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Oh I miss my Paradise found. Visiting from NY, we stayed at the St. Regis, and enjoyed our stay in SF. In need of a pedicure before a wedding, I was told the best in town is Polished Lounge. After a short walk, I was seated and treated to the best pedicure ever - the Paradise Found. The thorough pampering and graceful treatment was far above any pedicure I've had in NY or LA, even in a day spa. This salon is truly special in so many ways, including their very cute gift boutique. Apparently, they've also been voted the best by a couple of magazines. Well deserved. Back to my NY Times, sipping cappuccino, with my feet up on the ottoman, still looking good a week later, I wish I was still at that quaint little salon, wtih those graceful ladies going at my little toes :)
I'm Sorry, the service was just NOT GOOD!!!!!.
I have had a lot of pedicure's in my day and this one was awful! Yes the atmosphere is cute and quaint but the service was awful! I brought a whole group of g-friends (8) in for my sister's bachelorette party and we all got the Mani/pedi combo for $50. (including mandatory $10 gratuity which in my opinion made the service even worse!) Some of the ladies were friendly, the hostess definately was, but the woman who did my m/p was not at all nice, let alone a good service provider. She kept grabbing my leg and pushing it to stay straight up in the footrest. Excuse me for wanting to relax during my pedicure! and she barely even serviced my heals and pads. I regularly get a better service at Grand Nails in Oakland! for half the price and the people there are lovely and nice! imagine that?
enough ranting, I just dont want others to go there thinking it is going to be the "best pedicure in town" and be totally disappointed like I was (and the majority of my party). Cute goes a long way, but the bottom line is I wanted a good Manicure and Pedicure that would last through the weekend for my sister's wedding. I had to go to Grand Nails on Wednesday because my manicure was already trashed. (i was at polished on a sunday, pathetic!)
thats my two cents.
Perfect 10. I really can't explain how great this place is... Polished Lounge is the best day spa EVER! I've been to a lot of places that are overpriced hoping to find what I found at this place for a lot less than other salons. From the time I walked into Polished Lounge I was impressed. It's absolutely adorable and impeccable. The Brazilian wax is as painless as they get. Sophia is really sweet and makes an otherwise extremely awkward and painful procedure very comfortable by helping you breathe and talking to you the whole time. Unlike other places I've gone to, I spent most of my time with her laughing instead of crying. She's the GREATEST! I followed up my braxilian with a pedicure which was sooooooo relaxing. My friends and I got the paradise found pedicure and found that it was worth every single cent and more. These girls really know what they're doing. The icing on the cake is that when we left we smelled wonderful. I don't know if it was the warm scented back pillow, the delicious strawberry tea, the foot baths, the warm lotion that they massaged our legs with, the rose petals, or the white tea foot masks, but the place in no way smells like a nail salon or leaves you smelling like one. There is no sales pressure but once you're there you'll want everything and every service. In short, GO TO POLISHED LOUNGE... you won't regret it. I can't wait to go back.
I had the best experience today. Great service...I felt like a princess. The atmosphere is relaxing and charming. I thought I had good experiences at ZaZa...but this is better by far in all regards. If you go on a weekend you can park right at the front door!
I'll definitely be a regular client.
Cutest nail place!. I love this place! It is so cute! It is really well decorated and smells like flowers, not nail polish. You sit in plush chairs instead of the spa chairs and get to choose a scent for your pedicure bath. I was so relaxed sitting there with my cup of tea and listening to ella fitzgerald. As soon as I left I called my girlfriends and told them that I have to take them there!
Hands down the BEST place to go for a mani/pedi party. My girlfriends and I decided to have our mani/pedi party at the Polished Lounge and we have ALL agreed that it was truly an experience. Pauline and her staff were exceptional and the service we received (down to the details) were truly above and beyond other mani/pedi shops where they just sit you down on the spa chairs and let the chairs do the work. The pedi treatments in the basins with rose petals and fragrant powders were a nice touch. My mani/pedi both lasted for weeks and endured even the tough gardening work. We will return... and VERY soon!
I pledge my allegiance to Polished Lounge....
I've been coming to Polished Lounge for over a year now, and I'm a die hard fan of the place. From the abundance of 'goodies' (like jewelry, skincare products, luscious lip treats, and handbags) to pick from in the front of the store, to the absolutely delightful staff, you can never get enough. If you're looking to get your first Brazilian, or are just looking for a comfortable place to have your general waxing services done, this is definitely the spot. Pauline and her girls are super nice. The atmosphere of the store is divine because once you sit in one of the comfy plush chairs, soaking your toes in the pretty basins with lemon slices, rose petals, and delicious scented bon bon soaps...you're simply in heaven.
The area is redeveloping, so don't expect the looks of King St., or Union St. just yet because of the Bay Bridge work. Take it from someone who lives up the block, the street parking is fine. This isn't one of those uber commercialized places that I'd take just ANYONE to. It's a special spot, one that I'd reserve to bring JUST the VIP status folks in my life.
Hope you all enjoy this spot as much as I do...
Such a cute place!!. After reading the glowing reviews here, I thought I'd give this place a try. And, the reviews were spot-on. This place is adorable and the people are so nice! Great pedicure and a fabulous foot massage. Calm, pretty, relaxing environment--perfect for a pedi during lunchtime to get away from the office. Also, cute things/jewelry on sale. I'll definitely be coming back...with friends next time!
What a delightful experience. We had a girly party the day before my wedding, and the staff made us feel so comfortable. They set up the food we brought and served us while we enjoyed the most luxurious manis and pedis I've had in the city. The atmosphere and the service where top notch. Thank you for making our day so enjoyable. It's a week and a half later and my toes still look great even after hiking through a rainforest and swimming in the ocean. I have and will continue to recommend Polished Lounge to all my friends.
The best party we ever had. I just moved to SOMA, and found this gem. It was my girlfriend's birthday, and we wanted to surprise her. I spoke with Pauline at Polished Lounge and she fit us in between two other parties that day, and coordinated the whole thing for me - appetizers, cake, chilled champagne...the works. I didn't lift a finger. On the day of the party, the birthday girl was blown away by the surprise and the beautiful production. The ten of us were treated to multiple treatments and even a massage for the birthday girl. The Polished Lounge party is still the talk of the town. You guys rock...We'll be back
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