Manicures and pedicures are the epitome of widely-accessible pampering but also a necessity for some professions. Whether you’ve never had the pleasure of doing something profoundly good for your skin, nails and spirit, or you’re looking for a new go-to nail salon in Hong Kong, this list of Hong Kong’s very best nail salons is for you! The competition is always fierce when it comes to nail treatments, so Little Steps aimed to diversify the offer. Nail your match based on unique designs, signature treatments or the price range!
This brand new upscale Slow Beauty Concept Store quickly gained attention thanks to their focus on natural, ethical and sustainable philosophy and products. Moksa uses toxin- and cruelty-free, vegan nail polishes from Manucurist. You will flourish in their breezy ambiance as their natural juices are revitalizing your body, their aromatherapy oils filling your nostrils with bliss and their expert service lifting you up.
Manicures start at HK$180 and pedicures at HK$280.
Ooh La La specializes in Russian manicure, known for the best technique in the world. The technique and instruments it uses perfectly remove cuticles and gently treat your nails, which not only makes them look amazing but also helps the manicure last much longer. Ooh La La’s nail art doesn’t stop at intricate designs – it also implies perfect execution which makes even the simplest mani look like a stroke of genius. The salon offers customizable designs and a variety of gels.
Manicures start at HK$198 and pedis at HK$298.
Ooh La La Nails, Room 04, 17/F, Shun Feng International Centre, No. 182 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong, +852 5138 3866, www.oohlalanailscc.com
The Feel Good Factor aims to provide their loyal clientele with affordable treatments in a hygienic yet luxurious setting! You feel right at home as soon as you arrive due their extremely helpful and friendly staff. You will have the choice between an extensive range of manicure and pedicure treatments. Prices are fairly reasonable, and the choice of colours is extensive.
The express manicure are HK$160 and express pedicure are HK$250.
Iyara boasts manicures and pedicures that have been consistently voted the best in Hong Kong. Their philosophy emphasizes inclusivity, so they cater to individuals of a diverse range of occupations, nationalities and beauty perferences, all of whom get the same level of pampering. They offer a range of spa services and use award-winning skin care brands.
Manis start at HK$160 for express manicure and pedis at HK$250.
To many still a hidden gem, PikaPika is charming to the core. It offers nail treatments for natural and artificial nails and is one of the more affordable salons on this list with manis starting at $150 and pedis at $280. PikaPika gets especially fun if you’re into glitter, nail accessories, acrylic nail art or Swarovski – it’s where their service truly shines. The owner’s cats are also enjoying the comfort of PikaPika's ambiance, but do refrain from petting until your treatment is finished!
PikaPika, 3/F, Diamond Mansion, 464 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 6390 0021,
The Nail Library's interior will instantly put you in a good mood, and it won't take long to figure out why their customers keep coming back. Prepare to spend some time browsing their truly library-scale collection of nail polishes, including designer brands – take more time if you're an indecisive overanalyzer because this top-notch mani will last a long time, and you will be thinking of all the other options you could have gone for.
Manis start at HK$270 and pedis at HK$400.
The Nail Library, Level 1, 10-12 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2618 8623, Facebook Page
Nail Nail is an award-winning and otherwise beloved extension of the Private I one-stop beauty salon. The charming interiors are matched with the innovative designs and professional service which includes manicure, pedicure, hand and foot treatment, artificial nail services, Calgel and masterful nail art. With over 100 high-quality beauty and nail products from around the world, you’re bound to nail the look you’re aiming for. They offer natural and artificial nail services, hand and foot care, and more pampering options.
EightyEight is a stylish boutique salon that juxtaposes a monochrome interior with quirky details. When they opened in 2014, they scouted nail techs all over Hong Kong to create original nail art and high concept manis and pedis, which eventually led to the cult status they hold today. Getting a treatment at EightyEight is an authentic aesthetic experience par excellence, so be prepared to pay an above-average price for their masterpieces.
EightyEight, G/F & 1/F, 53 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2350 9618, Facebook Page
Carte Blanche is Hong Kong’s first Japanese total beauty salon! Their team of professionals brought their expertise to Hong Kong from their experience in Omotesando, Roppongi, Ginza of Japan, as well as New York, London, and Shanghai. Japanese nail treatments also imply a focus on Japanese aesthetics, but these nail designers can meet all your needs.
Manis start at HK$350 and pedis at HK$550.
Charte Blanche, Shop 277 & 277A Level 2 Mira Place 2 118-130 Nathan Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2739 1960,www.carteblanche-hk.com
Flawless is urban, luxurious and renowned. It also has a terrace that will instantly zen you out. Flawless is a spa that zeroed in on facials, makeup and mani/pedis, which makes them flawless at what they do. They offer a 24-hour guarantee on a classic mani and a 3-day guarantee on shellac/soft gel. Consider their group nail bookings to spend quality time with friends and/or daughters!
Manis start at HK$280 (HK$180 for a fast, 15-min manicure) and pedis at HK$400 (HK$280 for a 20-min pedi).
This award-winning studio located at the Landmark Mandarin oriental oozes luxury and exclusivity. It offers signature treatments focused on the concept of medical pedicure and manicure which combines natural beauty and holistic wellbeing. Gonzales drew on his extensive professional experience as a French Podiatrist to create unique (and now internationally renowned) treatments for feet, nails and hands. If you want a natural beauty finish and a treatment you can’t find anywhere else, Bastien Gonzales has you covered.
While you’ll have to set aside about $1000 for signature treatments, you can indulge in French Touch and Color Touch manis for just $215 and $205 respectively.
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