The 8 Best Nail Salons in California!

Whether your nails are always on trend, you keep up with Instagram nail art or you just like to head to the nail salon for special occasions, many of life’s best moments happen at a nail salon. While you likely have a favorite spot, there are many nail salons in California that are considered to be top options. Some salons feature special treatments, offer trend-setting inspiration, have great hospitality or eco-friendly polishes. Check out some of the best nail salons in California that are favorites with celebrities and beauty fiends! 

Cote, Brentwood, CA

Cote specializes in eco-friendly vegan polish. You can buy products online and at select retailers but you can also experience the trend setting polishes in their Brentwood nail salon location. The brand has been featured in numerous publications and the treatments and polishes don’t have the same chemical fumes, making them a favorite for people looking to live more mindfully—and get a mani/pedi in a fresher environment.

Laque Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge, North Hollywood, CA

Laque Nail Bar has been featured in many celebrity magazines as well as the filming location for various reality shows. The plush surroundings offer personalized services, clean and sanitized tools, customized and comfortable mani/pedi stations for a first-class nail salon experience unlike any other.

MOD Nails, Studio City, CA

MOD Nails is a family-owned business that combines the latest nail art and nail styles with herbal therapies to create signature hand and foot treatments. In addition to unique spa treatments, MOD also offers the latest nail art and custom looks and is the go-to nail salon for many celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez.

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Sparkle Nail Art Studio, San Francisco, CA

If you wonder where to get your nails done so that they are on trend and worthy of an Instagram, then head to Sparkle. Sparkle has been featured in countless beauty blogs and magazines, thanks to the creative process of independent nail artists working in the same salon space. Using the latest technologies and nail products, Sparkle is where to head for nails that really stand out.

Mi Salon, Santa Barbara, CA

Tucked into a courtyard off of busy State Street, Mi Salon is the perfect place to head for a mani/pedi when you’re spending time in Santa Barbara. Feel free to order takeout from one of the many surrounding restaurants as you indulge in your choice of nail and hair services.

Olive & June, Multiple locations

Olive & June has several locations in the Los Angeles area. Born from a love of nails and all things beautiful, Olive & June celebrates the art of the mani/pedi and has been featured in many publications including Vogue, Elle, and Allure. Treatments and polish options are featured in menus and you can for basic or luxury, according to your desires (and budget).

Mars the Salon, West Hollywood, CA

Mars the Salon is the Stateside outpost of the Tokyo original. Currently in the process of moving, Mars the Salon is one of the leading places to experience Asian nail art in the states. You can find the craziest 3D nails as well as amazing hospitality and a focus on the entire process in private rooms for a truly unique nail experience.

Simply Unique Nails, San Francisco, CA

Simply Unique Nails is a no-frills nails salon that frequently earns rave reviews for its nail services. There aren’t a lot of extras in the simple space, but you will find a lot of options for different nail styles, ranging from simple and classic to nail art. Fast and professional, Simply Unique Nails has many longtime clients that appreciate the reasonable prices in an expensive setting. 

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