Though the Alaska Junction provides some pretty stellar deals on afternoon food and drink, the best Happy Hour bargains on California Ave are completely non-caloric. From the Morgan to Admiral Junctions, Nail Salons and a few others in the business of beauty offer clients substantial discounts to their already reasonable prices between 1-4 pm weekdays. And unlike the disturbing recent reports on work conditions for manicurists on the East Coast- you won’t be denting your wallet or your conscious, as many of these businesses are owned and operated by the women who work there so you can look good and feel good about your beauty choices. Here a few worth checking out:
1)California Nail Salon- 4824 California Ave SW
2)Nail Time (RECOMMENDED) 4836 California Ave SW
One of the originators of the West Seattle Happy Hour, this always poppin’ salon is one of the best reviewed in the city. You can read various press clippings about owner Samantha Nguyen -who came to America with nothing and has been in business since 1993- while you’re waiting for your chair.
3)Perfect Nails-3453 California Ave SW
4)Regina Nail-4158 California Ave SW
5)Amy’s Nails (RECOMMENDED) 5631 California Ave SW
Amy and her hard working staff are not only talented estheticians,(whose waxing and nail services I can personally vouch for) but their shop boast the strongest massage chairs in the city, giving you that deep tissue treatment feeling for the price of your pedicure.
6)City Nails- 6022 California Ave SW
7)Darling Skincare and Sugaring (RECOMMENDED) 3620 California Ave SW
Say your Hood to Hood experience includes unexpectedly meeting special someone across the record aisle at Easy Street, don’t worry Vanessa and Cassie at Darling offer their tastier option for hair removal at a discount midday. These ladies have both a wealth of experience and laid back nature so you can feel confident about who is going to be all up in your crotch. Sugaring is organic and EDIBLE so your “new friend” may be in for a sweet surprise.