Not only do immaculately groomed nails speak volumes about you, getting a manicure can be a quick and easy way to feel pampered and get all glammed up instantly. And with the festive season just round the corner, here are the best nail salons you can visit to get those Instagram-worthy manicures that also double up as a great conversation starter at cocktail parties!
The Nail Artelier
Where: 666 North Bridge Road, Tel: 6298 8028
Highlights: Loved by customers for the intricate nail art designs, the manicurists at The Nail Artelier definitely know what they’re doing. Beyond replicating designs that you fancy, they are also great at creating innovative and trendy designs that you’ll love.
Price: Gel manicure for $60 and nail art starts at $3 per nail
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Where: 11 Sin Ming Rd, #01-14 Thomson V Two, Whatsapp: 9862 7122
Highlights: Known for the attention to detail and intricate designs, this is the place where customers leave feeling superbly satisfied with their nails and the service. Whether you prefer elaborate nail art, or have a penchant for statement-making shades, you can count on your manicurist to make the appropriate recommendations. Do note that the salon doesn’t accept walk-ins so be sure to make your appointment in advance.
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Where: 21 Mount Elizabeth, #01-03 York Hotel, Tel: 6734 0329
Highlights: Tucked away in a quiet stretch adjacent to the Orchard Road shopping belt, this cozy nail salon is ideal for an afternoon of pampering. Manicurists here are attentive, provide excellent service and take pride in their craft, making the entire experience utterly enjoyable.
Price: There’s a current promotion of $78 for gel manicure and gel pedicure
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Where: 84 Joo Chiat Place, Tel: 6344 4048
Highlights: Nestled in the heritage enclave of Katong, this spacious beauty parlour offers nail services as well as facial treatments. Using only top-notch and high quality nail products such as Gellyfit, ORLY, Zoya and Bio Sculpture Gel, the manicurists here are extremely meticulous so you’re guaranteed to walk out with impeccably groomed nails. And thanks to its cozy setting, it’s perfect for a catching up session with your girlfriends or enjoying some me-time (the salon has iPads so you can catch up on Netflix).
Price: A classic manicure starts from $40++
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Where: 50 Tras Street, #02-01, Tel: 6225 1828
Highlights: Conveniently situated amongst the shophouses in the Tanjong Pagar area, this cozy nail salon is elegant, chic and yet, not pretentious at all. With an extensive menu of services to choose from, the Botanical Spa Manicure is our favourite, as it includes additional scrub, mask and lotion steps using aromatherapy-infused products to treat your hands, nails as well as your senses.
Price: $28 for classic manicure and $60 for classic gel manicure
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Where: 41 Beach Road, Tel: 6333 9096
Highlights: One of Singapore’s most well-known nail salons, Manicurious is the go-to for those looking for hip and trendy nail designs. Be it runway-inspired prints or quirky graphic designs, this is your best bet. The space also features a modern Scandinavian vibe that’s perfect for lounging on weekend afternoons.
Price: $85 for colour gel manicure while nail art starts from $5
FE The Nail Lounge
Where: 252 North Bridge Road, #02-27B Raffles City Shopping Centre, Tel: 6337 7595
Highlights: If you’re looking for a fuss-free nail salon conveniently located within the CBD, this is your best bet. With two outlets at Raffles City, the manicurists here are efficient and meticulous. Ensuring that a high standard of hygiene is maintained, only quality products are used for the best results—no wonder it has won several awards from noted magazines, including Harper’s BAZAAR and CLEO.
Price: $28 for classic manicure and $2 onwards for nail art
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LEEKAJA Beauty Salon
Where: 333A Orchard Road, #03-13 Mandarin Gallery, Tel: 8133 0818
Highlights: For all things Korean, look no further than LEEKAJA Beauty Salon. Offering a full suite of beauty services like haircuts, hair colouring, hair perms, eyelash extension, eyebrow embroidery and last but not least, manicure and pedicures. Ask for the Classic Gel Manicure with nail art when you pop by for Korean-inspired designs that are cute, quirky and totally Instagram-worthy. You’ll also appreciate your manicurist’s attention to details as you emerge with flawless nails.
Price: $85 for Classic Gel Manicure and $10 onwards for nail art
Photo: Instagram/ leekaja.sg