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We got you covered with a whopping 27 hair salons that are doing away with CNY surcharge this year, and now, it’s time to get your nails CNY-ready without paying any extra fees!

During this festive period, it’s not surprising to come across many nail salons that impose CNY surcharges anywhere between S$5 to S$15 as the businesses try to cope with overwhelming demand and manpower shortage.

That said, there are still a select few who do not want to increase their prices just for the sake of it, which is why we’re highlighting them here so that you can get a manicure without CNY surcharge during the festive season.

Ahead, check out the 10 top nail salons in Singapore that you can get CNY-ready nails by paying just regular menu prices – one is even offering 40% off regular service price!

Queen’s Market


An ideal one-stop beauty destination for all your grooming needs, this cosy, humble salon – which is run by a Japanese expat – offers facials, body treatments, eyelash extensions as well as nail services.

While Queen’s Market is known for its signature Royal Herb Detox Wrap treatment for the body, its gel manicure and pedicure services deserve a shout-out as well.

Prices may be a little steep but what you’re paying for here is the level of detailing as well as a unique Japanese soft gel polish that lasts longer and doesn’t do as much as damage to your nails.

Address: 81B Tanjong Pagar Road, Level 3, Singapore 088502
Contact: 6329 1166, 9858 6458 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Operating hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Sun)
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Skosk Beautique

Nail Salons Without Cny Surcharge 2021 Skosk Boutique

Located in the NUS campus, Skosk Beautique is the perfect budget beauty salon for Westies – it provides a variety of beauty treatments – facials and waxing included! – at prices that don’t hurt the wallet at all. That’s one of the reasons why this beauty salon is regularly frequented by NUS students as well as the general public.

The clean premises and professional service are a huge plus for many of Skosk Beautique’s customers, coupled with the fact that the prices are very affordable, especially for those who are on a tight budget.

The Classic Gel Manicure is going for S$63!

Address:2 College Avenue West, #01-09, Stephen Riady Centre, Singapore 138607
Contact: 9169 5037 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Operating hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 7pm (Sat) | Closed on Sundays
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Painted Nail Bar

Nail Salons Without Cny Surcharge 2021 Painted Nail Bar

Professional and friendly staff aside, Painted Nail Bar is known for taking amazing care of your nails and delivering even the most intricate nail art without any problems, which is why a lot of new customers are converted to loyal regulars after trying Painted Nail Bar for the first time!

Prices here are fairly reasonable with express services starting from S$20 while a classic manicure will set you back at S$30. There’s even mani-pedi for kids if you plan on bringing your little princess along with you for a mother-daughter spa day.

Address: 374 River Valley Road, Singapore 248281
Contact: 6669 4778, 8749 9420 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Operating hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Sat) | 11am – 7pm (Sun & PH)
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With express manicures starting at only S$18, a no hard-selling policy, and possibly the most skilled and attentive manicurists, it is no surprise that this nail salon keeps regular customers coming back again and again for more.

If you want to go all out, a spa treatment for your hands and feet will only set you back for S$100 here while a Classic Gel Manicure costs S$85. Do remember to make your appointment soon though – as mentioned, Manicurious is highly popular among locals so you’d want to ring them up ASAP to avoid disappointment this Chinese New Year!

Address: 41 Beach Road, Singapore 189680
Contact: 6333 9096
Operating hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Sat & PH) | 11am – 8pm (Sun)
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Bada Hair


Besides dishing out latest Korean nail trends, Bada Hair is also well-loved for using products from eco-friendly Korean nail brand, Bandi Nail. This brand is famous for its inclusion of natural ingredients in its nail polishes – all of which offer vivid colours that stay put after a drying time of just 30 seconds.

In addition, Bada Hair also uses state-of-the-art technology soak-off machines to gently remove gel polishes so that your nails don’t get damaged in the process, and provides one of the best nail care solutions that can prevent your digits from yellowing while restoring nail health.

Address: 333A Orchard Road, #03-13, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238867
Contact: 6738 8006, 8133 0818 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message) or book online here
Operating hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Sun)
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The Nail Social


The Nail Social stands out from the rest of the nail salons in town because of its dedication to being a socially-conscious nail salon in Singapore, but that’s not all – most of the products that the salon uses, sells or serves are non-toxic, eco-friendly, fair trade-certified, and/or cruelty-free!

Additionally, the team here strives to ensure that every customer has an enjoyable manicure experience with thoughtful touches like iPads pre-loaded with movies, games, books, and podcasts as well as drinks and snacks for you to munch on – you can even enjoy a complimentary glass of wine if you get a booking on Fridays and Saturdays!

Address: 42A Haji Lane, Level 2, Singapore 189235 |
333 Kreta Ayer Road, #01-14, The Social Space, Singapore 080333
Contact: Find the full list of contact numbers on the website
Operating hours: View the opening hours on the website
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Branche Salon


Branché boasts a team of professionally-trained Japanese staff who not only have superior designing skills, but also impeccable customer service to boot, which is why you will see that the prices here aren’t exactly the cheapest but it’s totally worth paying for.

The beauty salon also takes great pride in using only a Japanese-made nail gel polish called Para Gel, which is claimed to be non-harmful to your nails.

The team of nail technicians here also refrain from harmful practices like filing your nail surface so that you can sport CNY-ready nails that are not just gorgeous but also healthy.

Address: 13 Stamford Road, #B1-33, Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178905
Contact: 6702 3036
Operating hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Sun)
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Trimmings Salon & Spa


This beauty salon may be incredibly popular among expats, but that doesn’t mean manicures here come with an exorbitant price tag. In fact, Trimmings Salon & Spa offers some of the most affordable rates in town, starting from just S$20 for an express manicure!

We highly recommend booking an appointment here if you want to get a quality manicure together with hairdressing services and massages done all in one day, but be sure to call in soon before they run out of slots!

Address: 75B, Loewen Road, Singapore 248852 |
123 Tanglin Road, Tudor Court, Singapore 247920
Contact: 8511 5085 (Loewen), 9710 6415 (Tudor Court) or book online here
Operating hours: View the opening hours on the website
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Princess Cottage


Set up by Joanna Lee in early 2006, Princess Cottage is probably one of the OG nail salons in Singapore that offers professional nail services with wallet-friendly neighbourhood salon pricing.

All manicures and pedicures here are done using Shinygel polishes from Japan, which Princess Cottage is currently the exclusive sole distributor for in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Plus, the salon is also running exclusive Chinese New Year promotions that you won’t want to miss, including 50% off for express gel manicures and pedicures. There will also not be any surcharge if you sign up for their CNY package now, which entitles you to eight discounted services at the salon.

With three locations island-wide in Tampines, Sengkang, and Somerset respectively, you can easily make an appointment to get your nails ready for CNY without travelling far.

The salon is really popular with nail art lovers though, so if you are planning to dress up your nails a little this year, be sure to make your appointment early to snatch a slot!

Address: See the full list of locations on the website
Contact: See the full list of contact numbers on the website, or book online here
Operating hours: View the opening hours on the website
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Nail Queen


Nail salons are a dime a dozen over at Far East Plaza, but Nail Queen stands out in the crowd because of its team of warm and friendly Vietnamese nail technicians who will spruce up your fingers and toes like a pro.

Over here, no nail art is too complicated for the manicurists as they are highly skilled in detailed designs as well as free-hand drawing.

Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, #04-88, Singapore 228213
Contact: 6836 1393, 8742 5789
Operating hours: 11pm – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
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