The Nail Social

(This is a sponsored review.)

Nail parlour with an wholesome social experience

Fancy a new kind of nail salon experience?

Not just a regular nail salon, The Nail Social prides itself as a novel lifestyle concept salon that offers beauty, F&B and retail services, all housed under one roof.

To complement its one-stop services, this local startup also offers nail and foot reflexology services for its patrons starting this April 2015. They are also working with reputable spa consultant Lisa Soon to provide customers in-house nail treatment spa menu, made with 100% natural and freshly made ingredients everyday.

The Nail Social is the latest addition to Haji Lane, the vibrant fashion and lifestyle to-go places in Singapore.

Organic & Cruelty Free

You would be glad to know that most nail products used in The Nail Social are made from organic, non-toxic, and cruelty free ingredients, as the salon promotes an environmentally and socially friendly place so that it is safe even for expectant mothers.


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All-in-one wholesome experience

The highlight of the trip to The Nail Social was their all-in-one service – watching preloaded movies on their iPad Netflix app, eating brownies and enjoying a cup of tea at the same time while doing your nails. I caught the whole entire movie of Mean Girls while the hardworking manicurists were working on my nails in the clean and cosy salon.


For added personal touch, manicurists asked me the type of nail tips that I like and the level of ticklishness for the massage service that was done before painting my nails.

All in all, it was a very delightful experience at The Nail Social. The manicurists were gentle and friendly, plus the relaxing setting and services will definitely make you want to come back again.

By the way, did I mention that The Nail Social gives back to the society by providing local underprivileged woman such as single mothers, ex-offenders and low income households with vocational trainings? Now that’s another reason to support them.


Overall Rating: ♡♡♡♡♡ (5/5)

The Nail Salon
42A Haji Lane S(189235)
Tel: +65 6717 3221


How to: Paint Beautiful Nails without Help

Every girls loves painting their nails, but because they can’t even coat their nails themselves, they choose to go to the manicurist to do it.

I love painting my nails too but manicures are expensive so I rather do it at home. But of course I can’t paint fanciful designs but at least I learned how to coat my nails without making a huge mess outside my nail beds!

It’s quite difficult not to make mistakes and paint on our nail cuticles. Especially because we are not mixed-handedness, it’s hard to paint on our dominance hand. Personally I am left handed, but I still paint ok using my right hand because there’s a trick to it!

Prevent Painting Mistakes

My trick is to use lip balm! I bought a lot of lip balms so I use those that I don’t use anymore to coat my fingers, areas such as cuticles and around my nail beds. This creates a sort of barrier between the finger and the lacquer! Then you can start coloring your nails however you want and don’t have to worrying about making mistakes!

Vaseline works too btw. Lip balms are cheaper. Hahaha.

Mistake correction

Using a Q Tip (picture above), dip into the nail polish remover and gently rub it on the fingers that has lacquer on it. With the lip balm applied before painting, removing becomes easier as the lacquer would be removed in huge flakes!

Quick Drying

When everything is done, run your fingers under cold tap water (you can soak them in if you want) to harden the nail polish so that it dries faster! I love this method because I always paint my nails before I sleep, and I ruin my nails every time I sleep.

Also remember to use good nail polishes. Don’t ever buy nail polishes from Aries or Chameleon. Those nail polishes are very easily spoilt and gets all gluey after awhile. I like using Face Shop’s nail polishes because they are cheap ($2.90 only. Nature Republic has cheaper ones, I bought some but haven’t tried it yet)! Even though it is quite thin, but at least you get an even coat!

And viola! Painting nails can be such a breeze!