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These Are the Best Nail Salons in Sydney for the Perfect Manicure

Because you’re never fully dressed without a…mani-pedi. These are the best nail salons in Sydney you need to book ASAP!

In Sydney, nail salons aren't just about a fresh manicure; they're your key to feeling beautiful, polished and ready for anything. From Shellac to SNS and classic acrylics, we've rounded up the best nail salons in Sydney to keep your nails looking flawless.

But make no mistake: These aren't just any old nail salons; they're local favourites known for their skilled technicians and knack for turning nails into works of art. Whether you're in the mood for timeless elegance or trendy designs, these best of the best nail salons in Sydney will cater to all tastes and preferences.

The Waterless Manicure
The Waterless Manicure

The Waterless Manicure

When it comes to nail care, The Waterless Manicure by Tulin is the epitome of minimalistic luxury. Operating in Sydney's East, she brings pampering to your doorstep, ensuring your nails receive the VIP treatment in the comfort of your own space. Tulin's secret weapon? Exclusively using top-of-the-line lacquers (like Hermès and Chanel) to achieve that refined finish. But she doesn't stop there. Your hands are prepped with a lineup of skincare heavyweights including Sisley, Augustinus Bader, Dior, and Chanel. It's a fuss-free, yet finely executed approach to nail care that keeps your digits looking polished and spoilt without the salon fuss.

Eastern Sydney

Sets by Onyx
Sets by Onyx

Sets By Onyx

If you love fun and intricately designed nails, Claudia Spirou from Sets By Onyx is a nail artist you'll want to check out. Claudia's talent shines whether she's working on natural nails or creating gel extensions. But what makes Claudia's work special is the way she incorporates gems and experiments with gel-based textures in her designs, making them true wearable art. It also gives her creations depth and character which in turn make her client’s personality shine through their nails.

Address upon booking

Vivid Nail Salon
Vivid Nail Salon

Vivid Nail Salon 

Since 1996, Vivid Nail Salon has been Sydney's trusted destination for top-notch nail care. Their star player? Calgel, an organic, long-lasting nail reinforcement that's truly a game-changer. But what truly sets Vivid Nail Salon apart is their expertise in gradient and hand drawn nail art, with a sprinkle of Swarovski stones for added flair. So, if you’re after bespoke nail art that also takes care of your nails’ health, Vivid Nail Salon is your ultimate destination.

Martin Place, Level 4/90 Pitt Street

The Parlour Room
The Parlour Room

The Parlour Room

This beauty salon nestled close to Sydney’s Clovelly Beach is a saving grace for beachside locals who’ve suffered a few chips during their last surf. You’ll feel completely pampered from the moment you enter, with their classic polish, gel treatment or SNS options applied with mastery under the guidance of The Parlour Room founder, Natalie Papadopoulos.

216 Clovelly Road, Randwick

The Nail Lab
The Nail Lab

The Nail Lab

Having carefully designed The Nail Lab to avoid that factory-line feel of so many beauticians, this social sanctuary is a complete escape from everyday hustle and bustle. Touted as a ‘chic’d up’ version of the quintessential Sydney nail salon, you’ll emerge with a flawless set of nails after every visit.

1/330 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst

Jocelyn Petroni
Jocelyn Petroni

Jocelyn Petroni

Beautician and lifesaver to the well-heeled folk of the Eastern Suburbs, Jocelyn is revered for her meticulous manicures and precision pedicures, as one of the best nail salons in Sydney. As the first official nail expert for Chanel Australia, you won’t find Jocelyn delivering anything less than perfection, with clients noting her Naked Manicures last up to two weeks.

1/80 Queen Street, Woollahra

Polished Atelier
Polished Atelier

Polished Atelier

Founded by award-winning nail therapist Elizaveta Dzubinskaya, this boutique Surry Hills salon is not only chic but also 100% toxin-free. Forget harsh, stripping chemicals and their eye-stinging fumes, Polished Atelier is all about natural nail pampering for the everyday. Where experience and client care take priority over the latest nail trends, the service list keeps it short and sweet offering the most classic of mani-pedis, whether you want a pop of gel colour or gleaming French tips.

63/73 Ann Street, Surry Hills 

Miss Betty Rose
Miss Betty Rose

Miss Betty Rose

With a superstar clientele that includes Lizzo and Katy Perry, Miss Betty Rose’s manicured masterpieces need to be seen to be believed. For more than 23 years, Betty’s badass designs have paved the way for nail art in Sydney, with her Glebe salon regarded as the go-to spot for bespoke, hand-painted illustrations. Dedicated to nail artistry of every description, there is no look too difficult for the team to achieve. 

 7 Saint Johns Road, Glebe

Sumi Nails
Sumi Nails

Sumi Nails

Say goodbye to drills and harsh cuticle care! At Sumi Nails, everything is done by hand, from existing set removal to gel and their signature nail art. This luxury salon specialises in Ladiposh; a soft Japanese gel system famed for its breathable, long-lasting formula that protects the integrity of the nail. Mastering the art of omotenashi’ which translates in English to 'Japanese hospitality', Founder Sumi Kakihara and the team go out of their way to make customers feel relaxed, pampered, and cared for from the second they walk through the door.

227 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Love Larouge
Love Larouge

Love Larouge

Doing one thing and doing it better than most, Love Larouge specialise in nail art, nothing more, nothing less. Expect the bold, bejewelled, and bedazzled from nail art extraordinaire Lauren who crafts the kind of technicoloured creations that Instagram dreams are made of. Not your average salon experience, Love Larouge requires you to come with your nails ready for business (either your natural nails or a fresh set). Whether you're after bling, 3D or a bright neon moment, the steady hands at Love Larouge have you sorted.

332 Parramatta Road, Stanmore

Laque Bar
Laque Bar

Laque Bar

If your nail appointment is one of the few times you can relax and unwind, why not take it up a notch with an indulgent pamper session at Laque Bar? As to be expected from a boutique salon in Double Bay or Mosman, everything from the express mani-pedi to SNS and acrylic is 5-star. Laque’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 a day out of it, opt for the deluxe package which includes a Shellac mani-pedi, hot stone massage, 24K gold massage (hand & feet) and jelly spa. Pure bliss!

Double Bay, Mosman & Chatswood

Skye McIntyre
Skye McIntyre

Skye McIntyre

While a little further afield, Skye McIntyre's reputation has long preceded her as owning one of the best nail salons in Sydney. As a CND and Shellac Education Ambassador, there is little Skye doesn’t know about lacquer of every description, meaning she knows best about transforming your look - starting from your fingertips.

1 Reddan Avenue, Penrith

Vaia (Photo credit: RUSSH)
Vaia (Photo credit: RUSSH)

Vaia Beauty

For over 10 years, Vaia Pappas has been offering clients the best in holistic and natural beauty and never cuts corners. A simple file and polish or durable Shellac application are expertly applied, while the deluxe manicure or pedicure options include a heavenly aromatic soak and scrub. You’ll have the toes of a princess!

32B Burton Street, Darlinghurst

When your nails are in need of a little TLC, a trip to one of the best nail salons in Sydney is a must. And if you're looking for other ways to treat yourself, then jump over to our round-up of the best facials and brow bars in Sydney.

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