Sometimes you just need to escape the world, park your butt in a nail salon and let the artists go to work.

Three locations enjoy some of Cranford’s top rankings {as of this writing} for manicures and pedicures and are lighting up Yelp with great reviews. Even better, they are all conveniently located in the heart of Downtown.

1. Cranford Nails and Spa, 7 Walnut Avenue

An excerpt from a recent review:

I just got my nails done here this past weekend & it was such a great experience. Also FYI they open at 8:30AM on Saturdays & they were empty until about 11AM. It’s literally a gem & I will be back in 2 weeks.

2. Evey’s Nail Salon, 6 North Union Avenue

An excerpt from a recent review:

This has been my regular spot for close to 10 years. Tammy is the best. Parking is easy either-on the street Or a close lot. A small welcoming environment and always clean. They are always adding new colors and updating equipment.

3. The Porch Salon, 27 North Union Avenue

An excerpt from a recent review:

Our whole family has been going here for over ten years. Always friendly atmosphere, skilled stylists and reasonable prices.

Vao Salon & Studio, Elegance Nails and Young Nails also have their loyal fans.

Photo courtesy Cranford Nails & Spa.