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***** New Del Ray Nails & Spa is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 66 reviews!

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    I have been going to this salon for about 2 years now and I’m super happy. If you’re looking for a friendly and amazing place to get your nails done, this is the place for you! I’ve never left disappointed. They are meticulous and cater to your needs! Absolutely love this place.

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    I absolutely love this place! I just moved here and have been searching for a new nail salon and had failed at everyone. This place was super friendly as soon as I walked in the door, they remembered my nail, gave me plenty of time to pick my color without rushing me and the service and was great! My nails were perfect and she gave me one of the best pedicures I've ever had in my life!

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    Nice friendly clean salon, during covid-19! Mani pedi my favorite things and the massage chair...the best!! Thank you!!

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    Amazing, went for Mani pedi, everyone was nice and it was clean. Got SNS for my Mani and it was done well and not uneven.

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    Walked in after an appointment nearby and they were so attentive and kind. My pedicure was so good that I thought they had accidently added the next package, but it was their standard gel pedi. I would visit again.

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    I had a great first experience at New Del Ray Nails. It was easy to make an appointment, they have good pricing for the area, and it is a clean and relaxing salon. I will definitely be back.

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    I've been seeing Ms. Kim here for SNS manicures since the spring and have been very happy with my experiences! At Del Ray Nails & Spa, they really take the time to get to know their customers, what they like, and how to do each individual's nails well instead of just doing the same thing for everyone. The prices are on par with other nail salons in the area. The staff is fastidious and knowledgable. Their attention to detail is impeccable and I always leave feeling great. I would strongly recommend either making an appointment or calling ahead, especially if you are planning on going during peak hours (weekday afternoons/evenings or weekends) because they do get really busy and they will not rush appointments or clients like other nail salons do.

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    The only place I go for a GOOD manicure/pedicure.

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    LOVE this neighborhood salon! All of the ladies are incredibly kind, but I must say Ms. Kim is my go to lady. Personable, knowledgeable, takes her time and keeps me coming back week after week (even though the nails last a month; easily!)

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    Amazing service, always so nice and accommodating... best prices in the area

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    Great service, very nice spa manicure+pedicure package. Attention to details is also a big plus. Will be definitely coming back.

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    Pleasant experience. Everyone was really nice, and I love my manicure.

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    SO good. I have hunted for a perfect nail spot in Alexandria and this is it. Lien and her crew are fabulous - friendly, talented, and I know they are going to do a great job every time. Very happy to know about this salon!!

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    I just moved to the area and have been looking for my new nail place to call home. I've only been here once but so far so good. Lein did a great job on my SNS set and was very sweet. They're more expensive than I'm used to paying back in GA but that's to be expected. I'll be back to see her every time!

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    Love this place!! Everyone is so nice and accommodating! The owner did my nails and she did and excellent job!!

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    Jane did a great job! I just need a simple french mani and she did amazing!
    I will be back to see her!
    Thank you Jane!

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    Been coming to see LIEN 15 YEARS STRONG! She really takes her time and puts LOVE into her work!

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    Very nice staff. Clean

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    She worked very gently and was friendly and professional. Will definitely return to this salon.

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    I just got my nails done here for the first time today and it was my first time trying dip (SNS)! I was so impressed with Kim's attention to detail. She took her time and made sure all my nails were the correct length! She even gave me a tip for one of my nails that was much shorter than the rest. I've finally found my favorite place in Alexandria to go for my nails. If you haven't been here yet, definitely try them out! I'll be back for sure!

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    This post is for the salon which is nice and clean always!
    My nail technician is Mrs Lein.. we've been"together" for about 6 years. The only other person I let do my nails is Mrs TT in her absence.

    My nails are real, but due to my daily schedule and activities I like acrylic(over lay), sometimes gel on my nails to maintain neatness and no cracking. Mrs. Lein takes her time and keeps her appointments. Because I grow my natural nail I only use OPI products. She is very knowledgeable in her craft and will not never go beyond what you ask for respectfully. She will however take the time to discuss with you why you should or shouldn't. Here are a few pics of work done by Mrs. Lein.

  • *****

    Del Ray Nails & Spa has the best employees. Everyone who works here is so nice and friendly. They do an exceptional job on manis and pedis whether it's gel, SNS, or traditional style. Their customer service is great. Go in once or twice and they'll remember your name.

