We admit it. We love K-Drama as much as we’re fanatics of K-Beauty. And our most recent binge on Netflix is the much talked about fantasy series of IU: the Hotel Del Luna. While we fall deeper into the story, we also can’t take our eyes off Jang Man Wol’s gorgeous display of nail art in the series. It was so full of glitz and glamour, we’re inspired! And since the season of office parties and reunions is about to start, it is just perfect timing for us to get all the nail inspirations.
As the glammed up nails are making a way back to the party scene, it is the surefire way to complete one’s look in an instant. So, prep up, get party-ready from tip to toe and don’t forget to book an appointment to get your nails done.
Here, we’ve listed down your options—from the classic mani-pedi (manicure and pedicure) to nail extensions— and which nail salons will be best for you to get them when you’re in Metro Manila!
Where to go for Classic Mani-Pedi in Manila?
The no-fail option is classic mani-pedi. Easily spruce them up with a festive coat of polish and you’re good to go! Have a spa day at New Lounge, aside from their mani-pedi services, they also offer lash extensions.
Recommendation: New Lounge
📍 New Lounge Branches: Las Piñas, Alabang, Greenhills, Sgt Esguerra QC, Mo. Ignacia QC, Cebu, Shangri-La at The Fort
Where to go for Gel Nails in Manila?
Bedazzle your nails with gel nails and gems. Yup, it’s possible. Go to in-demand celebrity nail stylist Mimi Qiu’s Luxury Nail Salon or look through their portfolio of designs on IG, you’ll want to go the festive route and splurge on gel nails.
Recommendation: Mi & Me Luxury Nails
📍 Mi & Me Luxury Nails Branches: Bellagio Square J. Bocobo St., Malate; ABS-CBN, Eugenio Lopez Drive QC
Where to go for Acrylic Nails in Manila?
It’s the perfect time to try out new nail looks! Update your regular manicure and have your nails extended with acrylics. What’s great about this technique is you can customize the shape, easily making your fingers look longer and leaner. You’ll look put together in no time. And our best bet for your instant acrylic nails fix is Kathryn Bernardo’s first beauty business, the KathNails by KCMB nail salon.
Recommendation: KathNails by KCMB
📍KathNails by KCMB Branches: SM North Edsa The Block and SM Fairview
Where to go for Nail Art in Manila?
Don’t want to commit to nail extensions but want to rock designed nails? Get Nail Art—from stamps to rhinestones—you have a wide array of options at PoshNails. Stamps per nail start at P25 only!
📍Tomas Morato, Vertis North, SM Megamall, SM San Lazaro, Banawe
Beauty contribution by Kryzette Papagayo, a freelance writer, and full-time assistant brand manager for a makeup brand