Are you looking for a way to put the perfect finishing touch on an ensemble for a party? Or do you just want to add a touch of colour to your everyday look? Either way, a trip to a nail salon is what we recommend. We’ve got quite a few in mind that should work, whether you want a polish-free basic manicure and pedicure or intricate designs with Swarovski crystals. Here’s our guide to the best nail salons in Hong Kong.

Pikapika Nail Parlour — Causeway Bay

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Browse through the design options and play with shop cats at Pikapika Nail Parlour (© Pikapika Nail Parlour)

This salon gets its name from an onomatopoeic expression in Japanese for anything glittery or sparkly, and that’s precisely what you’ll get when you try out their services. Come here for some infinitely cute nail art, and stay on to play with the shop cats! Treatments start at HK$180 for a manicure with natural polish and go up to $560 for hard gel colour on the toes. Nail accessories are priced at HK$10 and up, and you can pick out Swarovski crystals for HK$5 per piece onwards. They also repair damaged nails within seven days of your treatment at no extra charge.

Location: Flat B4, 2 Floor, Kingston Building, 2-4 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay
Opening Hours: 11am-pm (closed Tuesdays)
Contact: Website | Instagram | +852 6169 6069

Ooh La La Nails — Central, Wan Chai

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Ooh La La Nails specialises in Russian manicures (© Ooh La La Nails)

Ooh La La Nails is best known for their Russian manicures (aka, dry manicures) that focus on getting rid of calluses and cuticles, particularly around the edge of the nail. But they also offer a variety of other services — think soak-off gel, construction gel, hard gel, acrylics, and regular polish on hands and feet. And, of course, they do nail art, and they will happily take reference from a picture you show them. Ooh La La also has gift cards starting at HK$100 if you’re looking to treat your bestie who loves their nails.

Locations: 2302, Bayfield Building, 99 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai | 1/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Opening Hours: Depends on the branch
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 5138 3866

Lisa Nail — Multiple Locations

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Make your nails your next favourite accessory (© Lisa Nail)

Regulars swear by the technical skills of the staff at Lisa Nail and first-timers are blown away by their friendliness. They take their motto “Make your nails jewellery” seriously and go the extra mile to give customers what they want — whether it’s vivid floral patterns, cute cats deisgns, or Doraemon-inspired looks. And as with several nail bars in the city, they also do eyelash extensions.

Locations: 5 stores in Hong Kong
Opening hours: 11am-8:30pm
Contact: Facebook | Instagram | +852 6738 1868

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Luxe Beauty & Nail — Tsim Sha Tsui

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The soothing ambience at Luxe Beauty & Nail makes for great social media clicks (© Luxe Nail & Beauty)

The vibe at this salon is serene, thanks to its plush chairs and pink set-up, making the interiors almost as Insta-worthy as the nail art! Luxe Beauty & Nail uses only toxin-free products for their manicures, pedicures, hand and foot treatments, and artificial nail services. They also use brands like Londontown, OPI, CND, Cuccio, Gellyfit, Gentlepink, Mayour, Very Good Nail, and Prestogel on their customers. Take your pick from the wide range of chic and stylish designs, or ask the staff to recreate a Pinterest pic that caught your eye.

Location: 2/F, Long Wah Building, 21A Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 12pm-9pm (Monday-Friday), 11am-8pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2311 8188

Amelie Beauty Lounge — Sheung Wan

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Treat yourself to a back massage or a jacuzzi foot bath while you get a nail treatment (© Amelie Beauty Lounge)

This relatively new entrant on Hong Kong’s nail salon scene not only has an extensive array of nail polishes from across the world, but also has back massage chairs and jacuzzi foot baths so you can sit back and truly relax while getting pampered. And while you’re at it, you can even get a massage, waxing, eyelash grooming and extensions. If you’ve got a special occasion coming up — like a birthday, bridal shower, or just a girly get-together — you can book the entire space. Check out their couples packages and mom specials that include drinks, depending on what you choose.

Location: 52 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: 10am-6pm
Contact: Instagram | Facebook

MT Nail Cafe — Mong Kok

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MT Nail Cafe creates customised designs for patrons (© MT Nail Cafe)

This hidden gem in Mong Kok has a reputation for pleasant and attentive staff with great technical skills, which ensures they get a lot of repeat customers. Relax over a cup of tea or coffee as you get your nails done in a cozy set-up. Choose from a basic manicure and polish, hard gel extensions, or anything in between. The nail techs are very experienced and patient, and will give you whatever design you want, from the flashy to the more understated.

Location: Shop 43B, G/F, Charming Garden, 8 Hoi Wang Road, Mong Kok
Opening Hours: 11am-8pm
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 6316 9763

Nailed It By H.T — Causeway Bay

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Get your nails done and even get eyelash extensions at Nailed It By H.T (© Nailed It By H.T)

If you happen to be shopping in the vicinity of Times Square, head on to the Facesss in the mall to this nail care specialist that prides itself on using only cruelty-free products. Stop by and get your nail art and gel nails done, and even eyelash extensions. This pet-friendly spot welcomes furry friends and even has its own resident cat. This is on the pricier side, with the basic service — a gel manicure with nail art — costing HK$499.

