It's RECESS Time! Taking a Break at Recess Nail Salon in LA!
I have heard about RECESS Organic Nail Spa for a while but had never been there.
I don’t know what slowed me down– maybe I was just wondering what could be so special about a nail salon. Well now I know because I can’t believe how relaxed I was when I got done with my manicure & pedicure at RECESS and how impressed I was with the amazing attention to details like comfortable chairs, taking the time to do the services right.
The entire salon is eco-friendly, sustainable, highly involved in health practices– meaning they use an autoclave to sterilize all their instruments.
Here’s what Recess says sets them apart from the other nail salons– and I really agree with everything they say!
Autoclave all metal implements – Medical grade sanitation used in hospitals, to prevent the spread of fungus, infections and viruses that are commonly spread through nail salons, such as Hepatitis C and Staph Infection
Never Re-Use Files, Foot Files, Buffers, Orangewood Sticks and Pedicure Liners
Use Pedicure Basins w/Liners – to eliminate unsanitary conditions that exist when using a “spa pedicure” chair with a hot tub. Imagine the ring around your bathtub and how clean you can get that without harsh bleach?
Superior Ventilation System – Will recycle the air frequently, so you aren’t breathing other peoples’ nail filings or inhaling toxic fumes.
No Parabens – Parabens are a synthetic preservative linked to breast cancer and reproductive problems found in most household toiletries. Women should take caution.
No “Big 3” Toxins– DBP, Toluene, & Formaldehyde
DBP – Dibutyl Phthalate makes nail polish flexible but has adverse effects on the development of the reproductive tract in males. It is already banned in Europe
Toluene – is a nervous system toxin that helps nail polish go on evenly
Formaldehyde – is detrimental to your lungs, throat and nose, but is used to harden polish and prevent chipping. *Some labels state that formaldehyde isn’t added as an ingredient; however, the polish still contains a “formaldehyde resin”
Customized Treatments – Each client gets to customize their treatment of soaks, lotions, scrubs, and essential oils in the scent of their choice. Technicians will analyze their skin and nail condition and recommend the perfect combination for each client.
Organic Products – Recess’ line of products are used during services and are derived from natural and organic ingredients
Superior Nail Technicians – Only the most professional and experienced technicians are employed to customize services for each client.
Fluent in English – Our technicians speak fluent English so you can communicate your spa needs comfortably.
Privacy Option – Clients have the luxury of closing the drapery between service chairs in order to relax in private
This is one of the strongest points about Recess! Their service is superb and really excells other nail spas.
Environmentally Friendly Construction – The space is designed with recycled materials and a sustainable design to reduce environmental impact so you can feel good about yourself on the inside as well as the outside
What I love about Recess is that everything they say above is true!! It’s not hard to be healthy, treat clients with safety and respect for their health and also give them some privacy if they want it. I had the signature pedicure and manicure and loved both of them. The pedicure lasted over 3 weeks– which was 2 weeks longer than the last pedicure I had that cost me $5 less than the Recess price and didn’t provide any of the great treatments or health options that Recess did. The atmosphere is so soothing and relaxing and the treatments aren’t rushed. You can sit there for a while if you want as well.
The sustainable interior, the sanitation of the treatments and the absolutely delicious fragrances and treatments make you feel like you are walking out on a cloud. The lovely colors of the more natural nail colors are fabulous and they really last. What I like is that you can buy the various fragranced lotions and many of the nail colors that they carry so you can touch-up should you need to.
I had an amazing experience at Recess Organic Nail Spa and it was utterly relaxing and I was sorry to have to get in my car and drive home (and destroy the bliss I was feeling by driving).
RECESS Organic Nail Spa — taking a break for your hands and feet!
8408 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048-3402
You really should be checking out Recess! It’s fun, it’s not rushed, it’s great for catching up with a bff for a treat and it’s also good for your health and the environment.
It’s worth the drive and the treatments are divine!! I have never had such a great pedicure and the manicure was top-notch too!