Hammer & Nails
In sun-kissed Hollywood, where boulevards crawl with paparazzi and the red carpet is rolled out near weekly, the beau monde takes its grooming routine very seriously – every stylist has a stylist; every celebrity worth her salt has a ‘go-to’ colourist, facialist, and brow therapist. In this city, perhaps more than anywhere else in the US, even the men need to go the extra mile in maintenance. That’s where Hammer & Nails, a new salon aiming to ‘put the ‘man’ in manicure’, comes in – it’s a self-professed man cave, offering testosterone-targeted mani/pedi treatments ‘without any lady gossip’.
Taking interior inspiration from an auto-body shop, H&N shirks all salon expectations with a dark colour palette, framed hammers hanging from the walls, personal flat-screens broadcasting live sports channels (headphones provided), and large leather treatment chairs. Instead of your standard magazine racks with titles like Elle and US Weekly; coffee table tomes like The Grilling Book and Pearl Jam make up the provided reading materials. As for the treatments themselves, signature services range from in-n-out express MANicures and pedicures, to more indulgent options like a warm oil manicure and the ultimate ‘sports pedicure’, a 90-minute treatment with hot stones, a leg massage, and even a mint clay mask. As ‘Mangelenos’ know best, even men like to get spoiled every once in a while!
8527 Melrose Ave / Hollywood / +1 323 302 5435 / hammerandnails-salon.com