June 19 2007
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Believe it or not, people have been manicuring their nails for more than 4,000 years. Originating in China in 3,000 BC, nail color indicated one's social status -- according to a Ming dynasty manuscript, royal fingernails were painted black and red. The Egyptians also colored their nails, using red to show the highest social class. It is said that Cleopatra's nails were painted a deep red, whereas Queen Nefertiti went with a flashier ruby shade. In ancient Egypt and Rome, military commanders also painted their nails to match their lips before they went off to battle.
When you are in Los Angeles you have a choice of at least six nail salons on every block, in every neighborhood. If you are ready for a truly unique experience and a different approach to manicures, head to the place where the celebrities trust their hands and feet--Jessica's Nails.
Amid the chic boutiques and busy restaurants of the Sunset Strip, an elegant canopy marks your arrival at Jessica Nail Clinic, a nails-only salon which is almost as famous as the people who come here.
Our journeyPod staff had the honor of speaking with owner, Jessica Vartoughian, while experiencing this truly different approach to nail care. Afterall, Jessica has manicured Nancy Reagan, Princess Diana, just to name a few.
Sit, back, and be pampered while enjoying the song Girls Night Out by group, One Minute of Mercy.