Universe Nails and Spa offers otherworldly service


Alexandra Stein

Universe Nails offers a relaxing environment for customers to unwind.

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

As dead week and finals approaches, stress levels around campus reach all time highs. Everyone is high strung and students often forget to take a moment to simply relax. Universe Nails in San Mateo is the perfect place to take a quick breather.

West 25th Avenue has many competing salons on this street, however this one stood out to me.

This location is not in the nicest part of town, but upon entering that is quickly forgotten.

The walls are painted calming colors, and peaceful music along with clean smells greet customers at the entrance.

One warning: this is not a quick stop. A simple manicure can take about 40 minutes, but it includes a lovely hand massage, which helps customers relax.

There is also the option to upgrade to a “universe” manicure or pedicure for just $5 more for hands and $10 more for toes.

The “universe” option ensures deluxe treatment and ultimate relaxation. For those in need of pampering, it is an outstanding option.

With prom fast approaching, a good nail salon is an important tool to have in your prom preparation arsenal.

Prices are not low, but are also not outrageous.

Color choices for both shellac and regular nail polish are bountiful.

Universe can get crowded on weekends, though appointments can be made before hand to avoid a long wait.

I was extremely satisfied with my gel manicure. The staff treated me very nicely, and I felt welcome.

Overall, this place can provide students with much needed relaxation, along with a prom perfect manicure.

[star rating=4.5]