Best of Philly

Best Nail Salon

2023 Best Nail Salon


This chic salon on East Girard beautifies with cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic polishes and gels that are gentler on your nails. Plus, Rebel employs low-waste­ methods — like using metal cuticle pushers instead of disposable wooden ones — for all treatments. Hot tip: Spring for the Prime pedicure, which includes an exfoliating, skin-softening­ sugar scrub and a super-soothing sunflower-­seed oil calf-and-foot massage. Read More »

535 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

2022 Best Nail Place to Channel Euphoria Vibes

Brand Nail Studio

Swirls of whimsical lavender designs, spring-inspired yin/yangs, bursts of bright highlighter hues, retro flowers and smiley faces, funky croc patterns … your nails are canvases for the artists at Brand Nail Studio, where Lisa Frank meets the cast of Euphoria meets “Hot Girl Summer.” Read More »

1008 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2019 Best Nail Savior

Prep & Foxx, Associates

The pros at this salon can help you rebuild your natural nails after years of manicures have destroyed them — and will school you on nail care while doing so. Read More »

1532 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-755-6500 | Website

2019 Best Nail Salon

Top Coat Nail Studio

It’s clean, it’s cute, the services are solid, and Top Coat keeps up with trendy offerings like dip manicures and detoxifying black charcoal pedicures. Read More »

897 Penn Street, Bryn Mawr, PA | 484-222-6257 | Website

2019 Best Gel Mani Queen

Myriam Acelas at Lacquer Lounge

Her gels are meticulously applied and stay shiny, chip-resistant and completely peel-free for up to three whole weeks, which is basically a lifetime in Manicure World. Read More »

38 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-987-3656 | Website