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    Good place for a manicure/pedicure.

  • *****

    Great nail salon!

    I've come here a few times now and I still love it.

    The prices are wonderful and staff is great, no one tries to up sell you and they actually care about you.

    Love this shop!

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    This place is amazing quick but fantastic service I enjoyed going here (also VERY sanitary) I plan on coming back

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    This place is great. I've gotten a pedicure and manicure. All the nail techs are nice. The place is clean and organized. I highly recommend

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    I've been coming to this Nail shop for a few years and they are wonderful. Six months ago I moved about 20 minutes away and tried the salons around there but they didn't compare. I love that they put a plastic bag over the basin - no germs from others. And they ha e a menu to choose from.

    I prefer the Deluxe pedicure which includes sugar scrub, cooking mask, callous treatment, lotion massage and paraffin. I feel like I've been to the spa.

    All the ladies are wonderful. And my hand and feet and always happy.

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    Jane gave me a great gel mani/pedi - this place is affordable ($58) and clean, and they know what they’re doing. I’ll definitely be back!

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    This was my second time here. I will walk the extra few blocks to see Kim and Lee Lee. They are super sweet and do a wonderful job.

    The customer service here is fantastic. They will make you feel like you have been going for years.

    As far as pricing, they are extremely reasonable. Tons of upgrade options too. Even without the upgrades, I felt the package was great.

    I am now a regular!!!!!

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    Lily did an excellent job on my nails! Thank you!

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    I had one of the best manicures I have ever had here from a woman whose name I believe is Leanne. She helped me pick out a color and was very meticulous in doing my nails.

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    Best nail salon in town!

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    Just got my nails done here and I love them. These guys are just incredible. Never have I ever had such an awesome experience before. Will definitely be coming back soon.

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    First time. Can't compare with the brazilian manicure places but it's ok.

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    I'm not sure why the yelp reviews are not better. I've been coming here for 3yrs. now. My regular manicurist has since left and I'm ok with that. The salon has changed hands and everything is much more sanitary, friendly and welcoming. The prices are reasonable and if I just pop in I'm fine with having any one of the ladies tending to my gels. Kim is my regular technician. She attends trade shows and always has or gets the latest in nail care technology. The latest is a cuticle file that is the best tool ever. I'm always treated with respect, the place is tidy and the other customers engage with one another. Everyone's relaxed and happy. I like that kind of warmth. Men are welcomed in as well and they don't appear to feel awkward. They have tea if you like, the latest colors and the nail art is so good. Something a lot of people don't know about is that you can purchase a box set of manicure "tools" that's exclusively used on your nails. They also offer 20% after X amount of visits. I am not the easiest of clients and I always leave feeling like my nails are on point. They grow like wildfire and are so healthy now. That's due to the suggestions Kim has given me to care for my nails between appointments. BTW..my gels last a good 4 weeks.

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    First time. Can't compare with the brazilian manicure places but brdt in the area.

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    I have been coming here for over three years and the staff is wonderful. Titi has been my personal pedicure and manicure rest and you can never go wrong with her. I find them very accommodating and caring thumbs up all the way.

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    Let me tell you about these nails. Never had such great customer experience. Tina did my pedicure and nails; such attentiveness, skill and finesse. I'm in love with this place.

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    I live in the neighborhood. There are 3 nail places with a couple of blocks. I go to Del Ray Nails because they do a great job, they make me feel at home, the nail Tina are sanitary with the protectors in them, and they always make time for me.

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    The spa pedicure I got done here amazing.
    Great service, very helpful. Thanks Ms. TiTi.

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    I've been coming to this Nail shop for a four years and they are wonderful. The ladies are super sweet and I don't get pressured for add ons. The prices are super reasonable too.

    Like most salons, some of the ladies have left but there are also some that have stayed. All the ladies are wonderful.

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    They are very nice, and Tina does a good job.

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    Fabulous, Amy was wonderful. I got a shellac manicure and it's amazing. The place was spotless and very modern. Can't wait for the warmer weather to get a pedicure. I am so happy they are in Del Ray. Yippee!

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    LOVE this place....great service, clean, awesome all around! fab Shellac. great prices. and they dote on my 5 yr old daughter......will be a long customer here.

