Top 10 Nail Salons in Manila (2018 Edition)

Mani-pedi addicts, you'll want tap and scroll your manicured tips through this list.

 

(SPOT.ph) Raise your hand if you’re one of those nail-grooming addicts who’s always willing to spend good money on a pampering sesh. (Because really, how can anyone live with ugly, dirty, and un-manicured nails?) Well, ditto. Whether you’re the no-fuss, basic mani-pedi type or the extra indulgent spa girl/guy, you’re sure to find something to fulfill your hand and foot fancies in our latest roundup of top nail salons in the Metro.

 

We ranked the best nail salons in Manila based on ambience, quality of service, value for money, and overall comfort and experience. Happy pampering!

 

Note: For salons with several branches, only those indicated in the article were reviewed.

 


 

10. Nail Tropics

Service Avenue, LG/F Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City

 

How much to shell out: The classic mani starts at P185; pedi at P215.

Why we love it: It’s always a treat sinking into one of Nail Tropics’ signature beach chairs, especially in this spotless new branch that takes the Zen feel to a whole new level. Therapists are well-versed on their menu of services, and can be trusted to recommend treatments apt for your needs. They have specialized services for men and kids, too, so a visit can easily become a family affair. Treat dad or your guy to the Classic Man (P385 for a mani-pedi with matte polish) or let little ones indulge in the Kiddie Manipedi (P250), which includes free hand-painted art for two nails.

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What to try: The Manicure Spa (P350) and Pedicure Spa (P550) include a therapeutic scrub of your choice, plus a soothing (read: not rushed!) hand and foot massage prior to polish application. Keep an eye out for their seasonal offerings, too, like the Palitoe (a.k.a. Palitaw) scrub, which features a sweet-smelling mix of granulated coconut, sugar, and sesame seeds. Yum!

Nail polish choices: Orly, Zoya, OPI, Jessica Phenom, and more

 

To book an appointment, contact 0917-534-5391 or 634-4796. You can also book an appointment online via the Nail Tropics website. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday to Saturday) and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sunday). For more information, log on to Nail Tropics’ Facebook page.

 


 

9. St. Nails Spa

G/F NFB Building (Petron Gas Station) EDSA corner Arnaiz Avenue, Barangay Dasmariñas Village, Makati City

 

How much to shell out: The Classic Manicure and Pedicure start at P200 and P350, respectively.

Why we love it: The dim lights, muted interiors, and comfortable seating make this Makati nail spa conducive for some serious relaxation. But what makes it really special is how the business is founded on social entrepreneurship: A certain percentage of their sales goes to Gawad Kalinga to help build homes for the less fortunate. Two thumbs up!

What to try: Their Pamper Me Now bundle (P800) is all about providing 90 to 120 minutes of luxury for your hands and feet, complete with a detoxifying soak, scrub, massage, cleaning, and polish. They also have waxing services available, should you need a quick hair removal fix.

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Nail polish choices: OPI, Orly, Sally Hansen, Misa, Cuccio, Butter London, and more

 

To book an appointment, contact 586-0985 and 0917-866-2457. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, log on to St. Nails’ Facebook page.

 


 

8. Nailandia

3/F Bonifacio Stopover, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City

 

How much to shell out: Their basic manicure starts at P250; pedicure at P300.

Why we love it: Conveniently located inside the bustling dining-slash-lifestyle complex Bonifacio Stopover—with ample parking, to boot—this shabby chic nail salon makes for a cozy escape for office folks on weekdays, and an intimate sparty location on weekends. It’s very Instagram-worthy, too! Don’t forget to do a quick #OOTD pose at their cute, quirky counter.

What to try: Nailandia offers a bevy of services, from nail treatments and massages, to waxing, threading, and even facials. If you’re looking for a basic but ultra-satisfying nail primping fix, go for their Basic Whimsical Package (P1,000), which includes a manicure, pedicure, and their signature foot spa. P.S.: They’re quite the pros at removing painful ingrowns, too, just so you know.

Nail polish choices: Orly, Zoya, Essie, Christian Louboutin, and more

 

To book an appointment, contact 946-3429. Open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday) and 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday). For more information, log on to Nailandia’s Facebook page.

 


 

7. Pink Peony Nail Salon

2/F UP Town Center Phase 2B, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

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How much to shell out: Regular mani (soak, cleaning, polish) starts at P260; pedicure at P320.

