After much debate and dare we say, a few hairy months in lockdown, you can now see your favourite experts again. Few things are more of an instant pick-me-up than a set of freshly manicured nails or polished toes. The opportunity to sit back, relax and have your talons buffed, clipped and polished is an instant mood-boost and the capital is not short of nail bars – all of which need our trade now more than ever. To celebrate the re-opening of this industry, we’ve rounded up the best nail salons in London for you to while-away an hour.
Young London is based in Westbourne Grove and their Nail Lounge provides manicures and pedicures in a fun and upbeat environment. Not in the mood for a chat with your nail technician? Don’t worry. All of their chairs come with charging points, wireless headphones and iPads too. We tried their CBD manicure and were impressed by this unique nail treatment that leaves hands super soft!
If you’re looking for a nail salon in East London, you’ll find Shoreditch Nails tucked away in a sweet and unassuming mews. This sleek and simple nail bar is the London nail salon for creative gel manicures or a perfect shade of pastel nail polish.
Cowshed is a great option for gifting a manicure/pedicure or meeting up with a friend. With a variety of different locations and a menu offering everything from speedy polish changes to an indulgent manicure, Cowshed ensures that your precious pamper time is a real treat. We recommend a complete mani-pedi in one of their comfy chairs that will leave you feeling utterly relaxed.
DryBy is the mothership for chic and sophisticated nail art. The nail bar and hair salon boasts tasteful interiors, brilliant treatments and an impressive range of polishes. We love their unique metallic touches to nails that are original and fun. This is a great place to go if you want a blow-dry and party manicure that stands out for all the right reasons.
House Of Lady Muck
House of Lady Muck is the nail salon located in the Oxford Circus Topshop. The nail salon is known for understated nail art and a consistently perfect shellac manicure. If you ever needed an excuse for a post-work shop and polish – this is it.
If you’re looking for a more eco-conscious nail salon, consider getting your next gel mani and pedi at STILL London. This holistic nail studio based in Dalston, is non-toxic, vegan and environmentally-friendly. It uses Kure Bazaar 10-Free and Orly 12-Free gel polish, as well as natural wellness products from Iceland.
With that round up of the best nail salons in London – you’ll never have an excuse for poorly manicured hands again!
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After graduating from Sussex University, Emily leapt into the world of travel PR furthering her inspiration to discover the globe’s hidden wonders. Next on her bucket list is experiencing the cherry blossom season in Japan and her all time favourite destination is Menorca. She loves reading and quirky art exhibitions, is obsessed with hats and rom-coms, and one day hopes to live back in Brighton by the seaside.