Manicures have been around for a long time ... as in thousands of years. Ancient Babylonian men used manicures to show social status, where a fingernail color of black signified upper class and green the lower, working classes. Egyptians used manicures in a similar way, but their choice for a high-class color was bright red.
Though manicures are much older than possibly thought, they did not become hugely popular until the Roaring '20s, when women were obsessed with bright colors and some even resorted to using high-gloss car paints to give them the desired look. Revlon capitalized on this and in 1932 introduced a polish that was made with pigment rather than dye.
To this day, nail polish is a popular look and some women enjoy having their nails painted by others. Here are 15 mighty independent nail salons in Denver to help you primp.
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Sao Nails and Spa
1116 S Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246
This spa has a very zen feel and also makes you feel like royalty.
Tip to Toe Nails
1435 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202
Tip to Toe is the perfect salon for manis, pedis and everything in between.
Essence Nail Lounge
162 St. Paul St., Denver, CO 80206
This salon promises to be a great experience. It's been highly review by countless customers.
Nail Day Lodo
1746 Blake St., Denver, CO 80202
You're sure to fall in love with this fun spot, and the services that they give you!
3604 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Get ready to sit back and be pampered with a foot soak and personalized manicure.
Thai Nail Salon
2700 E. Sixth Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Though it may be far from the shores of Thailand, this nail salon gives you great care and a relaxing foot massage.
1610 Little Raven St., Denver, CO 80202
Nail Story is ready to help you find the color and finish that best expresses who you are.
Hey Babe Nail Salon
4954 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220
This charming neighborhood nail salon takes great care when it comes to giving you the treatment you deserve.
Base Coat Nail Salon
3244 Navajo St., Denver, CO 80211
Base Coat Nail Salon will stop at nothing to make sure your nails look flawless when you leave.
B Nails Salon
1121 E. Fourth Ave., Denver, CO 80218
B Nails Salon offers welcoming staff and lasting treatments
757 E. 20th Ave., Denver, CO 80205
Fashion Nails delivers a great service to its customers, all while maintaining a low-profile exterior.
Diamond Nails Spa
990 W. Sixth Ave., Denver, CO 80204
Diamond Nails Spa is a one-stop shop if you need a waxing or mani-pedi.
2611 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
This spot may very well become your own haven, as its skilled technicians help you unwind.
Trendy Hail & Nails
1050 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204
Trendy will get you on your way in no time, with a unique look that others will love.
Pink Nails and Spa
283 Columbine St., Denver, CO 80206
Pink Nails delivers consistently wonderful services to its many customers.