Japan may have started the nail art trend, but Los Angeles has definitely adopted it and made it our own. From funky patterns to rhinestones to bows, you can customize your fingers and toes with anything imaginable. Here are great salons to get those digits decorated:
360 N. Camden Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
At es NAIL, the “es” stands for elegant satisfaction and with their first nail salon location in Shibuya, Tokyo, they have been providing just that since 2003. Located in Beverly Hills, these nail art specialists provide a variety of decoration services which are provided in large, comfortable areas that have a relaxed, Japanese style. Es Nails understands that nails are an extension of your style and part of fashion and they promise to make your “nail life more beautiful, prettier and sparklier.”
Eden by Eden Sassoon
8600 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Known for their expertise in all things hair, Eden by Eden Sassoon also pride themselves on being a one stop shop salon offering nail decorations as well. With the addition of nail artist, Denise Kelley, nail art with infinite possibilities is now provided. Offering manicures at just $20 and dry pedicures at $25, Denise has been in the nail game for years and is excited to bring her expertise to Sunset Boulevard with some of the most affordable prices in the city.
Olive & June
430 N. Camden Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Sarah Gibson Tuttle, the founder of Olive & June, loves nails and created this salon when she felt most of Los Angeles’ nail salons were either too fancy or not fancy enough. Named after Tuttle’s great grandmother and grandmother, “Olive” and “June” respectively, the shop takes its customer service to the next level by keeping all of your preferences on file. In other words: making it their business to know how you like to have your nails done, what you prefer to drink and which polish colors are your favorites is their specialty. With nail technicians that immensely care about their work, they strive to make your experience a top priority, all within your budget.
8616 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Additional Locations Throughout Los Angeles
Creative director Masomi (Marie) Ueno is behind Marie Nails, which has grown to over 19 locations around the world. Founded in Japan, where nail art was first created, Marie Nails continues to perfect its craftsmanship and design while spreading the popularity of gel art in the U.S. They strive to be industry leaders in nail art creation and hope you get hooked on the world of Marie Nails! So, whether you need a french manicure, or a specialty design hand painted on your nails, Marie Nails offers it all.
CT Nails III
7868 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
At CT Nails III, a large salon on the busy intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, there is a large array of nail designs to choose from that will keep you staring at your nails for days after. Though it is a slightly less luxurious salon than others, it is regardless a great place to get airbrushed nail art and Minx nails at a fraction of the cost. They use stencils and paint, but with manicures costing only $12.00 and $3.00 per nail design, this is the salon to go to if you’re new to the nail art world.
606 Westmount Dr.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
At MARS The Salon Los Angeles, you will feel like you have stepped into a spa rather than a nail salon. Indulge in Japanese hospitality; know as Wa-no-OMOTENASHI, while you relax in your own treatment room. In addition to the spa like atmosphere, MARS is known for their intricate nail designs with infinite possibilities. Their full menu of designs are all done freehand and with gel application, so your glitter, rhinestones, pearls, ribbons and any other design you can imagine, are customized just for you.
So Hot Right Nail
414 2nd St.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
If a private nail session is more your thing, or you prefer to have your nail artist come to you, then Bel Fountain Townsend of So Hot Right Nail is the woman to call. This self-taught UK native specializes in gel manicures from basic to 3D and will do it all in the comfort of your own home. Choose from designs with glitter, stickers and custom nail decals or pretty much anything else. Her manicures are works of art, all done by hand without stencils, airbrushing, acrylics, drills or UV lamps.
9040 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 92011
QSalon is a full service hands and feet salon that strives to provide a plush and relaxing experience that leaves you calm and beautiful. Believing that cleanliness is the foundation of good health, they adhere to strict cleaning techniques. With over ten different “Mani-Qs” and “Pedi-Qs” to choose from, you can have crystalized glitter, moisturizers, scrubs and, of course, nail art added to your glamorous digits. Whatever you decide to get, you will not be disappointed with nail art techniques and the overall feeling of Zen.
2911 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Keeping their menu pretty simple with manicure and pedicure options that come in a just few different styles and can all be adjusted to gel polish, Gloss is one of the better spots in LA for nail art. If you are looking for a basic service, choose the signature package which comes with a soaking in lavender bath soap, nail and cuticle care, exfoliation, a 3 minute massage as well as a hot towel and polish. They also offer aromatherapy oils, hot stone massage, “facials” for your hands and feet and masks for your feet and legs if you prefer something more. Remember, mention you are a new client and receive 10% off!