From a cheerful, odor-free space in Grant Park, Lark & Sparrow offers the antithesis of the typical salon experience. The owners, who you’ll see trimming nails and massaging hands themselves, favor nontoxic products like Zoya and Kiara Sky polishes; they even whip up their own in-house concoctions. It’s also the best place in town for fun, intricate nail art, like stamp and foil designs in metallics and a rainbow of colors. Basic manis start at $25; book ahead. larkandsparrownails.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2016 issue.