There’s a regular pedicure and then there’s a pedicure by Nellie Neal at The Pedi Lab or as some say “Get Nailed by Nellie”.
My girlfriend and I had our appointments booked for months (because that’s how incredible and busy Nellie is). Finally the day came where I would get the pedicure of my dreams.
Nestled into a nature preserve in Minnetonka you will find The Pedi Lab. You enter into a business complex, but once you open the doors to the unique nail boutique you are immediately taken to an urban-style destination retreat. Then, you meet Nellie. He’s the creator of The Pedi Lab and a foot whisperer.
Nellie brings a new level to a pedicure that I’ve never experienced. He is a Certified Master Pedicurist and has been in the industry for 14 years. He believes in healthy, safe and of course relaxing pedis. You won’t ever get a used file or a buffer block in his space. And, all tools that are used go through a complete sterilization using an autoclave (I have never known of any other nail salons to do this).
My pedicure was completely customized for me and my foot needs. He even created a new nail for one of my toes because I had lost it due to a bad stubbing (owie). What he can do for colors and art are endless. He took the reigns and decided on a color for me. And he nailed it – he gave me the most perfect sparkling pink hue. I have never had a color that sparkled so much. First he painted my toes, then applied a sparkle dust (kind of like fairy dust) then put a top coat over and sealed the gel. So. Amazing.
After our pedis, Nellie gave us a tour of the nature preserve which is right behind his space. It’s so calming and relaxing with beautiful gardens and a huge water fountain. There’s a trail and plenty of spots to sit and relax before or after your treatment.
I look forward to visiting him when I need a good treat for my feet. Everyone should experience a Nellie Neal pedi!
The Pedi Lab
5810 Baker Road
You will thank me for this experience!