With the holidays just a stone’s throw away and calendars already chock-a-block full with festive soirees to attend, it’s time to do a bit of preplanning and book into one of our favourite nail salons around town. In keeping with the latest sparkly trend, we suggest you forgo your usual matte or glossy tips and jazz up your digits with a little festively-themed embellishment.
The trend of nail art has been in vogue for several seasons, and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon. We have it on good authority that nail art is a definite trend for the holidays and the perfect way to express your own nod to the festive season. Try layers of glitter, Swarovski crystal designs, gold leaf, and free hand nail art over oxblood-coloured polish. That’s what Linh Khuu, nail art expert and owner of Varnish Nail Lounge shared with us, and she’s always spot on.
So if you’re a beauty-buff and the idea of nail adornments and out-of-the box nail designs tickle your fancy, then we, hands down, know exactly where you need to go in Vancouver. Whatever your taste, these top-notch salons have got it nailed.
Varnish Nail Lounge | 1268 Pacific Boulevard, 604-710-7546
WHO TO ASK FOR: Linh Khuu, Thanh Le and Faye Kalivioti
AVAILABILITY: Any day of the week
COST*: Swarovski Crystal Designs – $6+ per nail, 3D Nail – $8+ per nail, free hand nail art.
Frilly Lilly | 1076 Hamilton Street, 604-623-3330
WHO TO ASK FOR: Laura Langley
AVAILABILITY: Tuesdays 5:30 – 8 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. COST*: Free hand nail art – $5+ per two nails, 10 nail design – $10-20 (depends on design intricacy).
Spoiled Nail Bar | 1445 West Broadway, 604-568-1966
WHO TO ASK FOR: Emily Eror or Marshien Letwin
AVAILABILITY: Monday to Saturday
COST*: Free hand nail art – $5+ per two nails, 10 nail design – $10-40 (depends on design intricacy)
Rhinstones extra, see site for details.
*cost of manicure service is in addition to nail art.
Photos courtesy of Frilly Lilly and Varnish Nail Lounge.