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    FABulous. i live in the neighborhood and always try the new pedicure places when they come into the area. i am SO glad this place came!! they have at least 4 pedicure chairs - brand new - literally you can't tell anyone else has ever sat in them. the massage features are great, the decour is beautiful, and the entire place is clean and spotless. jennifer who runs the place with her partner gave me 60 minutes of bliss on my feet and legs. they have 3 pedicure levels...a normal ($30), spa ($35), and delux spa ($40). I got the delux and wasn't sorry (i love wrapping my legs up in hot towels). even better - two full walls of opi colors to pick from. check the website out for 20% off your first service!!! can't wait to go back!

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    Came on a recommendation from a friend. This place is great if you're looking for a good Shellac/ Gel manicure. They did a great job. I will definitely go back there again.

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    I was a first time visitor to Del Ray Nails & Spa last Friday. I made an appointment for 3:00 and arrived around 2:45. I was seated right away and my technician took great care of me. The place was absolutely packed (no surprise as it was the day before New Years Eve), but the technicians were extremely professional. I felt like the only customer in the place! I also thought the prices were very reasonable, and the place is clean and modern. Highly recommend.

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    I moved to the area a few months ago and tried this place. I am definitely a fan. They have 3 different pedicures (I have tried the basic and the one that includes the wax treatment and both were great). It is your typical nail spa, but the technicians seem to be better than many other places I have tried in the DC area. Nancy is the best but sometimes is booked. I would call ahead and book an appointment with her. Jackie is also really good and does an awesome bikini wax. Prices are reasonable for the area and usually there is no wait time.

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    I love this place! I needed a new nail salon after the one I used closed down. I actually looked here first to see how it was and saw a recommendation for Amy. I made the appointment and have never looked back. I have been going here for almost 2 years and Amy is my girl. She does a great job and really listens to what you want. She will make sure you have the right color, the right length of nails, and the shape you want. The other girls are great as well, but Amy is my go-to. I have gotten acrylic, gel, and a regular manicure. If you want acrylics Amy is great. They last almost three weeks and she does them so well that most people don't even know that they aren't my real nails! Amy takes great care of your nails and she remembers everything. Great conversation if you want it. I haven't found a place this great since and the price is reasonable. Love my girl Amy!!

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    I had a great experience here! The massage chairs are great, the water was hot, and my polish was beautiful. I also used a groupon for a facial, which was very professional. It's not a very upscale place, but nicer than the average nail salon with reasonable prices.

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    I called Del Ray Spa yesterday in a panic because I needed a full set of gel nails, had no appointment and had to get in STAT. The challenge was that I bite my nails (ridiculous....weirdo...) and also pull on the cuticles (freak) and the bed of my nails was already thin, and I didn't want any drills used directly on the bed of my nails. Kelly (owner) answered the phone and she said "come on in."

    When I arrived, Kelly looked at the sad state of my nails, and got to work. she used no drills on my nail bed, and within a few minutes all the tips were in place. She then handed me off to Amy, who does the pink/white gel application, since Kelly doesn't do it.

    Amy was awesome. She checked with me to make sure the tips were the length I wanted. When she made the tips, she checked with me to make sure they were the width I like, and when she filed them, she asked me to look at them and "tell me which one you don't like and I'll fix it." She herself wasn't happy with the way one of the nails turned out and re-did it. "I want you to walk out of here with beautiful nails."

    And that, my friends, I did. This was, hand down (ha! I made a pun!), THE best set of gel nails I've ever had done. To boot, the place is spotlessly clean, the staff friendly, the location is perfect (for me), and the prices are right about where they should be. The stations for nails have a little fan built into the top of the table and the UV lights to dry your nails are right there as well--you don't want to hobble off to another area carrying all your stuff to dry your nails. They have a huge selection of OPI nail colors and they did a shellac on my (KILLAH!) nails that left my nails shiny in addition to goh-jass.

    I've officially dumped my old nail salon. What was their name again? Oh. Irrelevant.

  • *****

    Friendly, clean, relaxing. I prefer this salon to any in the area. It's where I take my mom when she is in town!

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    Titi is fabulous! She spends a great deal of time on each customer. I have been going to her for a few years.

