Affordable nail salons in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

nail salons in JBImage adapted from: Fairy Nail, Nobelle Nail House

Getting a manicure after a tiring week is one of the best ways a girl can pamper herself. 1) You’re away from the crowds, 2) there’s air-con, 3) you get to lie back on an armchair while your hands are getting a massage and your nails polished.

But often, getting your nails done in Singapore costs a bomb, especially if you’re going for gel nails with fancy nail art designs, so here are some pocket-friendly nail salons in Johor Bahru to give your nails the shine they need without burning a hole in your pocket.

Those looking to get manicures done without travelling across the border, check out our articles on nail salons in Singapore here:

1. YOUNG Waxing & Nails – gel manicures from $14.96

YOUNG nails salonImage adapted from: YOUNG Waxing & Nails

We’re always looking out for places that give additional discounts for first-timers and one such place is Young Waxing & Nails. For newbies, their express gel manicure starts from RM45 (~S$14.96). You’ll have your nails trimmed, shaped, buffed and polished in a single colour of your choice.

nails from Young Waxing & NailsImage credit: YOUNG Waxing & Nails

The salon has the standard palettes, with varying designs such as ombre hues and 3D ribbon stickers.

Those looking to give their nails a detox can opt for the salon’s Paraffin Wax Treatment RM48 (~s$12.64), which is like a deep cleansing facial, but for your fingers. The warm paraffin wax has healing and cleansing properties that will remove your dead skin cells, leaving your fingers feeling softer to the touch.

YOUNG nails' samplePrices for designs like these start from as low as RM70 (~S$23.14)
Image credit: YOUNG Waxing & Nails

The place also offers up waxing services, which start from RM18 (~S$5.95).  Guys are welcome too – you’ll just need to pay an extra RM10 (~S$3.31) in addition to the price of your chosen service.

Address: GE-006, Ground Floor, KSL CITY, No. 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-10PM
Telephone: +60 10-760 5584

2. Fairy Nail – gel manicures from $15

Fairy Nails' nailsImage credits: Fairy Nail

Fairy Nail’s gel manicures start from RM45.39 nett (~S$15). They also offer up more elaborate designs like multi-coloured glossy nails, matte or metallic effects, and the option of adorning your digits with 2D or 3D nail art for extra sparkle.

Fairy Nails' blue nails Image credit: Fairy Nail

The salon also offers stick-on nails with intricate hand-painted patterns. Offering over 20 designs for you to choose from, the salon’s friendly staff are also able to customise patterns if you have any requests of your own.

Fairy Nail salonImage credit: Fairy Nail

Address: F59 Holiday Plaza, Jalan Dato Sulaiman Taman Century, Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Daily, 10.30AM-8PM
Telephone: +60 7-335 5773

3. Nobelle Nail House – gel manicures from $16.52

Nobelle nail house nailsImage credit: Nobelle Nail House

Whether you’re one to go for intricate floral patterns or simple lines, Nobelle Nail House has got wide variety of designs for you to choose from. Their standard gel manicures start from RM 50 (~S$16.52), but to spice things up further, you can request for more complicated looks at an additional cost.

Nobelle nail artImage credit: Nobelle Nail House

Other nail designs include ombre combinations and marble shades paired with geometrical lines. If you’d like to have a customised design, feel free to bring it up to the staff and they’ll be able to help materialise what you have in mind.

Nobelle nail artImage credit: Nobelle Nail House

Address: G69, Ground floor, Holiday Plaza, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Century, Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Daily, 11AM-8.30PM
Telephone: +60 14-382 0282

4. Tiff’s Nail – gel manicures from $16.63

Tiff's NailsImage credit: Tiff’s Nail

Floral lovers will want to give Tiff’s Nails a visit as their manicurist creates beautiful floral nails by pressing tiny flowers between varnish layers. The best part is how reasonably priced this manicure is, at just RM50 (~S$16.63).

