Treat yourself to an indulgent manicure this spring with six of the best places to get shellac in London
Words Joy Montgomery
HULA NAILS, OLD STREET
Situated on a side street near busy Old Street, Hula Nails is the beauty salon with a difference. With its vintage tiki theme, you can enjoy a long-lasting shellac manicure in boudoir style luxury. Make sure to nab a good window seat for people watching.
LONDON GRACE, PUTNEY
This award-winning nail bar, cafe and bar has gathered a dedicated following with its chic interiors and social atmosphere. With a selection of fun event packages, this is the perfect place for a birthday treat with the girls.
SOPHIE GLASS, HOLLAND PARK
Sophie Glass is a unique concept store in leafy Ladbroke Grove. Offering everything from shellac manicures and luxury homewear to designer clothing, this is the perfect home away from home treatment experience.
CHEEKY PARLOUR, HOLBORN
With sister venues in Topshop Oxford Circus and Redchurch Street, Cheeky Parlour Holborn is a place to see and be seen. Born from the iconic beauty brand, this venue serves plenty of edgy London cool with industrial touches and retro furniture.
NAILS & BROWS, MAYFAIR
With its white-washed interiors and copper fixtures, Nails & Brows is inspired by New York’s beauty scene. With one floor dedicated to manicures and the other to brows and facial treatments, this is the perfect pre-holiday treatment stop.
BLOW LTD, COVENT GARDEN
Approved by the likes of Vogue, Elle and Grazia, Blow ltd is the at-home beauty service that has set up salons in Covent Garden and Canary Wharf. Their light-filled Covent Garden salon is right in the middle of the action, so ideal for a pre-night out pick-me-up.