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12 Miami Nail Salons That Show Some Real Cuticle Love

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In Miami, there are no "Get Out of Jail Free" cards when it comes to your hands and feet. Close-toed shoes is an option; gloves are a novelty, not a necessity. The nail care industry is a serious business down here, and we've rounded up a few prime places to show your toes and fingers some Mademoiselle-style lovin.

We're not telling you to completely ditch the woman who's been doing you, your mom and your grandmother's nails from the back room of her Hialeah duplex since you were born, nor are we telling you to stop dropping by your favorite Vietnamese nail salon unannounced because, let's be real, no one does your polish change quicker and they always accept walk-ins. We're just broadening your nail salon options around town, you know? In case you ever chip a nail or five in a foreign neighborhood or just really want to really get some cuticle lovin' with someone who doesn't know what's going on with you, your cousins and your cousin's cousins. We promise, we won't tell.

We've limited the list solely to nail salons, although we do recognize that certain full-service salons have some of the best nail aestheticians in town. The list is arranged from North to South and, of course, your comments are welcome below the map and in our inbox. Careful not to chip off your freshly done mani though. No one wants to be that girl.


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1. Nails and Wine

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17690 Northwest 78th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33015
(305) 209-6245
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A place that includes nails AND wine in the title? Where can we book an appointment? A full manicure and pedicure will run you at $30, which is a killer deal, but people go mostly for their intricate nail art, not to mention the wine. When shouldn't you go? When you're in a rush. Hey, the Mona Lisa wasn't painted in a day, right?

2. Tucci Nail Spa

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9448 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL
(305) 868-7482
Tucci nail spa may have one of the best deals in Miami, at $33 for a mani and pedi. Although the salon dedicates itself to nails, they also offer blowouts as they put the final touches on that Picasso of a ring finger they're working, all while you browse the internet with their free Wi-Fi. [Photo: Yelp]

3. Lapis Spa

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4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 674-4772
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Ok, so it's not solely a nail salon, but how could you talk about pedicures and not cover Miami's most outrageous one? For $200 and 90 minutes of your time, you can bedazzle your toes with real Swarovski crystals at Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau. Now talk about a summer pedi that sparkles.

4. Nailbar & Beauty Lounge

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3301 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 514-0305
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The follicle love is so strong here that both Marie Claire and InStyle named it one of the best nail art joints in the country, and sitting in those egg shaped chairs will show you why. They only use Zoya nail polish, natural raw sugar scrubs and disposable liners for their pedicure stations, so you can be sure that this is a germ-free nail zone. And, there's complimentary champagne during happy hour! We'll have a glass to go along with our French manis, thank you very much. [Photo: Nail Bar]

5. Marilyn Monroe Nail Boutique

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3252 NE 1st Ave Ste 122
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 475-8290
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Marilyn Monroe once said, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." We're going to assume she had her feet done before she slipped on the slippers. Miami is home to the very first Marilyn Monroe chain (located right behind the old Loehmann's, with locations now popping up all over Florida, reaching so far as Hawaii. They only use their self-branded Marilyn Monroe products and offer express, signature and luxury manis and pedis. Hair and makeup services are also offered. [Photo: Marilyn Monroe Spas]

6. Lace Nail Lab

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1935 West Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 604-0111
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Lace Nail Lab has been in business for about 11 years and uses Gehwol products when it comes to their lotions and soaks, which is safe for all skin types and diabetics who may suffer from circulatory problems. A regular manicure and pedicure will run you at about $60, and you can shop in their boutique for something to match your new summer nails when you finish. Careful not to smudge them while you're looking for your size though.

7. EM Nail Salon

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906 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-2022
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Em Nail Salon has a $35 mani and pedi package on Mondays and Tuesdays, which is a pretty good deal for the beach. On any given day though, expect to be in and out in 60 minutes if you're going for your basic, run-of-the-mill nail services. [Photo: Em Nail Salon]

8. Brickell Nail Spot

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630 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 373-5544
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Need to get a pedi but can't disconnect from your inbox? Brickell Nail Spot has the best prices in the area and, wait for it, FREE WIFI! Located between River Oyster Bar and Tobacco Road, this nail salon does a bit of everything, from acrylics to gel nails to nail art, and you can be in and out within the hour, without ever having to say you're "out of the office."

9. Neo Nails

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426 SW 8th St, #7
Miami, FL 33130
(786) 362-5809
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Neo Nails is your basic, in-and-out nail salon in Brickell and it, too, has complimentary Wi-Fi, although we don't suggest catching up on your workflow after accepting a few glasses of their equally au gratis wine and champagne. People on Yelp rave about the friendly staff, fabulous prices and cleanliness of the joint. Plus they have those cool pod-like pedicure chairs, which calls for a newly manicured Vulcan salute, Star Trek fans. [Photo: Facebook]

10. GLOSS Nail Bar

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214 Andalusia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 569-7700
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If you're looking for an alternative solution to potentially harmful nail polishes, head to Gloss Nail Bar. They make their own products, from polishes to body scrubs, in house. The shades come in gorgeous colors and are all water-based, vegan, 5-free, eco-friendly and as close to organic as you're going to get for nail products. The salon is warm and inviting, the kind of place you go when you want to be pampered and feel luxurious, but still want to be environmentally and health conscious. [Photo: Gloss Nail Bar]

