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There’s just something about a manicure…it makes us feel like we have our life together. Treat yourself to a little pampering and polish at one of San Diego’s best nail salons. Read on for some local favorites!

Beauty Lounge


This full service salon in Hillcrest is great for large groups; they can host parties of up to 20 people! Get decked out with a classic color, matte look, or up the ante with chrome nails.

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Hello Birdie Nail & Lash Lab

North Park

Take your nail art to the next level at Hello Birdie. Specializing in gel polish on natural nails, this salon is an acrylic-free zone. They’ve also got an express mani/pedi if you’re short on time and a CBD-infused soak and scrub situation.

Hello Birdie Lab on Instagram

Leo By Liv3

North Park

Those with a minimalist mindset will swoon over the decor at this nail and massage salon. A manicure here feels like a mini wellness retreat thanks to calming music, essential oils, clean beauty products, and a complimentary cup of tea.

Leo By Liv3 on Instagram

Tippy Toes


Take a seat at the nail bar or get comfy in a massage chair – that’s a great reason to get a pedicure to begin with. Tippy Toes has over 1,300 Yelp reviews, many from repeat customers who love the technicians…and the free wine, tbh.

Tippy Toes on Instagram

Terri’s Nails Lounge & Spa

Pacific Beach

It may look inconspicuous from the outside, but Terri’s is always packed. Whether you’re looking for gel, dip powder, silk wraps, or just a traditional mani/pedi, Terri’s is a great place to get it done.

Terri's Nails on Instagram

Lulu’s Nail Spa & Boutique

South Park

Tucked away in idyllic South Park, Lulu’s offers fume-free and eco-friendly nail services. Visit Lulu’s for soft gel extensions, a 15-minute express manicure, or indulge in a Lulu-Luxe mani or pedi.

Lulu's Nail Spa and Boutique on Instagram

OB Hair & Nails

Ocean Beach

Unwinding after a beach day? Get those sandy toes buffed and polished at this salon with clean, fast, friendly services with great prices. It’s a great option for walk-ins, too.

OB Hair & Nails on Instagram