In certain circles, a woman without enhanced nails is a rare bird indeed. Natural nails are such a thing of the past to a point where nails are coordinated with looks, lifestyles and purely for shock value. Here is our list of salons that definitely stand out from the crowd and bring creative inspiration to their services.
La Lotus Nail Spa in West End
This award-winning company in the West End specializes in two things – nails and lashes. Their pricing is affordable and the results truly scream money. So popular is La Lotus that they offer incentive programs for businesses! Ask about their Corporate Program to keep your co-workers looking smoking hot.
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Joyride in Kitsilano
With 7 signature nail treatments, firstly you select the Joyride of your choice and then you select from their beverage menu a fresh Glory Juice, organic tea or a piping hot Americano. A stand-out on their menu is The Sophia package which is devoted to moms-to-be. The package includes all natural products and an additional hand and foot massage.
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Currently the only CND-exclusive salon in the Lower Mainland, the Onyx is known, not only for their amazing work but having a studio interior inspired by the glamour of Old Hollywood imbued with natural elements of the west coast. Onyx is one of those boutique businesses you enter and immediately think this is the coolest place ever. Take a peek at the gallery of hand painted nail art and a fantastic selection of accessories, you’re sure to be impressed.
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The Salon Beauty Bar in West End
Specializing in non-chip and bio-sculpture gel nails, this business has won numerous awards and is a neighbourhood favourite. Not content with just a simple buff and polish? Request and thoroughly enjoy a luxury manicure experience with an additional paraffin wax treatment and hand massage.
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Poised Nails in Coal Harbour, Yaletown
Poised Nails offers many services, but for those who want their hands getting noticed, this is the salon that will give you unique nails every time. The UV Hard Gel and embellishments are a great deal and on Monday and Tuesday, customers receive 15% off all nail services.
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The Ten Spot in Yaletown
This franchised beauty bar in Yaletown has been recommended by literally every editor of national beauty publications as the place to get your nails done. Expect creativity, professionalism, all with the highest quality products and the utmost regard to health and sanitization standards.
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Varnish Nail Lounge in Yaletown
Offering an extensive range of nail services in their stylish location, Varnish also uses the highest quality brands that nail fanatics love. Choose from your favourite colours including Butter London, Essie, OPI, China Glaze and don’t forget the Swarovski Crystals to add that extra bling factor.
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Frilly Lilly in Yaletown
Frilly Lilly opened its first boutique in 2005 and since then has spread like wildfire across Canada and the US. Incorporating whimsy and femininity as part of their branding, they immediately tossed aside the perceived cold and sterile atmosphere of nail salons. Visiting is still an experience and you can really relax while the technician creates your nails knowing that they implement many sustainable practices as part of their philosophy.
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There have been so many advancements in artificial nail products that nail technicians can make the most natural-looking or the insanely unnatural nails in the world, so have some fun when choosing and enjoy the personalized service, friendly banter, and the compliments.