Top 10 NOLA Nail Bars

Since Fall has officially arrived, that means we can finally say goodbye to the hot and humid weather that has been hanging around for the past months. I don’t know about you, but I’m very happy that the days of sweating through my clothes are finally behind us (until next summer). Colder weather brings warmer clothes and the best way to accessorize a Fall outfit is with flawlessly manicured nails.  If you survived summer in New Orleans you deserve a treat.  Pamper yourself with a mani/pedi at one of the ten best nail salons in the city.

1.  Amy’s Nail Salon

518 Jefferson Ave.

(504) 269- 2822

Open: Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm

Sunday 11am-5pm

Amy’s Nail Salon offers a variety of services at great prices. They have spa pedicures for $26 in the best massage chairs in town. They offer all the regular nail salon services including gel polish and facial/body waxing. Be sure to stop by for their happy hour special (3pm-7pm) which offers a free wine or cocktail with the purchase of a spa pedicure.

2. Cindy’s Nails and Spa

1000 S. Carrollton Ave.

(504) 304- 3422

Cindy’s nail salon will offer you a glass of wine upon arrival to ensure you are fully relaxed for your visit. The owner Cindy is always around which adds a personal touch to this great establishment. The salon is clean and bright with technicians that are friendly, thorough and efficient.

3. Lilly’s Nails & Spa


1817 Magazine St.

(504) 522-9909

Open: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-7:30pm

The basic service is a little more expensive than at other salons but with the couple extra bucks you get extra perks such as a hot towel, massage and scrub. The salon is small and gets busy but the attentive technicians will be sure to get you taken care of. If you don’t feel like waiting, make your appointment then head to Lilly’s Cafe two doors down (same owner) and eat some delicious Vietnamese food until they’re ready for you.

4. Nola Nail Bar

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8710 Oak St.

(855) 504- 7334

Open: Tuesday 10am-5pm

Wed-Fri 10am-7pm

Saturday 9am-3pm

Make an appointment at this relaxing nail salon where talented technicians Nalo and Tiffany will be sure to leave you looking perfect. The nail bar is New Orleans themed, offers complimentary tea and plays great music. Be sure to pick up a customer punch card for discounts after multiple visits.

5. Buff Beauty Bar

720 Carondelet St.

(504) 522-2833

Open: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm

Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm

A full on beauty bar, this gem not only offers nail services but also waxing, brow tints, lashes, make up application, blow outs and face buffs. They are very professional and you can even book an appointment online. You will feel like a princess in their chic and stylish salon. To top it all off, the Buff Beauty Bar offers complimentary champagne!

6. Magazine Nails and Spa


4236 Magazine St.

(504) 266- 2601

Open: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-7pm

This is definitely the place to go if you’re in a rush because two technicians will do your mani and pedi at the same time. The salon is tastefully decorated, smells nice and has a large variety of nail polish colors. Even their most basic manicure will leave you utterly pampered.

7. Escape Nails and Spa


212 Magazine St.  Suite B

(504) 528-9700

Open: Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm

Along with standard manicure, pedicure and waxing services, Escape offers specialty pedicures such as Alpha Hydroxy Wrap, Detoxifying Wrap, Aromatherapy Soak, Reflexology and Sea Salt Scrub to ensure your tired feet get that extra TLC.

8. Nail Spa 27


2700 Canal St. Suite B

(504) 304- 1377

Open: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-7:30pm

Be sure to stop by on Tuesdays when Nail Spa 27 offers a basic manure for $12, pedicure for $22 and gel polish for $25. The salon also offers waxing, eyelash and hair services. Don’t forget to ask for a stamp card if you plan on going regularly. With great prices, sweet staff and a clean shop, there’s no reason not to retun.

9. Kathy’s Nails


3116 Magazine St.

(504) 899- 5000

Open: Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm

Famous for their foot massages, Kathy’s nails leaves little to be desired on the mani/pedi and massage fronts. While the salon is simple  and rather undecorated, the prices are cheap and the service is great. The technicians take their time and make sure to leave you with perfect looking polish.

10. Get Nailed New Orleans


(504) 252- 5633

Since Halloween is almost a month away and since New Orleans is always ready for a party, jazz up your nails with some unique designs from Get Nailed New Orleans.   Offering custom nail art and design, Get Nailed is your go to for fabulous nails that no one else will have. They are a mobile nail pop up so they will come to you, wherever that may be. Call or email to make appointments.  Additionally, Get Nailed will set up around town at various art markets. Follow their Facebook to find out where they will be. To top it off, Yelp is offering a $25 for $40 deal right now.


Each one of these nail bars are fabulous in their own way. Work your way through the list and let us know which one is your favorite!

About Anna

Anna Rajo-Miller is a New Orleans transplant that spends her time overeating to compensate for lost years and thus, lost meals. She loves food, fun and festivals so basically, everything New Orleans has to offer.

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