Painted Ladies: Our Favorite Nail Salons In San Francisco

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A few months ago Megan and I blogged that we were taking a beauty detox and letting our nails go nude for a bit. I enjoyed taking a little more time to nourish my nails and continued the detox for two and a half months. After a long week at a photo shoot and a calendar full of upcoming shopping trips, this week I decided to treat myself to a manicure and paint my nails for the first time this year. While I loved the extended break, it feels good to be polished again.

Over the years Megan and I have had our fair share of experiences at local salons. Because we consider it a treat, we appreciate when a salon will go the extra mile to make you feel pampered and keep their space spotless. Here is a list of our current favorite salons in the city. If you are looking for our favorite "healthy" nail salons you can cross reference them here.

Stay Stylish,


The List


Parlor Minispa (Russian Hill)

2418 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

If you are looking for cute ambiance and a zen approach to beauty you'll love this spot.

Polish (Richmond District)

301 Cornwall St
San Francisco CA 94118

A new kid on the nail scene, this sweet salon is tucked away on a neighborhood street.

Sugar Coat (Lower Nob Hill/Union Square)

619 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94109

A short walk from Union Square, this salon is lower on the pamper scale, but consistently delivers the best (and more affordable) gel nail treatments.

Silk Day Spa (Lower Pac Heights)

1425 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109

A classic that balances chic polishes with pampering.

LuxSF (Hayes Valley)

490 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Perfectly situated in Hayes Valley this "Healthy" salon is a little more expensive than your average experience but the selection of non-toxic polishes is excellent.

Posted on March 16, 2018 and filed under SF Shops, Beauty & Wellness.