Looking for a nail salon near you? We’ve rounded up the best nail salons on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon, with affordable, in-the-middle and luxury options offering the manicures and polishes of your dreams.
Hong Kong has a vast array of nail salons, for all your trimming, styling and polishing needs! No matter your budget and location, you’re always bound to find something within your reach; both near you on Hong Kong Island or in Kowloon and for your wallet. To narrow down your options, we’ve rounded up the best nail salons in Hong Kong, with affordable, in-the-middle and luxury options offerings plenty of manicures and nail styles (including hard gel, acrylic and more!).
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My Perfect Body x Sassy Hong Kong
Touting itself as the No.1 most recommended aesthetic and nail centre in Hong Kong, My Perfect Body is a beauty salon that makes an impression. You’re always guaranteed a long-lasting manicure and pedicure done by highly-trained specialists with professional-grade tools. It covers everything from facials to body contouring, waxing and more, but we’re invested in the nails — bringing you a Sassy-exclusive special-time deal on the salon’s iManicure SPA Soft Gel (think a more natural look with a glossy finish and no damage to your nail bed). Book early to avoid disappointment!
For something easy to spot, and easy to drop into during a day out, look to NailHaus Hong Kong Nail and Lash Bar, located right across from Times Square in Causeway Bay. This cosy nail salon delivers excellent customer service with high-quality products at a reasonable price, in a comfortable space that promises to make you feel right at home. In particular, NailHaus is meticulous about cleanliness and personal hygiene, providing each and every customer their very own nail file. Bottom line: comfortable, clean and great value for money!
Book a Gel Mani + Gel Pedi, under the Shellac Gel Mani + Pedi Promotion, and get a free Essential Hand Treatment (worth $348!) by quoting Sassy Hong Kong or showing this live article page, available until Thursday, 30 June 2022.
Hong Kong Island
Nailed It by H.T
Hidden in Time Square’s Facesss, Nailed It by H.T only uses cruelty-free products in its beauty services. Skilled in nail art and gel nail application, you can even get your eyelash extensions done here too! Prices start at $499 for a gel manicure with nail art.
A cheap and cheerful option, Nail Ten guarantees a well-executed mani-pedi. With a huge selection of nail polish colours to choose from (including OPI), and manicures and pedicures starting at only $118 and $168 respectively, you can afford to go whenever the mood strikes! Just make sure to book ahead because its competitive prices make it a very popular choice.
Nail20 is no-frills, with a pleasant ambience and super clean and professional standards. The salon has a great range of services to choose from, including standard treatments, soak off gel, and hard gel. At just $90 for an express manicure or $130 for an express pedicure, it’s a great option for those in a rush. Booking in advance is highly recommended!
This cheap and cheerful salon has quickly become a firm favourite in the Sassy office, not least due to its amazing selection of glitter polishes. Prices begin at $88 for a regular OPI manicure or $198 for soak off gel with a free manicure. This is also a great option if you’re after some funky nail art; bring along pictures of what you’re after or trust the manicurist to work her magic.
One of the cheapest manicures in Hong Kong, Nail 88 is a no-frills, no-fuss nail salon that does a quick, decent coat of fresh paint at hard-to-beat prices. It’s a little rough around the edges, but with lacquer manicures costing just $48, it’s hard to complain. Having quickly expanded across the Island in the past few years, with locations now in Kennedy Town and North Point, make sure to call ahead or drop in just before the lunch rush as spots fill up quickly.
Nail 88 (Kennedy Town), 6 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2628 7117
Nail 88 (North Point), Shop 117, 1/F, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 121 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 2366 9117
Nail 88 (Sheung Wan), Shop G24-25, Welland Building, 368 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2851 6711
Nail 88 (Wan Chai), Cathay Lodge, 125, Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 3741 1139
Ooh La La Nails
Experts in shellac, soak-off, hard gel and acrylics, Ooh La La Nails prides itself in Russian-style manicure and pedicures; a technique that uses an electronic file to remove any excess skin around your nailbed without cutting the nail too aggressively. This technique allows the technician to be in control and ensure the end result is perfectly polished. Top tip — the nail technicians here are great at nail art; simply bring in an image of the design you want and they’ll recreate it exactly.
Pikapika is still one of the best-kept secrets amongst those in the know. It offers a bunch of very affordable nail treatments for natural nails ($150 for a manicure or $280 for a pedicure) and artificial nails ($280 for a gel manicure or $320 for a gel pedicure). For returning customers, there is a points reward system that goes towards discounts on nail services and products. Be warned — the owner has adorable cats who slope around the salon and love to be cuddled!
Meet Me In The Middle $$
This Japanese nail and eyelash salon is a superb choice if you’re looking for manicures and pedicures with a delicate touch. The interior setting is pleasant, with jazz music that lulls you into a state of relaxation. Canary excels at nails painted with a Japanese aesthetic in mind: think cute lace designs or floral patterns executed with the utmost care and attention to detail. First-timers to Canary get a special deal of $330 for a soft gel mani or $430 for a soft gel pedi.
