One of my favorite things about cold weather is wearing tall boots. Once the temps dip fairly consistently into 50s, the sandals are rotated to the back of the closet and out come the nubby socks and thick tights. My mom always advised that if you’re going to show your feet, your toenails should be polished. Well, my feet haven’t been in plain sight for a couple of months, but I thought it would be a nice treat to have a winter pedi at a salon, not a strip mall. A little research led me to Bella Hair & Nails on Maple Avenue in Barrington for a spa pedicure.
Bella’s owner, Sara Viveiros, opened the salon a year and a half ago, and it’s obvious that this venture is a dream come true by her welcoming and enthusiastic demeanor. Viveiros has outfitted the sunny space with the slightly retro color scheme of baby blue and black. The walls are embellished with word art and charming silhouettes of dainty hands and ladies. There are pedicure and hair stations, magazines and coffee, and a panorama of nail polish bottles at the ready.
On a cold winter’s day, it felt wonderful to place my dry feet into the heated whirlpool of the foot bath for a soak. Viveiros clipped, filed, and buffed my nails and feet, before prepping my nails for the final coat of color. I decided on a shiny metallic silver nail polish and drove home wearing flip-flops with the heat blasting. And while Viveiros’ handiwork on my tootsies won’t be revealed to the general public, my feet are no longer snagging on the cable knit blanket while I binge watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on the couch.
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