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Beauty shops are hard to come by in the sleepy residential enclave of Woodlawn, so it’s no wonder that Ivy Nails is a favorite with the locals. Throngs of well-groomed Irish women who live and work in the neighborhood retreat to the clean, bright shop for affordable manicures and pedicures amid fluted columns and potted ivy. Those craving a little something more than the standard mani-pedi can opt for pricier fills, tips, and wraps, or a special foot treatment that relies on baking soda and peppermint to exfoliate, moisturize, and cool, or hot cream and paraffin to soothe and heal, depending on the season. Neck and shoulder massages are also available, along with hair removal/bikini waxing in the salon’s private treatment rooms.
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