wish I was lying. The other scary part is, cleanliness is not their top priority. I ended up telling my manicurist not to even bother with my cuticles after I watched her take her clippers etc. out of a box CLEARLY marked "dirty" (again, I wish I was lying). Their top priority is actually getting clients in and out of there as fast as possible... and i mean fast. My nails and toes looked nice after leaving here but for me, its not worth the risk. I wont go back.

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★★☆☆☆

OK so, you definitely cant beat a mani/pedi for $20 BUT its a little scary to go here. Ive chanced it maybe 3 times... they cut me every single time. The last time I went, the lady cut 4 different toes during my pedicure- I wish I was lying. The other scary part is, cleanliness is not their top priority. I ended up telling my manicurist not to even bother with my cuticles after I watched her take her clippers etc. out of a box CLEARLY marked "dirty" (again, I wish I was lying). Their top priority is actually getting clients in and out of there as fast as possible... and i mean fast. My nails and toes looked nice after leaving here but for me, its not worth the risk. I wont go back.

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I would not recommend this place if you are looking for quality, good sanitation, and competence.

I called Main Attraction to inquire about silk nail refills and was told that they provided the service. I went there during the week and was seated for service. I have had silk wraps and silk service for approximately two and one half years. The technician at MA had no idea what he was doing; it was obvious that he was not competent with silk nails. His equipment was obviously unsanitary and when told that the towel he was using on the table was wet he shook his head "yes". . . after the 4th nail, I had had enough and asked for a competent technician. I got another technician who was better but more interested in fast money than quality. She told me that people in Santa Monica don't get silk because it is too expensive and that she only did one or two each week (not a good way to maintain competency). In short, my nails looked like a six year old did them - even the polish was not properly applied (all over my cuticiles that were not addressed).

This place is definitely a nail mill, not a salon. Feel free to go here if you just want a quick, cheap, and questionable sanitary service. If you want quality service, I would recommend that you find somewhere else to get your service.

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★☆☆☆☆

I would not recommend this place if you are looking for quality, good sanitation, and competence.

I called Main Attraction to inquire about silk nail refills and was told that they provided the service. I went there during the week and was seated for service. I have had silk wraps and silk service for approximately two and one half years. The technician at MA had no idea what he was doing; it was obvious that he was not competent with silk nails. His equipment was obviously unsanitary and when told that the towel he was using on the table was wet he shook his head "yes". . . after the 4th nail, I had had enough and asked for a competent technician. I got another technician who was better but more interested in fast money than quality. She told me that people in Santa Monica don't get silk because it is too expensive and that she only did one or two each week (not a good way to maintain competency). In short, my nails looked like a six year old did them - even the polish was not properly applied (all over my cuticiles that were not addressed).

This place is definitely a nail mill, not a salon. Feel free to go here if you just want a quick, cheap, and questionable sanitary service. If you want quality service, I would recommend that you find somewhere else to get your service.

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You really can't beat the price. The salon is clean and efficient (maybe a little too efficient?) and you really can get in an out quickly. They have a lot of operators, and some are better than others, but for a $20 mani/pedi you really can't complain too much. You might get a perfunctory smile but more likely a brusque word or two from the operator. But at the end of the day you're really not there for the conversation. I see in some reviews that people got a hard sell for other services but I've never experienced that there and I've been going twice a month for years! The reason they are getting 4 stars rather than 5 is that they can sometimes be too quick and don't take the time to really make sure you're satisfied. Word to the wise: Friday is the busiest day there.

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★★★★☆

You really can't beat the price. The salon is clean and efficient (maybe a little too efficient?) and you really can get in an out quickly. They have a lot of operators, and some are better than others, but for a $20 mani/pedi you really can't complain too much. You might get a perfunctory smile but more likely a brusque word or two from the operator. But at the end of the day you're really not there for the conversation. I see in some reviews that people got a hard sell for other services but I've never experienced that there and I've been going twice a month for years! The reason they are getting 4 stars rather than 5 is that they can sometimes be too quick and don't take the time to really make sure you're satisfied. Word to the wise: Friday is the busiest day there.