Mix and match floral patterns at Tiff's NailsFeel free to mix and match the different flower options provided to you in the form of a physical photo album
Image credit: @tiffsnail

Those who prefer something less flowery can opt for the salon’s marble designs that are mixed with gold fillings. Doll up your nails further by adding on some stick-on coloured diamonds.

tiff's nails gemsImage credit: @tiffsnail

The place also offers up 1-for-1 eyebrow embroidery services, so be sure to check out this place with your BFF to maximise this deal.

Address: 21A Jalan Pendekar 16 Taman Ungku Tun Aminah (20.60 mi), Skudai, Johor, Malaysia 81300
Opening hours: Daily, 11AM-8PM
Telephone: +60 18-313 1499

5. Nail. It. – gel manicures from $18

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They’ve got free wifi, magazines filled with nail designs for inspiration, and a premise so spacious that your boo can comfortably wait for you by the lounge sofas while you get your nails done. In terms of pampering customers, you can say that Nail. It. has, well, nailed it.

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Their gel manicures start from RM54 (~S$18) but you can also add on nail artwork at an additional cost. Their popular designs often feature 2D floral patterns and even elaborate 3D stickers of adorable and familiar characters like Totoro and My Melody.

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Address: F120, Holiday Plaza level 3, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Century Garden, 80250 JB, Johor Bahru 80250
Opening hours: Daily, 10.30AM-8PM
Telephone: +60 7-331 3767

6. M & Y Nail N Beauty – gel manicures from $18.29

M & Y nailsImage credit: M & Y Nail N Beauty

At M & Y Nail N Beauty, you can look forward to having your classic gel nails done from RM55 (~S$18.29). You can choose to have your nail coloured from a wide range of over 100 shades that come in mixed hues and single tones.

Nail art from M & Y Nail N Beauty salonImage credit: M & Y Nail N Beauty

To switch things up a little, opt for their patterned designs that vary from simple gold and black combinations to more complex styles like checkered prints and geometrical lines.

The place also offers eyelash extensions and eyebrow embroidery services.

Address: 25a, Jalan Badik Satu Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Daily, 10.30AM-8PM
Telephone:+60 10-921 1810

7. Kit-Ro Nail Salon – gel manicures from $24.78

Kit-ro nail salonImage credit: Kit-Ro Nail Salon

Kit-Ro Nail Salon offers up gel manicures from RM75 (~S$24.78) and a wide range of colours and patterns that you can add on at an additional cost. We recommend going for their marble designs, which can be mixed with various tones. They also have a variety of nail art designs that change constantly so customers will always have a new look.

Kit-Ro nail salon samplesPrevious nail art designs featured Disney characters
Image credit: Kit-Ro Nail Salon

Kit-Ro purple nails with nail artImage credit: Kit-Ro Nail Salon

For extra glamours designs, check out their stick on accessories that range from diamonds to dangling pearls and mini bells. Due to the store’s popularity, we recommend booking an appointment in advance to avoid queuing.

Address: 11 Jalan Dedap, 23 Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Daily, 11AM-7PM | Closed on Sundays
Telephone: +60 16-763 1642

8. Mermaid Nail & Beauty – gel manicures from $25.78

mermaid nails Image credit: Mermaid Nail & Beauty

Maybe we can’t become mermaids, but it is possible to have mermaid-like nails with iridescent manicures by Mermaid Nail & Beauty. Their gel manicures start from RM78 (~S$25.78). You can choose to have your nails done in a single matte or glossy colour tone or mix it up with different textures.

nails with gemsBeautify your nails further by adding stick-on gems and gold flakes
Image credit: Mermaid Nail & Beauty

The salon also has a Cracked Heels Spa Treatment for tired feet. It comes with a foot massage and an exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin cells and restore moisture.

Address: 50A, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru 80400
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-8PM
Telephone: +60 10-669 7336

Best nail salons in JB, Malaysia

Getting your nails in Singapore is a therapeutic but expensive affair. Thankfully, these cheap manicures in JB make it easier for your cuticles to get the well-deserved pampering they need without you having to worry about the cost.

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