Looking for cheetah-print nails with rhinestone bow adornments on a hologram background? Marie Nails specializes in the kind of psychedelic, bedazzled 3D claws that could be the star of their own Patti LaBelle show. And unless you are Patti LaBelle, expect to book your appointment about two weeks ahead of time; the wait will be worth it. When your turn arrives, Marie’s predominantly Japanese nail artists will airbrush and glue your extremities with butterflies, stars, ribbons, snowman designs and other things that belong on chandeliers and Lady Gaga. The K-town branch is the third Marie’s Nails to open in L.A., with other salons in West Hollywood and near Cedars-Sinai. (If you’re a minimalist, the Cal Gel French manicures come highly recommended — just remember that white tips are dead to us.) 928 S. Western Ave., Suite 349, Koreatown. (213) 388-3227, marienails.com. —Caroline Ryder

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