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.
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 array of rainbow shades make it well worth your while.
1/285 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
If you’re looking to get your nails done at one of Melbourne's best nail salons, the team at MONSTERA have you sorted. Offering gel, acrylics, shellac, SNS and spa nail treatments, there is a something to suit every nail preference.
5/63 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
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 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 of 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. With COVID-19 restrictions easing and everyone rushing back to book appointments, Trophy Wife is working through their waitlist. Be sure to follow their socials to see when you can make an appointment again!
2B Bridge Road, Richmond
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