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You’re likely to have noticed this popular spa on Cochrane Street whilst travelling on the Mid-Levels Escalator. Iyara has stood the test of time (at least, since 2008!) with other locations on Hollywood Road and Prince’s Terrace. Head here for traditional manicures starting from $160, or pedicures starting at $250. There’s a reason this place is always busy, so it’s best to book in advance.
Lavande’s two charming locations in Hong Kong offer some out-of-the-box manicure and pedicure treatments. We love the Rosy Rosie Manicure which centres around its namesake flower by incorporating a rose petal and essential oil hand bath, as well as a rose and citrus exfoliation treatment into your manicure experience. The Refresh-Mint Pedicure is a favourite too; here, your feet are pampered with fresh mint, eucalyptus and a tea tree oil bath before being massaged and receiving a full pedicure.
Lavande (Central), Shop A, Basement, 61 Caine Road, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 2577
Melomist might be located in a bustling, convenient location but it still somehow manages to be a serene oasis! The service here really stands out, with knowledgeable nail technicians who are genuinely concerned with your enjoyment of the experience. A traditional manicure is $280 (45 mins), a traditional pedicure is $430 (6o mins) and the 7-toxins-free soak-off gel manis and pedis range from $480 to $610. As a bonus, Melomist offers online booking — perfect for when you forget to call up during business hours. This is also a great option to keep in mind for baby showers or hen dos.
The Feel Good Factor
The Feel Good Factor strives to provide affordable treatments in a hygienic and enjoyable setting and boy, does it succeed! The friendly staff make you feel extremely welcome and there is a wide range of manicure and pedicure treatments. Prices are fairly reasonable, and the choice of colours is extensive. The express manicure ($180) and express pedicure ($280) are both completed in just 20 minutes so you’ll always be able to squeeze in a speedy pampering session.
The Right Spot
Apart from massages and waxing, great manicures and pedicures are guaranteed at this spa. Decked out in cool and sleek décor that gives most expensive salons a run for their money, it aims to find “the right spot” between affordability and luxury (a full traditional mani using toxin-free polish is a sweet deal at $280!). Look into membership, which will give you deals on products and treatments (non-members pay a 10% service fee). Booking in advance is essential.
If you’ve already stumbled across the terracotta pink walls and effortless cool interior of Tinted., odds are you’ve been back since. Founded by former interior designer Carmen Lau and luxury hospitality executive Carroll Lee, this down-to-earth nail salon was born out of passion and a need for affordable, luxury salons. Using predominantly 7-Free and bio-seaweed gels from NCLA, in addition to pregnancy-safe hand care products, Tinted. has quickly become a staple manicure stop for nail art lovers across Hong Kong.
While standard manis and pedis are on the menu, this is the premiere spot for adorning your nails in eye-catching and trend-setting nail art. The nail artists can pretty much magic up any design you have in mind onto your fingers and toes, so whether you want some Swarovski crystal embellishments or Jackson Pollock-inspired nails, Eightyeight has got you covered. Plus, the new revamping of the interior has us very distracted while getting our nails done (the accent wall changes every season!). And if you want to really splurge, book a VIP suite on the second floor!
PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Exclusively at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio was created by Bastien Gonzalez and promises world-famous manicure and pedicure experiences set against the backdrop of a state-of-the-art spa. Studio manager and certified podiatrist Albin Brion studied podiatry in Paris and was trained directly by Bastien Gonzalez, focusing on skin, nail and foot beauty. This ultimate, luxurious experience does not focus on lacquer but instead spotlights a natural nail-enhancing treatment that is tailor-made and strives to eliminate irregularities and dryness; ending with a genuine synchronised massage. The “Bastien Duo” treatment starts from $1,700.
The Mandarin Salon at The Mandarin Oriental
The very mention of the Mandarin Oriental may have you reaching for the calculator and working out how long you’ll live off cup noodles, but fear not, the prices actually aren’t that stomach-churning (it’s $600 for the signature Mandarin manicure and $750 for the signature Mandarin pedicure FYI), and you know that you will be rewarded with impeccable service and top-notch treatment. Only organic products are used for the signature treatments, and you’ll be invited to choose your own essential oils to be blended into the creams used on your hands and feet.
The Nail Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
The Nail Bar at the Four Seasons is not your typical salon. Everything about the experience is exceptional thanks to the fabulous setting: the treatment chairs face giant windows that look out onto Victoria Harbour, so as your fingers and toes are lovingly looked after, you can sit back and take in the show-stopping view. “Expresso” manicures begin at $600, with nail art starting at $70 per nail. Pro tip: if you go from Monday to Thursday, prices are slightly cheaper!
