Ocean Spa Nails
4914 Voltaire St.
Ocean Beach, CA 92107
I try to have a manicure and/or pedicure at least once a month but sometimes I find that something interferes with the timing and I may go longer without having one. Today my daughter Michele called me and told me she was going to have a pedicure and manicure at a new shop and wondered if I wanted to join her. Although I had a pedicure last week, I didn’t have a manicure and jumped at the chance of going with her for several reasons.
I have been trying different shops in the Ocean Beach and Point Loma area for several years. I have not found one that I have been real happy with, but have gone back to different shops more than once because they were better than some of the other places I have tried. Michele told me that “Ocean Spa Nails” had several very good reviews and we were anxious to try it.
The location was perfect – located on Voltaire almost to Cable Street. I thought parking might be a problem, but we ended up parking almost directly in front of the shop at 5:15 pm. They offer a full gamut of services, including Acrylic Nails, Gels, Pedicures, both regular and Spa, waxing, etc. Michele needed to have a fill and a pedicure whereas I only needed a manicure.
The shop is not large, but not small either. We were taken right away. Ben, the owner of the shop, did Michele’s fills. Wendy did my manicure and then did Michele’s pedicure.
Also working there was Jenny, and after she cleaned up the spa baths, she said good night to us and left. Ben, although living in City Heights, has two children that go to school in Pt. Loma/Ocean Beach. His youngest son (8) goes to Sunset View and his 12 year old son goes to Dana. He has been in the area for many years.
We found the three manicurists to be friendly, easy going, and a pleasure to be with. Ben told me that if I would start wearing red nail polish I would have a better chance of getting a man. Unfortunately I had already had my manicure but may try it next time. After all, I have tried many different ways of finding a man – this will only be another one. Interesting to note that Michele wears red polish, and she has a man – so maybe it does work!
The only down side of the shop was in cleanliness. We were there just before closing, and perhaps they had not had a chance to clean it up before closing for the night. It wasn’t dirty, per se, and I think that the utensils used were freshly sterilized, but there was paper on the floor, and the towels needed a good bleach to make them whiter.
Over all I would go back again, because the price was right – we were taken right away – and it was a relaxing environment. Part of the relaxation was a beautiful aquarium with huge gold fish swimming around that were fun to watch. The fountain in the front of the store was soothing as one listened to the running water. Yes, I will go back – at least to research the red polish philosophy!