Hong Kong has plenty of nail salons, but not all are created equal. If you’re looking for next-level nail art, especially for the festive season, we’ve found six of the city’s best salons that offer endless styles and colourways.
They’re not just for ladies either, as celebrities and musicians such as Harry Styles, Jaden Smith, A$AP Rocky, and G-Dragon have been seen with their own versions of nail art, both on and off the stage.
Tinted has become the talk of the town for their Instagram-worthy interiors and detailed nail art designs. Its founders, Carmen Lau and Carroll Lee, came up with the concept and interiors, which feature sunset hues, neon artwork and leafy houseplants. Go and get pampered by nail artists that are serious about their craft. Your money is well spent, knowing that each sitting is personalised as the salon only caters to two bookings at a time.
Tinted Hong Kong, 5/F, 18-20 Pak Sha Rd, Causeway Bay, +852 6012 6444
Follow Tinted on Instagram @tinted.hk
The Nail Library
The Nail Library is a favourite amongst Hong Kong’s stylish crowd for its curated range of nail varnishes from luxury brands such as YSL, Dior, Chanel and Christian Louboutin. Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw as you lounge and enjoy your nail treatment in a New York-inspired industrial loft situated in the trendy neighbourhood of Po Hing Fung, Sheung Wan.
The Nail Library, 2/F, 76 Wellington St, Central, +852 6298 8391
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As its name suggest, The Nailtural only uses vegan and toxin-free products for its treatments. The salon also goes the extra mile by using toxin-free lotions and moisturisers to ensure that all services are pregnancy-safe.
The Nailtural, 12 Granville Road, Granville Building,6/F, Room 1, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 9173 3796
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Founded by #legend100 influencer Steph Shek, EightyEight is a high-end nail salon known for its stellar nail art designs. There’s just something for every occasion, from a reverse French manicure to galaxy nails, chrome finish to Sailor Moon prints. It also offers 3-D nail art with results that last up to three weeks without a single chip, using only premium Japanese and American gel brands.
EightyEight, G/F & 1/F, 53 Wellington St, Central, +852 2350 9618
Follow EightyEight on Instagram @eightyeight
Initially trained as a graphic designer, the owner of Luna Nail (Stella) has an eye for clean lines and detail. She is known for her freehand nail art, drawing Disney cartoons, intricate patterns and floral motifs. Besides feminine styles, her parlour also offers Cardi B-esque nail extensions bejewelled with Swarovski crystals for a fierce look.
Luna Nail, 2D, 61 Russell Street, Causeway Bay
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Part-hair salon, part-beauty salon, Carte Blanche is well-known for its Japanese treatments. When it comes to the nail department, leopard print and drop nuance art designs are most popularly requested.
Carte Blanche, Shop 277 & 277A, Level 2 Mira Place 2, 118-130 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2739 1960
Follow Carte Blanche on Instagram @carteblanche.hk