As Sydney reopens and you’re getting out and about seeing friends and family, you’re probably thinking of putting away those trackies and getting back to looking your best. New outfit ✔️check, fresh hair ✔️check – but what about your nails? It begs the question, where can you go these days for a flawless manicure? Beauty News guides you through the Top 5 Nail Salons in Sydney, to ensure you and your nails are dressed to the 9s!
Conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Margaret’s Nails offers an experience like no other.
While most salons seem eager to get you out the door as soon as possible, Margaret shows a flattering patience with her clients, paying an utmost attention to every detail, stroke, and design.
Known for her extremely professional and friendly demeanour, Margaret welcomes each pair of hands with a unique health focused approach. Using top of the line CND Shellac polish in combination with sanitary tools and a meticulous technique, Margaret ensures your nails remain healthy and your mani lasts the distance. Additional to her services is her clinical advice on post treatment care and maintenance of healthy hands and feet.
Trained with world leaders in the nail industry in as many as three countries, it’s no surprise, then, that she is an innovator in her field.
Margaret employs unique materials from far and wide. As such, she is known to use bamboo instead of metal for her removals. Of course, this bolsters her natural, healthy approach to her craft, and it’s just one of the many reasons she’s come in at the top spot.
2. Vivid Nail Salon
Vivid Nail Salon will be celebrating 25 years of business this year since their initial opening at Town Hall, way back in 1996. (They now boast a shiny new boutique in Martin Place!)
The salon takes pride in creating a team who use the utmost care in providing the best service for their customers. The Parlour Room offers a highly detailed in their approach, working towards their clients lifestyles and specific needs without disappointment.
Their standout product is their Calgel (organic gel), which offers safe, long lasting reinforcement to your nails – ensuring they remain healthy throughout your nail journey.
If it’s luxury you’re after, we recommend the Luxury Manicure. It’s a 60 minute treatment complete with an exfoliating Gommage hand treatment, ensuring you leave the salon not only looking – but feeling great as well! With services like these, you’re sure to be dropping by.
3. The Parlour Room
Based in Clovelly, in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs, The Parlour Room (founded by nail dressing master Natalie Papadopoulos) offers relief for locals who’ve experienced a few chips during their last surf.
Not only that, The Parlour Room has fast become an icon of contemporary culture, with visits from countless high-profile personalities over its short 6 years of existence.
With a range of styles on offer, the salon’s staff apply treatments with exceptional skill under Natalie’s unwavering guidance.
Recently, they have expanded their studio to include a dedicated Nail Lounge that can accomodate group visits.
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4. Jocelyn Petroni
Coming in at number 4 is the work of one of Australia’s most celebrated facialists and in-demand skin specialists, Jocelyn Petroni.
But of course, she’s also a fabulous nail artist too, which is why she’s on this list!
Based in the lovely eastern suburb of Woollahra, Petroni’s salon has been visited by an impressive range of celebrities, including Erin Holland, Natasha Oakley, Rachel Finch, Eleanor Pendleton and Sigourney Cantelo.
With an inviting yet stylish space, expert knowledge, a masterful team behind her and the highest calibre manicures on the market, Jocelyn Petroni is well worth a visit.
Not to mention, she’s health conscious too! Her “Clean Manicure” is a number one choice. This manicure excludes the harsh ingredients you might find in most manicure treatments, offering a healthier treatment for your nails.
5. Redfern Nails and Beauty Lounge
Rounding out our top 5 nail salons is Redfern Nails and Beauty Lounge.
This highly popular salon boasts not one but two locations – on the same street!
The exceptionally talented and creative nail artists are ever-so welcoming, their free hand designs and vibrant colours make the salon well worth a visit.
The salon offers fantastic communication with clients, proving very easy to work with – replicating any photos you send them down to the finest detail.
With perfect shapes, sleek edging performance and overall long lasting nails, the Redfern Lounge is certainly well priced for their quality, earning the fifth and final place in our top 5 nail salons.
One thing to note: The salon does get quite busy, so it’s better to make an appointment beforehand. Otherwise, we recommend arriving in their quieter hours: morning or early afternoon is ideal.