Eightyeight nail salon
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The best nail salons in Hong Kong

The best nail salons for top-notch manicures, pedicures, nail art, and more

Catharina Cheung
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Much like our clothes, hairstyles, or even our phone cases, our nails are just another avenue to express ourselves and feel good in our own bodies. Whether you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up or a full-on pampering with the freshest designs on both your hands and feet, these nail salons are where it’s at.

RECOMMENDED: You deserve nothing less than a full day of pampering, so why not book a package at one of these brilliant Hong Kong spas as well?

Hong Kong’s best nail salons

1. Pikapika Nail Parlour

An onomatopoeic expression in Japanese for something glittery or sparkling, Pikapika is a salon that does cute nail art – and most importantly, has a few adorable shop cats that hang around the place. Their nail treatments are affordable as well, starting from $150 for a manicure with natural polish up to $520 for hard gel colour on the toes. They also have a special price of $298 and up for first time customers, depending on the treatment.

2. Amelie Beauty Lounge

Sure, this American-style nail salon stocks a wide range of nail polishes sourced from across the world, but its true stand-out characteristic is that customers can be served while on a massage chair. If soaking your tired feet in a jacuzzi bath while getting your back kneaded and your nails done sounds like a fantastic time, then you’ll need to check out Amelie’s services. The venue is also available to book out completely for private parties such as bridal showers.

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3. Ooh La La Nails

With locations in Central and Wan Chai, Ooh La La offers soak-off gel, construction gel, hard gel, acrylics, and regular polish on both hands and feet. They specialise in Russian manicures, which focuses on the removal of calluses and cuticles, especially around the edge of the nail. The salon also does a variety of nail art, so don’t forget to bring inspiration pictures along. 

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  • Lan Kwai Fong

This bright and spacious Japanese salon offers really good prices considering their Central location. Their services start from $100 for a polish-only treatment up to $770 for a hard gel foot pedicure. Nail art can be added on for $20 per nail, as well as French tips ($100 extra), and more options. First-time customers can also enjoy a soft gel manicure for $400 or pedicure for $500, which includes soak-off gel removal, nail shaping, cuticle care, and one colour.

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  • Central

Just a cursory scroll through this salon’s Instagram account will let you know that they’re doing some next-level nail art which is sure to impress even the most discerning of customers. They offer a thorough and relaxing service with nail decoration that is all hand painted. These people are the Picasso of nail art so Eightyeight is definitely not one to miss.

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  • Lan Kwai Fong
aQuaeria Nail Salon
aQuaeria Nail Salon

Mix it up for your next mani-pedi and go kawaii instead. With Japanese specialists and instructors certified by Japan Nailist Association, aQuaeria can expertly file, shape, buff, and decorate in the latest Tokyo style. But if you’re keen to keep things simple, this Central beauty salon also offers other quality options such as OPI and Canadian brand Akzentz’s LED gels, boasting up to 200 colours. Numerous promotions make it even more appealing – for example, any damage can be repaired without charge within seven days!

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

If you’re looking for Insta-worthy nail polishing, Luxe Nail is the place to go. From the pink equipment to the plush chairs to the sparkling designs, everything here naturally attracts likes on social media. Apart from the wide range of stylish and chic designs provided, you can also ask the skilful staff to achieve whatever unique design you have in mind – yes, we’re talking about that Pinterest shot you saw one time.

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  • Central
The Nail Bar at Four Seasons
The Nail Bar at Four Seasons

Looking for a nail salon that boasts luxury and a jaw-dropping view? Look no further than The Nail Bar at Four Seasons. Indulge in the customised stylish manicure service – with options like express, shellac, and nail art – while taking in the hotel’s panoramic view of Victoria Harbour. Once your nails are done, you can enjoy a spa treatment while you’re there. There’s also a bonus of free valet parking. It’s well worth the splurge.

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  • Central

With a huge array of nail polish colours, this salon certainly lives up to its name, but that’s not the only thing rich in variety here – enjoy a cheeky tipple or three while you’re getting your nails done and a back massage too. For some next-level chic, The Nail Library offers top brands like Chanel, Dior, and YSL as well as an exclusive range of Christian Louboutin polishes. 

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  • Central
Rainbow Nails
Rainbow Nails

As one of the few salons in Hong Kong to adopt American-style manicures, Rainbow Nails goes beyond regular nail clippers and cuticle pushers. Instead, it offers high-end equipment specially designed to achieve that perfect American manicure. Treat your hands to the trendy OPI LED cured gel colour or the OPI Axxium soak-off gel here. And if you feel like it, you can even sign up for a full series of OPI professional nail training courses that the salon offers, with certificates issued by OPI upon completion. 

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