When I found out my favorite waxing studio Queen Bee Salon and Spa also offers nail services, I had to take a trip back to the hive. The mani/pedi area (made up of a lobby and two rooms) is located in a back bungalow adorned with unique furniture and decor pieces. It has a creative spunk matching that of the salon’s employees. From the esthetician to the receptionist (or “greeting bee”), everyone I’ve met is super friendly, professional, and passionate about what they do. Not to mention their online booking system is a dream!
While Queen Bee tries to keep its nail services as natural as possible, with products like SpaRitual and Butter London, they’re big fans of CND Vinylux as well as nail art. My manicurist was Jennie Hoang Sotelo, the nail art aficionado on staff. Needless to say, she was happy when I gave her full rein with my manicure. Half Vietnamese, Hoang Sotelo says nails was a big part of her culture growing up and she’s been practicing her craft since she was 16. She’s worked at Queen Bee for the last three years.
Queen Bee Salon & Spa | 10182 1/2 Culver Blvd. | Culver City, CA 90232