From Shellac to SNS to an elegant new set of acrylics, there is just something about having a fresh manicure to leave you feeling polished and ready to tackle anything. We’ve compiled our top 10 spots across Sydney to keep you looking buffed and lacquered to perfection.
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.
210-212 Clovelly Road, Randwick
While a little further afield, Skye McIntyre reputation has long preceded her. Dedicated to nail artistry of every description, there is no look too difficult for Skye to achieve. 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
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 is 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
If you prefer your manicures with an infusion of jojoba, avocado, ginseng and vitamin E extracts, the Bio Sculpture Gel manicure at The Nail Lounge is for you. Working to strengthen your nails as it is applied, you’ll be convinced to add a pedicure to your treatment and book in a standing appointment to bring The Nail Lounge into your permanent maintenance routine.
37 Belmore Street, Surry Hills
If you’re looking for something a little left of centre, the Japan ACE GEL manicure at Nail Pop Art is your answer. The viscous formula is easily mixable and offers plenty of flexibility meaning nothing is too outlandish for your Nail Art desires. Also offering regular gels, acrylics and shellac, there is a treatment to suit every preference.
501 George Street, Regent Place
Favoured by locals for their rejuvenating skin treatments, hair removal and spray tans, the best part is that you can add a buff, file and polish to you appointment for a very tidy $15. Be sure to try out the BROWformation including a wax, shape and tint for amazing results and will totally justify that fresh lick of polish.
13/1 Wentworth Street, Manly
This central Sydney beauty salon is trusted by discerning, time-poor businesswomen across the city. Exceptional attention to detail and top-quality products ensure that you won’t be running back with chipped nails anytime soon. The nail art professionals are on hand should you wish to try the latest techniques and products for a completely stand-out look.
Dymocks Building, 4/428 George Street, Sydney
Having carefully designed this salon 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 every visit.
1/330 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Beautician and lifesaver to the well-heeled folk of the Eastern Suburbs, Jocelyn is revered for her meticulous manicures and precision pedicures. 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
Bringing the latest products and treatments to the fingers of Sydney since 1998, you’ll be thrilled with your new nails regardless of whether you pop in for a quick polish change or opt for a full set of acrylics (strictly no buffing machines used). The Vivid Nail Calgel treatments (using organic gel) are a popular favourite and can be completed with a touch of Swarovski stone art.
805/32 York Street, Sydney