Article by Hong Kong massage classifieds, July 31, 2017
1. Iyara Day Spa
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to the tranquil and serene surroundings of this award-winning day spa. Specialising in facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, body scrubs, wraps, and massages, Iyara (pictured above) caters to a diverse range of individuals and nationalities, with a team who can speak English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Get comfy on the sofa, sip on a delicious Lemongrass tea (or a glass of red or white wine if you get there after 5pm), and let the experts work their magic on your nails. An Ultimate Manicure (which includes a 10-minute massage) costs $350, while An Ultimate Pedicure (with 15-minute massage) will set you back $480. Shellac polish can be added for an extra $200, and kids under 10 years old can enjoy 50% off all nail services.
Iyara Day Spa, 2/F, 27 Hollywood Road, Central, (+852) 2523 8700
Hailing from Japan, this spacious salon knows how to spruce up your nails to suit every mood, whether you’re feeling ‘Cute’ and ‘Feminine’ or ‘Cool’ and ready to ‘Party’. Regular manicures cost $180, and pedicures are $390, while a full set of hard gel hands will set you back $450. Fancy nail art costs $20 per nail (hand or foot), and a range of eyelash extensions are also available in various lengths and curvatures to suit your own styles. You can choose from five different designs – ‘Sexy’ eyes to match your ‘Party’ nails? The possibilities are endless! The salon has a first time trial offer for both nail and eyelash extensions, so you can enjoy a full makeover in one fell swoop.
Canary, Room 1101, 11/F, 2 – 8 Wellington Street, Central, (+852) 2537 0038
Claiming to be the ‘hippest nail arts studio in town’, cosy little Hollywood Road salon, NailOne (pictured above) is the place to go for nails with attitude. The team offer regular manicures and pedicures for $180 and $350 respectively, and those wanting something a little funkier can choose from eight different nail art styles, including ‘Bling Bling’, ‘Dark Secret’, ‘Forever French’, and ‘Lady in Red’. If you want to go really wild, however, you can jazz up your paws with some gemstones, rhinestones, or swarovski for $5 to $10 per nail. Blingtastic!
NailOne, 14/F, C Wisdom Center, 37 Hollywood Road, Central, (+852) 2537 2991
From unique free-form painted designs to minimalist manicure, this Japanese style salon has it all. A team of four Japanese specialists are on hand to give you one funky little makeover and offer you the chance to browse their selection of 200 gels to find your perfect shade. Regular manicures cost $280, while pedicures check in at $480, and a full set of soft gel hands costs $580. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not opt for the 3D, hologram, or peacock nails and really make an impression? While you’re there, you can get your eyelashes done too!
aQuaeria, 1/F, Tung Yiu Commercial Building, 31A Wyndham Street, Central, (+852) 2526 9313
5. Bliss Spa at the W Hotel
We couldn’t include our roundup of top nail salons without mentioning this super plush, bliss-ful spa (pictured above), which is perched on the 72nd floor of the W Hong Kong. Get The Upper Hand treatment ($625), as you sit back and enjoy a youth-inducing hand treatment and hot cream manicure, and overlook the stunning skyline in Kowloon. You can even invite a male companion along to enjoy The Manly-Cure treatment ($400). For the ultimate indulgence session, opt for the Double Choc ($650) and dip your feet in a hot chocolate milk skin-smoothing soak, while polishing off a tasty choccie treat as you watch. Now how’s that for A-List treatment?
Bliss Spa, 72/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, (+852) 3717 2797
6. The Nail Library
Tucked away in the trendy neighbourhood of Po Hing Fong in Sheung Wan, this chic, industrial inspired salon has become wildly popular among the ladies of Hong Kong. As well as boasting one of the largest collections of nail polish brands and colours, it also offers bespoke nail art designs by its team of talented artists. Regular manicures cost $270, while pedicures come at $400, and a full set of soft get hands is $480. There’s also a selection of herbal teas, coffee, or bubbles to help you relax.
The Nail Library, Level 1, 10 – 12 On Wo Lane, Central, (+852) 2618 8623