The Nail Library
It’s very difficult to single out just one aspect of The Nail Library that stands out. Its décor makes you feel like you’re in the home of some fabulous friend, while the marvellous ambience is matched by the highly-skilled and attentive staff. Our favourite part? Browsing the shelves to choose a coveted nail polish brand and colour — it always feels like being a kid in a candy store!
The Pink Room Nail Lounge at BruneBlonde
Tucked away at BruneBlonde in Wan Chai’s Grand Hyatt, The Pink Room Nail Lounge has over 30 eco-friendly nail and hand services to choose from. Take inspiration from one of the talented techs, or bring in your own art ideas for a polished finish that promises perfection. Manicures start from $300 and pedicures start from $530.
The Pink Room Nail Lounge at BruneBlonde, Mezz Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, www.bruneblonde.com
This is a top spot for gel and nail art at very reasonable prices! The first-time customer trial price for a full soft gel manicure starts from just $160 and the pedicure is just $198. Nail art prices vary depending on how elaborate you want to go; glitzy nails are definitely on the menu at this salon.
Rainbows Nail provides nail treatments at killer prices in the heart of Mong Kok. This hidden spot is best if you’re looking for something easy and quick, like a regular gel manicure ($298). The owner doesn’t speak English fluently, so send her a WhatsApp message instead to book your appointment or book via Facebook. Once you’re there, the communication barrier is easily overcome with hand gestures and smiles.
This local spot is a clean and hygienic space, and the nail art that the technicians do is fantastic. Whilst the Facebook Page is in Cantonese, the professional, friendly staff do speak English. Bring a photo of your desired nail design (a good excuse to spend some time on Pinterest), and the staff here will recreate your look.
Suki Nail is a sure choice for cleaning up cuticles and adorning unique nail art designs to your fingertips. Choose from flat or 3D art designs, or the addition of sparkling, Swarovski stones; a standard manicure here starts from $118 and hard/soft gel application from $298.
Meet Me In The Middle $$
LUXE Beauty and Nail
This spacious salon is decked out in regal purple and girly interiors. It has quite a loyal customer following who appreciate the professional and kind nail technicians. A variety of cool nail designs are available — think subtle motifs but also flashy and bejewelled nail stickers. The standard Shellac soft gel nails cost $220 for first-time customers, while OPI gel mani-pedis cost $328 for a manicure and $398 for a pedicure (again, for first-timers!).
Sit back and relax at this comfortable salon. The friendly staff give it a cosy feel, and we love the little touches that add to the experience (like the free coffee and a lovely cat that can often be spotted looking for tummy rubs). The regular manicures and pedicures are a good bargain coming in at $198 and $398 respectively.
Nail Jolly (TST), Room A, 1/F, Johnson Centre, 13 Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2367 6886
There was a time when beauty and sustainability didn’t exactly mix but these days many businesses want to make customers look good and also feel right about the choices they make. This small salon is a real gem of an example because of its eco-conscious ethos. The Nailtural takes pride in using vegan, toxic-free and cruelty-free products, and the warm staff are also wonderfully accommodating. You can tell they really want to make the customer happy.
If you adore the Japanese beauty aesthetic, Carte Blanche is the salon for you. A lot of the staff are either Japanese or have had experience in Japan, which means they’re experts on the latest beauty trends and products. The cheapest manicure and pedicure options are $350 or $550, respectively. The gel nail options are pricier than others in the city, with a Shellac mani starting at $550 or Shellac pedi from $750, but we think the expertise of the technicians justifies the price tag.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa
The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton is an excellent choice when you need some well-deserved self-care. The Ultimate Manicure ($860) and Ultimate Pedicure ($980) are fantastic choices and include a massage, personalised mask and paraffin wax. You’re guaranteed to have a deluxe experience at The Ritz-Carlton; the attentive service is delightful, and you’re surrounded by magnificent views up on the 116th floor. Don’t forget, if you make a booking for non-peak hours, you can save an average of $100 on your treatment.
*Terms and conditions:
Prepayment must be made on My Perfect Body’s website.
This offer is not valid in conductions with other promotions or discounts.
All prepaid sessions must be before Saturday, 31 December 2022.
Three weeks advance booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
“iManicure SPA Soft Gel First Trial” is valid only for new customers and will not be provided for existing customers.
All payments made are final and non-refundable.
Editor’s Note: “Your Guide To Nail Salons In Hong Kong” was originally written by Catherine Leng in 2017 and most recently updated by Sakina Abidi in May 2022.
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Hero image courtesy of Tinted. via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of My Perfect Body, image 2 courtesy of NailHaus, image 3 courtesy of Nailed It by H.T via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of NAIL 333 via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Ooh La La Nails via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Canary via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of Melomist via Instagram, image 8 courses of Tinted. via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Eightyeight via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, image 11 courtesy of LoveurNail via Facebook, image 12 courtesy of LUXE Beauty and Nail via Instagram, image 13 courtesy of Carte Blanche via Instagram.