Do you prefer your nails short, naturally pink and simply slicked with transparent polish? Outrageous colour, glitter or intricate nail art? Whatever your style is, nothing says well-groomed quite as beautifully as immaculate hands and feet. Here are our top five nail salons for manicures and pedicures.
Lovene Nail & Lashes
Nestled in a conserved shophouse in the buzzy Chinatown locale, Lovene Nail & Lashes is a cosy boutique salon that offers a respite from busy city life. You won’t go wrong with a classic manicure ($30), or, if you’re in a hurry, go express ($15) instead. Suffering from brittle or discoloured nails? We recommend topping up with a nail mask ($20), which nourishes and rejuvenates the nail brittle. This quick pick-me-up takes only 15 minutes, leaving you with healthier, brighter-looking nails in no time. Don’t neglect your feet, too – try the foot treatment ($20), an add-on service that improves cracked heels
This boutique Japanese salon in the Tanjong Pagar locale offers a homely spa experience. Housed in a small shophouse, Queen’s Market is known for its herbal facials, manicures and massages suitable for sensitive skin. A popular option is the soft gel nail – a gentler alternative to regular gel manicure – which is designed to last for three to five weeks without chipping. They’re popular for their nail art designs, too!
Trimmings Salon & Spa
Tucked in the quiet Loewen neighbourhood and surrounded by lush greenery, this salon and spa in one offers a respite from busy city life. Apart from a whole list of hair treatments, deluxe facials and indulgent massages, you can also get your nails done here. Pressed for time? Opt for an express mani ($20) or pedi ($27)!
The Nail Social
This nail salon is a socially-conscious enterprise that empowers single mothers, youths-at-risk and women from lower income households and underprivileged backgrounds by offering them jobs to create sustainable incomes. Go all out with the Luxe Combo ($130 for mani and pedi), which includes nail shaping, cuticle care, exfoliation, masque and an extended massage – talk about pampering!
Le Petit Spa Prestige
Voted as the best salon for a massage or facial in our reader awards last year, this spa offers a cosy ambience for top-to-toe pampering. From aromatherapy massage ($120) and post-natal massage ($150), to Dermalogica facials, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. Top up with a classic manicure ($28), or treat yourself to the spa pedicure ($59), which includes a foot massage and paraffin wax treatment to soften dry heels.
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