Nailed It: The Best Nail Salons In Hong Kong
Hong Kong has countless nail salons, but only a select few offer a truly specialised pampering experience. Offering designer polishes, top-notch services and elegant settings, these luxury nail salons will let you relax in style while keeping your tips looking effortlessly chic.
1/8 PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Best for: Holistic treatments
The spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is one of the best luxury wellness retreats in Hong Kong. Their facials and body rituals are apparently the stuff of legend, but their nail treatments deserve a special mention, too.
Established by the internationally renowned celebrity pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez, and managed by a certified podiatrist, Albin Brion, who trained by Gonzalez in Paris, the PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio has a reputation for offering premium treatments featuring exclusive techniques to beautify the skin and nails. Its luxurious space will immediately relax you, not to mention you’ll find highly skilled staff and quality products that’ll ensure a stunning result.
PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio, Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, mandarinoriental.com/landmark
2/8 The Nail Bar at Four Seasons
Best for: Manis and pedis with a view...and cocktails
The Nail Bar at Four Seasons takes the cake as one of Hong Kong's most luxurious spots to get your nails done, thanks to its chic decor and floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. Not to mention their guarantee that your freshly polished nails will last at least two weeks without a scratch. Don't want to do your nails alone? Bring your girlfriends for an afternoon of pampering, bonding and cocktails.
The Nail Bar at Four Seasons, 8 Finance St, Central; +852 3196 8900, fourseasons.com
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3/8 The Mandarin Salon at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Best for: Five-star relaxation
If you ask a group of It girls what their favourite beauty salon is, chances are one of them will point you in the direction of The Mandarin Salon. An excellent choice for haircut and styling services, this salon also features stellar manicure and pedicure services offered in a luxury setting with gorgeous views overlooking Victoria Harbour. The world-famous Shanghainese Pedicure is the star of the show, which involves the application of specially-crafted metal blades to rid hard skin and expertly sculpt the perfect nail shape.
The Mandarin Salon, 5 Connaught Road Central, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4800; mandarinoriental.com
4/8 EightyEight Nail
Best for: Eye-catching nail art
With no shortage of eye-catching designs and premium nail polishes, Gen.T lister Stephnie Shek’s EightyEight certainly lives up to its name. This stylish boutique nail salon—which also known as the A-listers’ all-time-favourite nail joint, will have your fingertips adorned and transformed as if a piece of artwork. From classic French manicure to sparkling Swarovski crystals and sophisticated florals, their nail artists are dedicated to bringing some next-level chic to your nails.
Expect a rather long 90-minute process depending on the intricacy of designs, but it’s definitely worth the wait. Be sure to check out their Instagram that packed with stunning nail art designs as well.
EightyEight, G/F &1/F, Number 53, Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2350 9618; instagram.com/eightyeight
5/8 The Nail Library
Best for: Designer polishes
The Nail Library boasts an impressive nail polish collection featuring luxury brands Dior, Chanel and Christian Louboutin; and a great variety of designs that will speak to whichever mood you're in.
Gorgeously adorned with industrial-chic décor, this place has long been a favourite amongst Hong Kong influencers and fashionistas. The stylish ambience is matched by the attentive and skilful experts, where you're bound to leave with beautifully done tips and toes.
The Nail Library: Level 1, 10-12 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2618 8623, facebook.com/thenaillibrary
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6/8 Urban Chillez Nail Bar
Best for: Eco-conscious beauty lovers
A serene oasis hidden inside an industrial building in Wong Chuk Hang, Urban Chillez Nail Bar is all about delivering an elegant pampering experience with excellent service and quality polishes. Taking pride in using only cruelty-free products and biodegradable nail accessories, this nail salon is one of the very few places in Hong Kong that strives to make customers look good and also feel right about the choices they make.The best part? You can enjoy complimentary beverages (including wine) and their lunch packages while treating your nails to some TLC.
Urban Chillez Nail Bar, 2A, E. Tat Factory Building, 4 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, +852 5597 4277; urbanchillez.com
Best for: Customised care
Canary is a bright and airy Japanese nail salon located in Central, renowned for their personalised service and meticulous attention to detail; from helping you choose the right nail shape to understanding the condition of your nails before your treatment begins.
Using world-class Japanese techniques and products, guests need not worry about whether Canary’s gel manicure is long-lasting enough, as Canary offers complimentary nail repair within one week of your last appointment.
Canary, 9/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2537 0338; canary.com.hk
8/8 Sense of Touch Repulse Bay
Best for: An out-of-the-city escape
This award-winning destination spa will offer you true peace of mind with its serene and relaxed atmosphere, located in a lush tropical setting in Repulse Bay complete with sprawling outdoor cabanas.
Guests can sink into the plush sofas and relax as skilled therapists bring magic to your nails. Their signature 'Sexy Spa' manicure and pedicures are not to be missed—each treatment begins with relaxing hand and foot massages respectively, followed by rejuvenating scrub and finished with perfect polish for 80 minutes of pure bliss.
Can't make it to Repulse Bay? Check out Sense of Touch's other locations in Central, Sai Kung, Tseung Kwan O and Tung Chung.
Sense of Touch, Repulse Bay Spa, G211, 1/F, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road, +852 2592 9668; senseoftouch.com.hk
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This article was originally published on 5 March, 2020 and was updated on 28 April, 2021.