Aside from 5pm on a Friday evening, not much beats that new nail feeling. A mani has us walking down the street high-fiving anyone who’ll take it. But when the nail beds need some nurturing, where does our own Treatwell community head for a fix up? We did some digging in the office, and asked our insiders for their top spots, because we’re nosey like that, but also because there’s nothing like an insider tip to ensure you’ll walk out happy. With so many top-rated salons nearby, available for booking 24/7, it’s nice to let someone make the decision for you. Yep, we do know good nail places around here, and it’s time you did too.
1 Nail'd It at Duck and Dry, Oxford Circus
“Nail'd It at Duck and Dry, Oxford Circus. It is quirky, with a wide choice of colours and the staff are so friendly. I can walk away knowing I've had the best mani!”
Jeannine Martel, Head of Affiliate
2 The K West Spa, Hammersmith
"The nail bar at K Spa at K West Hotel is so private and quiet – they offer a range of different (highly pampering) nail packages, and their technicians always do a stellar job. Bonus points on their super comfy pedicure chairs too. Located just off Shepherd's Bush Green you would assume this spa would feel super busy but it's actually like a secret haven of tranquility if you're looking to combine a bit or R&R with your mani/pedi."
Rebecca Hoffnung, Beauty Content Editor
3 House of Lady Muck, Holborn
"House of Lady Muck is a gorgeous little venue, with a really talented nail artist who creates amazing nail art (foils, glitter, colourful french manis etc). I always get so many compliments when I get my mani done there, and to top it off I always get offered a glass of wine!"
Laura Howard, Marketplace Web Product Manager
4 Regency Beauty, Stratford
"Regency Beauty – aside from being near where I live and easy to get to, the venue looks great too. The beauticians always do a great job and they have a really big selection of nail colours so I know I’ll find the right colour!"
Danielle Taylor, Lead Designer
5 Unicorn Pro, Brixton
"I have been visiting this little gem of a salon since last March! Rebecca, the owner, completes the experience for me. The minute I arrive at Unicorn Pro, I'm handed a glass of Prosseco and made to feel like I'm her most important and only client.. It doesn't feel like I'm getting my nails done, it feels like a girly catch up and she knows everything about me. Her venue is cosy and cute, and her overall client satisfaction has created not just a business but a brand."
Demi Gray, Account Manager
6 Selfish, Shoreditch
"Selfish is tucked away on a little side street in Shoreditch. It feels like the ultimate hidden gem! As well as a great manicure, the decor and a fab colour selection, the staff make this place with a super welcoming and chilled atmosphere."
Danielle Petch, Account Manager
"It's in the middle of Shoreditch, open on Sunday, and a good excuse to go for a Brick Lane / Columbia Road stroll."
Jantine, Head of Marketing Best Practices
7 Beauty Fusion @ Grays Inn Barbers, Holborn
"Beauty Fusion – both Lara and Laura are SO lovely, friendly and chatty, and I'm always super happy with the results. Their prices are extremely good too!"
Paula Anderson, National Account Manager