Whether it’s a special occasion or a one-off treat, these nail bars will keep yours looking ship-shape.
Nails are a big deal. From velvet-like designs to sleek French manicures, it seems everyone’s after a set they can flaunt. And luckily, Leeds is home to plenty of expert nail and beauty salons, offering everything from quick hand tidy-ups to shellac pedicures that last weeks and even vegan manicures. With so much choice, we’ve put together this list of the top 10 nail salons in the city to help you decide. So next time you break a nail, chip your polish or just need a decent pamper, you’ll know where to go.
Fancy a mani on a whim? You’re in luck because the Mint nail bar is conveniently located right across from Trinity Leeds and their walk-in service means you can drop by while you’re in the city centre. They offer regular and gel polish manicures, with over 100 colours to choose from, as well as gel bond and acrylic nail extensions that will give you the length you desire. Got 10 minutes to spare? You can even add on a hand massage. And if you want to jazz it up a bit, they offer nail art, glitter and ombre designs that’ll really make your fingers stand out. Their pedicures will get your feet looking just as tidy.
Mint, 6 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6EA.
Wisunya’s Nail Bar
A one-woman nail bar with a reputation that precedes it, you’ll find Wisunya’s on Albion Place in Leeds city centre. The quality of service is what keeps customers coming back again and again – Wisunya is all about attention to detail. Whether you want an old job removed and an express mani to replace it, acrylic nail extensions and overlays or fancy nail art that will stun, this is a nail salon that does it all – and does it well. You can choose from hundreds of gel colours, ombre powders and polishes from top brands. Whatever you go for, you’re promised the full VIP experience and a set of show-stopping nails.
Wisunya’s Nail Bar, 25 Albion Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6JS.
Ragdoll Nails is an independent nail bar tucked inside Thornton’s Arcade that’s less rags more riches. Their manicure stations are spick and span and their final results equally flawless. Booking in for a manicure? They’ll start by shaping the nail and priming the cuticle – this makes sure you have a mani that lasts – before going in with your choice of colour and design. Will it be shellac, accent nail art or good old regular polish? Finished off with hand and nail hydration, you’ll leave with a happy pair of mitts. Their pedicures include a soak in a mineral salt bath and skin smoothing to give you the softest feet going.
Ragdoll Nails, 17 Thorntons Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LQ.
Glow Nail Bar
Looking for a set that you can proudly flaunt? If it’s one thing Glow Nail Bar do well, it’s bespoke nail design. Colourful French tips, florals, swirls and even hand-painted characters – you name it, they can do it. Their polish collection is extensive and constantly topped up, so you can go all out on the seasonal styles and fulfil your Pinterest nail dreams. Nothing is too much or too little at this informal Headingley salon, and their stream of regulars is a testament to that. There are plenty of options for extensions, acrylics and shellac nails, but the manicure and pedicure packages will bag you an even bigger bargain.
Glow Nail Bar, 3 The Parade, North Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HP.
The Beauty Assembly
Make your way to Granary Wharf for The Beauty Assembly, an eco-conscious and cruelty-free salon space. Their gel polish manicures are their pride and joy. In fact, they’ve got a jaw-dropping 280-colour vegan collection. They have a one-week chip-free guarantee, so if you do chip your polish or break a nail in that time, you’re welcome to pop back in for a repair – free of charge. Their technicians have a minimum of five years of experience, so whether you’re after intricate designs or more concerned with your nail health, they’ve got you covered. They offer a range of manis and pedis, including polish-free ones.
The Beauty Assembly, 3 Waterman’s Place, Granary Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4GL.
Urban Chic Beauty
Urban Chic have been doing the nails of Leeds since 2006 and in that time have won multiple awards, so you can be sure they know a thing or two about customer care. Their ManiLuxe includes exfoliation and a rose & lemon hand mask with heated mitts before the manicure itself. You can even add on a PediLuxe for the full spa experience. They offer pedicures and nail tidies for men too, as well as BIAB overlays to help you get your best nails ever. Want the full works on your skin, eyebrows and nails? They’ve got a bundle for just that. Up for a back massage with your pedi? Oh yeah, there’s a bundle for that too.
Urban Chic Beauty, 24b Lands Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LB.
The Nails & Brow Bar
If you’re looking to get your nails done in Crossgates, make a beeline for The Nails & Brow Bar. The atmosphere is ultra-relaxed, so you can take a breather while the nail technicians work their magic, using products from well-known brands. Their nail menu gives you plenty of choice. Will you go for the good old-fashioned manicure – a file, shape and colour – or a full set of acrylics finished with a gel polish? The Luxury Spa Pedicure will have your hard-working feet feeling baby soft. There’s even a generous loyalty scheme that gives you the perfect excuse to return time and time again.
The Nails & Brow Bar, 10 Church Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8BD.
RMUK Hair and Beauty
Looking for a nail salon with heaps of experience to tackle your talons? RMUK Hair and Beauty might well be the ticket. This four-storey stalwart has been pampering folk in Leeds for almost 50 years, but it’s far from old-fashioned. Inside, the decor is modern and stylish – much like the mani-pedis on offer here. Whatever the occasion, treat your paws with an Aveda Manicure, with exfoliation and a hand mask that feels oh-so-luxurious, or simply enjoy one of their classic manicures or pedicures – massage included. Their gel polishes will give you glossy nails that look just as pristine three weeks later.
RMUK Hair and Beauty, 57 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3BB.
Nail treatments are available by walk-in or appointment at Charming Nails – one of Headingley’s favourite nail salons. If you’re looking for a brand new set with a touch of flair, this is your place. Long or short, bright or neutral, bold designs or one colour all over – these expert technicians are open to all your ideas. Can’t decide? They’ll help you pick out a manicure to suit you. But it’s not all about the look, they put tons of care into your nail health too, ensuring the shape is flawless and each and every cuticle is in good shape. Fancy shellac? It’s only £5 extra on acrylic nails every Monday and Tuesday.
Charming Nails, Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3AB.
Gateway to Beauty
One of the best nail bars in Leeds, Gateway to Beauty will take care of your fingertips and toes, with a wide range of colours to give you the final look your heart desires. Need a pedicure? Slip into one of their luxe pink chairs, sit back and let their experts do all the work. For their Luxury Gel Pedicure, they’ll go in with a sugar scrub before hydrating your heels with a foot mask, then it’s time for a massage and a coat of gel polish in a colour of your choosing. As for your hands, you can choose from a BIAB or regular gel manicure, or stick with the Quick Fix that will get your hands in tip-top shape.
Gateway to Beauty, Unit 2, The Gateway West, East Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8DA.