Polished- A Nice Slice of Luxury


Yesterday I decided to make an appointment to have a manicure and pedicure at Charlotte’s most famous nail salon, Polished.  The unique little salon is located on South Boulevard right beside my favorite bagel joint, Owen’s Bagels (but that’s a whole other post).  Since I work in the Ballantyne area I  made my appointment for 6:30 pm to ensure I had enough time to get there and to pick up some cash on the way.  As soon as I walked in I was shocked, the place was packed! Now I’m not a Polished virgin, I have been here plenty of times before to know that this is place is always hoppin’.  But to see so many young professional women, and even some men all in one place made me think… umm what recession?!?

I myself was acting as a Recessionista because luckily I had a gift certificate that I received for a Christmas Gift.  But I kid you not, all 16 massage chairs were in use with people waiting for their turn and then all the manicure bars were packed with girls (and a few boys).  Polished has a reputation for being a fun place to hang out and gossip with your girlfriends over a nice glass of wine while getting the ultimate luxurious treatment of sitting in the massage chairs and getting your toes done.  The people that work at Polished are always so friendly and I always enjoy my experience there. If you are looking for all the young women in Charlotte you can definitely find them at Polished on South.  If that location is too busy for you then ventures over to their new location on Providence Road beside the Panera Bread.  I heard they are busy but not crazy…yet!

I feel like Polished is a very unique little gem in the Queen City.  Are there other businesses and parts of Charlotte that you find unique to our city?