Life's too short to live with bad nails, so treat yourself to a Shellac manicure, pedicure or fancy foot massage at one of Bali's best nail salons
Let’s face it, holidays are for pampering. And besides Bali’s fabulously affordable spas and swanky hair salons, the island’s best nail salons are where it’s at for some hand and foot indulgence. From too-legit-to-chip Shellac manicures, to perfect pedicures and foot treatments, visit any of these top nail salons in Bali for some cuticle care and colourful nail therapy. Because you’re worth it!
The best nail salons in Canggu
AMO Canggu is the bomb when it comes to a top-notch manicure or pedicure. With over over 1000 different colours to choose from, hyou’re truly spoilt for choice here. They have a separate section upstairs for nails, strewn with fabulously comfy couches, and best of all, they give one of the best shoulder massages around while your nails are drying.
AMO SPA Canggu, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 69, Canggu, p. +62 361 473 7943, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A vegan nail bar extraordinaire, Maria Curau is a holistic nail and pedicure salon in the rice fields of Pererenan. All-natural and non-toxic products are the main focus here, finished off with artistic nail art designs (all done freestyle!) and wrapped up in tropi-cool aesthetics. Settle in for a relaxing reflexi and sip on cleansing kombuchas while the expert staff paint your nails all colours of fabulous. Add on that awesome nail art for a mani like no other.
Maria Curau, Jl Munduk Kedungu no. 45, Pererenan, p. +62 81 338 775 526, e. email@example.com.
Head to Spring Spa for some of the island’s best chic treatments, wrapped up in an architecturally-perfected space. These guys are experts in touching up your tootsies, going beyond the usual buff-shape-paint-repeat combo. Not only do they offer Shellac here, you’ll also be treated to a brown sugar hand and/or foot scrub, before the Shellac professionals paint to perfection as you sip on cold coconuts or icy mocktails. Top tip? Go for one of the spa packages to really get a taste of the Spring Spa treatment.
Spring Canggu, Jl Raya Batu Bolong 83c, Canggu, p. +62 853 3844 7500, e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Colors Nail & Juice Bar
Give your nails the pampering they deserve at this gorgeous nail-slash-juice bar. Here you can expect the very best nail services, all the while sipping on organic cold-pressed juices or frothy flat whites. Polishes, gels, colourings and extensions are all on the menu thanks to the in-house hip nail care brand NAILBERRY, and on a Friday, it’s 50% off. So go on, treat yo’self!
Colors Nail & Juice Bar, Jl Raya Semat No.15B, Canggu, p. +62 812 384 000 45 / +62 821 4535 8935
Glo Day Spa & Salon
With three other locations on the island (Sanur, Seminyak & Lembongan]), Glo Day Spa is a go-to for all things nails! Not only do they use imported and cutting edge nail products and polishes, their Glo Nail Technicians have had special training in nail hygiene, avante-garde techniques and sanitation. We especially love their smudge-free policy – should you smudge a nail within 24 hours, come back and they’ll re-do it for free!
Glo Day Spa, Jl Subak Sari No.90, Canggu, p. +62 361 934 8844 / +62 813 53307 803.
The best nail salons in Seminyak
Think Pink Nails
There’s a lot to love about Think Pink Nails from the awesome massage chairs, the iPads at the manicure station and the excellent selection of imported magazines. Did we mention the polish selection? Best on the island. Hands down. There’s O.P.I., Nars. Chanel, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabanna, Laura Mercier and Dior. Need we say more?
Think Pink Nails, Jl Batu Belig 108, Batu Belig, p. + 62 361 918 8116.
The Shampoo Lounge
Don’t let the name fool you! The shampoo lounge doesn’t just do locks, it has an upstairs area where you can get a great mani/pedi. Sir can also indulge in a sports manicure, which is basically all the goodies, without the polish. Our fave treatment is the Hot Stone aromatherapy massage – relax as your feet and legs are pampered, and the treatment includes an OPI polish to ensure they not only feel good, but look good too!
The Shampoo Lounge, Jl Raya Basangkasa 8x, Seminyak, p. + 62 361 843 9868.
Rin Beauty Studio
A favourite with the expat crowds, Rin Beauty Salon is a specialist in gel nails, offering dazzling nails with the latest Japanese-inspired art nail designs. If you haven’t tried gel nails before, they will last approximately 20-30 days, and make your nails incredibly shiny, plus no chips or peels. They’re also great for providing strength to your own nails, so if you want your nails to grow a bit – go for gel!
Rin Beauty Studio, Jl Mertanadi No 92, Kerobokan, p. +62 (0)361 847 5754.
This fabulous Spa in Seminyak has a great Nail Bar, which offers treatments such as Acrylic Gel, Shellac and designer nail polish [from Chanel, DIOR, MAC, Anna Sui, Butter London] – ooh la la! The best bit about Lady Marmalade? You can pamper yourself whilst sipping on bubbles, beer or even a G&T!
Lady Marmalade, Jl Drupadi No.9Q Seminyak, Seminyak, p. +62 361 738516.
JazB Beauty Space
JazB Beauty Studio offers everything from a quick express pedicure to a luxurious manicure [with paraffin hand treatment] , and there’s even something for the kids! Located in Seminyak Square, it is a cozy and intimate space where you can get a little ‘me’ time. Did we mention there are free drinks and snacks too? [We know what’s sways us!].
JazB Beauty Space, Seminyak Square, Seminyak, p. +62 361 738 882.
The best nail salons in Ubud
Nail Spa Bali
As well as the nail treatments, the Nail Spa Bali in Ubud will leave your hands and feet feeling gorgeous with their special foot and hand scrub and massages. Treat yourself to a exfoliating scrub, following by reflexology massage [using special oil], then why not get a unique 3D nail art? Go all out!
Nail Spa Bali, Jl Dewi Sita, Central Ubud, p. +62 81237 210 242.
The best nail salons in Uluwatu
There are three Esthetic’s in Bali, one in downtown Seminyak, one at the Canggu Plaza, and one in Uluwatu. These spas offer everything you could think of to pamper yourself, including a fab nail bar. Our favourite part of the Esthetic nail treatment is the use of the thermal gloves and booties which supposedly help make our nails softer and smoother. Can’t argue with that.
Esthetic Uluwatu, Jl Labuan Sait, Padang-Padang, Uluwatu, (behind pink coco hotel), p. +62 813 376 85108,
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