1661 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA | Directions 9459637.897186 -122.062382
M-F 9:30-7 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-6
Neighborhoods: Oak Road
Bollinger Nail Salon in Walnut Creek bit overrated – My Kuya's wedding was coming up & the question of the hour for me...do I go to a nail shop for a pedi or hook myself up @ home? Hold up, I found a gift card to Bollinger Nail Salon..perfect timing ^_^
LOCATION: Downtown Walnut Creek on Mt. Diablo Blvd w/ main cross street of N.California Street. Next door to Cost Plus World Market. Public parking garage in same bldg corner else metered parking.
CUST SVC: Lady employees all cute, polite, friendly, & helpful =) Most ladies were Asian w/ prob the exception of 1-2 lady employees.
SALON: Nail salon has a receptionist desk up front upon entrance. Manicure stations are in front part of lobby area, while pedicure stations are in the back half of salon. Appearance of this place is upscale, contemporary, & well...hell, just peep the pics from their website www.bollingernailsalon.c0m Something I find most odd for a nail salon is that they had no nail design display. Is that not weird ladies? I asked receptionist if I could see their nail design display as I was booking my appt for the next day, & she replies, "See what?" She then goes to a fellow colleague who puts her hand to me to show me the flower design on her hands...I'm like, "Sooo is this the ONLY design everyone in here knows how to do?" I get the response, we do freehand design, "we do whatever you like" kinda deal. Yeeeah, eye brow raised & middle of my forehead dipped in confusion..I'll just stick w/ a french tip design then.
PEDI TIME: Came in on Fri 10/9/09 to treat my feet...ok, I had a 2yr-old $50 gift card from their San Ramon location, & was able to utilize here *tee-hee* Prices are a bit steep as far as I'm concerned, so really glad I found that gift card else I'd prob never review this place:
$5 French Tip Design
$18 Traditional Mani
$23 Signature Spa Mani
$28 Spa Pedi
$40 Signature Spa Pedi
$40 Mani & Spa Pedi
$55 Sginature Pkg
My pedicurist-Jennifer was great! I opted for the Signature Spa Pedi, & got french tip design on the lil' piggies. Signature Spa Pedi included a deep massage, & choice of green tea mask or paraffin wax. I went for the green tea mask since I've never done that; Jennifer was right too..tad bit tingly-stingy afterwards w/ the wash on the legs. As my feet dry w/ the wax, Jennifer pulls out the nail color chart for me to select for my paint, then she goes to the back to retrieve my bkgrd color for my french tip. Just something else new for MJ...color chart? Where's the wall of nail polishes for me to pick a bottle? Not @ this salon ladies ;-)
DESIGNED, POLISHED, & DRY: So I had my appt for 12:30pm & was finished 1:45pm. Overall my pedi experience w/ Jennifer was great! The Signature Spa Pedi is a great treat to ur feet, although obvious the $40 is not just for the job itself...it's priced that way due to the furniture, light fixtures, music, & other stuff that make this place a bit upscale. Will I come back? Prob not...cust svc was great, but I know many other nail salons that are more "pocket book friendly" & have 2-4 nail design displays for customers to look @. I really wana rate them 2.5 stars for not having nail design displays, but I'll round up rather than down since I'm feeling generous.
nail place – Its ok here, but I don't want to pay more than I need to. Everything is an add-on price. Many other places will give you a neck massage along with your manicure for free.
And, they will clean your heels while having a pedicure, for free too.
I won't go back to Bollinger Nail Salon - not any of the 3 or 4 they have. Would rather pay less for better or the same kind of service.
Just ok; Looks are deceiving – This place looks really really nice, but they are a total pain in the rear that is not worth it. You often need an appt (you can never just walk in), they have very limited nail color options (VERY limited) and this is yet one more place that will not do your feet AND nails at the same time. On top if it all, they are over-priced.
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