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Black Book. Manicures

A promise of flawless polish may be the reason you head to your nail salon. But today`s best manicures deliver far more than shiny fingertips. There are aromatherapy treatments that soothe the skin and soul, and hand reflexology on pressure points to help your entire body unmind. Read on the best places in the country to rejuvenate while you score a perfect 10.

Austin, Texas: Halina`s European Day Spa

Owner Natalya Grigoryeva has buffed regulars from politicians to news anchors for 35 years. A big draw; Sweet manicure, which includes an essential-oil soak, sugar scrub, mango shea butter rubdown and warm paraffin mitts.