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Hong Kong’s best nail salons for manicures and pedicures

By Localiiz 10 April 2018 | Last Updated 16 May 2023

Header image courtesy of Nail Jolly (via Facebook)

Originally published by Sophie Pettit. Last updated by Beverly Ngai and Jianne Soriano.

From quick and easy manicures to fancy nail art from France, Japan, and America, Hong Kong is overflowing with nail salons to suit every need and budget. Whether you’re after a no-frills affair or a full-on pamper session, we know just the place. So put your feet up and let the experts file, buff, and polish your paws to perfection at the best nail salons in Hong Kong!

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Eighty-Eight

Outfitted in modern décor and sleek leather upholstery, and complete with welcoming beverages, blankets, throws, and charging ports, this upscale nail parlour is pampering at its finest. But what has truly earned Eighty-Eight its strong reputation is the consistently stunning and professional nail results it delivers. Whether you opt for glittery galaxy and marble swirls or intricate floral and geometric designs, you will walk out of the salon feeling like royalty. And thanks to the high-quality polishes from trusty brands like Ace, Vetro, Gelish, OPI, and more, your nails will be kept in mint condition for up to three weeks!

Eighty-Eight, G/F & 1/F, 53 Wellington Street, Central | (+852) 5334 3124

Photo: Nail Jolly

Nail Jolly

From the lavish, modern-chic environment to the complimentary coffee and friendly staff, Nail Jolly is dedicated to making customers feel right at home as they indulge in an array of top-notch beauty services including manicures, pedicures, massages, and spa treatments. Services include a 30-minute express manicure to a signature gel manicure that comes with a nourishing hand soak, hand scrub, and massage. If you are worried about mysterious ingredients in your polish, go for the NCLA Gelous mani, which uses a vegan and toxin-free nail polish formula. Oh, and did we mention there’s an adorable resident cat to keep you company as you get your nails preened and pampered?

Nail Jolly, locations across Hong Kong

Photo: @thenaillibrary (via Instagram)

The Nail Library

Tucked away in Central, this chic, industrial-inspired salon has become wildly popular among the ladies of Hong Kong. As well as boasting one of the largest collections of nail polish brands and colours, it also offers bespoke nail art designs by its team of talented artists who specialise in services such as regular manicures, pedicures, and full sets of soft gel hands. Enjoy herbal teas, coffee, or bubbles while you’re getting your paws cared for.

The Nail Library, 2/F, 76 Wellington Street, Central | (+852) 6298 8391

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Bliss Spa at the W Hotel

We could not do a round-up of top nail salons without mentioning the super plush, blissful spa perched on the seventy-second floor of the W Hong Kong. Opt for the upper hand treatment and sit back and enjoy a youth-inducing hand treatment and hot cream manicure, all while overlooking the stunning skyline of Kowloon. You can even invite a male companion along to enjoy the manly-cure treatment. For the ultimate indulgence session, opt for the double choc and dip your feet in a skin-smoothing soak of hot chocolate milk while polishing off a tasty choccie treat as you watch. Now, how’s that for A-list treatment?

Bliss Spa at the W Hotel, 72/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon

Aquaeria

From unique free-form painted designs to minimalist manicures, this Japanese-style salon has it all. A team of four specialists are on hand to give you a makeover and offer you the chance to browse the selection of 200 gels to find your perfect shade. Regular manicures, pedicures, and full spa manicure are all available. If you are feeling adventurous, why not opt for the 3D art, hologram, or peacock nails and really make an impression?

Aquaeria, 1/F, Tung Yiu Commercial Building, 31A Wyndham Street, Central

NailOne

Claiming to be the ”hippest nail art studio in town,” this cosy little Hollywood Road salon is the place to go for nails with attitude. The team offer regular manicures and pedicures, and those wanting something a little funkier can choose from eight different nail art styles, including Bling Bling, Dark Secret, Forever French, and Lady in Red. If you want to go really wild, however, you can jazz up your paws with some gemstones, rhinestones, or Swarovski for a little extra. And don’t forget to check out their first-time trial offers, too.

NailOne, Room 1019, Hollywood Plaza, 610 Nathan Road, Mong Kok | (+852) 6439 5265

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Feel Good Factor

Established in 1999, this nail salon is one of the oldest in Hong Kong. Over the years, it has expanded its services to include facials, waxing, threading, spray tans, and massages. Providing a warm and welcoming ambience, along with a wide selection of Australian, American, and European magazines, this is the ultimate place to immerse yourself in a pamper session. Feel Good Factor also serves a selection of herbal tea or wine for those who prefer something a little stronger. Make sure to book ahead to secure your spot.

Feel Good Factor, 2/F, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2530 0610

Photo: @spabpz (via Instagram)

Spa BPZ

If you’re looking for A-list treatment, then look no further than the award-winning Spa BPZ. Owned by Nigar Qureshi, a skincare specialist, cosmetologist, and make-up artist to the stars, this avant-garde gem uses the latest and most high-tech equipment from around the globe to create red carpet-worthy nails in a cosy environment that’s bursting with character. A whole range of luxury massage, waxing, and spa treatments is also available.

Spa BPZ, 12/F, Sea Bird House, 22–28 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2524 1272

Photo: @rainbownailshk (via Instagram)

Rainbow Nails

This is one place that takes nails very seriously. Rainbow Nails offers one-stop OPI manicure and pedicure services, which use a set of fancy equipment specially designed for performing ”American manicures” instead of nail clippers and cuticle pushers. It also offers professional nail training courses for those who wish to polish their manicure skills and practice professional nail services one day. With cutting-edge designs, this is the perfect spot to get the coolest new looks without breaking the bank—or your nails.

Rainbow Nails, 8/F, Thyrse House, 16 Pottinger Street, Central | (+852) 2840 0660

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Canary Nails

Hailing from Japan, this spacious salon knows how to spruce up your nails to suit every mood, whether you’re feeling cute and feminine or cool and ready to party. Regular manicures, pedicures, full set of hard gel hands, nail art, and eyelash extensions are available to suit your own style and preference. The salon also offers first-time trial discounts on select treatments so you can enjoy a full makeover in one fell swoop.

Canary Nails, 9/F, Man Cheung Building, 15–17 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2537 0338

Photo: @iyaradayspa (via Instagram)

Iyara Day Spa

Escape to the tranquil and serene surroundings of this award-winning day spa off of the Central–Mid-Levels escalator. Specialising in facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, body scrubs, wraps, and massages (seriously, what do they not do?), Iyara caters to a diverse range of customers with a team who can speak English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Get comfy on the sofa, sip on a delicious lemongrass tea (or a glass of red or white wine if you arrive after 5 pm), and let the experts work their magic on your nails.

Iyara Day Spa, 1/F, 26 Cochrane Street, Central | (+852) 2545 8638

Photo: The Chaless (via Facebook)

The Chaless

Inspired by the warmth and freshness of chalets in the mountainous areas of Europe, you’ll feel right at home at The Chaless. This cabin of wellness and beauty has almost everything you’re looking for, whether it’s a massage, facial, manicure, or pedicure. Enjoy a 60-minute full manicure complete with a gentle hand exfoliation, lymphatic drainage, and hand and arm massage. If you’re in a hurry but still in need of nail care, try the No-time Manicure.

The Chaless, G/F, 16 Aberdeen Street, Central | (+852) 2997 6289

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Photo: Little Bird Lifestyle (via Facebook)

Little Bird Lifestyle

Little Bird Lifestyle does a good eyelash extension or perm but we also love its nail care services. Conveniently located in the middle of Central, this quaint little shop uses Japanese, Korean, European, and American materials. Whether you need some nail care for a special occasion or just showing your nails some TLC, Little Bird Lifestyle has got your back.

Little Bird Lifestyle, 3/F, Vogue Building, 67 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 9125 8095

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