Nail Salons in and near Phoenix, AZ

What makes a great Phoenix nail salon? Well, for starters, they have to deliver a great mani-pedi. But top-notch filing and polishing skills aren’t the only factors that matter when it comes to separating the good nail salons from the great. The best nail salons in Phoenix also know how to make customers really feel pampered and taken care of, whether through luxurious add-ons like leg massages and complimentary wine, or by providing plush surrounds that really help clients escape from the outside world. Luckily, when it comes to this type of top-notch nail salon, Phoenix, AZ has plenty of contenders, and we’ve highlighted some of our favorites on this web page.

Best Mani-Pedi Deal

Agave, The Arizona Spa


If it’s true luxury you’re looking for, few spas pile on the extras quite like this Phoenix nail salon. You’ll begin your journey by relaxing with fruit-infused water and hot tea in the ultra-comfy waiting room, while a glass of champagne awaits you during your actual mani-pedi service. After each finger and toe is perfectly polished, you can opt to relax in the adults-only pool or head outside to unwind on a patio overlooking the hotel’s stunning golf course (or do both activities, if your schedule allows). Either way, the staff will be sure to keep your water glass or mug of hot tea filled for the duration of your stay.

Should Your Manicure and Pedicure Match?


Be honest: when you get a manicure and pedicure, do you always choose the same polish color for your fingers and toes? And if you answered ‘yes’, did you choose to match because you really wanted to, or because you thought you’d be breaking the rules if you didn’t?


In a recent poll, we asked some of our social media followers whether they thought your manicure need always match your pedicure. And we got some very mixed results! Here’s how the numbers broke down:


  • 21.5%: yes, they should match
  • 36.9%: no, they don’t have to match. But they should go together.
  • 41.5%: no, they don’t need to match at all.

Short answer: no, your fingers and toes do not have to match. Mix those colors however you like. Just be aware that you might get some side-eye from about 20 percent of the population.

Best Manicure Deal

Jennifer’s Salon


If other nail services have left your nails chipped, brittle, or weak, head to this Phoenix nail salon as quickly as possible and ask for a paper wrap manicure. The technicians use an all-natural paper-wrap to help reinforce the nail during the manicure, protecting them from further damage, and actually helping the manicure to last longer. Here’s what some of our customers had to say about their experience with the paper-wrap manicure:


Jennifer gave me a paper wrapped manicure and I couldn't believe how quickly my nails had improved. She explained all the reasons why my nails had developed the various issues I had like: my nails were very think and weak; they peeled; cracked and I just couldn't get them to grow because of all the issues mentioned. I do not use any chemical processes for my nails any more” - Pshe 1228


“Interesting experience. I have never had my nails paper wrapped before. They held up quite well during the week after. I am quite rough on my nails and they didn't start to chip until the 7th day.” - Andrea F.

“Jennifer is a delight and with many years experience, you will enjoy the unique manicure. She spends a great deal of time with you so don't expect to rush through this service. My hands felt amazing afterwards.” - Robert E.

Best Pedicure Deal

R Salon


Forget cucumber water and sliced fruit—at R Salon, you’re much more likely to encounter Red Vines and cookies on the complimentary snack table that first greets you in the lobby. That’s just one way this trendy, urban salon sets itself apart, and that spirit of indulgence also extends to the pedicure chair. How so? Start by choosing either a chocolate or citrus indulgence manicure, and techs will infuse both your foot spa and the lotion they use with the scent of your choice. Then, just sit back and enjoy a drink (or some Red Vines, of course) paired with one of the most pampering pedicures you’ve ever had.

Best No-Chip Manicure Deal

Jessica Jacobs at J Anthony Salon & Spa


Gel manicures are already pretty astounding, delivering results that last up to twice as long as traditional polish jobs. But if the reviews from our customers are to be believed, the gel manicures doled out by Jessica Jacobs at J Anthony Salon and Spa are nothing short of miraculous. Here’s what some of them had to say about their experience:


I'm so happy right now!! Years ago I had an accident and the nail on my right middle finger is small and weak and crooked and doesn't look very nice. I just got my nails done before my vacation and you can't even tell my middle finger is all screwed up. Jessica is amazing!! She used a hard gel to shape it and now it looks just like the rest of my nails!” - Ashleigh F.


“Jessica is awesome! She's very meticulous and patient. She wants to make sure that you're really happy with the results. My nails always look perfect and my gel mani lasts for weeks!” - Megan B.

“Jessica is very nice and does an amazing job with gels! Longest time I’ve had to go between changes, i will definitely be coming back :)” = Angela G.

How to Make a Manicure Last


Shellac and other no-chip manicures are a great way to keep your nails looking fresh for weeks, but they aren’t your only line of defense against chips. Here are a few other tips to make your manicure last longer, regardless of the type of polish you use:


  • Avoid heat. That includes hot water, so make sure you use warm, not hot, water to wash your hands.
  • Skip sanitizer. Hand sanitizer typically contains alcohol, which can dissolve your nail polish.
  • Edge with top coat. The edges of your nails are where chips typically start, so make sure your apply top coat there as well.
  • Use new polish. Some salons thin out older polishes to make them last longer, so choose a shade that looks brand new.
  • Keep ‘em short. Trim at or below fingertips to prevent breaks that can lead to polish chips.
  • Moisturize. A lot. Like a lot a lot. Moisturized nails are healthier and will better hold color, so bring on the nail oil!


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