We take you to five nail bars in Delhi, where you can opt for some snazzy nail art.
From traditional to contemporary, funky to gothic designs, this place offers a great variety in nail art. “Traditional designs are mostly done for brides, in which we create a design that matches the jewellery and the outfit of the bride,” says Gurpreet Seble of Nail Spa. “In contemporary designs, we do lot of mix and match of colours and use decoratives, such as stones,” says Seble. If this doesn’t excite you, then you can go for their funky designs or the latest addition on their menu — gothic nail art, which uses a lot of dark colours with hints of grey. Besides this, they have 3D nail art that has embellishments made of acrylic gel. “We try introducing a new design every two months,” she adds. They have seven locations all over Delhi.
Starting price: Rs100
Address: PR-250, 1 Floor, opposite Zara,
If you want to try something wild and crazy then this is the place for you. It’s not just nail paint that they use; some of their designs are done with dry leaves and flowers. Such intricate designs take much longer to get painted, so try them only if you have over an hour to spare. “We do a lot of experimentation at our store,” says Simar, the owner of the bar. They cater to crazy demands from young girls. “During the World Cup, we had so many girls asking for the Cup or the Indian flag that we decided to keep similar designs on during the ongoing Indian Premier League,” she says. Right now, IPL-crazy fans can choose from 3D designs of bats, balls and nail art with IPL jersey colours.
Starting price: Rs550
Address: 13-B, Khan Market
Come to this place for pocket-friendly nail art. Here, they use basic tools, such as brushes and needles to create designs. Once you decide on the medium, you can choose the colour combinations. "We give our customers the freedom to choose their own colour palette and stones," says one of the attendants at the store. Other options available here are stick-ons, foil art and marble fabric. While stick-ons would mean just simple pasting of stickers onto your nails, foil art would require creating designs out of coloured foil paper on your nails. They also use decoratives, such as sparkles, studs and stamping
Starting price: Rs300
Address: F 33, First Floor, West Gate Mall,
At this nail spa, you can choose from stick-ons and regular paint art in various colours and designs. They also do nail piercing and nail decoration with Swarovskis and coloured stones as per the customer’s requirement. “You can mix and match and create your own pattern, but we keep our designs very subtle and classy,” says Pooja Sondhi of Vedic Spa Mantra. “We have a booklet that has all the designs. There are hundreds of designs and this helps customers get an idea on what kind of nail art they want to go for,” says Sondhi. This is also one of the few places in the city that offers to touch up your nail art in case of wear and tear — at minimal charges.
Starting price: Rs1,000 onwards
Address: A- 31, Link Road,
This place gives you value for money. Best known for their 3D nail art — you can choose from a range of designs, such as fish, sea shells, cricket bats, football or even a Diwali diya — you name it and they will get it painted on your nails. Another USP of this place is bridal nail art. “It’s the most popular thing at our nail bar right now,” says Pammy Kaul, the owner of Scratch. They study the design on the bride’s lehengha and create the same pattern on her nails. “Sometimes, we also create the design in such a way that it matches the wedding and the reception dress of the bride. It makes things less tedious for the bride and saves time and money,” says Kaul. Another interesting feature is that, they have a mobile nail art bar that you can call anywhere in the Capital at no extra charge.
Starting price: Rs600
Address: Scratch, M-72,
III Floor, GK-2