6 Nail Salons Doing Mind Blowing Nail Art

Beauty  / 

Let's face it: It can be kind of easy to find yourself in a manicure rut, playing it safe with a shade you know you love. (Seriously, Ballet Sippers again?) So maybe it's time to treat yourself to something slightly more adventurous and jump on the nifty nail art trend. Because when the worst that can happen can be solved with a $1.99 bottle of polish remover, it's probably worth the risk. Here, six local shops in Bergen County that boast a solid nail art game.
 
Zio Nails & Spa
10 Jay Street, Tenafly, 201-541-0444
From subtle stripes to glitzy glitter to superhero symbols, this salon's art runs the gamut. Patrons love the fact it's super clean and that all staff members are meticulous about sterilization. Zio also offers perks like keratin treatment gloves and they sends everyone home with their own buffer and file. Check out some of their nail art here.
 
Akoi Nails
44-46 Passaic Street, Garfield, 862-666-4469
If you're going to go all in, go here. The place specializes in intricate designs involving Swarovski crystals and 3D art. Think elaborate gem stone designs that get even more elaborate on really long nails like these. It's a pretty small spot that seems to get mixed reviews when it comes to regular old services, but worth a stop if you want to do something special. Check out some of their nail art here.
 
 
Studio M Westwood
90 Center Avenue. Westwood, 201-664-6700
Studio M is a full-service salon, where you can get everything from a cut and color to brow shaping and special occasion makeup. So it makes sense that it's also added nail art to its one-stop-shopness. The technicians' work skews simple (a starfish on one finger or some pretty polka dots, for example) but they can step it up to provide more elaborate designs if that's what you're looking for. Check out some of their nail art here.
 
CK Nails
231 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, 201-750-8282
This spot hit the scene a few years ago and built up a huge following of moms, teens and even little ones who adore the friendly staff and their adorable designs. Go when they are not busy (hint: anytime before school lets out) and you'll be in and out with a gorgeous manicure and pedi that'll make you proud, in no time. Check out their nail art here.
 
 
4U Nails & Spa
6 Madison Avenue, Suite 3, Cresskill, 201-399-7722
This lovely little nail salon has clearly made nail art its area of expertise with its themes running the gamut from perky penguins to pretty pink roses to textured designs and adornments and it's got a seriously loyal customer base as a result. And make sure to keep 4U in mind for the holidays as the nail techs clearly get into the spirit. From sparkly snowflakes and cute candy canes to green-faced Grinches and running reindeer, this place has got Christmas covered. Check out some of their nail art here.
 
The Nail Bar
9 Washington Street, Tenafly, 201-541-7200
For sure the most luxe of the group, this is the nail salon you'll want hit when you expect to the shop to look as cool as your nails. The Hollywood Regency-esque décor boasts dramatic tufted armchairs at the pedicure stations and mod white leather-and-chrome seating at the manicure tables. And the technicians here seem to be able to do it all; from crystal-topped nails to glitter-infused designs to creepy eyeballs … chances are they won't say no to your request. Check out some of their nail art here.
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