3.5 stars because its pricey here.
The two times I've been here for mani/pedis its lasted longer than the other place I go to for maintenance. I just stared at my toes and my polish hasn't really chipped for two weeks! I'm a modern dancer and dance barefeet a lot so my feet definitely take a beating. Its amazing that my pedi has lasted this long. My mani lasted about a week which is pretty good for a mani. My nails are still in good shape and I've taken the polish off and repainted myself (which is already chipping after two days - b/c I'm not good at painting my own nails thats why I pay someone who knows what they're doing to do it for me).
I like this location of SNAILs because the ambiance is quieter and more relaxing. I like Mandarin Gallery for the boutiques. There are some really interesting finds here. I definitely feel like I pamper myself when I come to SNAILs. I think this will be my upscale relaxing mani/pedi place that I go to once every few months.
Snails is located in the upscale Mandarin Gallery. There is another outlet in wheelock place and i like going to this one more as it is not as crowded. They also have other services such as waxing and threading.
The manicures and pedicures are a bit pricey, but I would say that it is worth the money as they really do a good job. Ive also been for their waxing services, which is as good as a place like Strip (which is actually next door) The therapist is very friendly and makes you feel at ease.
Not a place to go regularly as its a bit pricey, but a great place to go if you want to treat and pamper yourself.