The best nail salons in Central
Treat your hands (or feet) to a proper pamper with Rainbow Nails' high-end salon equipment that your nails will be sure to thank you for. What’s more, they are one of the few salons in Hong Kong who adopt the American-style manicure technique. With over 20 years of nail care practice, Rainbow Nails is solid.
Prices: standard manicure - $190, pedicure - $370. Soft gel nails - $600.
Renowned makeup artist and professional skin care specialist, Nigar Quershi, prides herself on her award-winning service and customer satisfaction. This salon boasts a handful of awards, including best eye beauty treatment along with a plethora of plaudits for their nail services. Great value for money for what you're getting.
Prices: standard manicure - $210, pedicure - $320, shellac - $590
This quaint shop hides on a basement floor in the middle of Central offering simple but effective services that’ll make your nails feel brand new. If you want a quick, easy and non-fussy job, this is the place for you. We’d recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Prices: available on request
Attached to a little boutique that sells clothes and accessories, this salon is aimed at stylish folk who want to shop and be pampered at the same time. Relax with a steaming cup of tea while your nails are prettified. The salon offers manis and pedis using Opi and Essie nail polish, with treatments ranging from $180 for a regular manicure with a single colour to $640 for a luxurious spa pedicure. Chaps can also get smooth hands with Canary’s manicure for men at $240. If you’relooking for a little extra glamour, the signature soft gel manicure dries instantly with a silky smooth finish and lasts a lot longer than regular nail polish – but you can take it off easily with nail polish remover. A first trial of this mani costs $330, discounted from a regular $480. The salon also does beautiful Japanese-style nail art with cool effects, such as marble or peacock patterns for around $180 depending on the design.
Looking for something out of the ordinary? This hip and stylish spot offers a modest selection of unique designs (eight to be exact). Staff are reputed to be passionate and friendly, and the comfy chairs make this place a haven for happy nails. If you're feeling a bit flush, you can even add a Swarvoski gem stone! Enjoy 50 percent off on a range of manicure and pedicure packages for first timers. Be sure to check out their website for more special promotions.
Prices: standard manicure - $180, pedicure - $350, artificial/UV gel nails - $790, nail extension - $890
Mimicking a rusty industrial New York loft, The Nail Library gains extra points for its quirky interior design as well as boasting a huge array of nail polish colours and brands including top-shelf names such as Chanel, YSL, Dior. With meticulous manicurists that’ll make your hands feel like a million bucks, this is one of the best salons around. Expect a fine selection of beverages upon arrival (including champagne and wine!). Relax, sit back and enjoy complimentary back massage during your nail treatment.
Prices: regular manicure - $280, regular pedicure - $480, gel/acrylic hand from $550, gel/acrylic foot from $850
If you want something that strays from the norm but isn’t overly whacky, aQuaeria is the place for you. These professionals have a long list of competition wins, in no small part down to their Japanese nail technicians that specialise in – oddly enough – Japanese-style nail treatments. Whatever nail art you have in mind, these manicurists will – within reason – make it happed while ensuring that your nails are kept looking healthy and shiny. First timers and other promotions are offered on their website.
Prices: regular manicure - $280, regular pedicure - $480, gel/acrylic hand from - $550, gel/acrylic foot from - $850.
Everything you would expect from a top-level salon, but Club Carlo gets props for being very easily accessible from the MT. Just take exit D2 from Central and walk up Wyndham street and turn left towards Lower Albert Road. Perfect for those wanting a pedicure who don’t want to walk a mile. Prices: Available On Request
Usually chains don't have any kind of place on any best of list but, My Nail Nail has gained a solid reputation as shown through their numerous awards for their service and nail expertise. They’ve got a lot to offer, so take a look for yourself by giving them a visit. You won’t be disappointed. Prices: Available On Request
Just a cursory browse through this salons Instagram account informs you that their doing next-level nail art, sure to impress even the most discerning. They offer a thorough and relaxing service with nail art that is all hand painted. These people are the Picasso of nail art so it’s definitely not one to miss. Prices: Available on request.