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Thuy Huynh opens Mimisan on Queen Anne

July 2, 2009


More stylish and sanitary than the average corner nail shop and less expensive and intimidating than the posh salons that often seem like too much of a commitment when a fresh coat of color is all that’s called for is Mimisan, Queen Anne’s new natural nail spa.

Like you, I was bummed when the Westlake outpost of Butter London shuttered its baroque-styled doors. Sure, we can still pick up a bottle of their polish here and there around town, but there are times when a girl, or a guy, wants a professional to handle the job. Though Mimisan doesn’t have their own line of colors, owner Thuy Huynh brings in three-free lacquers from Color Club and may switch to a line called Jessica.

Bottom line: You can, once again, get inexpensive, easy-in/ easy-out, gorgeously colored fume-free fingers and toes in Seattle.

Add to that: in an ultra-clean, fresh, stylish setting. Eames loungers, cork flooring, and a great soundtrack (kitschy Lee Hazelwood follows mellow indie rock; the perfect antidote for soundtrack-free, personality-less corner salons and the rainforest dribble of certain salons) make Mimisan a fuss-free urban oasis.

For more on our favorite Seattle spas, check out the recent feature, Feel Good Now and the male-centric Body Shops. It’s cool, we know dudes need pampering, too.

[Most images courtesy Mimisan; some are mine]

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