Pamper yourself from tip to toe at these Toronto nail salons

There are plenty of cheap and cheerful nail salons around the city where you can get a quick mani/pedi for less, but sometimes you have to spoil yourself on wow-worthy fingers and toes (especially during sandal season). Check out these Toronto salons where the polish is always on point.

Leeanne Colley O

848 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L7

Award-winning nail artist Leeanne Colley has amassed a loyal legion of fans that are happy to travel across the city to visit her at this buzz-worthy nail bar on the Danforth. The high-profile manicurist’s work has been featured on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week and in the glossy pages of some of the country’s biggest beauty publications. She and her skilled staff offer in a variety of services for hands and feet, from speedy-yet-meticulous express manicures to funky geometric-print nail art. Getting an appointment can be difficult, but the long-lasting, high-quality polish jobs are definitely worth the effort.

Lux Hand Foot Spa

25 Bellair St, Toronto, ON M5R 3L3

Join the stylish denizens of Yorkville for an afternoon of pampering at this well-appointed beauty salon that specializes in waterless manicures and pedicures. The signature dry method forgoes the standard soak to ensure a stronger nail bed, which helps keep the nails hard and the polish long-lasting. The salon carries over 300 colourful lacquers and there are a range of enhancements and specialty services available. The choco-LUX manicure is a truly decadent indulgence that includes an ultra-rich cocoa extract treatment designed to hydrate and nourish the skin.

Majesty's Pleasure

5-102 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B9

Treat your pinkies and toes to the royal treatment at this trendy King West hotspot. Part bar, part café, part retail shop, part beauty salon — its easy to spend hours in this chic concept studio and enjoy the many indulgences on offer. Speedy, classic and gel manicures and pedicures can all be enjoyed with a cocktail or coffee in hand. For a little extra, guests can add funky nail art designs or a relaxing scalp and shoulder massage to their service — you’ll want any excuse to spend a little more time in this gorgeous space.

The Ten Spot

749 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

Budding beauty entrepreneur Kristen Wood has taken Toronto by storm with her ever-expanding beauty bar and you can ow find Ten Spot outposts located across the city from east to west. Each full-service salon is quick and efficient without sacrificing on quality and hygiene. The extensive menu features everything from a quickie $15 nail shaping and polish change to a more comprehensive manicure with a scrub, soak and massage. The easy online booking system and points-based loyalty program makes it tempting to return again and again.

Pause Beauty Boutique

993 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1M1

Take a moment to press pause and take care of your hands and feet at this laid-back Bloorcourt beauty salon. Owner and esthetician Michelle Palmer always ensures clients feel welcome and makes an effort to use natural, handmade beauty products that are sourced from local beauty suppliers whenever possible. The spa itself is clean and sanitary without feeling too sterile; the exposed brick walls and plush pedicure armchairs create a cozy atmosphere. Walk-ins are always welcome although the online reservation system makes it easy to set up an appointment. Frequent guests can earn Pause Points to use towards future services.

Pretty In The City

201-188 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 1J2

The name says it all really — girly girls get primped and polished at this uptown beauty bar. Manicure and pedicure clients can pick from a rainbow of OPI polishes in standard and not-so-ordinary colours. Ask for Gelish if you need a long-lasting, chip-free look; the gel/polish hybrid is cured under a LED nail lamp and can last up to two weeks.

Gee Beauty

2 Roxborough St W, Toronto, ON M5R 1T8

The fashionable femmes of Summerhill flock to this modern beauty bar for all their skincare, hair and makeup needs. Tips and toes are covered with express and spa manicure and pedicure services. For healthy-looking hands, book the hand-lightening manicure, which is designed to diminish dark spots and improve pigmentation on sun-damaged hands. Regulars can sign up for the Gee Beauty loyalty program and earn points on services and products.

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