Polish Me Pretty: The Haute 5 Manis/Pedis in Chicago

Mojo Spa

I almost hate giving up this secret since it is already near impossible to get an appointment, but if you want decadence, Mojo is where you go go. With killer homemade scrubs like the Sugar Daddy, Hot Momma (my personal favorite, a delicious apple cinnamon Shanti Spice Scrub) or the ultimate Diva Deluxe, your nails are in for bliss. Mojo also offers a complimentary Beauty Brunch on Sundays with any package. Pajama Night is the first Friday of the month (boasting free facials and a dessert bar) and has been featured in In Style magazine. The manager, George, is a fantastic diva and will be your next gay best friend. And as if you needed another reason to go, your treatment includes cake or a pastry.

Mojo Spa is located at 1468 North Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

You know this hotel does luxury right and the spa is no exception. The Ultimate Rose is one of their most popular packages and features organic brown sugar and avocado oil scrub, paraffin and shea butter balm infused with Moroccan rose and patchouli oils. Looking to feel revitalized? Try the all-natural blend of pink grapefruit, sweet orange, and ginger. After your spa experience, enjoy a dip in the adjacent pool and whirlpool.

The Spa at the Four Seasons is located at 160 East Pearson St. in Water Tower Place in Chicago.

Spa Nail City

If all you want is a good old fashioned no chip, no fills mani, hit up Spa Nail City. As one of the highest rated salon in the city, the comments here are nothing short of fantastic and consistent—clean, amazing job, and great staff. Plus, a parking lot and a Starbucks next door. What more do you need?

Spa Nail City is located at 4151 W Peterson Ave. in Chicago.

Spa Space

Considered one of the most progressive Chicago spas, Spa Space has received numerous accolades and awards for its distinguished service. The “Happy Feet” uber-Pedicure includes everything you could dream up to delight your senses while transforming every body part from the knees down. The treatment includes an aromatherapy soak, warming scrub, eucalyptus cooling treatment mask, hot towels, paraffin dip, extended massage, and more. Feeling frisky? Request the Pedicure Suite which accommodates two guests. And bring a bottle of wine—they provide the glassware.

Spa Space is located at 161 N. Canal St. in Chicago

Tiffani Kim Institute

Crackberry syndrome? TKI’s got the cure. The exclusive Blackberry Manicure was created to reduce or eliminate the side effects associated with the excessive text messaging in today’s fast paced, smart phone world. This special treatment helps relieve stiffening of the finger joints due excessive texting or typing. Spa 2.0.

The Tiffani Kim Institute is located at 10 W. Superior St. in Chicago.