SERVICES: Nails Done On the Run

Nails Done On the Run

After years of neglect, American workingwomen have rediscovered their nails. From second-story shops in New York City to brightly painted storefronts in Los Angeles, quick-service nail salons are springing up faster than fresh- vegetable stands. Customers get a lot more these days than a soak and a dunk. A typical visit includes a choice of manicures (French, oil or glue), a hand massage and acrylic sculpting to strengthen and lengthen the nails. Prices range from $5 for the basic treatment to $50 or more for an extensive job.

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