Since the recent pandemic has kept us inside, there’s no better way to get excited about being out and about again than receiving compliments about a fresh set of nails or feeling revitalised after a relaxing pedicure. However, sometimes it’s hard to know where to go to receive reliably beautiful designs, so About Town has the scoop on some of the best and most talented local nail salons in the city.

BASECOAT on Fifth Nail Spa

After opening in 2018, BASECOAT on Fifth has continued to bring a stylish, fresh outlook to the magic city’s nail scene. This clean, modern space is conveniently based in the heart of downtown Birmingham and they’re talented nail technicians have all been trained to transform your nails into acrylic works of art. Customers frequently take to Instagram to show off their new designs and if you’re looking to keep up with the latest nail trends, this is just the place for you. Their staff are guaranteed to give you a warm welcome, and when you step into BASECOAT on Fifth, you can rest assured that your nails are quite literally in safe hands!

Instagram: @basecoatonfifth.nailspa

Jay Nail Spa

Jay Nails has successfully created a space in which you can truly feel relaxed whilst also receiving beautiful nails. With complimentary soft drinks, bottled water and even a glass of wine, how could you refuse the offer of sitting down to a relaxing pedicure or manicure? That’s not all Jay Nails offers though, as they also provide a wide range of high-quality waxing, tinting and eyelash extension services, in addition to a whole host of fun nail polish colours within their children’s section. There is truly something for everyone at this salon and since they accept both walk-ins and appointments, there’s no excuse not to treat yourself this weekend.

Instagram: @jaynailsspa

Nails By Janete

Described by her customers as sweet and professional, Nails by Janete has certainly earned the respect of her clients! Her clean, relaxing studio space is also appointment only, so if you usually consider nail appointments stressful, you can rest assured that a tranquil, private atmosphere will be provided whilst you catch up and get pampered. Her spa pedicure with hot stones and hot towels have also been highly praised, and if you want to find out more about how to book an appointment, make sure to check out her website linked below!

Credit: Nails by Janete

SoHo Nails & Spa

This small, local business located in Homewood, has unique and creative nail designs for almost every season and holiday! If you have sensitive nails, their delicate, friendly and precise service has been noted by customers for their attention to detail and soft touch. Make sure to check out their available services via their Instagram or Facebook, and make an appointment for a fun, colourful set of nails for affordable prices!

Instagram: @sohonails_andspa

Lakeshore Nails and Spa

If you want to support a small, local business whilst also receiving high quality nails, Lakeshore Nails and Spa is just waiting to be tried by you! Quynh and her team of talented nail technicians always seem to go above and beyond with attention to detail and a friendly smile. They also have a range of different pedicure and manicure treatments, which includes organic lavender, volcanic crystals, mud masks and sugar scrubs to name a few! Make sure to follow their Instagram and keep up to date with all of their friendly and affordable treatments.

Instagram: @guynhdoesmynails