Recently opened salon, spa and lounge Le Posh is all about tiny bubbles. Effervescent pleasures include sleek glass ornaments in the waiting area, complimentary champagne flowing freely and a wet room complete with Vichy shower, all a world away from the Hollywood-area traffic just outside the front doors.

Services include Biologique Recherche facials (from $85) and massages (from $120), but we like the place best for its nail services. While most urban manicures are to be had from either storefronts (gritty but fast) or hotel spas (luxe but booked up), Le Posh offers an in-between option. Its loft-like design includes glittering tile work, modern sectional sofas and a wall of birch trees that reference the owners' native Russian spa tradition.

The manicures ($25) and pedicures ($35) use fashion-forward, long-wearing Essie colors. At about 30 percent cheaper than most hotel spa services, they're a great value. Open until 7 p.m. weeknights (8 p.m. on weekends), the salon can often accommodate even last-minute appointments.

Le Posh Salon, Spa and Lounge, 7551 W. Sunset Blvd.; 323-851-5558 or salonleposh.com

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