11. Kimmy's Nails

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5840 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 740-5769
Nails. Done Right. Done Fast. Great price. In the time it took you to read that, you'll be done with your mani and pedi at Kimmy's, and it will be good. Real good. So good, actually, that the salon needed two locations on the same block: one for it's younger, hipper clientele and the other for Kimmy's loyalists. Don't mess with those. [Photo: Kimmy's Nails]

12. Somi Nails

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7301 Southwest 57th Court
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 661-5566
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SoMi Nail Spa is family-owned and operated, and offers all the services you'd need for your nails. It's open seven days a week, so go ahead and schedule your sunday manis, ladies. That is a day of rest, after all. [Photo: SoMi Nails]

1. Nails and Wine

17690 Northwest 78th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33015
A place that includes nails AND wine in the title? Where can we book an appointment? A full manicure and pedicure will run you at $30, which is a killer deal, but people go mostly for their intricate nail art, not to mention the wine. When shouldn't you go? When you're in a rush. Hey, the Mona Lisa wasn't painted in a day, right?
17690 Northwest 78th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33015

2. Tucci Nail Spa

9448 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL
Tucci nail spa may have one of the best deals in Miami, at $33 for a mani and pedi. Although the salon dedicates itself to nails, they also offer blowouts as they put the final touches on that Picasso of a ring finger they're working, all while you browse the internet with their free Wi-Fi. [Photo: Yelp]
9448 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL

3. Lapis Spa

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Ok, so it's not solely a nail salon, but how could you talk about pedicures and not cover Miami's most outrageous one? For $200 and 90 minutes of your time, you can bedazzle your toes with real Swarovski crystals at Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau. Now talk about a summer pedi that sparkles.
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. Nailbar & Beauty Lounge

3301 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137
The follicle love is so strong here that both Marie Claire and InStyle named it one of the best nail art joints in the country, and sitting in those egg shaped chairs will show you why. They only use Zoya nail polish, natural raw sugar scrubs and disposable liners for their pedicure stations, so you can be sure that this is a germ-free nail zone. And, there's complimentary champagne during happy hour! We'll have a glass to go along with our French manis, thank you very much. [Photo: Nail Bar]
3301 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137

5. Marilyn Monroe Nail Boutique

3252 NE 1st Ave Ste 122, Miami, FL 33137
Marilyn Monroe once said, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." We're going to assume she had her feet done before she slipped on the slippers. Miami is home to the very first Marilyn Monroe chain (located right behind the old Loehmann's, with locations now popping up all over Florida, reaching so far as Hawaii. They only use their self-branded Marilyn Monroe products and offer express, signature and luxury manis and pedis. Hair and makeup services are also offered. [Photo: Marilyn Monroe Spas]
3252 NE 1st Ave Ste 122
Miami, FL 33137

6. Lace Nail Lab

1935 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lace Nail Lab has been in business for about 11 years and uses Gehwol products when it comes to their lotions and soaks, which is safe for all skin types and diabetics who may suffer from circulatory problems. A regular manicure and pedicure will run you at about $60, and you can shop in their boutique for something to match your new summer nails when you finish. Careful not to smudge them while you're looking for your size though.
1935 West Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. EM Nail Salon

906 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Em Nail Salon has a $35 mani and pedi package on Mondays and Tuesdays, which is a pretty good deal for the beach. On any given day though, expect to be in and out in 60 minutes if you're going for your basic, run-of-the-mill nail services. [Photo: Em Nail Salon]
906 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Brickell Nail Spot

630 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Need to get a pedi but can't disconnect from your inbox? Brickell Nail Spot has the best prices in the area and, wait for it, FREE WIFI! Located between River Oyster Bar and Tobacco Road, this nail salon does a bit of everything, from acrylics to gel nails to nail art, and you can be in and out within the hour, without ever having to say you're "out of the office."
630 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

9. Neo Nails

426 SW 8th St, #7, Miami, FL 33130
Neo Nails is your basic, in-and-out nail salon in Brickell and it, too, has complimentary Wi-Fi, although we don't suggest catching up on your workflow after accepting a few glasses of their equally au gratis wine and champagne. People on Yelp rave about the friendly staff, fabulous prices and cleanliness of the joint. Plus they have those cool pod-like pedicure chairs, which calls for a newly manicured Vulcan salute, Star Trek fans. [Photo: Facebook]
426 SW 8th St, #7
Miami, FL 33130

10. GLOSS Nail Bar

214 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
If you're looking for an alternative solution to potentially harmful nail polishes, head to Gloss Nail Bar. They make their own products, from polishes to body scrubs, in house. The shades come in gorgeous colors and are all water-based, vegan, 5-free, eco-friendly and as close to organic as you're going to get for nail products. The salon is warm and inviting, the kind of place you go when you want to be pampered and feel luxurious, but still want to be environmentally and health conscious. [Photo: Gloss Nail Bar]
214 Andalusia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

11. Kimmy's Nails

5840 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33143
Nails. Done Right. Done Fast. Great price. In the time it took you to read that, you'll be done with your mani and pedi at Kimmy's, and it will be good. Real good. So good, actually, that the salon needed two locations on the same block: one for it's younger, hipper clientele and the other for Kimmy's loyalists. Don't mess with those. [Photo: Kimmy's Nails]
5840 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143

12. Somi Nails

7301 Southwest 57th Court, South Miami, FL 33143
SoMi Nail Spa is family-owned and operated, and offers all the services you'd need for your nails. It's open seven days a week, so go ahead and schedule your sunday manis, ladies. That is a day of rest, after all. [Photo: SoMi Nails]
7301 Southwest 57th Court
South Miami, FL 33143