Carving a niche in the beauty world, nail spas—such as The Mani Pedi Spa in Gurugram—are here to give your hands and feet the exclusive pampering they deserve. By Rashima Nagpal
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of scheduling some ‘me’ time on a weekday evening. It comes with a sense of accomplishment, considering the constant struggle that work-life balance is. A post-work appointment at The Mani Pedi Spa got me thinking.
The nail spa is located right in the heart of buzzing Gurugram, near Galleria Market. I climb up the stairs to the first floor and walk in through the salon’s doors. At first glance, it comes across as the ideal spot to pamper yourself, and I feel I could become a regular. The spa is spacious and elegant, mildly aromatic, and lets in plenty of sunlight, thanks to picture windows. The best part—it is a salon minus the whirr of blow-dryers and the snip-snip of scissors. Now, all that remains on my checklist is the quality of service.
Typical to a nail salon, the platter of offerings at The Mani Pedi Spa comprises state-of- the-art nail extensions as well as enhancements, personalised nail art, a variety of manicures and pedicures, and even some newly introduced facial treatments. In the mood for something relaxing, I opt for the Spa Manicure and Spa Pedicure—the most elaborate hands and feet rituals on the menu. Think a generous cuticle cleanse, a warm soak, the cut of your choice, and a tidy file, followed by a sugar scrub, hydrating masque, gentle lotion application, and a rejuvenating massage. Ultimately, you (and your nails) come out shining.
Leena begins with my hands while Rodha takes care of my feet, and in a matter of 90 minutes, I have a fresh set of both! My restless self is not much for surrendering my limbs to beauty rituals that last more than half an hour, but perhaps for the first time, I feel like I could have even dozed off in the process, had a phone call not interrupted my sleepy reverie!
The verdict: Nail salons have arrived and are here to stay, especially if they are as chic as The Mani Pedi Spa, which not only offers a uniquely soothing experience, but also the luxury of exclusivity!
A combination of the Spa Manicure and Spa Pedicure finished off with a shellac shade of your choice that lasts through a long trip. And after you’re back from your travels, try a Cucumber Heel treatment and the signature BioLight Miracle facial that are sure to work wonders on your feet and face.