Getting Your Nails ‘Did At The Source-------
You’ve likely heard of OPI nail lacquers even if you don’t consider yourself much of a beauty junkie. They’re usually one of three or four brands regularly stocked at your local manicure spot, and possess more of an upscale look than the questionable no-name bottles that may or may not have been sitting on the shelves for years. Last month, the company finally did something to really put itself ahead of the competition: It opened its first concept salon in the United States. ROB/B, as the new Studio City, California, location is called, offers a variety of services beyond manis and pedis. In addition to a nail bar plus six different manicure stations, there’s a room designated for facials and massages outfitted with steam and aromatherapy equipment as well as a standup Vichy shower for your post-treatment enjoyment (there’s nothing worse than leaving a spa with cleanser and oils in your hair and ultimately on your clothes). There are also three VIP rooms (this is L.A., after all). The pièce de résistance, though, is a rooftop patio for outdoor treatments, complete with sound system and barbecue. Your move, Essie.