January 16, 2017

Houston's Top 3 Nail Salons

We've narrowed it down to the top 3!

Your Guide to Houston’s Top 3 Nail Salons

Getting our nails done is a little weekly indulgence we absolutely love. Yes, we can attempt at home manis all we want; however, if we’re being totally honest, they never turn out great. There’s something special and fun about going to the nail salon. More than just getting your nails painted a certain color, it’s about the overall experience. Truly, it’s a nice respite from an otherwise hectic day or week, and it’s an activity you can do solo or with your best gals. When it came down to picking our favorite nail salons here in Houston, we honestly didn’t have much trouble. Three immediately came to mind!

What makes a great nail salon?

We took into account a few different things when it came to selecting these favorite nail salons. At the very top of our list was cleanliness, followed by nail technicians who take pride in their work (manicures are really an art!), a nice staff, a good assortment of colors, and a relaxing, yet cool ambiance.

Yes, there are plenty of nail salons in Houston to choose from, so we decided to narrow it down to our top 3. These are the ones we trust, we love, and we go back to time and time again. Keep on reading for why we are such fans of each one. In alphabetical order…


1403 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77006

Nestled in the heart of Montrose, DRIPPED is known for their nail art. The nail technicians are so extremely talented, and we love the different services they offer. Of course, they offer a standard manicure and pedicure, but also gel/shellac, minis (for kids 10 and under), and a range of add ons, such as collagen and vitamin E gloves/slippers, paraffin, cucumber heel therapy, among other things. Their color selection is vast and the vibe inside is a mix of shabby chic and modern edge, and we completely adore it.

Furthermore, our love for DRIPPED is enhanced the the fun mural on the outside of the building. Indeed, the pastel-hued mural is a favorite of ours, as evidenced in our Houston Mural Guide.

2. Nail-Tique 

2001 W Gray Street, Suite D-11, Houston, Texas 77019

Nail-Tique opened last year in our neighborhood (River Oaks Shopping Center, to be exact), and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The elegant space is exceeded only by the incredible zero gravity massage chairs. Trust us on this one — these massage chairs can’t be beat!

Another aspect we enjoy about this nail salon is that you can create your own pedicure by choosing from various scents (lavender, cucumber, etc.) and what pedicure level you’d like. Nail-Tique is also known for their waterless pedicures, which have really been growing in popularity. You can select from a wide variety of services, such as an almond bath manicure, anti aging manicure, a sports pedicure, mango tango pedicure, among many others, plus waxing services.

3. Paloma

1700 Post Oak Boulevard, #2, Houston, Texas 77056

The newest nail salon in town, Paloma opened its doors recently in BLVD Place. Paloma’s biggest claim to fame is that its an entirely non-toxic nail salon. Owner Maryam Naderi opened their salon on the belief that beauty and wellness can go hand in hand. It feels good to know the products going on our fingers and toes are not harmful! It’s a beautiful oasis in the bustling Galleria area, and it really does feel like an escape when you walk through the doors. Each technician is highly trained, using an 18 step method. This result in a flawless manicure and pedicure every single time. It’s a calming environment with a minimalistic, yet totally stylish feel.

One More Thing

Have you been to the nail salons above? Do you love them as much as we do? Where else do you go for a great manicure/pedicure in town? We know there are lots of good spots, so we’d love to hear in the comments below! Plus, be sure to check out other recent guides (Houston’s Best Coffee / Houston’s Best Dessert Spots) with lots more coming your way soon!

Finally, did you see this morning’s fashion article? We can’t get over this cute new wall in Houston! Be sure to check out the article about designer Markus Lupfer.

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