She’s painted the nails of Rita Ora and Charlie XCX (just to name a few), so Tinu Bello, owner of ColourRiot Nails in Fitzrovia knows a thing or two about creating a fierce set of talons. Featuring a personalised manicure menu and great range of colours and glitter, the technicians at this cosy little salon also specialize in SNS (a powder-dip technique that’s kinder to your nails than regular acrylics), so whether you go for a natural nude or something a little more colourful, rest assured you’re in safe hands here.
Brightly lit with a warm and relaxed ambience, Nail’d It is the place to go for anyone seeking a perfectly polished set of acrylics in the Richmond. Complete with expertly skilled staff and a full range of long-lasting manicure treatments, this modern salon is a must-visit for anyone in the South London area.
The highly skilled staff at The Nail Boutique in Chelsea take nail care very seriously, prioritising the health and strength of your nails when helping you pick your treatment. Offering a range of acrylic treatments, from gel powder extensions to SNS, this small but vibrant salon is located right inside the Chelsea Farmers Market, so a spot of lunch at their famous outdoor restaurant after is a must.
From glow in the dark nails to colour changing acrylic and swarovski crystal add-ons, if you’re a nail bling addict then Ten of the Best Nails in Stratford will be just up your street. Full to the brim with everything you need to keep your nails in check, this buzzing little salon is ideal if you’re on the hunt for a perfect set of acrylics in the Stratford area.
If you’re in the market for some modern acrylics in Soho, look no further than Heritage Salon. Midway between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road station, this cosy yet spacious salon is always a hive of activity, with a long list of loyal clientele who can’t get enough of their stellar service. They also specialise in nail repair treatments – bonus.
Sen Nail in Battersea may be small, but their impressive menu of long lasting gel and acrylic services certainly isn’t. Situated in Battersea, the technicians at Sen know exactly how to create an insta-worthy modern manicure, allowing you to choose from a wide range of powder, gel or acrylic overlays. Prepare to be impressed.
Conveniently located just a 5 minute walk from Fulham Broadway station, The Nail Bar is a vibrant little salon with great selection of gel and acrylic treatments on offer. Open 7 days a week for all your manicure needs, their staff are super fast and efficient, ensuring you’re in and out in no time with a beautiful set of nails. If you’re in the area be sure to book in and experience it for yourself.
With so many colours to choose from, you’ll be totally spoiled for choice at USA Star Nails in Clapham Junction. Clean, brightly lit and recently renovated, this trendy salon will cater to all your gel and acrylic needs under one roof. Complete with fast and efficient staff, they also have locations in Clapham South and Hampstead. Score.
The 8 best salons for a modern acrylic manicure in London…
It’s official, nail extensions are back on our beauty radar and this year they’re better than ever. Fitted elegantly to your nail, today’s new breed of extension is nothing like the thick, square tipped talons you rocked as a teenager, oh no. Slim in length and opaque in effect, it’s no wonder bookings are booming for acrylic and SNS nails this summer. Not sure where to start? If you’re in the market for a modern set of extensions, our edit of London’s best nail salons is a great place to start. Read on to find out more…
By Rebecca Hoffnung
Whether you turn to it in times of stress or just can’t resist a daily nibble, nail biting is one of the hardest beauty bad habits to break. And let’s face it - if you’re not a nail-biter, you’ll probably never understand what’s so compelling about it. No one likes the look of chewed, ragged nails, and who wants to ruin a perfectly good manicure by attacking it with your teeth? One way to help you stop chewing is to make your nails inaccessible. No, we’re not talking about sellotaping gloves to your hands - we’re talking about acrylic overlays.…Read more
Dogs? We love them. If like us you can't bear to leave your fur baby at home while you're out and about, then finding a salon that makes them feel welcome is of the upmost importance. We've done the groundwork for you, and hunted down London’s most canine-friendly salons, who will greet both you and your pup with open arms. Treats and tummy rubs included. Read on to find out more... By Rebecca HoffnungRead more
It's set to be the nail trend of next season but we say why wait until then to start wearing it. Black, glossy and polished to within an inch of its life, we think this moody manicure could be the answer to the inevitable onset of summer nail fatigue (#nomorecoralplease!) True, at this time of year we should we be embracing the slim chance we have to do full on summer-dressing, but there's something quite exciting about fast-tracking to the season to come. Biker jackets, slouchy cashmere jumpers - sounds good doesn't it? The same applies to looking down and seeing your post-holiday hands…View the board