The salons specialising in spectacular nail art

Finger painting

  • 19.11.2021
  • By Emily Heng

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Much like our visage, nails make for a perfect canvas when it comes to self-expression. From political statements to pizza, adorning your digits is now restrained only to the limits of your imagination — and to the skills of your manicurist, of course. For those still in search of said elusive nail connoisseur, fret not — below, the five best nail art salons in Singapore for fresh, inventive, and meticulously done mani-pedis. Seriously impressive nail looks coming your way in 3, 2…

Specialising in intricate nail art designs, Manicurious is the parlour of choice for those in search of unique, one-of-a-kind nails. Think dizzying geometric pattens and hyper-realistic renderings of our favourite animations. Another plus point: the soothing ambience comprising vintage-inspired armchairs, specialty teas, and a wide selection of magazines. Custom nail art starts at $5 per nail.

Address: 41 Beach Road, Singapore 189680
Call 6333 9096 to make an appointment.

The Nail Artelier
Dubbing itself an “art-centric” nail salon, you can expect Monet-level masterpieces from The Nail Artelier, with its customised nail art portfolio ranging from sweet florals to blinged-out, Cardi-B style offerings. Be sure to make an appointment way in advance, though — limited slots are often snapped up in a heartbeat due to its unshakeable popularity.

Address: 666 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188800
Call 6298 8028 to make an appointment.

8Twenty8 Nails
Located right in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, 8Twenty8 Nails is an up-and-coming nail salon that offers delightfully Instagram-worthy designs; from cracked marble to steel-tipped talons. They also pride themselves on the little luxuries you can indulge in while getting your nails done, such as hydro-massages and premium Jacuzzi jet-basins to soak your digits in.

Address: 50 Tras Street, #02-01, Singapore 078989
Call 6225 1828 to make an appointment.

The Nail Social
Singapore’s first socially-conscious nail salon; The Nail Social uses only non-toxic, eco-friendly and fair-trade polishes that are safe for use on children and expectant mothers. They also donate a portion of their proceeds to provide vocational training and employment for marginalised woman. Uh, talk about style with a side of soul. Lounge on their comfortable couch chairs with drinks, snacks, and a (complimentary) glass of wine on Fridays and Saturdays.

Address: 42A Haji Lane, Singapore 189235 | 333 Kreta Ayer Road, #01-14, Singapore 080333
Call 6717 3221 (Haji Lane) or 6902 6753 (Kreta Ayer) to make an appointment.

Kiyone + Lim
Elaborate, whimsical hand-drawn creations are a speciality over at Kiyone + Lim, with everything from llamas to pineapple tarts gracing nails. They don’t come cheap, though — prices begin at $2 per nail (for nail art alone) and $80 for a manicure by a junior stylist.

Address: 325 New Bridge Road, #03-00, Singapore 088760
Call 6834 3193 to make an appointment.

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