Pampering yourself and getting your nails done is always a sure fire way to turn any frown upside down. Sometimes we’re in a rush for a manicure, and sometimes we have all the time in the world, but either way you want to go the best.
There are no shortage of nail bars in Dublin, some are stand alone, others are set inside established beauty salons.
Whether you’re looking for an ombré finish, the classic French manicure, gel nails, or a pedicure, we’ve rounded up 15 sassy salons around Dublin where you can get the finish you favour.
Easily one of the most popular nail salons, Tropical Popical is home to funky nail art that reflects the fun-loving attitude of the team. Expect flamingos and neon lights as well as complementary bottles of Lilt, the salon often hosts events with other beauty brands as well as hen parties. Its clientele includes renowned actress Saoirse Ronan who casually name dropped the salon during an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show. From only €10 for a polish change, treatments and combinations are aplenty – you can even splurge on a 120 minute manicure.
28 South William St, Dublin 2
If you’re looking for pristine nails while in the city centre then this is the salon for you. Whatever time frame you have there’s a service to suit, from the ‘Mani On the Run’ treatment that’s only 10 minutes, to their 45 minute treatment that’s a combo massage manicure. From €12 for treatments, you are guaranteed to come out with nails on fleek. They also cater for little hands too, with the ‘Princess Manicures’ at only €10 – perfect for any little girl’s birthday.
37 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
Arnotts Department Store, Dublin 1
Jervis Shopping Centre, Dublin 1
Michele Burke Nails
An expert in gel nails, Michele Burke is a favourite among many well known faces including Una Healy, Holly Carpenter and Pippa O’Connor-Ormond. Her prices start at €35 for a wide variety of manicures. The multi purpose salon also offers spray tans.
53 Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Fifth Avenue Emporium
Offering a range of manicure services that include hand massages, as well as coconut or chocolate manicures, there’s something for everyone at these city centre salons. Working with gel nails as well as acrylic and Shellac, the sheer variety of colours is also something that will take you a moment to decide. They also offers guests waxing, facials, makeup and massage treatments.
45 Clarendon St, Dublin 2
24A Wicklow St, Dublin 2
Mixie Pixie at Dry & Fly
With brilliant reviews, nail artist Mixie Pixie is at the top of her game and the sole manicurist within the Dry & Fly Beauty Bar. She has nail art down to a tee, as well as gel nails, marbling and glitter, whatever you choose you are sure to come out with an eye catching finish.
15 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
Victoria Nails & Beauty
Always a busy little nail hub, this central salon is great for nailing down any look you desire. From classic polish from only €15 to nail art, French and Shellac starting at only €18, the nail artists here are always on trend and churn out many different looks on a daily basis.
14 First Floor, South Anne St, Dublin 2
Mink Hand & Foot Spa
A hot spot in the Dublin 4 area, Mink is home to pampering treatments for both manicures and pedicures from €20. Using Entity products, there are both Gel and Acrylic services, plus they even have special mani-pedis for ‘Little Princesses’.
The Oval, Shelbourne Rd, Dublin 4
45 Donnybrook Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Edvard and Pink
Out in the popular Dundrum Town Centre, is this luxurious award-winning beauty salon that offers high quality manicures and pedicures. With treatments from €19, there are options for Vinylux, Gel, Acrylic and Shellac with a wide variety of colours too as well as nail art.
Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Beautique Nail Bar
Home to a group of award-winning nail technicians that offer all the traditional looks as well as bespoke finishes, let Beautique give you the ultimate nail makeover. Here, as standard, they use paraffin wax to help moisturise and soften your hands before applying a French manicure or your favourite colour, and if you opt for Gel or Acrylic glitter top ups are a signature extra. At the salon you can also avail of other beauty services.
Unit 1 Fashion City, 78 Walkinstown Road, Dublin 12
Harold’s Cross is home to nail salon Steven An that offers its guests an extremely luxurious experience. Set within a champagne and pink hued space, it prides itself on its professionalism and highest hygiene standards. Let the zen take over, as the manicurists treat you to a Simple Polish for only €15, while a 75-minute BCL Deluxe Manicure will cost €55.
236 Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin 6W
Only Beauty Salon
A Northside salon that has a variety of beauty services, Only Beauty are a favourite for many to get their nails back on fleek. Choose from Vinylux, CND Shellac and Gelish, or treat yourself with the gel nails extensions. Of course, their classic File & Polish is perfect for a simple switcheroo at only €12.
Unit 4 Guild Court, Amiens Street, Dublin 1
The Red Lotus
If you’re looking for a creative nail bar and manicures that last, then head to Ranelagh for a treatment at The Red Lotus. Offering a complete range of hand and foot spa services, here you can receive the classic polish applications as well as luxurious hand masks and massages including mandarin & mango or sweet raspberry.
125 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6
Offering a complete range of manicures, this Malahide village hot spot will transform your talons into works of art. Including Gel, Acrylic and Shellac within their services, treat yourself to ombré, glitter or the classic polish from as little as €12.
2 Ross Terrace, New Street, Malahide
Getting a regular manicures does help to strengthen nails in the long run, and at Nail Nirvana are committed to ensuring your nails are are healthy as well as beautiful. The Mini Manicure will cost €20 for a shape, massage and polish finish, while their Deluxe Manicure uses specialised products as well as luxurious hot paraffin treatment for only €30.
Unit 1 Sutton Cross Centre, Sutton, Dublin 13
If you’re in the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire head to this little beauty hub to get your nails made up. Specialising in strengthening, the treatments available here include Shellac as well as the unique Japanese Manicure. From €15 for the classic standard, The Greenhouse Project also offers pedicures, combo deals and pamper packages for men and women, as well as massages, Pilates and Yoga.
19 Lower George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire