Top five luxury nail bars in London
Get your nails shaped and polished to perfection with our pick of the capital's top mani-pedi spots
During the frenzy of Christmas shopping, it's easy to forget that you deserve something special, too. Whether it's a splash of colour on your nails or a gold mask facial, often it's the little things that count the most. That's why a trip to a luxury nail bar might be the perfect present this season – from you to you. This Christmas, why not take your pedi with Prosecco and your mani with a massage? Inside our top five bars, you'll receive all the attention you know you deserve.
Beauty and Melody
Beauty and Melody has become a celebrity hotspot since its Marble Arch launch. Specialising in high-class beauty treatments, from Botox to Russian hair extensions, this buzzy salon also offers a variety of luxurious nail treatments. The popular Thalgo Spa Pedicure involves an hour of intensive cuticle work, alongside a lower leg massage, a 'blue lagoon' soak and a nourishing balm and polish, with prices going up to £55. The state-of-the-arts space also includes a grand piano, ready to serenade you into opulent bliss.
Barber and Parlour
This trendy hub on Redchurch Street is ideal for a festive spa day with your loved one, with the Cheeky Parlour tailored to every manicured desire and a Neville Barber for beard trims and cuts. On the first floor, colourist Josh Woods offers a variety of hair services, alongside a tongue-in-cheek 'Bang bar' for those seeking a quick fix. The 45 minute 'Cheeky Pick Me Up' combo includes a Manicure and Toe shine Pedicure, with costs reaching up to £55.Tinting and wax services range from £10 to £51.
"Nails, coffee and cocktails" is the motto in London Grace, an award-winning nail bar with bases in Putney, Leicester Square and Clapham. Customers receive a free coffee with any treatment before 10am, and a 2-for-1 deal on cocktails after 5pm. Winner of the 2015 Time Out Love London award and runner up for this year's selection, London Grace has been widely recognised as a pampering paradise, with the bright and carefree atmosphere providing a chic escape from the daily chaos of city life. Treatments cost from £9 to £37.
"Few brands take a manicure to the next level like Cowshed," says Harper's Bazaar, which named the spa as one of the best in London. After a long day of work, imagine watching your favourite show on a personal TV with a selection of baked goods within arm's reach – all while receiving a manicure and massage. Cowshed offers this and much more. Mani Pedi prices go up to £65, with Facials costing between £60 and £110. Several Cowshed branches can be found across London, from Oxford Street to Primrose Hill.
This Mayfair salon has built up a skillful team of beauty specialists. With an expert nail technician on site, Miyoshi is always at the cutting edge of nail trends – current hot favourite is the futuristic mirror effect of chrome nails. Other exclusive looks are created through airbrush technique or freehand, with a range of artistic designs on offer. Classic manicure and pedicure treatments are priced between £35 and £55, with lash extensions offered for £190.