Spa Nijoli & Salon, Methuen
Standout qualities: The nail stations, which offer everything from spa manicures to French, gel, and acrylic nails, are in the upstairs spa area, away from the hustle and bustle of the salon.
What’s unique: Nail care for everyone, including people on the go (choose the express manicure or pedicure); those looking for pampering (opt for the 45-minute seasonally themed nijoli mani/pedi or signature pedicure); guys (hand replenishment for men), and more.
What’s new: Special occasion gifting is easier thanks to spa nijoli & salon’s wishlist feature. Just enter an email address on their website, check off which services you’re wishing for, and hit “Send!”
116 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen, 978-682-9772, nijoli.com
Green Tangerine Spa & Salon, Peabody
What’s unique: Among their other nail offerings are the Sports Manicure and Sports Pedicure, which focus on hand and arm and foot and calf massages, respectively, as well as cuticle and nail care.
Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody, 978-538-0100, greentangerinespa.com