7 of the best nail salons in Sydney
By Samantha McMeekin
Editor / October 15 2021
Finding the best nail salon in Sydney is quite the task.
It’s not exactly a small city and while some suburbs may have a nail bar on every main street corner, the quality can seriously vary.
Sure, you can always take a punt and walk in right off the street, but if you’re looking for some guidance to ensure your next manicure gets an A+, you’ve come to the right place.
For gel nails, SNS, nail art, or just a damn good regular manicure, these are some of the best nail salons in Sydney.
Hidden underground and right opposite Hyde Park is the quiet sanctuary that is SUMI Nails. If you work in the CBD or find yourself there often, it’s the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle. Relax while the SUMI team tends to your talons using the latest Japanese techniques and leave you with the most flawless cuticles of your life.
Shop15, Lower Ground, 227 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000
As the official manicurist for CHANEL, you know you’ll be treated to a luxurious nail experience at Jocelyn Petroni. The salon shows the same amount of care to your fingers and toes as they do with their renowned facials, leaving nails looking pristine and pampered. In fact, they even offer treatments where you can experience a facial and manicure simultaneously. We’re sold.
Level 1, 80 Queen St, Woollahra, NSW 2025
The Parlour Room
If you live in The East and haven’t experienced The Parlour Room yet, you’re missing out. The relaxing space is located conveniently on Clovelly Road, making it ideal for weekend nail and coffee dates. If you’re tired of run-of-the-mill salons, this is the chic alternative you’ve been looking for. And the prices are reasonable for the professional service too.
216 Clovelly Rd, Randwick NSW 2031
The Nail Lab
With a CBD location near the Sydney Library and another in Darlinghurst, The Nail Lab is another reliable salon for those who prefer to book ahead. Whether you’re after gel nails, nail art or a quick touch-up, the service is always friendly and the manicures long-lasting.
CBD - Shop UG09, Upper Ground Floor, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney 2000
Darlinghurst - 1/330 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Known for their Calgel (an organic, long-lasting gel), Vivid Salon has been producing quality manicures for Sydney-siders since 1996! The latest location is in Martin Place and whether you prefer to keep it minimal or go all-out with Swarovski stone gradient art, they’ll nail it (sorry, had to) every time.
Martin Place, Level 4/90 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
USA Nails Paddington
If you’re simply after good nails at a good price, USA Nails in Paddington are our go-to for walk-ins. Whether you’re after acrylics, gels or SNS nails, the team at this particular location always does a top-notch job.
346 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021
Sleek Nails Newtown
For those in the Inner West, Sleek Nails in Newtown receives rave reviews from their regulars. If you like a quiet atmosphere it’ll pay to go off-peak (like everything in Newtown), otherwise grab a friend and catch up while your claws are transformed.
10/330 King St, Newtown NSW 2042