Whether you’re getting ready for a night on the town or just need a quick pick-me-up after a stressful day, nothing gets you in the mood like a manicure/pedicure. While there are tons of beauty salons to choose from in Madrid, not all of them step up to the mark and can often rush through the process or use the wrong tools; leaving you feeling more stressed out than when you walked in.
It’s always tricky knowing which places you can trust when you move to a new city for the first time, but we’ve narrowed down some of Madrid’s finest nail salons for you so you can make sure your hands are in, well, good hands!
Probably the closest thing you’ll find to a genuine New York nail salon in Spain, Mi Calle de Nueva York offers, in their own words: “an exclusive avant-garde spa environment” and only uses the best products on the market. They also have other beauty treatments to choose from, such as waxing, threading
Where: Calle Barquillo 39 (Metro: Chueca)
- Express Manicure: €16
- Normal Manicure: €28
- Express Pedicure: €18
- Normal Pedicure: €39
Located in the heart of Madrid’s Salamanca district, this chic salon would also feel right at home in Paris. So if you’re after a place that oozes elegance and sophistication - and you’re curious to find out what exactly a Brazilian manicure involves - look no further.
Where: Calle Villanueva 21 (Metro: Retiro)
- Basic Manicure: €18
- Brazilian Manicure: €28
- Express Pedicure: €20
- Brazilian Pedicure: €38
Renowned for only using natural, organic products, Handmade Beauty is located in Chueca, one of Madrid’s most fashionable neighborhoods and really blends in with its surroundings. You also won’t find many other salons that grow their own ingredients in their on-site herb garden. They also have another store located in Salamanca so you’re pretty much guaranteed to get an appointment if one of the salons is booked up.
Where: Calle Conde de Xiquena 17 (Metro: Chueca)
- Slow & Go: €15
- Manicura a la carta: €30
- Slow & Go: €18
- Pedicura a la carta: €45
The perfect place for friends to go and have a good catch-up over a much-needed manicure, Nails Secret has a real Sex & the City vibe to it, with a Spanish twist of course. The salon prides itself on offering all the newest trends and treatments in surroundings that are so stylish you won’t want to leave.
Where: Calle Hernani 68 (Metro: Cuatro Caminos)
- Express Manicure: €14
- Basic Manicure: €19
- Full Manicure: €25
- Express Pedicure: €20
- Complete Pedicure: €45
This bohemian style salon is one of the trendiest in the city. Offering a good range of services at decent prices, this salon should be top of the list for any student who believes pampering should be a frequent occurrence. After all, hitting the books is stressful so you’ve earned it.
Where: Calle Pelayo 76 (Metro: Chueca & Alonso Martínez)
- Manicure & Pedicure: €45
- Express Manicure: €12
- Express Pedicura: €16
- Traditional Pedicure: €19
- Traditional Pedicure: €28
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