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This review is ONLY for the Mani/Pedi service for $20. I have gotten other services done but feel they are overpriced.

The BEST deal at Main Attraction is a Spa Mani/Pedi for $20. I only know of the deal on Saturdays so I am not sure if its all week long.... Anyway, everytime I go in, the place is packed but even with the wait, I am out of there in less than 35 minutes. This is great for me because I usually have a lot to do on Saturdays.

I have to agree and say that everytime I got for my mani/Pedi, I feel rushed but you cant beat the price!! Seriously, I will usually pay $25-$35 for just a pedicure at a place and I dont always get great service there, either!

I would recommend this place to anyone......heck, I brought my Mom here for Mother's day and she loved it!!

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★★★★★

This review is ONLY for the Mani/Pedi service for $20. I have gotten other services done but feel they are overpriced.

The BEST deal at Main Attraction is a Spa Mani/Pedi for $20. I only know of the deal on Saturdays so I am not sure if its all week long.... Anyway, everytime I go in, the place is packed but even with the wait, I am out of there in less than 35 minutes. This is great for me because I usually have a lot to do on Saturdays.

I have to agree and say that everytime I got for my mani/Pedi, I feel rushed but you cant beat the price!! Seriously, I will usually pay $25-$35 for just a pedicure at a place and I dont always get great service there, either!

I would recommend this place to anyone......heck, I brought my Mom here for Mother's day and she loved it!!

Pros: Price :)

Cons: Pushy Sales people

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Brought my girlfriend and her daughter for a manicure/pedicure. Service was extremely rushed. They tried to upsell multiple services, when girlfriend said no, they continued to pressure her to take more treatments. After receiving less than average manicure, proceeded to give 15% tip anyway. The attendant acted like she was offended at the tip. NOT RECOMMENDED!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Brought my girlfriend and her daughter for a manicure/pedicure. Service was extremely rushed. They tried to upsell multiple services, when girlfriend said no, they continued to pressure her to take more treatments. After receiving less than average manicure, proceeded to give 15% tip anyway. The attendant acted like she was offended at the tip. NOT RECOMMENDED!!!

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If you like to be in and out of the nail salon this is your place. For $20 you get to sit in the spa chair and get a manicure and pedicure done at the same time while being massaged by the chair. I get a simple manicure and pedicure no acrylics and they are great!

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★★★★★

If you like to be in and out of the nail salon this is your place. For $20 you get to sit in the spa chair and get a manicure and pedicure done at the same time while being massaged by the chair. I get a simple manicure and pedicure no acrylics and they are great!

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I'm only reviewing for Hannah who I went to sooo many times for a Brazilian wax. I haven't gotten anything else done there. It's only $18 and she does a WONDERFUL job. Clean and thorough and most importantly, QUICK! Like 20 minutes tops. I feel I owe her a review since I've came to her time and time again. There's a bit of a language barrier but it caused no problems whatsoever. She's sucha sweet person. I always made sure to give her a 22% (or more) tip. Sadly the distance is too much for me and driving from Pasadena (I know, I'm crazy right?) is starting to feel like it's a little too ridiculous. I'm frantically searching in my own city for a place that comes close to this price w/o any scary experiences...

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★★★★★

I'm only reviewing for Hannah who I went to sooo many times for a Brazilian wax. I haven't gotten anything else done there. It's only $18 and she does a WONDERFUL job. Clean and thorough and most importantly, QUICK! Like 20 minutes tops. I feel I owe her a review since I've came to her time and time again. There's a bit of a language barrier but it caused no problems whatsoever. She's sucha sweet person. I always made sure to give her a 22% (or more) tip. Sadly the distance is too much for me and driving from Pasadena (I know, I'm crazy right?) is starting to feel like it's a little too ridiculous. I'm frantically searching in my own city for a place that comes close to this price w/o any scary experiences...

