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Maryland's best nail salons by neighborhood

Maryland-- sometimes I feel as if Maryland is forgotten amongst D.C. and Virginia. But maybe that is just because I live in Virginia and work mostly in D.C. Anyway, Maryland this week is for you!

We have scoured the nail salons of Maryland to select the salons we think deserve some recognition. Treat yourself to a little pampering this weekend and try out one of these five salons.


DX Organic Nails & Spa: Organic nail salons seem to be all the craze right now and this nail salon does it all right! Dx Organic Salon is Organic Certified. All products that can be made organic for salon purposes - they've got it! Get a DX Organic Spa Mani for $23 or a DX Organic Spa Pedi for $42. Want to spend the day at the spa? Package it up with one of the spa's package options and receive a massage, facial, and mani/pedi. (7811 Old Georgetown Rd Bethesda, Md. 20814)

Silver Spring:

Lalu'a Nails Spa: Lalu'a can literally do any design your little heart desires to keep up with the current trends. Think cat eye polish, polish that changes color in the sun, they've got it all. When it comes to creativity, Lalu'a is your place. Choose from 11 reasonably priced manicures and pedicures and have a relaxing time. Select a mani/pedi package and save some money. (11921 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, Md. 20902)


Mirage Nails & Waxing: Forget regular gel nails, now it's all about powder gel! Powder gel is a safe alternative to regular gel polish with no need for a UV light. With three locations in the Rockville area, Mirage Nails is a must-go for Rockville residents. Get a powder gel full set for $48 or get a regular gel manicure for $37. (14933 Shady Grove Rd #C Rockville, Md. 20850; 11540 Rockville Pike #F Rockville, Md. 20852; 11610 Old Georgetown Rd Rockville, Md. 20852)


New York, New York Day Spa: Frederick Magazine named New York, New York the best nail salon of 2016 and we have to agree! New York, New York offers a full line of nail services including manicures, pedicures, acrylic and gel, paraffin treatments and gel polish. Nail services are a little pricey here, but the atmosphere and customer service make it worth it. Treat yo self! (1201 N Market St. Frederick, Md. 21701)


Phoenix Nails: This salon does not have a solid website, but by a quick glance at their Yelp page and a stop by the salon, you can tell people love the service at Phoenix Nails. You are handed a fresh unopened pack of tools before your service, so you can rest assured your tools weren't used on funky feet before you. A paraffin wax treatment is given with every mani and pedi for FREE and the prices are reasonable. The only tip from Yelp reviewers and myself is make sure to schedule an appointment because this place gets packed! (9625 Lost Knife Rd. Gaithersburg, Md. 20877)

Each week we’ll tackle a new category and new area and let you know which spot does it best in your neighborhood. Got suggestions? Just shoot an email to