Affordable nail salons in KL 


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There are countless places in Kuala Lumpur to get a manicure. However, these pampering sessions don’t usually come cheap, especially if you’re opting for gel nails with fancy nail art. 

For those of you on a tight budget, we’ve rounded up a list of 10 nail salons in KL that offer manicures for under RM50. That way, you can continue to treat yourself without burning a hole in your wallet. The full-service classic manicures on our list includes basic nail care, cuticle work, light massage, and a single nail colour to meet all your essential nail needs. 


1. POSH Nail Spa – Essential Manicure (RM45)


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If POSH Nail Spa sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because the salon is a favourite of many Malaysian influencers. Its client list includes names like Xandria Ooi, Maggy Wang, and even actress Tong Bing Yu, just to name a few. You can join the list with the salon’s affordable manicure.

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The Essential Manicure (RM45) here offers standard nail care, as well as callus removal and soothing lotion to get your hands prepped for another grinding week at school or work.

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To jazz up your nails even further, add nail art (RM8-25/nail) to your manicure. POSH Nail Spa is known for its fun, minimalistic designs that will brighten up any OOTD. 

Address: 31, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10.30AM-8PM | Sat-Sun 10AM-7PM
Telephone: 012-612 8219
Website 


2. Jac & Ivy – Classic Manicure (RM45)


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Jac & Ivy Nail Spa’s sleek interior design sets the perfect mood for an afternoon of relaxation while getting a Classic Manicure (RM45).

It also has a kid’s spa decked out with adorable cat-shaped chairs and robes. The manicurists use non-toxic Korean nail polishes in its Express Manicure (RM25) for kids, so you don’t have to worry about safety. The salon also offers a Signature Manly Manicure (RM50) for men, making this a perfect place to visit for a fun family day out. 

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The store has a selection of quirky nail designs that you can pick from, including customised hand-drawn nail art. Prices for nail art start from RM10 for each nail.

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White Rabbit candy-inspired nails
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Nail art stickers (from RM4/nail) is also another affordable option to consider here, which will also add flair to your regular manicure. 

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For those always on the go, there’s the Express Manicure (RM25) and Pedicure (RM35). It comes with trimming, shaping, polish, and cuticle care oil. It’s also a great choice for those who want to keep costs even lower. These express options do not include a light massage, but the affordable prices make up for it. 

And if you’ve been wanting to try out gel nails but haven’t had the budget to do so, the store has an affordable Gel Manicure/Pedicure (RM85) combo with free removal services. 

Address: A-0-2, Plaza Damas 3, No. 63 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10AM-8PM (Closed Sundays)
Telephone: 03-6206 1508
Website 


3. Nails Craft – Classic Manicure (RM40)


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Nails Craft offers Classic Manicure (RM40) and Classic Pedicure (RM58) services in a whimsical space. The salon is decorated with pink chandeliers, wooden dollhouses, and floral decals on the walls that can serve as inspiration for your nail art designs. 

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A set of nails with custom nail art range from RM108-178, depending on the design. The price includes a Gel Manicure (RM78) and nail art with accessories. 

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Address: 19-G, Jalan Kuchai Maju 7, Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-7983 8883
Website


4. De Nail Addict – Classic Manicure with Regular Nail Polish (RM40)


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De Nail Addict lets you save majorly with its Express Manicure (RM20). The difference between this and the Classic Manicure (RM40) is that it doesn’t include cuticle care and massage. 

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Prices for nail art designs here starts at RM8/nail. Pick one of the matte tartan (RM12-15/nail) nail art designs – it’s a great mood-lifter for dreary, rainy days. 

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For some further pampering, try the OPI Treatment Manicure/Pedicure (RM75-95). The service includes exfoliation and a relaxing massage using OPI’s Nourishing Massage Cream. It will leave your hands and feet feeling smooth and soft for days. 

Address: Lot B-F-13 Blok B Ativo Plaza, Jalan PJU 9/1, Damansara Avenue Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10AM-7PM | Sun 10AM-6PM (Closed Mondays)
Telephone: 03-6263 7559
Website 


5. Nailsmith Spa & Bar – Classic Manicure (RM50)


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Nailsmith Spa & Bar takes pampering sessions up a notch by having an in-house coffee bar. You can sip on a cup of coffee (RM7) or latte (RM10) while getting a Classic Manicure (RM50/40 minutes) and massage here.