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I'm only reviewing for Hannah who I went to sooo many times for a Brazilian wax. I haven't gotten anything else done there. It's only $18 and she does a WONDERFUL job. Clean and thorough and most importantly, QUICK! Like 20 minutes tops. I feel I owe her a review since I've came to her time and time again. There's a bit of a language barrier but it caused no problems whatsoever. She's sucha sweet person. I always made sure to give her a 22% (or more) tip. Sadly the distance is too much for me and driving from Pasadena (I know, I'm crazy right?) is starting to feel like it's a little too ridiculous. I'm frantically searching in my own city for a place that comes close to this price w/o any scary experiences... (Not that I've had any yet)

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★★★★★

I'm only reviewing for Hannah who I went to sooo many times for a Brazilian wax. I haven't gotten anything else done there. It's only $18 and she does a WONDERFUL job. Clean and thorough and most importantly, QUICK! Like 20 minutes tops. I feel I owe her a review since I've came to her time and time again. There's a bit of a language barrier but it caused no problems whatsoever. She's sucha sweet person. I always made sure to give her a 22% (or more) tip. Sadly the distance is too much for me and driving from Pasadena (I know, I'm crazy right?) is starting to feel like it's a little too ridiculous. I'm frantically searching in my own city for a place that comes close to this price w/o any scary experiences... (Not that I've had any yet)

Pros: Price and Hannah's skill :)

Cons: Distance (for me)

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I came in with a black toe nail. My leg/foot shoot the next day was for a shoe company that specifically asked for clear nail polish. A technician named Sang did an amazing job. Sure it took 4 coats of "surely ivory" color to cover my toe and I endured some pointing when quite a few technicians came over to look at my black toenail, but she did an amazing job without a fuss. I will have to ask for her again to do my pedicure. I'm thinking red next time.

In general, Main Attraction has always been exceptionally good to me. The price for a mani-pedi is only $20 and their french polish has always been good by my standards. Plus they are fast fast fast! Even with four coats of polish...

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★★★★★

I came in with a black toe nail. My leg/foot shoot the next day was for a shoe company that specifically asked for clear nail polish. A technician named Sang did an amazing job. Sure it took 4 coats of "surely ivory" color to cover my toe and I endured some pointing when quite a few technicians came over to look at my black toenail, but she did an amazing job without a fuss. I will have to ask for her again to do my pedicure. I'm thinking red next time.

In general, Main Attraction has always been exceptionally good to me. The price for a mani-pedi is only $20 and their french polish has always been good by my standards. Plus they are fast fast fast! Even with four coats of polish...

Pros: $20 mani/pedi, fast, Sang!, walk ins welcome

Cons: too fast for a good long "Spa-like" nail treatment

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DON'T go here! i was reminded how much i dislike this place when i went to redeem a gift certificate recently. it is ALWAYS crowded which means they are rushing you in and out as fast as they can. i don't know about you but i hope for a relaxing pampering session when i get manis/pedis & this couldn't be any farther from that. they do one run over with the pumice and the massage is also weak. i would say with a 10 minute wait (even if you have an appt.) you are there for a total of 30 minutes for a mani/ped. its loud, polish colors are limited & unorganized, and the employees are lined up on the side ready to pick up the next guest...kind of weird. pass on this place, there are several better ones on main st. and my favorite is just over Ocean Park hill in the Albertsons lot called Lynns Nail Boutique. Now they are good!

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DON'T go here! i was reminded how much i dislike this place when i went to redeem a gift certificate recently. it is ALWAYS crowded which means they are rushing you in and out as fast as they can. i don't know about you but i hope for a relaxing pampering session when i get manis/pedis & this couldn't be any farther from that. they do one run over with the pumice and the massage is also weak. i would say with a 10 minute wait (even if you have an appt.) you are there for a total of 30 minutes for a mani/ped. its loud, polish colors are limited & unorganized, and the employees are lined up on the side ready to pick up the next guest...kind of weird. pass on this place, there are several better ones on main st. and my favorite is just over Ocean Park hill in the Albertsons lot called Lynns Nail Boutique. Now they are good!

Cons: mostly everything

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Fast & inexpensive--$20 for a manicure/pedicure; $10 for eyebrow waxing. Very friendly staff.
Always call ahead of time, even if you want the appointment in the next 30 minutes. They can usually accommodate you pretty fast.

