Moroccan Mango Mani/Pedi at Joya Spa & Salon

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The mani/pedi–one of life’s most lovely indulgences. There’s no checking e-mails and catching up on phone calls; you’d smudge your polish. You’re forced to stay put and relax; it’s impossible to move when someone is massaging your legs and feet. Plus, everyone loves pretty tips and toes. And few spas have mastered the mani/pedi like Joya Spa and Salon at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.

The 80-minute Moroccan Mani Mani/Pedi is a must-try as we head into the busiest time of year, when you may have more appearances that call for manicured nails and a busier schedule, which means a little pampering is a necessity. After choosing your polishes, your fingernails and cuticles are prepped for polish before receiving a glorious sugar scrub–which combines oils and sugar cane and is full of vitamins, minerals and proteins–on your arms and hands. A slathering of Joya Spa’s Moroccan Mango lotion then covers your arms and hands (via a massage) after the therapist removes a warm towel wrap. (Come fall, the mango scent will temporarily be replaced with an season-friendly orange-cranberry scent.) Lastly, nail polish is applied. Joya Salon even has a long-lasting polish on hand that doesn’t require the commitment of a gel, but has the same glossy look and lasts longer than traditional polishes.


While your tips are drying, it is time to get settled into the amazing pedicure chairs–an area where Joya Salon truly stands out. Instead of sitting upright, the chair completely reclines so guests are essentially laying down during their service (after experiencing a warm foot bath). Take a nap if you desire; no judgments. But you might not want to doze off right away because you’ll miss enjoying the sugar scrub and leg and foot massage, using the same delectable Moroccan Mango lotion used during your mani. You’ll leave the pedicure chair with perfectly painted tootsies, smooth, callus-free feet and relaxed, Jell-o legs.

Have some more time to spare? If you book the Moroccan Mango mani/pedi–or any spa or salon service–you have free rein of the spa, from the rooftop pool to the sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Or simply kick back and admire your fresh toes and tips in the relaxation lounge.

To book your own Moroccan Mango treatment ($99 per guest), click here.


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