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Nail Art ranges from RM3-10 per nail, depending on the design you choose. If you don’t have a design in mind, take a look at the salon’s Instagram for inspiration. You can ask the nail technicians to recreate your favourite design. 

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Geometric nail art designs
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Address: Block D, D3-G3-5, Publika Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10.30AM-8.30PM | Sat 10.30AM-9PM | Sun 12PM-8.30PM
Telephone: 03-6211 7118
Website


6. Younique Nail Boutique – Younique Manicure (RM40)


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Like its name suggests, Younique Nail Boutiques has unique 3D designs (from RM5/nail) that will give your nails that added sparkle and definition. Get comfy on a Takasima leather massage chair while pampering yourself with a Younique Manicure (RM40).

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The store has over a hundred regular and gel nail polish colours to choose from. But if you’re someone who dislikes making quick on-the-go decisions, the nail technicians here are always patient and willing to lend a hand and a suggestion or two. 

Address: Unit 15-1-5A, Shoplex, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10AM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-6201 3428
Website 


7. O’2 Nails Malaysia – Gel Manicure (RM38)


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Gel nails and digital nail art usually come with pricey tags, but O’2Nails Malaysia lets you try it out without having to break the bank.

For your first trial, you can get a Gel Manicure for only RM38. This includes nail care, gel polish, and digital printing on 4 to 6 nails. A non-trial gel manicure without digital printing comes at the same price, but it’s still a steal. So if you have an image in mind that you want to have printed – even if it’s your own selfie – the salon will have it done for you. 

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The hardest  part of digital nail art is choosing a design. There are more than 100 designs on the O2 app! Once you’re past that, simply insert your finger into the machine and the design will be printed in less than 30 seconds. Then, your design will be sealed off with a top coat. 

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Address: 4, Jalan Metro Perdana Barat 12, Sri Edaran Industrial Park, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9AM-6PM (Closed Sundays)
Telephone: 012-646 4628
Website


8. Nail Trend Training Studio – Classic Manicure (RM40)


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Another nail salon that has an impressive client list is Nail Trend Studio. Celebrities such as musician Talitha Tan and model Syazlin Zainal have posted about it on their Instagram pages. But you don’t have to fork out too much for a Classic Manicure (RM40) here to keep up with the latest nail trends.

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For a classic look, give the affordable Manicure French Design (RM55) a go. It looks good especially on short nails.

Address: Unit 15-1-8, Shoplex, 2, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10AM-7.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-2011 6008
Website


9. Golden File Nail Salon & Spa – Classic Manicure (RM50)


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Golden File Nail Salon & Spa offers its Classic Manicure (RM50) with a deal that’s bound to save you even more: after every 5 manicures here, you are entitled to a free session. 

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This salon is skilled at creating eye-catching nail art designs (RM4/nail) even on short nails.

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There is also a Golden File Nail Salon & Spa outlet at The Curve Mall in PJ with all the same deals if you find yourself outside of KL. 

Address: 1 Mont Kiara, 23A, 2nd Floor, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-6206 5573
Website


10. JJ Nail Studio – Classic Manicure (RM33)


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Regular visitors to Mid Valley Mall are probably already familiar with JJ Nail Studio, a trusty nail salon franchise that has been around since 2003. It’s also the cheapest place on this list to get a Classic Manicure (RM33)

This nail salon may be located in one of the most crowded malls in KL, but you won’t have to sacrifice comfort and privacy as seating is tucked away at the back of the store.

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The store charges RM2-10 for nail art per nail, and the technicians here are patient with any customised requests you have. And if you can’t make up your mind on a design, don’t fret as there are nail art samples, including holographic nails and popular cartoon characters, in the store to help you choose. 

Address: Mid Valley Megamall, S-065A, 2nd Floor, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-2201 7923
Website


Treat yourself with affordable manicures


Whether you’re looking to add some extra colour to your OOTD or wanting to pamper your nails, consider taking some me-time this weekend and relax at these nail salons that offer affordable manicures. 

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