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★★★★★

Fast & inexpensive--$20 for a manicure/pedicure; $10 for eyebrow waxing. Very friendly staff.
Always call ahead of time, even if you want the appointment in the next 30 minutes. They can usually accommodate you pretty fast.

Pros: inexpensive, fast, no appointment needed

Cons: sometimes a long wait; crowded

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I always drop in here once a month to get my eyebrows waxed. They're always quick and thorough (sometimes a little too thorough, but good if you want your eyebrows a bit thinner) plus the price can't be beat.

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★★★★☆

I always drop in here once a month to get my eyebrows waxed. They're always quick and thorough (sometimes a little too thorough, but good if you want your eyebrows a bit thinner) plus the price can't be beat.

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Main Attration is one of several nail salons on Main that are very assembly line - get in, get out, and gets the job done for cheap. They do have the nice vibrating chairs but the pedicurists are always pushing to sell you the $10 leg massage which I find annoying.

PROS: Very fast and cheap
CONS:

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★★★☆☆

Main Attration is one of several nail salons on Main that are very assembly line - get in, get out, and gets the job done for cheap. They do have the nice vibrating chairs but the pedicurists are always pushing to sell you the $10 leg massage which I find annoying.

PROS: Very fast and cheap
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I've had a good experiences here. It can be crowded (wait can be up to 1/2 hour on a busy day) but I think it's worth the wait. They have massage chairs for you to sit in if you get a mani/pedi. Prices are reasonable - $20 for mani/pedi, a few bucks more if you want your nails frenched or buffed. My friend had one once where a couple of her nails were shaped slightly crooked (they fixed it after she pointed it out) but aside from that, most of the technicians are great. They have always been friendly (although of course, they may chit chat about you in their native languages once in a while - it's funny when they find out you speak the same language too). If you want to host a birthday/bachelorette thing there, you can reserve chairs and bring your own champage.

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★★★★☆

I've had a good experiences here. It can be crowded (wait can be up to 1/2 hour on a busy day) but I think it's worth the wait. They have massage chairs for you to sit in if you get a mani/pedi. Prices are reasonable - $20 for mani/pedi, a few bucks more if you want your nails frenched or buffed. My friend had one once where a couple of her nails were shaped slightly crooked (they fixed it after she pointed it out) but aside from that, most of the technicians are great. They have always been friendly (although of course, they may chit chat about you in their native languages once in a while - it's funny when they find out you speak the same language too). If you want to host a birthday/bachelorette thing there, you can reserve chairs and bring your own champage.

Pros: Reasonable price, Friendly

Cons: Can have a wait

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Main Attraction Nail Spa located in Santa Monica on Main Street is always packed. Women with their pants rolled up sitting erect means only one thing: they are getting a pedicure. This nail salon occasionally offers a great combo deal of getting a manicure/pedicure for only $25.00 Two different people work on you at the same time; one slaving over your toes; the other looking after your hands. As you sit in a large vibrating chair that massages your back, you then realize you will have to tip two people instead of one and suddenly your bargain mani/pedi starts to feel more full-priced. The good news is that you are done twice as fast and immediately sent to the drying table where you sit on a picnic style bench next to a sixteen year old that looks like a mini-Paris Hilton and a 45 year old man who speaks like one. Bottom line: we're all worth it- just watch the tip!

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★★★★☆

Main Attraction Nail Spa located in Santa Monica on Main Street is always packed. Women with their pants rolled up sitting erect means only one thing: they are getting a pedicure. This nail salon occasionally offers a great combo deal of getting a manicure/pedicure for only $25.00 Two different people work on you at the same time; one slaving over your toes; the other looking after your hands. As you sit in a large vibrating chair that massages your back, you then realize you will have to tip two people instead of one and suddenly your bargain mani/pedi starts to feel more full-priced. The good news is that you are done twice as fast and immediately sent to the drying table where you sit on a picnic style bench next to a sixteen year old that looks like a mini-Paris Hilton and a 45 year old man who speaks like one. Bottom line: we're all worth it- just watch the tip!

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