6 awesome nail salons in Dubai
Once-upon-a-time, grown-up girls only got their nails done for special occasions; weddings, birthdays, a summer holiday. A classy French manicure or a lick of colour would do. Fast forward to today and the arrival of Tuesday is reason enough for new nail art. An explosion of finger-friendly trends, new tech and insta-inspo has seen us dedicate more time on our nails than most would care to admit. Here’s where to get your talons tended.
The Nail Spa
The tiniest reproduction of the Mona Lisa ever, a 3D portrait of your other half’s face or a nail bed encrusted with your birthstone... no nail request is too outlandish at TNS. Don’t believe us? Check out this unicorn design and the in-salon “nelfie” bar. Snap your new nails and insta them straightaway.
Where: 12 spas across the UAE
Contact: 600 544 001
A lunchbreak mini-mani or after-work pedi kick back? This popular Media City nail pitstop has it all and offers Shellac and Bio Sculpture Gel services – both use UV light for a high-gloss finish. The salon’s clean white touches – white orchids, for example – and subtle floral wallpaper and matching cushions give a homely feel. Slip on a pair of headphones while your nails get some attention. Everyone gets a complimentary back massage as your nails dry, too.
Where: Media City & Green Community
Contact: +9714 391 6485
Beauty Connection Spa
The biggest spa in the UAE, this is one sprawling warehouse of beauty services. The best bit? No appointment needed. Meeting cancelled? Just rock up. The super friendly staff will whisk you off to Red Nail Avenue, where you’ll find treatments and therapies for hands, feet and nails and an entire wall of colours to choose from. Check out their new app with alerts on brilliant monthly offers. Best for the busy need-it-now ladies.
Where: Eiffel 2 Building, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +9714 321 2888
In 2001, after a spell in Los Angeles, Iranian-born Negin Fattahi-Dasmal started-up N.Bar and despite the fact the nail market is now cluttered, this salon is still on point. Choose from a rainbow of colours by American nail polish brand Essie or Essie Gel, Vinylux, Shellac, Lauren B and Gelish ranges. The Long and Strong Non-Stop polish will stay chip free for two weeks or try the latest Essie Gel Couture collection; all 42 new shades. Plus, if your nail polish chips within 24 hours, ask for a free polish change.
Where: 10 locations across Dubai
Contact: 800 6227
Tips & Toes
Tips & Toes is probably the comfiest top-to-toe experience around – think Lazy Boy-style recliners which hug you as you lie back and be preened. Each month they offer a series of daily deals and pedi packages; for up to 50 percent off your bill just ask when you call to book and always call to book – it gets pretty busy.
Where: Across Dubai
Contact: +9714 399 0550
Sisters Beauty Lounge
Sisters offers chrome nails and Essie Gel Couture ranges, but treat yourself to the iconic Margaret Dabbs treatment. Now with a cult following, Margaret Dabbs’ procedures are medically-led and smooth feet and treat nails as well as release toxins and reduce foot puffiness with long-lasting anti-ageing benefits. And you get a lick of colour too. It’s that good.
Where: Seven locations across Abu Dhabi and Dubai
Contact: +9714 339 8500