With Christmas and New Year around the corner, party season is upon us! Between holding glasses of champagne and attempting to gracefully eat canapés, our nails will be getting a lot of work and attention, so they may as well be looking their best.
Lucky for you, we’ve found Sydney’s best gel manicures (you know, the kind that last for up to two weeks), so you can spend more time worrying about what you’re going to be wearing to your next event and less time worrying about chipped nails.
Vaia Beauty | Surry Hills
Vaia Beauty specialises in shellac nails that wear like gel and won’t chip for up to two weeks! Plus, you will receive free removal at the time of any manicure or pedicure treatment. Tucked away in the heart of Surry Hills, a holistic view of beauty and health is at the heart of everything they do, and it’s impossible to leave here without looking and feeling your best.
Stairway To Heaven | CBD
The gel nail treatment at Stairway To Beauty uses never before seen UV3 technology that combines the ease of polish with the permanence of gels, producing a high gloss shine that is truly addictive. Located in the CBD, its perfect for a lunch time pamper that will have you feeling good for the rest of the afternoon.
The Nail Lounge | Surry Hills
The Nail Lounge uses Bio Sculpture nail gel to give your nails a beautiful, damage-free experience. Settle in with a trained Bio Sculpture nail technician for either a ‘Classic’ or ‘Ultimate’ treatment. The best part is their flexibility and range of extra additions, with options to add strength, a feature, a signature look, a French finish, or length, as well as offering shorter appointments to either fix or remove the nails.
Miss Frou Frou | Paddington
Cate Blanchett, Miranda Kerr and Naomi Campbell have all had the Frou Frou nail treatment, so you obviously should too, you superstar! Miss Frou Frou’s Nail Bar is a haven for those who love to pamper their fingers and toes. They offer gel, acrylic and natural nails, as well as the potential to go fancy or wild with elaborate on-trend nail art on request.
The Powder Room | Seaforth
Mary Burmeister, owner and head therapist at The Powder Room has had people feeling their best in Paddington and New York before setting up her own clinic in Seaforth, furthering her study in the science of rebuilding and nurturing our skin. The gel nail treatment is simple and affordable, with their gel colour wearing like nail polish but with noticeably lasting high shine.
Fleurette Beauty | CBD
Fleurette Beauty set out to provide true quality services and stylish design to become the leader in nail fashion in Australia, and that sounds great to us. Set in the heard of the CBD, they offer three different types of gel nail services; the iconic OPI Gel Colour which is available in a range of 70 colours, Bio Sculpture Gel which lasts for 3-4 weeks without wearing or chipping, and Creative Nail Design’s Brisa Gel, which are long lasting and natural looking. With so many options, you may just have to try them all out!
The Nail Lab | Darlinghurst
The guys at The Nail Lab have created a space that’s so very different to the typical fluorescent lit nail salons that can be found all over Sydney. Here, they pride themselves on providing a relaxed social sanctuary where you can get your nails did in style (but without the price tag). With flawless results every time, we can see why The Nail Lab is hugely popular.
Image credit: Miss Frou Frou