This location is tucked into the very back of the Beauty Emporium at the very back edge of Dempsey Hill. The Beauty Emporium is part of the confusing muddle of brands at The Barracks. I still am not sure how it all works and I've been there many times.
Strip has a nail salon here with really nice chairs facing the forest, good colour selection and service (once you arrive) and it's clean. You can also bring a bottle of wine and they'll produce some glasses. I had a great girls pampering night here last year for my Birthday.
What's really holding them back from being a "yay, I'm a fan" rating is their booking service. EVERY time I book I have to call them for days because they don't pick up the phone. When I do get through they never have any space though if I stop by it's always pretty much empty. I think they only have one or two nail people working very spotty hours. The other thing that happens is errors in booking. Despite an email confirmation they'll call to confirm a totally different date or I'll call them up to confirm and find out they've changed the times and number of guests on my booking.
Anyway, each time it's been confusing and I end up with profuse apologies from the manager. Why have I been back? Well it's still a really nice place to go and once I actually get in there they do a good job. I just wish they'd get their act together and run it properly. I think it could be so much better.