This is a nails salon in Del Mar. Nuf said. Of course you should expect to pay a little more than if you are not within 5 miles of the Pacific Ocean but then again you probably already knew that before you went in there. My one and only experience there is second hand; my sister got her nails done there and I was along for the ride. Maybe it was us, but the staff seemed a little dry compared to other shops we've been to in the past. The manicure was okay. just okay. Overall, given the higher than average prices, the dry atmosphere, and okay level of service, I'll let you decide for yourself if being close to the ocean is really that important.