The Best Nail Salons in Melbourne for an Insta-worthy Manicure
From mani-pedis and spa treatments, to shellac and SNS, these are the Melbourne nail salons that will transform your nails into wearable art.
Getting a blow-dry is always a treat, but there’s no pick-me-up quite like getting your nails done. Whether you love your tips painted candy coloured bright or prefer au naturel with a hint of French elegance, these are Melbourne's best nail salons to buff and lacquer your nails in style, comfort and calm.
* In light of COVID19, be sure to call the salon ahead of time to make an appointment. That way, they can accommodate you in line with social distancing rules and regulations.
For a bar with beauty benefits, look no further than SOAK Bar + Beauty - a unique salon experience offering the first fully licensed beauty bar in Victoria. SOAK offers premium beauty services such as spray tans, manicures, and blow waves while giving guests the chance to indulge in a selection of premium cocktails, beer, wine, and champagne, as well as petit fours and cheese platters. Whether you’re after an express manicure or an Insta-worthy transformation, the team at Soak will have your nails looking fabulous in the time it takes you to finish a cocktail (or two).
657 Chapel Street, South Yarra
With a background in fine art/textiles and animation/illustration, this artistic sister duo has been creating their wearable masterpieces for almost a decade. Leading the way for Melbourne’s now thriving nail art scene, Rohani and Rosalie Osman’s Fitzroy studio is the first point of call for fashion editorials and celebrities. With an insanely large list of designs to choose from, Super-Rad is great for first-timers or those looking to try something new. Have something wild in mind? Don’t stress they’ll crush that too.
Level 1/121 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
For those who like their tips and toes to stand out (and we mean really stand out), Richmond’s Trophy Wife offers the kind of technicolour nail art that Instagram dreams are made of. From bejewelled evil eyes to shimmering stars, fast food pop art, and ‘70s glam stripes – whatever you’re into, these talented designers have it covered.
2B Bridge Road, Richmond
When you can order a glass of bubbles with your manicure, you know you’ve come to the right place. The city’s original purveyor of glamorous mani-pedis, Miss Fox is high octane and high class. You pay a little more, but the level of service, attention to detail, and an array of rainbow shades make it well worth your while.
1/285 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
If your nail appointment is one of the few times you get to yourself, why not take it up a notch with an indulgent pampering at the Crown Spa. As to be expected from a luxury hotel, their premium packages are 5-star, but it will cost you a pretty penny. Crown’s expert nail technicians will bring your hands and feet back to life while you sit back and relax in serenity. If you’re looking to make an afternoon out of it, why not couple up your mani-pedi with a massage or facial for the ultimate beauty indulgence.
Level 3, Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
Because healthy nails are beautiful nails, Armadale’s Missy Lui sources the least toxic and most natural products they can get their hands on. Forget harsh, stripping chemicals (formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, and camphor just to name a few) and their eye-stinging fumes, this salon is all about organic, natural nail pampering.
1/1161 High Street, Armadale
For fresh nails, head straight to Collins Nail Boutique. The picture-perfect salon is known for its professional treatments (think SNS and gel), and gorgeous nail art. Don't stop at your fingernails, be sure to add their spa pedicure with shellac so your nails are looking good, from head to toe.
Shop G6/234 Collins Street, Melbourne
At Shine Skin and Body, luxury abounds. Glittering chandeliers set the scene whilst the calming studio – equal parts zen and opulent – offers the most classic of mani pedis, whether you want a pop of colour or gleaming French tips.
323 Swan Street, Richmond
If you’re looking to get your nails done at one of Melbourne's best nail salons, the team at MONSTERA has you sorted. Offering gel, acrylics, shellac, SNS, and spa nail treatments, there is something to suit every nail preference.
5/63 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
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