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The Best Nail Salons in Canberra for a Self-Care Session

Treating yourself to a manicure or a pedicure is the ultimate indulgence. Find the best nail salons in Canberra for some well deserved beauty therapy.

The Beautique (Image Credit: @elise_skin)

Sometimes, getting your nails done is just the thing to get you out of a funk. It's one of our favourite self-care activities (aside from a good massage, of course) and a great way to catch up with friends that's not classic dinner and drinks

Whether you want to freshen up your natural look or go bold with a full set of nail art to brighten the mood, giving your hands and feet some extra TLC always has the potential to make you feel fabulous.

Plus, Canberra is home to so many talented nail technicians - read on to discover where to find them at the best nail salons in Canberra. 

Dahk by Dior

Dahk by Dior

It only takes a glance at Dahk by Dior's Instagram feed to see that this talented nail artist takes the utmost care with every client she sees.

Working out of Dahk Studio in Seven Hills and only taking bookings via text, this is one of the best nail salons in Canberra for a perfectly executed manicure that lasts.

Dior uses BIAB to create dreamy, creamy nails for simple, clean girl vibes. If you want to take it up a notch, book in for nail art and be amazed by the bows and hand-painted florals and flames when you walk away with your fancy new fresh set.

Seven Hills, Canberra

Studio 412

Studio 412

If bold, bright, and a a little bit quirky is your preferred nail profile, then the welcoming Studio 412 is the Canberra nail salon with your name on it.

Allow Rhett - the nail wizz behind the manicures - to transform your nails into a work of art, using neon colours, chrome finishes, 3D designs and detailed designs that belong on a Pinterest board.

With an ethos of welcome and inclusion for all, there's lots to love about this funky home nail salon in Canberra.

Flynn, ACT

Quintessence Nail and Beauty

Quintessence Nail and Beauty

Not only is this one of the best nail salons in Canberra, but it also happens to be a one-stop beauty shop!

Why not pop in to Quintessence to get your mani-pedi complete with a fresh coat of nail polish, and stick around a little longer for another treatment?

The fun doesn't stop at nails, with waxing, tanning, brows, lashes, massages and facial services all under one roof.

When it comes to nails, the world is your oyster. Choose from express manicures, or take the time to pamper yourself with high quality deluxe treatments and Bio Gel for a long-lasting mani.

Page Shopping Centre, Unit 2/9 Page Place, Page

The Beautique

The Beautique

Located in Franklin, this salon is a beauty lover's wonderland, especially if you prefer a bit of creative flair when it comes to your nails.

The Beautique nail designs are unmatched, with the talented nail techs always willing to go above and beyond if you've got something custom in mind. Need some inspo? Check out their swish nail menu which changes with the seasons. 

If you fancy getting your toes done whilst you're there, go for the luxe pedicure which includes a warm foot soak, foot brush, a heel buff, paraffin wax mask and an oil massage. You deserve it.

97/235 Flemington Road, Franklin

Lotus Nails & Spa Kingston

Lotus Nails and Spa Kingston

Looking for a quick and reliable salon for a freshen up of your nails in the heart of Kingston? Lotus Nails and Spa has you covered!

The staff are friendly and the service is quick and easy, every time. From shellac, acrylic and gel nails through to SNS, you’re bound to leave with a fresh set of nails you love.

Check out their Instagram for inspo before you go if you're looking for something fun - their nail art is next-level good. 

Shop 13/38 Eyre Street, Kingston 

Aura Nails

Aura Nails

Aura Nails is a highly sought-after nail salon in Canberra, offering only e-file manicures and BIAB.

BIAB - or Builder in a Bottle - is a more durable gel that minimises damage to nails and is becoming increasingly popular for clients looking to prioritise their nail health.

On top of the utmost care for their client's nails, the designs on offer are incredible. From 3D golden chrome to florals, flames and everything in between, their Insta feed is a fun and bright source of inspiration that will have you keen to score a jazzy manicure of your own. 

Book via Fresha 

Studio Bellezza

Studio Bellezza

This home-based salon is perfect for when your nails need a bit of extra TLC. Offering a natural nail growth program that involves fortnightly visits, your nails will be stronger and healthier than ever.

But that's not all! Studio Bellezza can also sort you out for traditional manicures and pedicures, press ons and soft gel extensions. 

Taylor, ACT

City Lavender Beauty Nail Bar

City Lavender Beauty Nail Bar

Located in the heart of the Canberra Centre’s beauty precinct this nail hotspot is perfect for nail dates with your besties, with plenty of technicians on hand.

Best of all, you don’t even need to make an appointment! They're clever with custom designs so be sure to share your Insta saves with them.

Drop in for a nail freshen up, then take your fancy new set out for a coffee next door for the ultimate girl's day out. 

Shop DG23 Canberra Centre - 148 Bunda Street, Canberra City

Loved this edit of the best nail salons in Canberra and looking for more ways to treat yourself and the girls? Be sure to check out our edits of the best desserts and the best bottomless brunch in Canberra. 

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