There’s something about having your nails done that motivates you. Call it a placebo but here at Urban List, we achieve more when we have a fresh mani and pedi. From shopping centres to cute salons, here are seven spots to get your nails did on the Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast’s first vegan and organic salon is the ultimate zen destination. ERVA is Portuguese for herb and forms the basis of the salon’s approach to your treatment. Every appointment, be it a manicure or a pedicure, will include a mix of herbs (to help maintain healthy skin, hair and nails), essential oils (to detoxify and calm) and salts (to deeply cleanse and balance). All polishes used here are cruelty-free, non-toxic and vegan—including their gels—so you can rest easy knowing your pampering sesh isn’t leaving a footprint.
Adore Dolls Parlour
If you want to up your nail game, Adore Dolls Parlour has got you. Their customised nails have drawn a huge following, including celebs like Snoop Dogg and Lorde. You can embellish your nails with swarovski crystals, TV characters or food-inspired art starting from $75. You’ll adore their pretty salon, tucked on Hillcrest Parade in Miami.
Sometimes you can’t squeeze everything into the one weekend, so a manicure may come in lieu of brunch. Enter, QT Gold Coast who really can do it all. spaQ is located on level one of this uber-cool hotel so you can devour a feast at their Bazaar buffet, before heading to their oh so relaxing spa for a nail buff.
Bella Nails is conveniently located directly outside Australia Fair. Featuring red and white bricks and a deli style menu on the window, the shop front resembles more of a diner than a salon and we love it. Here, you can nab a mani and pedi for just $45. If you can’t make it during trading hours, the team can open early or close later if you book ahead. Now that’s service.
Burleigh And Kingscliff
The team at Elysium offer indulgent pamper sessions. Go for a shellac combo or a paramedical alkaline treatment to target your cracked heels. They offer a variety of types, including an express mani and pedi combo for those in a hurry. Both of their salons are temples of zen.
Robina Town Centre
If you haven’t made an appointment, a shopping centre is going to be your best bet. Robina Town Centre has four dedicated nail salons, including Rainbow Nails, Glamour Nails and Jade Nails, so you’re guaranteed to snag a chair at one of these great spots. Once you’re glam, head to The Kitchens for a bite to eat or a refreshing beverage.
It’ll take more than one hand to count the amount of nail salons Pacific Fair has. Whether you’re after the basics or in need of a more luxurious treatment, there are nine salon options to choose from. Their cheapest mani and pedi combo is from American Nails for $55 or push the boat out with a luxurious experience for $100 at Ella Bache.
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