Everyone loves getting pampered, and getting your nails done is one of the best ways to treat yourself.  I’m sure most people could paint their own nails but can you give yourself a nice shellac or gel manicure, as well as an hour of relaxation?…Probably not.  So let’s break down some of the best places to get your nails done in Toronto and the GTA.

By Alexandra Aulicino

If you’re looking for a really good time…

Her Majesty’s Pleasure 

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Address: 556 King Street West 

This is not your average nail salon, apart from the amazing nail creations done at this salon they also have a full service bar serving up cocktails, wine, espresso and even gourmet juices.  If a perfect manicure isn’t all you’re looking for this salon certainly provides a good time.  This is a perfect place to bring a group for a celebration or get together or to give as a gift to someone you want to spoil.  Although this salon is known for doing nails and providing a fun time while doing it you can also get a massage, a facial, your lashes or brows done as well as hair removal, makeup application and blowouts.


If you’re looking for party nails…

Tips Nail Bar + Beauty 

(1243 Dundas Street West Toronto)

Tips nail bar provides a range from classic nails to the most creative looks you’ve ever seen.  This salon is well known for its team of nail artists from its owner throughout, they have been featured in many magazines as well as Toronto fashion week.  You can get a gel manicure, spa manicure, shellac manicure or choose from their range of shellac manicures with easy medium or advanced nail art.  Although some of their more intricate nail art can cost over $86, it is well worth it for the nail art fanatic, as it literally looks like art on your nails.  For beautiful intricate work this is the place to go .  Check out their Instagram for some serious nail art inspo.


If you’re looking for something special…

Sparks Salons

(100 Western Battery Drive)

(1004 King St West)

With two locations in two trendy ares of Toronto, liberty village and king west this salon reflects its surroundings.  As a self proclaimed “one-stop-beauty-shop” this salon offers everything from hair extensions to eyelash services, but it is their nail work that has made them a Toronto staple.  With a nail menu that covers fixes, manicures, nail enhancements and designs this salon can do it all.  Providing both gel and acrylic options, their nail design appointments also include design time with your artist, a certain amount of time is allotted depending on the design.  This salon also offers 3D embellishments, and is the perfect salon for someone looking for creative and ornate work.


If you are looking for gel nails…

Urban Nails 

(179 Danforth Ave)

This salon was voted best nail salon in Toronto by Top Choice Award from 2016-18.  With an impressive nail menu which includes manicures, shellac manicure, French, paraffin treatments, nail art, acrylic and multiple options of gel from Brisa to Bio sculpture gel, this salon can do it all.  Prices at this salon range from an affordable $15 dollar manicure to a $55 Brisa or bio sculpture gel.  If you are looking to get any kind of gel nails this salon is great, with 18 technicians and multiple options you will definitely get what you are looking for.


If you’re looking for a place you can count on…

Nails @ Anthony’s


(8099 Weston Road, Woodbridge)

Nails @ Anthony’s is by far the best nail salon in Vaughan with over 20 years of experience this family owned business takes pride in their work, staff and salon.  This salon stands out from the rest of the salons in Vaughn with its beautiful decor, extremely clean environment and attention to detail in their work.  This salon has won the Top Choice Award for nail salon in Vaughn on numerous occasions, the most recent being this year.  This salon is known for their gel nails and incredible colour selection.  If you are looking for a salon that you can count on, this is the place to go.


All of these salons are amazing and will help you spoil yourself while proving you with an enviable manicure that everyone will be asking you about.  Check out their Instagram pages to see some of their incredible work.


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