The Seven Best Nail Salons In Sydney To Book A Perfect Manicure

We did the research, so you don’t have to.

There’s nothing quite like the glossy sheen of a fresh manicure to give you a little boost, but knowing the top nail salons in Sydney can be a little trickier.

Whether you’re rocking the clean-girl aesthetic à la Kim Kardashian (read: short, neat, and neutral coloured), or funky design is more your style, the power of a good manicure should not be underestimated. 

Unsure where to go to give your hands (or feet) a little love?

From artists who specialise in bold designs, to spa-like experiences that tired nail beds will love, we’ve rounded up the seven best nail salons in Sydney.

Jocelyn Petroni

Jocelyn Petroni. (Credit: Image: @jocelynpetroni)

Gone are the days of harmful gels that leave your nail beds weak and brittle. For the ultimate TLC, we can’t go past Jocelyn Petroni’s ‘Naked Manicure’, which focuses on nourishing and supporting the health of your natural nails.

Location: Level 1/80 Queen St, Woollahra NSW 2025

Price range: $95 – $170

Book here: Jocelyn Petroni

The Parlour Room

The Parlour Room. (Credit: Image: @theparlourclovelly)

Arguably the biggest trend in nail care of 2023, The Parlour Room is one of few Sydney salons offering ‘BIAB’ nail treatments.

BIAB (short for ‘Builder In A Bottle’) is a unique brand of gel polish designed to build on your natural nailUnlike traditional gels, however, BIAB is gentler on the natural nail because it doesn’t require as much filing or drilling to prepare the nail bed. What more could you want?

Location: 216 Clovelly Road, Randwick NSW 2031

Price range: $60 – $150

Book here: The Parlour Room

CeGe Nail Bar

CeGe Nail Bar. (Credit: Image: @cegenailbar)

CeGe Nail Bar knows a thing or two about nail art  just ask their nearly 12,000 Instagram followers.

With bookings required one month in advance, and a long list of devoted returning customers vying for them, getting an appointment isn’t easy. But if you can manage to nab one, you’re in for a treat, with custom designs and jewel embellishments part of their regular repertoire.

Location: Haymarket, NSW

Book here: Cege Nail Bar

The Waterless Manicure

The Waterless Manicure. (Credit: Image: @thewaterlessmanicure)

The Waterless Manicure is luxury personified. Nail artist Tulin visits her clients in the privacy of their homes, and uses only the best for her signature manicures. Think: ultra nourishing hand care and the prettiest colours by the likes of Chanel, Dior, and Hermes.

Location: Eastern Sydney

Book here: The Waterless Manicure

Zydi Nails

Zydi Nails. (Credit: Image: @zydi.nails)

Sweet yet understated, Anna of Zydi Nails has mastered the art of subtle nail design.

From her Paddington studio, she has become synonymous with perfectly shaped oval nails, often adorned with tiny artwork, like daisies or cherries. Perfect for dipping your toes into the world of nail art. 

Location: Paddington, Sydney

Price: $90 – $140

Book here: Zydi Nails

Miss Betty Rose

(Credit: Image: @missbettyrose)

For something a little ‘louder’, look no further than Miss Betty Rose. With a dedicated fan base of nearly 65,000, this Sydney-based artist has serviced the hands of some of the biggest celebs in the world, from Rita Ora to Dua Lipa. Where do we sign up?

Location: 7 St Johns road, Glebe New South Wales 2037

Price: $85 – $110

Book here: Miss Betty Rose

Sets By Onyx

(Credit: Image: @setsbyonyx)

Another one for those not afraid to go bold, Sets By Onyx’s attention to detail is second to none.

From the cutest Hello Kitty-inspired designs, to 3D chrome-creations, you can count on nail artist Claudia to bring pretty much whatever you desire to life.

Location: Bellevue Hill, New South Wales 2023

Price: From $80

Book here: Sets By Onyx

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Pax Polish High Shine Top Coat, $33 from Sephora


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