Are you having another stressful day at work? What is a better way to relax than to pamper yourself with a beautiful manicure during your lunch break or after work? At one of the many nail salons in London, you can finally switch off, pick the right shade for the day and forget about everyday worries for an hour or so. Here’s our nail salons in London rundown:
In central London you’ll find the DryBy nail salon, the best place in town if you’re looking for a bit of glitz and glamour. The chic interior is stunning, the colour palette impressive, and some of the nail designs – such as gold stars and metallic stripes – are pretty darn beautiful.
They specialise in elegant shellac nails and are one of the most popular salons in London. Before the shellac is applied, the nails are perfectly prepared and dried under an LED lamp. Sounds pretty good to us!
You’ll find DryBy at 74 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7RZ. Nearest station is Bond Street.
2. Blush + Blow
Blush + Blow is a beautiful boutique nail salon situated in Parsons Green, offering friendly service and some relaxing treatments. Founded by make-up artist, Bridget O’Keefee, the salon offers a wide range of manicures, from gels to natural colours and everything in between.
Fancy your hair done at the same time? Well good news – you can do here! Why not make a full day of it hey?
You’ll find Blush + Blow at 197 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4SR. Nearest station is Parsons Green.
3. Townhouse Harrods
On the fifth floor of one of the world’s most famous department stores, you’ll find Townhouse Harrods – an elegantly designed hair and beauty salon. Whether you want a new haircut and blow-dry or a new colour and mani-pedi, Harrods’ excellent stylists will make sure you have a unique and pampered experience.
The trendy nail art looks chic on any Instagram feed, and they use non-toxic polishes and the latest high-tech LED lights to ensure that your nails aren’t damaged. With extremely friendly staff to boot too, this is a great spot to go to when you’re right in the heart of London.
You’ll find Townhouse Harrods at 87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL. Nearest station is Knightsbridge.
4. Rawr Beauty Fitzrovia
The art of the flawless manicures and pedicures is mastered to real perfection by Rawr Beauty. Their team of well-trained therapists specialise in meticulous manicures, refreshed brows and relaxing massages too, and if you’re feeling like a bit of a change, you can also try out some whimsical nail art.
What’s more, the manicures are performed so quickly that they can be done in a short lunch break – what could be better hey?
You’ll find Rawr Beauty Fitzrovia at 38 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR. Nearest station is Tottenham Court Road.
Ama Quashie is known for her love of natural nails. Her salon in Brixton offers high quality traditional manicure and pedicure treatments, and they also include a ‘free-from’ menu of polish and gel brands that are up to 90% natural, vegan and cruelty-free too.
An eclectic mix of fine art photographs, framed posters and prints with encouraging quotes hang on the walls, and there’s also nostalgic songs from the 90s playing in the background. Booking in advance is essential, but if you’re looking for some nail art inspiration, there’s also last-minute availability on there too.
You’ll find Ama at 340 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8QH. Nearest station is Brixton.
6. Still London Nail Studio
Still London opened in Dalston back in early 2019, and they offer a range of ethical and natural options for nails, treatments and products. Only cruelty-free, non-toxic and vegan products are used in the nail salon, and there are a wide range of different nail colours and nail art sold here too.
The studio’s relaxing atmosphere offers breathing space after you’ve explored all the hustle and bustle of East London. Sounds pretty good to us!
You’ll find Still London Nail Studio at 450 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4AE. Nearest station is Dalston Junction.
7. Shoreditch Nails
Hidden down one of East London’s busiest streets, Shoreditch Nails is both small and inviting, with three stations each for manicures and pedicures. It’s a space for creativity and self-care, and the extensive nail art menu includes everything from dainty dots to extravagant flames. This gorgeous little boutique salon also wants to do its bit for the environment and the community, which is why the products used in the studio are vegan and animal cruelty free.
The pro-ecology lacquer consists of 74% ingredients of natural origin, and the accompanying sustainable solution is made of 81% organic raw materials, which makes it a low-chemical cosmetic without sacrificing colour. A real winner we say!
You’ll find Shoreditch Nails nail salon at 12 Cleeve Workshops, Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7JD. Nearest station is Shoreditch High Street.
8. Duck & Dry
Located right in the heart of Chelsea on the fashionable King’s Road, Duck & Dry is one of the best nail salons in London. It’s a bright and warm space which offers a charming ambience, and treatments here include hand massages or a hydrating mask with a deluxe option too.
It also doubles as a hair salon, and you’ll get an all-round service and leave feeling great. Before your treatment, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at the prosecco bar while your nails are being polished. Why not darling!
You’ll find Duck & Dry at 335 – 337 King’s Road, London, SW3 5ES. Nearest station is South Kensington.
9. Yuki of London
Located just five minutes’ walk from Oxford Street, Bijou Beauty Boutique offers Japanese nail art that is so much more than just a manicure or nail polish. The salon takes pride in its highly skilled and artistic concept, which all originated in Japan.
The sometimes complex, but always elegant designs are applied to the nails with chemical-free, organic gels. Each nail and its art is carefully painted by hand, and all gels are of the highest quality and imported directly from Japan. You’ll leave the salon with stunning, long-lasting and unique nails, and eyelash extensions, skin care, aesthetic beauty treatments, foot care and pedicures are also offered here too.
You’ll find Yuki of London at 48 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7RN. Nearest station is Goodge Street.
Linnaean takes its name from the Swedish naturalist, Carl Linnaeus, who has done much to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our interaction with the world. The team of expert therapists go out of their way to make customers feel relaxed, pampered and cared for from the very moment they arrive.
The salon offers traditional manicure and pedicure treatments using ‘non-toxic’ gels and lacquers that are 90% natural, vegan and animal-free. Unlike most salons focused on women, Linnaean emphasises that their treatments are suitable for all genders.
What’s more, it also functions is a cultural hub – there’s a café, a hair salon and a beauty bar here, and the café’s organic menu offers outstanding and delicious dishes, along with bio-wines, gluten-free beer, delicious cocktails and speciality coffees too.
You’ll find Linnaean at 2 New Union Square, Embassy Gardens, London, SW11 7AX. Nearest station is Nine Elms.
So, now you know where to find the best nail salons in London. So if you’re wanting to give yourself some R&R, you now know where to head!