Ottawa’s Best Manicure (REALLY!)

I’m a recovering nail bitter. Yes I said it and it’s true. The only way I got over my “problem” was to go for consistent manicures, especially shellac or gel because it kept my brittle nails from breaking. I live right in the Byward Market, so getting a “well-priced, well-done” mani is something hard to find. I’ve had really expensive ones and I’ve had ones where I was a little nervous about the cleanliness of the salon. In the recent past I’ve ventured out to the “suburbs” with my girlfriends to score a cheap shellac mani. And even then it’s not that great.

The mystical nail salon that’s well-priced AND well-done, that I thought I’d never find. Well The Ten Spot in Westboro is definitely the answer to my prayers. Beautiful, friendly and extremely reasonable in price ($45!). They’ll even give you a Nespresso! What I like the most is that the franchise is owned by two lovely ladies, Kim & Carolyne, who were friends for a long while and then decided to leave their government jobs to start a business together. Cute right?

I hope you make it down to their Richmond Street locale, maybe you’ll get the Malaga Wine OPI polish just like me 🙂