I like tracking down interesting new places on my travels, so when I was looking for a mani/pedi last time I was in San Francisco, I ripped out a tiny mention of Revel Spa from a local free mag I found in my hotel room at the San Francisco InterCon, and grabbed a cab over to just past the Haight, to the south side of Golden Gate Park.
euf – my feet were in need of proper attention. Blotchy from a fake tan testing disaster, in need of buffing and polishing after a London winter, they were the ultimate test for my beautician. Not only was I really, really impressed with everything at Revel, from the cheery staff, to the hygiene and cleanliness of the salon, my mani/pedi was one of the best that I’ve had on the West Coast.
I paid $45+tip for the mani/pedi, which is at the expensive end for what I usually pay in America (my usual place in Manhattan is $20+ tip), but Revel is about twenty times nicer than my New York hole in the wall place, so here you truly DO get what you pay for. (And more – because they bring you delicious complimentary tea too.)
It’s always lovely to find an array of varnishes from Zoya, Butter London and Chanel in a salon, and I went, rather obviously, for Chanel’s Particuliere on my fingers.
1315 7th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122-2507, United States