Having your nails done can be an expensive habit, particularly in major cities. Fortunately, there are some cheap nail salons in Edinburgh that can help your nails stay manicured to perfection. Whether you’re looking for shellac polish, nail art, or luxury manicures and pedicures, these are some of the most affordable nail salons for students in and around Edinburgh.

1. Hollywood Nail Spa

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This salon is a student essential and one of the best cheap nail salons in Edinburgh. An express manicure with shellac gel polish costs £18.00, which is extremely reasonable for the centre of Edinburgh. Open six days a week, Hollywood Nail Spa is perfect for your everyday manicure and for more formal events.

Address: 59 Newington Rd, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1QW

2. American Nails and Spa

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On York Place in New Town, American Nails and Spa is the perfect place to maintain your manicure! Open six days a week and offering services from fill-ins to nail art, this reasonably priced salon is ideal for anyone wanting a fresh set of nails.

Address: 5A York Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EB

3. Sunset Nails and Spa

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For those who are often in a rush, Sunset Nails and Spa provides a speedy salon experience. Shellac polish services will set you back only £18.00. Located on Leith Walk, this 4.5 star recommended salon is a great place to go!

Address: 246 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5EL

4. New York Nails

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In Fountain Bridge, New York Nails is the salon to visit! Walk-ins are encouraged, with a short wait time once you arrive. Students can enjoy a 10% discount at this salon upon request, although you will need to bring your student card along!

Address: 14A Home St, Edinburgh EH3 9LY

5. Lotus Nails Edinburgh

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Claimed by customers as much better than more expensive salons, Lotus Nails provides both good service and great quality nails. Their raved luxury spa pedicure is only £37.00, which includes a hot stone massage! If a manicure is what you are looking for, you will find an affordable one here at £25.00 for a gel polish manicure.

Address: 17 Cadzow Pl, Edinburgh EH7 5SN

6. USA Nailz Salon

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From manicures and pedicures to waxing and tinting, USA Nailz Salon offers it all! Located on South Clerk Street, this student favourite charges £20.00 for a luxury manicure with a gel polish finish. Also, a full set of acrylics will cost you only £22.00!

Address: 10 Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9HX

7. JoJo Nails & Waxing

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This isn’t necessarily the cheapest of cheap nail salons in Edinburgh, but it is quite a bargain for the service they provide. Although a bit pricier, JoJo Nails provides five-star service that you will be proud to show off! From £5.00 nail art to £36.00 gel manicure, JoJo enhances the natural beauty in all her clients.

Address: The Biscuit Factory, 4 Anderson Pl, Edinburgh EH6 5NP

8. Nails by Leanne

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Another five-star salon in Edinburgh is Nails by Leanne. Found on Gorgie Road, a two-week lasting gel manicure will set you back £28.00- but you gain the most beautiful set of nails! They’re a great choice for if you want nail art for a themed event – as you can see with the Halloween nails pictured above.

Address: 158 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2NT

9. The Beauty Hive

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For an expert gel polish, head to The Beauty Hive. From just £38.00, this salon has a five-star rating from all its clientele. The Beauty Hive is run by Ailsa, a beauty therapist with over a decade of experience in the salon/spa industry. She uses premium products like The Gel Bottle for nail treatments and Harley Wax for both hot and strip waxing to ensure professional results. You’ll no doubt leave feeling like a brand new person.

Address: Noirouge, 25A Dundas St, Edinburgh EH3 6QQ

10. Aneta Beauty Box

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For any Newington locals, Aneta Beauty Box is the place to go! Known at Edinburgh’s top rated nail salon in 2022, Aneta Beauty Box offers shellac or gel manicures from just £28.50. Offering additional free alcoholic refreshments upon arrival, Aneta Beauty Box is ideal for any event preparation or just a fun hour at the salon.

Address: 56 Newington Rd, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1QN

Once you’ve sorted your nails, it’s time to fix that do. Check out our list of the best hairdressers in Edinburgh to help you out. Oh and don’t forget those brows!

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