Expect plenty of inspiration from the Japanese nailart scene when you have your nails done by Fiona of Nail Haven. Working from a private home nail studio in Pasir Ris, she uses premium products she brings in from Japan.
Prices start from $50 for a two colour gel manicure.
With its comfy chairs, provided iPads and complimentary glass of wine (on Fridays and Saturdays), The Nail Social is a perfect way to unwind after a busy week. Even better, the business is socially conscious: It uses non-toxic, fair-trade, cruelty-free products, and was established to train and employ local underprivileged women.
The Nail Artelier has a huge selection of abstract, floral and graphic designs. If none of these grab you, bring in a photo, item or detailed description of your inspiration, and the pros will recreate it with surprising accuracy.
Stop into M’Pir – The Nail Bar during your lunch break (or in between your appointments) and still have time to nosh. Conveniently located in Tangs shopping centre, it has a popular 20-minute express manicure service. Time to linger? Try one of M’Pir’s organic spa treatments – such as energising Lemongrass + Green Tea – with a classic manicure.
Plenty of Singapore salons have package deals and frequent-customer discounts. The loyalty rewards programme at Juup Nails, for instance, offers 10 per cent off all a la carte menu options, while premium members enjoy 15 per cent off on all options – with more savings during their birthday months.
What sets Juup apart? The little things: complimentary touchups within three days of manicures and pedicures, free soak-offs for gel nails, snacks and drinks and an overall non-hectic vibe.