With Chinese New Year just around the corner, it’s time to start pampering yourself so that you’ll be ready for visiting. Apart from making sure you have gorgeous locks, it’s time to start booking your nail salon visits so that you can have perfect manis on time.
With less than a month to CNY, nail salons have started releasing their tiger-inspired designs for customers to choose from. We have made a list of the cute and chic ones we think you will love. From professional nail salons to home-based ones, here are the places to go to this year. Keep reading to find out more!
Love a classic French mani? The orange tips offered at Vain Nails add a fun twist to the much-loved nail style. With an adorable tiger design on the thumb, these CNY nails are the right mix of simple and fun.
But ut that’s not all. For those who prefer nude colours, the light pink, subtle gold, and warm oranges are all sparsely placed on a beige base colour, adding the right balance to your look.
Both of these nail sets will definitely complement your outfit, in fact you’ll probably find yourself flaunting them at your upcoming gatherings.
Price: $54 for the top set, $44 for the bottom set
CNY surcharge rates: $8 to $25 depending on when you book, with a $20 deposit
Where: B1-11, Keat Hong Shopping Centre, 253 Choa Chu Kang Ave 2, Singapore 689906
How to book: To book, Whatsapp 96559610
With an extensive range of nail designs to choose from, you’d probably be spoilt for choice when you’re over at Princess Cottage. Some of the most well-loved designs that have caught our attention include this dark blue nail set that has a unique combination of tiger and other CNY-inspired art. With a tiger on the thumb, the must-have 福 (luck) word, and floral patterns, a light-blue pinky brings everything together.
Alternatively, if you are one of the few who loves the matte look, this set is perfect for you. With unique stripes patterns on each nail and the design of a tiger’s eye, this realistic design will be sure to wow anybody in the room.
Price: The salon estimates the prices to be $80 for the first set and $76 for the second
CNY surcharge rates: +50% from 12 to 31 January 2021
Where: They have three outlets.
1) #01-12, Tampines Mart, 5 Tampines Street 32, Singapore 529284
2) #04-21, Seletar Mall, 33 Sengkang West Ave, Singapore 797563
3) #02-37, TripleOne Somerset, 111 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238164.
How to book: To book, call 90901500 (Tampines outlet), 87271500 (Somerset outlet), or 90611500 (Seletar mall outlet)
Shining Nails is a private nail salon that specialises in pop-up cartoon art. If there are any Pooh fans out there, you are in luck. Drawing inspiration from the year of the Tiger, Shining Nails has a design of Winnie the Pooh featuring Tigger.
For those who are young at heart, this design is all about darling pinks and delicate art. Pooh and Tigger’s heads, as well as Tigger’s tail, are all pop-up glass balls — adding an extra element of fun.
Price: Not stated, message them to find out more
CNY surcharge rates: From $20 to $25, depending on when you book
Where: 886A Woodlands Drive 50, Singapore 731886
How to book: To book, WhatsApp 83398640 (be quick, because slots are running out!)
Are you trying to be more conscious of what goes into the products you use? Nails & Good Company uses non-toxic and halal nail polishes that are good for the body. This CNY, they have 11 designs to choose from, two of which are tiger-inspired.
Tiger’s Paw and Lil Cubs are both designs that we think will look great on anybody, no matter your age. Simple and cute, you simply can’t go wrong with them. You can pick both designs and add them to your classic gel mani booking at just $78.
CNY surcharge rates: From $12 to $28, depending on when you book.
Where: They have two outlets.
1) #05–K1 Tampines 1 Shopping Centre, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536
2) #04-38 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
How to book: To book, WhatsApp 86348781 with your name, preferred date and time, and what service you would like.
At just $68 nett, get your classic gel tiger nails (Set B) done at Grace Nail. A playful design that makes use of muted colours, it will complement any outfit you’re going for this CNY. The best part? You also have the option to make it bold and colourful too!
The salon offers the choice to change the colours of the nail art, which allows customers the opportunity to customise the design to their liking.
Sounds like the best way to get one-of-a-kind nails if you ask us.
CNY surcharge rates: No surcharge rates
Where: #04-92, Clark Quay The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen St, Singapore 059817
How to book: To book, WhatsApp 8738 5084 or DM them here
Want to fully immerse yourself in the CNY spirit with red nails? The design on the bottom row may be just what you need. Using red, white and silver colours with a hint of gold foil, these elegant yet playful nails are great for those who don’t want their fingertips to be totally decked in tigers.
From the same salon, you’ll also find this interesting design featuring a tiger’s face and tails popping up to give your nails extra dimension. And let’s not forget about the adorable paw prints.
In neutral colours of brown and off-white, this is another set of nails that can look good with any outfit, whether you decide to go bold with red or dress it down in some cool blues or warm oranges.
Price: $70 for the red nails and $60 for the nails with the pop-up face and tails
CNY surcharge: From $10 to $20, depending on when you book
Where: #02-15 Singapore Shopping Centre, 190 Clemenceau Ave, Singapore 239924
How to book: To book, WhatsApp them at 9007 2189 or call them at 6996 1872
The design on the bottom row is giving us some feel-good vibes. With a charming tiger design on both thumbs, it’s a great option for those who love the fun and pastel aesthetic found in everyday Korean fashion.
With cool greys and an outstanding pink nail with mandarin oranges, this set is perfect if you love something that’s simple, yet festive.
CNY surcharge: From $12 to $15 depending on when you book
Where: A home-based salon, location not publicly disclosed
How to book: To book, WhatsApp 91375045, DM them on Instagram, or book online
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Are the other options not to your liking? Then perhaps you would this sophisticated set of leopard nails might tickle your fancy.
With delicate gold designs on the nails with the spots and bold pop-ups on those with a nice muted green, this set is great for those who don’t fancy the look of stripes.
CNY surcharge: No surcharge rates
Where: 661C Punggol Edgedale Plains, Singapore 823661. Further details will be provided after booking
How to book: Click here to see their available dates. To book, DM them or WhatsApp them at 90277252
This article was first published in The Singapore Women’s Weekly.
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