New to the quaint yet trendy Old Town Pasadena, near the corner of Fair Oaks and Colorado, is Bellacures, hip in its own right with a casual-sheik look, feel and general ambiance. "Casual-sheik?", you say: chandeliers and giant mirrors with concrete floors and comfy arm chairs. Believe it or not, it works. As does the mixed music compilation of French pop and the Rat Pack. The location may prove a drawback, off the main drags, facing an alley, but in that neighborhood, perhaps there is no such thing as a bad location. Time will tell.
As for the services, ahhh...starting with the polish selection: a large collection of OPI and Essi, with a few China Glaze options; Gelish for gels. I partook of special offerings: the Awesome Threesome manicure and Awesome Threesome pedicure. The Awesome Threesome pedicure is well worth the $65 price tag and includes a sea salt scrub, clay mask and paraffin dip in addition to polish and typical pedicure fare. For a splurge on a pedi, I'm happy to recommend this service. An item to note: we've become accustomed to the spa jets and massaging chairs typical of so many salons. Not so at Bellacures. Comfy arm chairs with throw pillows and water tubs for feet are apparently all that's required because I did not miss the jets or chair massage in the least.
That same $65 price tag for the Awesome Threesome manicure did seem a bit steep. The gel manicure, paraffin dip and additional massage time were all amazing and truly an awesome threesome when grouped but didn't seem to be quite the same value as the Awesome Threesome pedi. Both sets of services included lots of attention to detail and experience.
So, would I go back? Already planning my next trip with mom and sis!
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*services provided courtesy of salon*