The Royal Treatment

You know that being fashion-forward is one percent inspiration,
99 percent perspiration.

Which is to say, it involves a good deal of running around.

So new twists on multitasking are always welcome.

Mani-pedi joint Royal Nails offers a rare combo: They’ll give your hands and feet the regal treatment for a working-woman’s price ($30 for both) and alter your clothes to fit. Just bring in your latest off-the-rack finds, stand for a fitting, and soak your toes in bubbles while they hem your cuffs.

They also do facials, waxing, and eyelash and eyebrow tinting, all of which adds to the killing-many-birds-with-one-stone nature of the place. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to pause, relax, and leaf through some magazines for inspiration.

No sweating required.

Royal Nails Boutique, 11613 N. Central Expressway, at Forest Lane, in Forest Center (214-363-8482).