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What do flaunting strappy espadrilles and snuggling in bed with your significant other have in common? Having soft, smooth, pretty feet make both that much better. So whether it’s a pretty pedicure or a sole renewal that you need, trust the team at Nail Palace to take the extra step with tender loving care.


Unlike your traditional pedicures that, more often than not, just focus on the toenails, the Classic Pedicure here takes a more holistic approach, incorporating steps that make you feel like you’re at a foot spa. Your treatment starts off with a foot soak, to which the therapist may add an antifungal pill, should you have any infections in need of treating. The warm soak helps to cleanse feet, and soften rough spots around the heels and balls of your feet, which are then gently but thoroughly exfoliated. You can also add a Sole Renewal Treatment that helps to smooth out thickened, callused areas, and repair dry and cracked heels.


The work on your toenails begins with pain-free, precise cuticle trimming, then careful cleaning, cutting and buffing to avoid ingrown nails, leaving them shiny and healthylooking. The nail technician then delivers a quick but effective massage to condition the skin and relax the limbs as you pick out your perfect shade of lacquer.


With 21 outlets conveniently distributed across the island, Nail Palace is often able to accommodate last-minute bookings. Its nail technicians also boast swift fingers that complete the pedicure session in 60 minutes tops, even for more elaborate nail art. Speed, however, doesn’t affect the quality, with paint jobs here remaining vibrant and chip-free for at least two weeks—something that doesn’t happen often for nongel nails. It reflects the level of service and care you can expect at this 18-year-old salon chain, where attention is lavished on your feet and nails to ensure they are primped to perfection.

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Classic Pedicure (from $42.80 for 60 minutes) is available at Nail Palace, #B1-64 Ang Mo Kio Hub (tel: 6555 2526); #03-01 Bugis+ (tel: 6634 0018); #02-17 Eastpoint Mall (tel: 6789 7672); #02-33 Junction 8 (tel: 6397 5901); and #03-26C Jurong Point (tel: 6794 7953). For more information, visit