Feel Fresh With 7 Of Gold Coast’s Best Nail Salons

Caution: wet paint

By Astrid Taemets | 1st September 2021

Finding the perfect nail salon is like finding a therapist, personal trainer and styler all in one. Either you’ll leave feeling like a whole new person, or like you’ve let your toddler go for gold with their Crayola’s. Lucky for you, we took the guesswork out and found seven of Gold Coast’s best nail salons to leave you feeling your most glamorous, tip-top self.

Empire Nails and Beauty | Robina

A one-stop-shop, Empire Nails and Beauty promises a large range of treatments for every and any personalised need. Specialising in acrylic nails, Empire’s niche in the market is found within their loud and quirky designs. Have a wedding or a big event coming up? Empire encourages group bookings where Champagne and grazing platters will be provided to make sure the vibes are high while the squad’s nails are getting spoilt!

Nailed It Nail Bar | Mermaid Beach

Nailed It Nail Bar owner Shanae Darbyshire has been sitting pretty as a crowd favourite for eight years, gaining award-winning recognition. Vowing to create the acrylic or shellac manicures of your dreams, you can be sure you’ll be walking out, fingers first, from this nail joint, smack bang in the hub of Mermaid Beach.

Nail Therapy Co. | Mermaid Beach

Having a strict ‘no acrylics’ policy, Nail Therapy Co. focuses on the health and quality of your natural nails. Utilising an array of gel polish manicures and hand-painted press-ons, Nail Therapy Co. performs what is dubbed in the nail community as ‘dry manicures’, avoiding any soaking or exfoliation that can expand your natural nail bed, resulting in a longer lasting pointers!

Adore Dolls Parlour | Miami

With some of Australia’s leading nail artists at the ready, Adore Dolls Parlour has been avidly nailing the Gold Coast for over a decade. Whether it’s your classic gel manicure, custom hand-painted art or even – wait for it – Swarovski crystals that tickle your fancy, Adore definitely has it all.

ERVA | Burleigh Heads

Beautifying your nails, the natural way! ERVA is a pioneer in vegan beauty, being one of Queensland’s first ever non-toxic, plant-based nail salons, designed to give clients the ultimate oasis experience, without compromising the health of your nails or the environment. ERVA has combined elements of herbal medicine, naturopathy, skincare, and nail technology to create a space of inclusivity and wellness where your nails can thrive.

The Nail Lab | Burleigh Heads

With a salon boasting an impressive list of clients, you can trust that The Nail Lab will deliver in providing fresh and flawless nails each time you go. Originally established in the UK over a decade ago, the team at The Nail Lab bring their international qualifications and experience to the GC, assuring you’ll fall back in love with minimalistic nails design with their sleek and simple acrylics, polygel, and SNS.

Earth Essence Beauty | Tugun

Whether it’s an organic manicure, pedicure or a Bio Sculpture gel overlay, Earth Essence is the place for you. Without using any nasty toxins and staying far away from animal testing, this beauty salon is burrowed in the aesthetics of the opulent Cornerstone Stores in Tugun, dedicated to providing a salon experience that is conscious of clean, natural beauty, even down to the threads in their towels.

By Astrid Taemets An advocate for a dirty martini any day of the week, Astrid's life is equal parts cleaning crumbs off a three-year-old as it is enjoying a bump of caviar.




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