I used to go to this place when I lived down in LaJolla and didn't notice how shady it was back then. I went to EMPRESS NAILS and asked for a pedicure and manicure. The owner (who is the rudest lady ive ever met, asked if I wanted a 15 min. shoulder massage. I thought that sounded nice so I agreed to 15 min. I was really relaxed and wasnt aware that I should have been keeping time myself. By the end, that 15 min. massage turned into 45 min which equaled 45 dollars. My mani, pedi, shoulder massage, eyebrow and lip wax came to 170.00. When I was finished and shocked by the price, I went to hand her my visa check card and she told me to go across the street to the ATM because they were no longer accepting credit cards. I went to the ATM and was charged an extra 3.00. WOW!!!!!! SHE DOESNT WANT TO PAY HER TAXES SO ONLY EXCEPTS CASH!!!!!!
Pros: one good manicurist there.
Cons: the owner is a shady thief! Super SHADY!