Why we love it: Girly girls will love the dainty feel of this pretty salon nestled conveniently inside the Phase 2B building of UP Town Center. The predominantly white interiors are punctuated by touches of gold, soft pinks, and grays, giving off a relaxing bedroom feel. Even their cup-and-saucer set (they serve complimentary drinks, like French press coffee) match the Instagram-worthy theme! Also worth noting: The wide array of nail polish brands that you can choose from—from the usual suspects like Essie to more unique finds like CND Shellac Gel and Jill Stuart.

What to try: One of their most popular services, the Pink Peony Signature Treatment (P600/hands; P870/feet) features a soak, scrub, nail cleaning, a 30-minute massage, and polish. What makes it special? They use their very own apricot seed-infused Pink Peony scrub and their ultra-moisturizing Pink Peony lotion, which smells oh-so-good!

Nail polish choices: Essie, Happy Skin, CND Shellac, RMS, Jill Stuart, Chanel, and more

 

To book an appointment, contact 960-4358 or 0917-860-4358. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday to Friday) and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday).

 


 

6. French Tips Nail Parlour

LG/F Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig City

 

How much to shell out: Manicures start at P185; pedicures at P220.

Why we love it: The fun, French-themed interiors are easily Instagrammable, making this nail salon a quirky hangout for friends or a stylish location for a “sparty.” But what really sets French Tips apart is how they’re committed to providing a pampering experience that’s also eco-conscious—that is, by using guilt-free, organic, and vegan nail lacquers, as well as all-natural scrubs, lotions, and oils. Bonus: They also offer lash enhancements, sugar waxing, and organic threading.

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What to try:  Lacquer addict much? Treat your brittle, discolored or damaged nails to some TLC with their Nail Treatment (P350 for the hands, P450 for the feet), which lets you enjoy their meticulous mani and pedi process—organic soak, nail shaping, cuticle care, and a massage—capped off by a nail treatment using Zoya’s Naked Manicure. Feeling extra stressed? Spoil yourself silly with their Lavender Fields Skin Treatment Package (P890), which includes an olive oil foot spa plus a moisturizing treatment using precious argan oil.

Nail polish choices: Orly, Zoya, Misa, Fabi, Nubar, SpaRitual, Morgan Taylor, Piggy Paint, and more

 

To book an appointment, contact 941-7263. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, log on to French Tips Nail Parlour’s Facebook page.

 

 


 

5. Elitelash

2B Kensington Place, 1st Avenue corner 29th Street, Bonifacio Global City

 

How much to shell out: A regular mani starts at P400, while the gel manicures start at P800.

Why we love it: Elitelash is not really a nail salon per se, but beauty lovers are also flocking to this lash specialist for—guess what?—their nail services. Though it looks tiny from the outside, it opens up to a cozy space that’s made extra appealing by their super accommodating staff. Whether you’re a newbie or a regular, you’ll feel really super pampered right from the get-go.

What to try: Make the most out of your beauty time by getting your nails and lashes done at the same time! Try the Mani + Pedi Gel Polish using Gelish (P1,750) for extra long-wearing color that won’t damage your nails (they get plus points for being so meticulous about it), all while having your peepers adorned with their natural-looking Elite Eyelash Extensions (starts at P800).

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Nail polish choices: OPI, Zoya, Morgan Taylor, Gelish, and more

 

To book an appointment, contact 0949-858-0117. Open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m (Monday to Saturday). For more information, log on to Elitelash’s Facebook page.

 


 

4. I Do Nails Prima

136 West Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City

 

How much to shell out: Mani (soak, shape, and regular polish) starts at P250; pedi at P300; mani-pedi at P500.

Why we love it: The quiet, neighborhood location is a huge perk for those who want to skip the busy-ness of a mall when going for a nail sesh. The space itself is also simply adorable—like your childhood dream bedroom come to life! (You can actually book it for an intimate party.) Best of all, the technicians are all so friendly and well-trained, you can doze off without any fear of getting your digits butchered.

What to try: I Do Nails is one of the first salons in the Metro to offer the Kiara Sky Dip Powder Polish (starts at P750), which is precisely what it sounds like: You dip your nail into a pot of colored powder, which is then sealed by the application of a protective top coat. The result: Strong, gorgeous, and lightweight nail color that can last four to six weeks!