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    Thank goodness for Del Ray Nails & Spa!!! For the longest time Elegant Nails down the street was the only nail place in Del Ray. You can read my review of Elegant Nails to see what a disappointment it is to me in so many ways. Then Sugar Scrub Nail Spa opened up, and it was a vast improvement....except for a couple of things. Sugar Scrub is more expensive--a mani/pedi costs around $50 in contrast to the more affordable nail salons in Alexandria. Also, they typically perform the mani and pedi at the same time, making for a more rushed and less relaxing salon experience. I like to read a magazine while I get a pedi, and I hate having to contort my arms in order to accommodate the nail technician sitting on one side. That may just be a pet peeve of mine, however.

    Now, on to Del Ray Nails! The salon is squeaky clean with a nice, relaxing environment and decor. Everything is new, comfortable, and in working order. The technicians are all friendly and competent. I've never been rushed through and left with a bad nail job at the end---as I have at Elegant Nails. Customer service seems to be an important focus for the owner. Furthermore, the prices are totally reasonable; I think a regular mani/pedi costs around $38. They also do a great gel manicure, if you're interested.

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Del Ray Nails & Spa as your new local nail place. I've been going there every two weeks for several months and have never been disappointed.

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    I got a pedicure here and it was perfect!

    The massage portion of it was the best part! Best pedicure I have received in a long time.

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    Amazing place! My go to nail salon, good prices; 30 for acrylics 20 for refill and the nails are very thin and can realistic. They will charge extra to shape your nail but only $5 so not much. It's a good environment and is always fun to go with friends!

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    Lee is so cute. She is young and quiet. She recommended gel nails. I've been so against them but she did a great job. It's a great little place. I never feel rushed. They don't push anything on you and great job.

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    A friend recommend this salon and I was not disappointed. I opted to treat myself with the Deluxe Pedicure. It was pricey, but relaxing. My nail tech was thorough and polite. She often asked if I was comfortable or needed anything. As for the finished product I am very happy with the polish and my feet feel great!

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    I've been going here on and off for a couple of years now. I'm a fan because the ladies here are nice and welcoming. The salon is clean and they have never turned me away for service even if I try to sneak in a little too close to closing time.

    I used to come here more often for spa pedicures but since most of the nail techs that I liked have left, I'm currently searching for my next favorite tech both here and at other nail places in the area.

    This is my regular spot to get my eyebrows waxed. I've tried so many different places and Del Ray Nails is the place that I frequent the most. Jen gets me...she understands my eyebrows and how picky I am about them. Maybe it's because I'm not afraid to be "that girl" and tell her exactly how I want them done and how I've chartered my course for Cara Delevingne-esque brows. I'm the same way about my pedicures...don't be afraid to speak up (politely) and they are totally willing to accommodate you.

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    The staff are very friendly and provided good advice on color. I got the basic pedi, and it had a lot of massage and attention to rough skin. My pedi was expertly done and lasted without flaw for several weeks.

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    I think I finally found a nail salon I can return to. Del Ray Nails & Spa is bright and modern, with a friendly staff that carries on pleasant conversation. I found the OPI selection slightly lacking, but I typically bring my own color, so that doesn't bother me. My pedicure from Li was good (razors are not used here) and her nail art is fantastic. I can't wait to try a manicure and waxing.

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    I've been coming to this Nail shop for a few years and they are wonderful. Kali does my nails, she is soooo sweet and does a great job. The prices are super reasonable too.

    All the ladies are wonderful.

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    LOVE THI THI AND LIEN!

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    I was in the Alexandria area visiting relatives before heading to Norfolk for a military ceremony. I walked in to see if they could take me the next day as I headed out of town. They offered to come in at 8:30 am (1-1/2 hours before they opened) to take care of my mani/pedi. Luck had it that I didn't have to leave at 8:30 am as I originally thought so I was able to go there at their normal opening. However, there are not many places at all that would offer to come in early to help out a customer, especially a visitor from out of town. And, to top it off, I received an awesome mani/pedi. Great customer service!!!!

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    I visited this salon several times for Mani-Pedi and got the best service in my life! Their Spa pedicure is so amazing that I feel relaxed for the rest of the week. Also prices are very reasonable and services are affordable (most of time they're really busy).
    P.S. Jackie and Tina are the best :)

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    clean and aesthetically pleasing environment, was not completely happy with the end result of my nails, she cut them so short it looks like i am a chronic nail biter, which I'm not, and she cut me twice and jammed the cuticle cutters into my nail bed, which i understand happens but my nail polish is uneven and spotty, all in all my nails look fine, but i am not 100% satisfied, it closer to 85%, i would tell you to still go, i just had one not perfect experience