Scenario: You’re at the office typing away on a gloomy day when you suddenly pause and notice your nails. Eek! The sight of long, un-cut tips and chipped polish makes you want to hide your fingers in the holes of your sweater until you reach home and dump them in a basin of acetone. You take a step back and think, “What would Heart Evangelista do?” The answer: take cues from your favorite celebs and book a nail-pampering rendezvous at these artista-approved manicure mavens.
1. Design Studio
A.Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City
Recommended by: Laureen Uy
“They have this amazing gel polish that doesn’t make use of an LED dryer. It’s super amazing!”
Book an appointment: (02)832 5508/(02)899 9977
LG02 Swire Elan Suites Annapolis Greenhills; 2nd level 103 Tomas Morato Cor. Scout Limbaga Quezon City
Recommended by: Heart Evangelista
“I'm good friends with the owner so, since day one, I’d go to her.”
Book an appointment: (02)621 5249/(0906) 441 1520 for Annapolis branch; (02) 950 6799/(0932) 303 5709 for Tomas Morato Branch
3. Posh Nails
Recommended by: Liz Uy
Why we love it: They have branches from the South all the way to the North of the metro, so finding one that’s near and accessible to you isn’t as hard.
Book an appointment: (02)373 8766
4. Maison by Nail Spa
G/F Edades Tower and Garden Villas, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center
Recommended by: Kim Jones
Why we love: Their wide selection of polishes ranging from Chanel to Louboutin will keep you on top of your style and beauty game.
Book an appointment: (02)893 2823
5. Beauty and Butter
Recomended by: Georgina Wilson
"I've been going there for a long time!"
Book an appointment: (02)470 4239 for Megamall Bridgeway branch; (02)556 9383 for MOA branch; (02)353 7576 for SM San Lazaro branch; (02)236 9133 SM Cebu; (02)650 2041 for SM Taytay branch; (02)556-7059 for SM Jazz Mall branch; (02)361 1093 for Ayala Fairview Terraces Mall branch