Meet Philly’s New Resort-Model Nail Salon and Press-On Bar

Meet Philly’s New Resort-Model Nail Salon and Press-On Bar


At Ardmore’s Resort Nails, ebook a “nailcation” — manis and pedis impressed by locations like Dubai, Bali, and Hawaii.

Meet Philly’s New Resort-Model Nail Salon and Press-On Bar

Resort Nails, a luxurious nail salon and press-on bar, is now open in Ardmore. / {Photograph} courtesy of Resort Nails.

Positive, lots of people get their nails completed proper earlier than a visit — and even theme their mani/pedi round their vacation spot’s vibes. However this new Most important Line salon believes you may channel vacay vibes with out ever having to ebook a flight.

Making its public debut as we speak (!), Resort Nails in Ardmore is all about what it calls a “nailcation,” or luxe, destination-inspired nail providers that transport visitors to around-the-world spots probably in your must-visit journey checklist. Mainly, you’ll get high-end, retreat-level pampering a brief drive, practice or bus journey from house. Say much less!

Beneath, the salon’s present “nailcations.” Locations and accompanying providers are more likely to change seasonally, FYI.

  • Dubai: A gel mani/pedi that includes a pure gold masks, callus elimination, and jasmine-infused soak and scrub.
  • Bali: A gel mani/pedi with hot-stone therapeutic massage, inexperienced tea soak, and jasmine rice scrub and masks.
  • Hawaii: A gel mani/pedi supplemented with a floral foot soak, pineapple sugar scrub, and clay masks.
  • Mykonos: A gel mani/pedi that includes a contemporary lemon and herb foot soak, clay masks, and foot therapeutic massage.

Don’t need a full package deal? Ebook a single service like an acrylic, gel, or dip-powder manicure or pedicure, a polish change, crystal utility, or nail restore. (The salon carries manufacturers like Chanel, OPI, Valentino Magnificence Pure, and DND.) There are additionally waxing providers in your brows, lip and chin, plus dermaplaning.

Most notably, Resort Nails is house to the world’s first press-on nail bar. Pressies are all the fad proper now, because of the pandemic and rising “nailfluencers.” They’re tremendous advantageous for a handful of causes. Press-ons are nice for anybody with an on-the-go life-style — you could be out and in of the salon in half-hour or much less — and those that love sporting quite a lot of types. Plus, they’re much less damaging than acrylic and gel, and if one among your pressies pops off, you may reapply it pretty simply. Resort Nails’ press-on collections embrace “Women’ Journey,” which contains a Christian Dior-inspired design adorned with crystals; “Enterprise Journey” for “boss-babe” seems; and “Baecation” with wow-worthy oval and stiletto-shaped nails.

Resort Nails is owned by Naeemah Johnson, a Philly native and founding father of Nbeauty Inc., a full-service magnificence and spa model with places in East Falls and Ardmore. Even cooler: Over the course of her 20-plus-year profession, she has styled celebrities together with Philly’s personal Jazmine Sullivan, and Charli Baltimore, Lil’ Kim, and Michelle Williams — and was a part of the glam squad for the Black Women Rock! award present.

Johnson tells me that she had all the time needed to create an extension of Nbeauty Inc. — one that may supply artistic, one-of-a-kind nail providers. “I personally discover myself in a nail salon or getting spa remedies in all places I journey to, so it’s a pure match for me,” she says. “When visitors be a part of us on the salon, I need them to really feel like they’re on an escape and revel in this serene house we’ve created with designs and packages impressed by locations across the globe.”

Resort Nails is situated at 46 Greenfield Avenue in Ardmore. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday by way of Friday, 8 a.m. to six p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to five p.m. on Sundays.