Sandal season is upon us, and nothing looks and feels better than a fresh coat of paint on your digits. From classic ‘cures to knock-out nail art, View The Vibe’s Sarah Harris gives us the down-low on the best nail salons in town.
While getting our nails painted on the regular is a nice hobby to have, sometimes we can’t track down a salon that looks sanitary enough to slip off our shoes and relax. Beyond basic health and human rights concerns, it’s hard to feel good about your latest paint job these days. With all that in the back of our minds, is it any reason our latest polish job has grown out significantly?
Luckily, we’ve tracked down some of the top spots to book your next shellac appointment. If you find yourself with an extra hour to spare between your busy summer schedule, you should check out one of these top salons in Toronto.
These proven to be as good as promised places. They will deliver that quick pick-me-up, along with a manicure that lasts, no strings attached.
The Ten Spot – 749 Queen Street West
With twelve locations and counting in the city of Toronto, this one-stop shop for all things beauty. What’s so great about this salon is that you can get anything from a basic polish for $20, to a pedicure that boasts an entirely necessary foot massage for $56. Expect a slew of colours and products lining the immaculately decorated walls. Complete with impeccable customer service from start to finish.
Tips Nail Bar – 848 Danforth Avenue
Chances are you’ve seen a magazine cover featuring a manicure dreamed up by the talented team at Tips. While the prices might be a little bit steeper, the outcome is always way worth its weight in gold. Featured in the pages of Fashion Magazine, and on the runways of Toronto Fashion Week, an editorial-approved manicure can soon be yours.
Her Majesty’s Pleasure – 556 King Street West
Between the marble countertops and copper accoutrement, this nail salon is a stylish dream. Come for a coffee, stay for a treatment, and prepare to be blown away with the level of service and skill. The signature manicure will set you back around $40 and the pedicure will cost $10 more. Soak your cuticles and relax in the comfort of one of King West’s most stylish spots.
Get Gelled – 12 Irwin Avenue
Come for their unique nail art designs. Stay for their use of natural brown sugar scrub for pedicure services. Complete with a cozy interior, more spa services, and their award-winning manicure. You can’t go wrong getting gelled here.
Polish’d Nail Bar – Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West
If you need to get your nails done between your lunch break and a board meeting, look no further. Located in the PATH they offer the prettiest selection of shades for your professional digits. A manicure in their hands takes about half an hour. It will cost around $29, with an extra $3 per nail if you’re looking for art. Additionally, if you pre-purchase six manicures, you will get one free. Talk about perks!