Who could say no to the perfect mani pedi? Give your nails some TLC with our pick of the best nail salons in Singapore
Need to keep your nails looking divine as part of your never-ending beauty regime? We know we do! That’s why we’re bringing you our pick of the best nail salons in Singapore, which have – you know it – nailed it when it comes to mani, pedis, gelish, nail art, acrylics and more. Now, if you’ll excuse us, that perfect pedi is waiting for us.
Best home service: The Big Blow
You may know them better as the masters of blowouts, but lucky for us folks, The Big Blow does makeup and manicures too! Looking for a quick polish and buff for both your pinkies and tootsies before heading out? Give these fairy godmothers a call, and they’ll transform you in the comfort of your home in a snap – from nails to your hair and makeup!
The Big Blow, #02-21 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760, p. 6465 4836. Open daily 9am-7pm.
Best nail technique: Home Nails
Centrally-located and beautiful to boot, Home Nails prides itself on providing premium services at affordable prices – amen to that! Its team of nail technicians boasts at least four years of experience under their belts, so rest assured that you’ll definitely be in good hands. The best part? The sky’s the limit – whether it’s gel extension, 3D nail art, gelish or bridal – trust these guys to make your dream designs happen!
Home Nails, #01-01 The Nomu (beside The Cathay), 20 Handy Road, Singapore 229236, p. 6333 4985. Open Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 1030am-730pm.
Best feel-good manicure: The Nail Social
Where else can you get a pretty mani-pedi for a good cause? At The Nail Social, that’s where! Besides offering a full range of nail services and foot massages that use only organic, fair-trade, and cruelty-free products, this lifestyle concept salon on Haji Lane is also committed to giving back to the local community. It offers vocational training and employment opportunities to underprivileged women in Singapore, and also houses a retail corner where customers can shop for fair-trade accessories.
The Nail Social, 42A Haji Lane, Singapore 189235, p. 6717 3221. Open Tue-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm.
Best hygiene standards: Auum – The Honest Nail Spa
We were impressed enough with Auum to include it on our list. Aside from top-notch hygiene SOPs (tools are disinfected and cured under UV light), they only carry 3- and 5-free polishes, and other vegan-friendly products. This place isn’t called the honest nail spa for nothing. The therapists here are skilled and accredited, and they recommend only the services that your nails need.
Auum – The Honest Nail Spa, PasarBella @ The Grandstand Bukit Timah Singapore, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994, p. 6464 7878. Open 10am-7pm daily.
Best Girls’ Night Out: Blow+Bar
Are you ladies tussling over what you’re gonna do (Relaxing treats? Or getting all boozed up?) on that very-rare girls night out? Well, why not both? At Blow+Bar, you’ll get fantastic blowouts, massages, fab nail services, and catch up with pals over drinks – life doesn’t get any better than this.
Blow+Bar, #01-32 The Watermark, 7 Rodyk St, Singapore 238215, p. 6238 7338. Open Mon-Thu 1030am-930pm, Fri-Sat 10am-930pm, Sun 10am-830pm.
Best organic experience: Ladyfinger the Nail Spa
This award-winning Eco Spa Manicure features vegan-friendly nail elixirs and lacquers that are free of toluene, formaldehye, and DBP from SpaRitual. Expect an aromatherapeutic journey that transports you to the world of Slow Beauty, where the body’s full Chakra system is balanced. Spiritual state aside, this treatment does wonders to your hands and nails too.
Ladyfinger the Nail Spa, Ang Mo Kio Hub, Bedok Point, Jurong Point, Tampines 1, and Tiong Bahru Plaza. See here for more details.
Best nail art: The Nail Artelier
Nestled among indie designers and eateries around the eclectic Haji Lane area, we’re not surprised that art takes centrestage in the nail services here. Unlike other nail salons, there are no fixed designs, so the nail artists work to make your nail design a dream come true. Do book ahead, ’cause this place is always packed with bright, young things – another testament to the popularity of gorgeous nail art.
The Nail Artelier, 666 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188800, p. 62988028. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 12pm-6pm.
Best customisable treatments: Medicure
This ain’t your ordinary salon; like its name suggests, Medicure is a specialist with all things related to hands, nails and legs – expect only the thoroughest TLC here. Its nail spa services are personalised to your skin needs – these include soaks, scrubs, lotions and masks featuring top-of-the-line, 98% natural and cruelty-free ingredients used by dermatologists from around the world.
MD Dermatics Medicure Hand and Nail Centre, The Centrepoint, Metro, Level 1, 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843, p. 8133 2555, Open daily 11am-8pm.
Best luxurious experience: Lacquer & Spa
Tucked within the opulent Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, multi-label boutique Lacquer & Spa is the nail destination for the well-heeled. Founded by high accoladed skin specialists and industry veterans, the spa delivers divine relaxation through uniquely formulated manicures and pedicures. The treatment begins with a signature massage to rejuvenate tired limbs, and continues with the usual shaping, buffing and polishing your nails to groomed perfection. Finish with a flourish with a hot towel infused with geranium to further nourish your hands and feet. Other treats on the menu? We recommend the foot reflexology treatment to banish any toxins within, as well as the painless, callus removal therapy for stubborn, cracked feet.
Lacquer & Spa, 1 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-01/B1-02, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Coach Bay, Singapore 018971, p. 6688 7773, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Sun-Thurs and public holidays 1030am-11pm, and Fri-Sat and eve of public holidays 1030am-1130pm.
Best healing therapies: Remède Spa
Drop everything, manipedi fans. Award-winning Remède Spa at the prestigious The St Regis is home to Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio Bastien Gonzalez. a showcase of nail treatments by the French podiatrist. Renowned for his glam approach to treatments and waterless pedicures, celebs worldwide (including Naomi Campbell) are cited to be big fans. Top on the menu is Bastien’s Duo: a four-hand treatment involving two therapists who’ll restore a healthy shine to your nails and leave you feeling refreshed with a massage. We also recommend Bastien’s Pedicure, with buffing to return natural shine, a gentle treatment to remove skin irregularities and dryness, as well as a rubdown for calves and feet.
Remède Spa, The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, p. 6506 6896, e. email@example.com. Open 9am to midnight daily.
Best for quick fixes: Nail M’pir
This nail bar is a godsend for the working crowd – it’s located at Tangs, perfect for quick pop-ins on your lunch break. Its express manicures and pedicures – priced at an affordable $15 – will have your nails primped in a jiffy – just don’t forget to ask for a quick-dry topcoat. Got extra time? We recommend the angel gel and full manicure to give your gelish nails a matte, velvety finish and “mattamins” to strengthen them.
Nail M’pir, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Level Two, 310 Orchard Road, p. 6732 9001, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 1030am-930pm.
Best for cosy hideways: Manicurious
You’ll find relaxation effortless at Manicurious. The cosy salon located in Beach Road resembles a chic living room, with pendant lights, minimalist decor and comfortable armchairs. We also adore its top-notch service – these guys are all about intimate, one-to-one therapies and shun hard-selling.
Manicurious, 41 Beach Road, Singapore 189680, p. 6333 9096. Open Mon-Sat and public holidays 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm.
Best for foot reflexology: Hands + Feet Studio
The Easties have got something good – among all the other goodies – lurking in their neighbourhood. Ladies, spare a thought for your man (for once) by heading to Hands + Feet. While you say hello to your expert manicurist in The Paint Room for a relaxing chill-out session, the guys can enjoy an intense session of foot reflexology in The Gallery Space, which features artworks from The Bowerbirds.
Hands + Feet Studio, 44 Siglap Drive, Singapore 456169, p. 6448 7187. Open 11am-11pm daily.