Whether you prefer a French manicure or elaborate nail art, or you like your session with a side of massage, here’s our roundup of the best nail salons and treatments in Singapore.
Le Petit Spa
Cosy interiors, soothing music, a trickling waterfall and your therapist’s soft hands kneading away your troubles make you unwind and relax into the incredibly comfy chairs at Le Petit Spa. The intimate space is ideal for a pampering session with your girls, a mini-celebration or just catching up with your bestie. The manicures and pedicures are finished with OPI Infinite Shine colours that give a gel-like shine, are long-lasting without damaging the nails and can be taken off like normal nail lacquer. Make sure you try the signature treatment, Treat the Feet, including everything we love in a classic pedicure along with an extended leg massage and a hydrating foot mask to soften rough, dry skin. The upside of having your nails done at a spa is that if you feel like a massage, all you need to do is ask for an add-on – a stress releasing neck and shoulder massage, for example.
#02-01/04 Tudor Court Shopping Gallery, 145 Tanglin Road
6733 7117 | lepetitspa.com.sg
East-siders can get their nails done at this charming nail salon on East Coast Road where the regulars swear by the signature Bio Sculpture Gel manicure. Introduced by the salon in the early 90s, this quality gel manicure quickly garnered a following thanks to its quality ingredients and products that give a long-lasting result. To soak off the gel, the range includes a soak-off lotion that is gentle on the nails thanks to its low acetone content. The session is completed with a cuticle treatment rich in avocado oil to keep cuticles and nails healthy. Another treatment to try is the Deluxe Spa Pedicure. The hour-long indulgence comes with a choice of rose, tangerine, sea mineral or lavender foot spa, a scrub, a foot soak, a moisturising mask, shaping and buffing of nails and cuticle work, finished with your favourite shade of nail polish.
144 East Coast Road
6344 6418 | beautylane.com.sg
The Nail Social
Is it possible to get your nails done and do a good deed at the same time? It is at The Nail Social. Not only does this socially conscious salon help train and employ underprivileged women, providing them with a sustainable income, it also stocks fair trade coffee and delicious desserts and cakes made by destitute women and youth. And if you fancy a little retail therapy, they’ve got that too. Try the Luxe Spa Manicure and Pedicure: this pampering three-hour session includes an extended massage using 100 percent natural ingredients such as rhassoul organic coconut oil and a selection of essential oils along with the full range of nail services. Get a couple of girlfriends to join you and turn it into a mini-party in their private loft! After all, it’s all for a good cause.
42A Haji Lane
6717 3221 | thenailsocial.co
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Nail Bar@916: 916A East Coast Road | 6448 7188
Nail Queen: Far East Plaza | 6836 1393, 8355 0559
Paint Shoppe Nail Spa: 39A East Coast Road | 6348 1008
Buff & Rubz: #01-34 Watermark, Robertson Quay | 6884 6080
Nour!sh Naturally: 215C Upper Thomson Road | 6458 3826
Pamper Me Beauty Spa Nails: #02-10 Midpoint Orchard | 9488 3402, 6735 2028
J’s Nail: Block 415 Sembawang Drive | 9383 0014, 6464 7498
This story first appeared in the LIV January 2016 issue. For subscription offers click here.