The devil’s in the details when it comes to a good outfit, and sporting an on-point manicure or pedicure is like selecting the right accessories. You wouldn’t want all your hard work to be undone by a poorly-matched nail colour – and don’t even get us started on the impression you make when your nails are chipped! But ain’t nobody got time (or the patience) to do their own nails, especially when Murphy’s Law dictates that you’ll bump them as soon as they’re perfect.
So save yourself the headache (and the drama!) and leave it to the experts. We’ve nailed down a list of Brisbane’s best manicurists and pedicurists for your next event or when you feel the need to treat yo’self.
Born in Brazil, trained in Japan and based in Brisbane, Paola is a got-o for all your nail art needs. Her home salon (based in Ascot) is fully registered and licensed, accepts all major credit cards, and is available for late-night appointments. Always up for a chat about the latest trends in nail art, Paola works with the best quality products, and also does a gorgeous regular gel polish if watermelon fingernails won’t fly for your meeting with the boss.
A mainstay on the “best of” lists, Brooklyn is our go-to for all things beauty. Sip from a range of champagne while they tend to your cuticles, or throw a mani-pedi party for you and your friends – with these kinds of services, we’ll take a trip to Brooklyn Beauty Bar any day!
If you like your talons fierce, then Pamper and Polish in Morningside is the place to go. Nail art is their jam, and they specialise in gel creations perfect for a wild Saturday night on the town.
Kanae Sibuya is a hidden nail gem we’ve heard great things about. Trained in Japan and now perched at the nail bar in the corner of Ryota Hair Artistry in the Brisbane CBD, Kanae is a serious perfectionist. She’s your go-to if you’re looking for some serious nail art, but she also rocks a traditional manicure if you want all eyes on you when you need to get your #girlboss on.
Super cute Kawaii Klaws is based at Pastel Pixie in Paddington, which basically means you can shop while you get your nails done! Are you in the mood for some Avengers- or Star Wars-themed nails? How about some fast food-themed nails? This is a must-do for those in love with pop culture or looking for something a little quirky.
OK so we know this one isn't a venue, but it's a treatment we adore that you can get at a number of awesome salons. We love the DMK MediPedi for its ability to turn back the clock before a big Style event. This one-hour treatment involves a thorough assessment of the problem areas on your feet. Then, get ready for special ingredients to sink deeply into layers of dead cells and work to soften and nourish all that dry and thickened skin. You can find this awesome treatment at eight different salons around Brisbane, including: Integrity Paramedical Skin Practitioners in Upper Mt. Gravatt, Irena Morgenstern Skin Management in the CBD, Carina Rejuvenation Clinic in Carina, Artisan Rejuvenation Clinic in Fortitude Valley, Skin Reveal in Graceville, Complexion Code Skin & Brow in Lutwyche, and The Laser Lounge at Morningside and Paddington.
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