Nail polish choices: OPI, Orly, Chanel, Deborah Lippmann, Kiara Sky, and more

 

To book an appointment, contact 573-7838 or 0917-157-7462. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, log on to I Do Nails Prima’s Facebook page.

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3. Maison by Nail Spa

G/F Edades Tower & Garden Villas, Rockwell Center, Makati City

 

How much to shell out: Express mani and pedi (P320 and P420 respectively), Paraffin Absolut treatment (P800/hands, P1,195/feet)

Why we love it: This posh haven is just a stone’s throw away from Power Plant Mall, and boasts an elegant French aesthetic that’s more grown-up than cutesy—you’ll feel like a stylish Parisienne out on a luxe beauty day. Cushy couches and pretty pillows invite you to sink in and maybe even catch some Zzz’s while therapists perfect your digits and knead your tensions away. There are curtained areas, too, should you want some private R&R by yourself or with your BFFs.

What to try: Rejuvenate and pamper your overworked hands and feet with their Paraffin Pleasures treatment (P780/hands, P1,150/feet), which comes with a paraffin dip, scrub (for the feet), a five-minute massage, and the use of premium polish. Got problematic nails? They offer add-ons like strengthening, whitening, and anti-fungal treatments to address your specific nail woes.

Nail polish choices: Essie, OPI, Deborah Lippmann, Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, and more

 

To book an appointment, contact 893-2823. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday to Thursday), 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sunday), and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday and Saturday). For more information, log on to Nail Spa’s Facebook page or website.

 


 

2. Kallista Nail Pamper Lounge

2/F S Maison, Conrad Hotel Manila, Marina Way, Pasay City

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How much to shell out: The basic mani starts at P250; pedi starts at P350. Not bad for a really posh place!

Why we love it: Definitely not your average nail salon, this Grecian-style establishment perfects the “lounge” look with an elegant cream and gold color palette, plush chairs, and chic interiors. The staff are endlessly courteous, each greeting guests with a cheerful “Kalimera!” (meaning “Good day!"), before proceeding to pamper like real pros—all while you sip your complimentary iced tea and relish a heat pack on your shoulders. It’s not exactly easily accessible as it’s inside the S Maison Complex beside SM Mall of Asia, but if you’re in the area, it’s a stop you wouldn’t want to miss.

What to try: You’ll be feeling oh-so-indulgent as soon as you step inside so it’s only apt that you try the Kallista Signature Pampering (P435/hands for 60 minutes; P715/feet for 90 minutes), which includes a soak, a gentle scrub, nail cleaning, a relaxing massage, and regular nail polish. Need extra skin pampering? Upgrade to the Goddess Glow (P875/hands, P1,000/feet), which adds a skin rejuvenating mask, or go for the Aphrodite’s Ritual (P2,300/hands and feet), which features a super relaxing paraffin dip. They also have a vast selection of high-end polishes, from D&G to Louboutin, available at an additional fee.

 

Nail polish choices: Orly, OPI, Essie, Zoya, Sally Hansen, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, YSL, Christian Louboutin, and more

 

To book an appointment, contact 0977-259-1147. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (daily). For more information, log on to Kallista’s Facebook page.

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1. Manos Nail Lounge

Unit 2-I Crescent Park Residences, 30th Street corner 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City

 

How much to shell out: Express mani and pedi rates start at P200 and P220 respectively (clean + buff).

Why we love it: The discreet location and back-door entrance give this salon an exclusive feel, like it’s some sort of secret hideout for polish junkies. Once inside, though, you’ll easily feel at home thanks to the laid-back, nature-inspired interiors and welcoming staff who’ll immediately offer you a drink (they have a mini bar serving proudly local refreshments). Make a beeline for the prime seats near the window; the view of Burgos Circle is pretty amazing!

What to try: For P900, you can treat yourself to their Premium Spa service, which features a soak, scrub, cleaning, massage, and polish or buff for both hands and feet—that’s 60 to 75 minutes of pampering bliss. Choose from their four luxurious scrub variants, all of which are 100% natural and Filipino-made. Try “Awakening” for an invigorating mint-and-coffee scrub that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling oh-so-refreshed.

Nail polish choices: Zoya, Essie, OPI, Orly, Chanel, and more

 

To book an appointment, contact 478-4057 or 0917-315-6627. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Tuesday to Friday) and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). For more information, log on to Manos Nail Lounge’s Facebook page or website.

 

Photos courtesy of the establishments and their social media pages

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