Location: Shop 401, 4/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 6855 6088

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Carte Blanche — Tsim Sha Tsui

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Take your pick from Carte Blanche’s monthly-changing designs (@ Carte Blanche)

Japanese-style nail salons are hugely popular in Hong Kong, and this bar in Tsim Sha Tsui is no different. Carte Blanche changes their design options every month, so you can get something basic or full-on kawaii. Their manicure and pedicure options start from $350 and $550, respectively. The gel nail services are on the more expensive side — a Shellac manicure starts at HK$550 and a Shellac pedicure at $750 — but the soothing ambience and the expertise of the technicians are worth the price.

Location: Shop 277 & 277A, Level 2 Mira Place 2, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 10:30am-10pm
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2739 1960

Envi Me Nail — San Po Kong

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Choose ombre designs or intricate patterns for your nails (© Envi Me Nail)

Envi Me Nail uses high-quality nail products from Japan and America. While they’re well-known for their ombre designs, they also do intricate lace designs, seasonal patterns, and cartoon characters. They’ve also got toys and books to keep kids occupied while you get your nails done. Customers should note that they recently moved from their long-time location in Mong Kok to San Po Kong.

Location: Flat 11, 8/F, Fuk Wo Industrial Building, 5 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong
Opening Hours: 12pm-8pm (closed Thursday and Friday)
Contact: Facebook | +852 6013 2591

Hannah Nails Beauty — Central

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Get a luxury experience at a more affordable price at Hannah Nails Beauty (© Hannah Nails Beauty)

The team at Hannah Nails Beauty promises affordable luxury, and they definitely deliver. Their relaxing waiting areas and comfy beauty service stations will help you unwind and truly relax as you indulge in a dose of self-care. Treatments here are priced within HK$500, with their basic manicure and pedicure  coming in at HK$198 and HK$298, respectively, with HK$40 if you want to add nail polish. They also focus on hygiene, and sterilise all equipment before each appointment and keep each workstation clean.

Location: 2A, 2/ Floor, 108-110 Wellington Street, Central
Opening Hours: 10am-8pm
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 9401 1699

Nailed It — Discovery Bay

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This nail salon is in the suburban neighbourhood of Discovery Bay (© Nailed it)

Residents of the suburban enclave of Discovery Bay are regulars at this neighbourhood nail bar. But you can squeeze in a nail care session here if you’re here for a staycation or have a free hour during your day trip to the resort township. Their services start at HK$100 for an express manicure, and go up to HK$750 for an acrylic full set extension.

Location: Room 424, 4/F, Block D, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay
Opening Hours: 9am-6:30pm (Monday-Friday), 10am-7pm (Saturday-Sunday)
Contact: Facebook | +852 2987 2266

The Nail Library — Central

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The Nail Library has polishes from high-end brands (© The Nail Library)

The unconventional interiors of this nail spa belie the luxury treatment you’ll get here. This industrial New York loft-style salon offers its patrons welcome beverages and a free back massage while they get their nails done. Their diverse selection of colours and brands features well-known names like Chanel, YSL, and Dior. So sit back, pick out a design or give them your own, and get ready for some TLC.

Location: 2/F, 76 Wellington Street, Central
Opening Hours: 10am-9pm
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 6298 8391

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Nail Me — Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai, Tai Koo

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What started in 2009 as a small upstairs shop in Tsim Sha Tsui has expanded to three salons across Hong Kong. Customers are made to feel at home and use the space to unwind, whether it’s for me time, a bridal shower, or a party. Nail Me uses natural, sustainable, and non-toxic products in all their salons, and their offerings are reasonably priced — ranging from HK$200 for the Light Manicure to HK$590 for a hard gel full-set manicure. Check out their deluxe packages for hands and feet, starting at HK$560, and ask about their pricing for first-timers.

Locations: Shop 266, Mira Place 2, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | 1st Floor, 1 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai | P408, Podium, Yuan Kuan Mansion, 20 Tai Koo Shing Road, Tai Koo
Opening Hours: 11am-8pm (hours vary depending on the branch)
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2728 2250

Nu Nail and Beauty — Tsim Sha Tsui

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Get a luxury nail care experience at Nu Nail and Beauty (© Nu Nail and Beauty)

Nu Nail and Beauty is on the pricier end of Hong Kong’s nail bar spectrum, but the luxe interiors and top-notch service are well worth the money. The basic manicure costs HK$240, while more complex manicures with comic or oil painting designs are as much as HK$1,300. They offer customers a variety of options, such as soft and hard gel, and acrylic 3D art and marble effects. They also offer a range of mani-pedi services for men and kids, so a trip to Nu Nails can be a family event!

Location: Flat A, 10/F, 27 Lock Rd, Lokville Commercial Building, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 12pm-10pm
Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | +852 5323 3617

NailHaus HK Nail & Lash Bar — Causeway Bay

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NailHaus is conveniently located in Causeway Bay (© NailHaus HK Nail & Lash Bar)

Long-time customers of this cozy space just across the street from Times Square love its chilled-out atmosphere and the fact that you can watch movies on a big screen while getting your nails done. They can do a variety of looks in hard gel and soft gel with high-quality products. And the location is convenient if you want to squeeze in a session between work, errands, or shopping!

Location: 1F, 6 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
Opening Hours: 11:30am-8:30pm
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 2928 2008

Header image credits: Nailed It By H.T, Nail Library, Luxe Beauty & Nail 

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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