Catching up with the mom squad soon? Make it a pampering session with mani-pedis and have a nail sparty! You can even get matching nail art if you want to level up your #SquadGoals. Below, we round up 10 salons around the Metro perfect for your next girls' day out.
1. Kallista Nail Pamper Lounge
2/F S Maison, Conrad Hotel Manila, Marina Way, Mall of Asia, Pasay City Contact: 0977-259-1147 www.facebook.com/kallistaph Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
If you and your girlfriends dream about living the goddess life (you know, dressed in swanky silk robes while getting pampered), Kallista will turn that fantasy into a reality. Posh interiors, plush seating, and gold accent pieces will whisk you away from the hustle and bustle of the city to a place that oozes old-world charm. This Grecian-inspired space really treats you like a true goddess! Get spoiled with a complimentary beverage, a fluffy blanket, and an eye mask so you can fully relax as they transform your digits into gorgeous tips painted with polishes from Zoya, Butter London, Orly, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, YSL, or Christian Loubotin, among others.
Unit 2-I Crescent Park Residences, 30th Street corner 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City Contact: 478-4057 and 0917-315-6627 www.manosnaillounge.com Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Tuesday to Friday) and from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
A mani-pedi sesh at Manos isn't only about you and your pals getting pampered it's about supporting local and preserving the environment, too! Step inside and you will be greeted by a display shelf that showcases some of the local products from homegrown brands that the nail salon uses for its services. The nature-inspired interiors also reflect their advocacy to support local and eco-friendly products. They use formaldehyde-, toluene-, and DBP-free nail polish brands and vegan brand Zoya so you won't have to worry about harsh chemicals damaging your nails.
Unit Ground A F1 Hotel, 32nd Street corner Lane Q, Bonifacio Global City; 2/F S Maison, Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City Contact: 805-8888 and 0939-915-8888 (F1 Hotel branch); 771-1009 and 0917-620-4241 (S Maison branch) kiyosa-beauty.com Open daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (F1 Hotel branch); and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (S Maison branch)
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Get matchy-matchy nail art with the squad at the country's first Japanese gel nail salon. Kiyosa flaunts a chic minimalist aesthetic, but don't be fooled their nail art designs are the bomb! This is because Kiyosa takes nail art seriously. Their nail technicians all have to go through a three-month "Nail School" before they become licensed nail artists! To give you an idea of just how serious they are about nails, they shell out roughly half a million pesos to complete nail school. We kid you not. Kiyosa makes use of Ace Gel and special brushes to perfect their artwork on each digit. They also offer complimentary coffee and Japanese tea!
Must-try services: Gel Nail (P580/junior, P980/senior), Gel Art (P1,480/junior, P2,280/senior), Hand Spa (P1,000)
4. Nail Spa
See a list of Nail Spa branches Contact: 687-4991 and 687-7011 (Shangri-La Plaza) www.nailspa.com.ph Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday to Thursday), 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Saturday), and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sunday)
Sit back and have a relaxing sparty with your girl friends at this pretty nail salon. Nail Spa has romantic toile de jouy interiors by Ito Kish, making every corner eye candy and Instagram-worthy. Settle into their cozy couches and get ready to be pampered by their skillful nail technicians that can turn your tips into a masterpiece in just one session. Pick from their wide selection of polishes from Zoya and Essie, to Chanel and Dior, among many others!
G/F NFB Building, EDSA corner Arnaiz, Makati City Contact: 586-0985 and 0917-866-2457 www.facebook.com/st.nails.spa Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Located between Dasmariñas Village and bustling Makati is St. Nails the busy girl's sweet escape from the real world. Its concrete walls, plush purple lounge chairs, and black-and-white Victorian flooring give the nail salon a cosmopolitan vibe. They carry Lush Polishes to Premium Polishes from OPI, Sally Hansen, Cuccio, and Mattifier to Butter London, Glitter, Magnetic, and Crack Nails. They even do nail art with gems and stickers!
Must-try services: Classic Manicure (P200), Hand Bliss with Manicure (P350), Pamper Me Now (P800/Hand and Foot Bliss with Manicure and Pedicure)
More nail salons can be found at Spot.ph where this story originally appeared.
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* Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.