With October in full swing, Christmas and NYE are just around the corner. While restrictions mean that it’s looking as though we aren’t going to be able to party the night away as we would usually, there is still plenty of time for some festive pampering to celebrate and welcome in a better year. If nails are your thing, then here’s a handful of five of the greatest nail bars in Edinburgh which are all affordable and will quench your mani/pedi needs.

nail bars in Edinburgh

1. The Nail Yard

Morningside Road

Self-described as the next generation nail boutique, the ethos of The Nail Yard is on luxury, with a focus upon relaxation and wellness. The staple in house polish is Kure Bazaar, Paris with a world-renowned formula which is entirely natural. Their treatments endeavour to be both respectful and tailored to the individual and to the environment, so you can be sure you’ll have a wonderful and healing experience.

2. All About Eve

Bruntsfield Place

Super stylish and indulgent, all about eve is a lovely place for a pamper. Specialising in innovative Brisa Gel Nails, your fingertips will be preened with the highest quality and popular sculpting technology. With a whole host of treatments available, it is no wonder this spot is one of the busiest and well known in the city centre.

3. Buff

Market Street

Lead by design, this minimalist nail bar creates stunningly simple and intricate art for your fingertips. A small business, your treatment is entirely personalised to your needs, and they have a wonderful 10% off offer for students every Wednesday of the week, so there is no reason not to book an appointment! 

4. Nail Hub

Home Street

Still fairly new, this modern salon specialises in Shellac application. They also offer after hour appointments for those of us who either work late or for a relaxing session after a long study in the library. Super affordable and with great treatments available, this salon is great for students.

5. PURE Spa and Beauty

Rose Street

Being a chain of spas around the UK, PURE has secured a reputation for high quality and brilliant customer service. Aptly on Edinburgh’s Rose Street, this stunning spa offers a whole host of nail treatments and have regular offers and deals available. Whilst in-branch, make sure to look at the newly released ELEMIS range available.