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Written and Photographed By: Priscilla Thomas-Nakane Trendy Nail Salons Orange County
Nail salons have been around for ages, but the fresh new crop of OC nail salons have stepped up their game to combine beauty, pampering and chic atmospheres with the hottest trends in nail art and services. Now dubbed nail bars, nail lounges or even nail “socials,” these new hot spots for getting your mani-pedi on are making a long loved beauty ritual more of an event. Here is our round-up of the five newest and hottest nail salons in Orange County.
This ultra-hip nail salon labels itself a “nail social” because they want you to experience a laid back mix-n-mingle vibe every time you come in. Owned and operated by a young female entrepreneur with an eye for cutting edge trends and style, everything about this nail spot is #goals. Their most popular service is called the BAE LYFE, so get there ASAP! “I love coming to work every day and making each one of my customers happy. I get to create a whole new work of art on every nail and I love how impressed they are by my work,” said nail artist Jade Tang.
16055 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
BellaBar is an eco-luxe nail salon with a commitment to eco-conscious nail products and services. “I wanted to create a nail salon that was completely conscious about our clients health and the environment,” said owner Eunice Montes-Hamaguchi. BellaBar uses a specifically curated collection of clean beauty and nail products that are non-toxic, cruelty-free and sustainable. Bella Bar is one of the first to offer a waterless manicure and pedicure service. Their unique approach towards water conservation utilizes sanitized, warmed wet towels in lieu of water filled basins for their hand and foot soaks, thus saving gallons of water each service.
8295 E Monte Vista Rd, Ste B
Anaheim, CA 92808
Pardon My French Nail Bar was founded by three sisters who shared a love for fashion, beauty and business, PMF Nails has everything you want in a nail salon; great service, ambiance and affordability. “We are so blessed and happy about the response we’ve had from our clients in just two years; our top priority is to focus on giving the best customer experience that we can, and our clients really appreciate that,” said co-owner (and middle sister), Amanda Naoufal. With its glam chandeliers and oversized regal throne chairs, you’ll feel like pampered royalty as you enjoy a treatment from their traditional menu of nail services. We loved how our classic Fly Me to Paris mani/pedi was given with such precision and attention to detail, and their color selections are fantastic.
13951 Carroll Wy
Tustin, CA 92780
This New-York-meets-Newport vibe nail salon is the hybrid between the traditional salon model and the new upscale nail lounge concept. Holly and Hudson mixes urban style décor and clean modern architecture for a feel that’s both East and West Coast. You can still enjoy the traditional whirlpool pedicure at their Newport location, but there’s also a section of the salon that has the true urban lounge feel with brick walls, velvet lounge furniture and a modern style nail bar. And speaking of bars, Holly and Hudson offers a complimentary cocktail with every service.
1280 Bison Ave, Ste B8
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Get Your Nails Did at These Trendy Nail Salons in Orange County