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8 Nail Salons In JB With Gel Manicures From S$17 Plus Affordable Nail Art & Extensions

Nail salons in JB, Malaysia

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. Here are some pocket-friendly nail salons in Johor Bahru to give your nails the TLC they need without burning a hole in your pocket.

1. Mermaid Nail & Beauty – Intricate pedicure nail art

Image adapted from: @mermaidnailnbeauty via Instagram

Mermaid Nail & Beauty offers express gel manicures at RM58 (~S$16.30) and classic gel manicures at RM88 (~S$24.73).

From there, you can sift through a wide range of nail art designs, priced between RM25-RM200 (~S$7.03-S$56.20). This can be something as simple as a hand-painted smiley face or heart shape, to embedding pretty little faux flowers into your mani.

Image adapted from: @mermaidnailnbeauty via Instagram

They’re also able to execute intricate nail art even on your little toesies, on top of your express or classic gel pedicure at RM68 (~S$19.11) and RM98 (~S$27.54) respectively.

Address: 47-02, Jalan Ponderosa 2/2, Taman Ponderosa, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-5pm | Fri 9am-5pm (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: +60 11 1309 3443 | Mermaid Nail & Beauty Facebook

2. Jolly Colours House – Express gel mani under S$12

Image credit: Jolly Colours House via Google Maps

Jolly Colours House opened at KSL City Mall in late 2023, offering express gel manicures for just RM40 (~$11.33). The affordable fix is great for those who want to get off their feet for a bit amidst their shopping spree. You can also get a classic gel manicure for RM60 (~$16.86).

Image credit: Ngoclinh Chu via Google Maps

Choose from their preset nail designs, which include trendy styles like jelly nails and negative space drawings. A set of extensions and full nail art is priced RM160 (~$45.33). If you’d like to spruce up your peepers as well, they also do eyelash extensions under the same roof, priced from RM98 (~$27.77) onwards.

Address: 33 Jalan Seladang, G-S02B-1 KSL City Mall, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: +60 18 234 3722

3. Say Nails Southkey – Customisable nail art from ~S$1.70

Image credit: @saynailssouthkey via Instagram

Located at Mid Valley Southkey is Say Nails Southkey, where you can get a classic gel mani for RM80 (~S$22.48). They offer a bunch of different nail art styles. These include simple designs (from RM50 per style, ~S$14.05) like French tips, glitter polish, and 2-tone polish.

Image credit: Jorvell via Google Maps

Hand-painted designs are priced from RM15 (~S$4.22) per nail or RM65 (~S$18.27) for a full set. This way, you can decide how many of your nails you want to jazz up even further, based on your budget. If you want to add some bling to your fingers, you can embed rhinestones for RM6 (~S$1.69) each.

Address: Persiaran Southkey 1, S-045 Mid Valley Southkey, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-8pm, Daily
Contact: +60 7 266 2503 | Say Nails Southkey Facebook

4. YOUNG Waxing & Nails – Top rated, with outlets at KSL & Mid Valley

Image adapted from: YOUNG Waxing & Nails via Facebook

Established in 2017, YOUNG Waxing & Nails is quite the OG in the JB nail salons scene. It has also racked up a near perfect rating of 4.8 stars on Google, with close to 200 satisfied reviews. Their manicures are priced RM60 (~S$17) for regular classic and RM98 (~S$27.77) for classic gel, with nail art top-ups ranging from RM30-RM180 (~$S8.50-~S$51).

Image adapted from: @youngwaxingandnails via Instagram

For a rejuvenating treatment especially after all that retail therapy across the Causeway, pair your pedicure (from RM70, ~S$19.84) with their Goat Milk Foot Soak (RM38, ~S$10.77). Not only does it relieve your muscle soreness, the goat milk is also uber moisturising.

KSL City Mall outlet
Address: 33 Jalan Seladang, GE-006 KSL City Mall, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily

Mid Valley Southkey outlet
Address: Persiaran Southkey 1, S-041 Mid Valley Southkey, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily

Contact: +60 018 231 9018 | YOUNG Waxing & Nails website

5. Fairy Nail – Trendy nail art like chrome & cat eye effects

Image credit: @fairynail59 via Instagram

At Fairy Nail, you can get a quick and fuss-free express gel mani for RM45 (~$12.75). This includes simple filing and shaping, before jumping straight into the colour and gel coat. If you have more time to spare, they offer classic gel manicures for RM60 (~$16.86). It includes buffing and cuticle removal which will help your polish last longer.

Image credit: @fairynail59 via Instagram

Want to really dress up your talons? Nail art – ranging from chrome and cat eye effects to intricate hand-drawn designs and dangly charms – are priced RM88-RM128 (~$24.94-~$36.27), and RM150 (~$42.51) onwards for the add-on of extensions.

Address: Jalan Dato Sulaiman, G63 Holiday Plaza, Taman Century, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10.30am-8pm, Daily
Contact: +60 19 790 4870 | Fairy Nail Facebook

6. KitRo Nail Salon – Viral TikTok & Xiao Hong Shu-style designs

Image credit: @kitro_nailsalon via Instagram

KitRo Nail Salon is a pro at recreating trendy nail designs that you’ve probably seen go viral on TikTok and Xiao Hong Shu. Expect long and elegant shaping, your choice of edgy and vampy or dainty and girly colour palettes, and gorgeous detailing from painted mermaid scales to 3D water droplets. 

Their designs for CNY 2023. Keep your eyes peeled for their Year of the Dragon presets.
Image credit: @kitro_nailsalon via Instagram

Prices start at RM78 (~$22.08) for a classic gel mani, and you can choose from their preset designs for nail art – or show the nail tech some pics if you have an idea in mind – at an additional cost.

Address: 42A, Jalan Dedap 24, Taman Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-7pm, Daily
Contact: +60 16 763 1642 | KitRo Nail Salon Facebook

7. Nobelle Nail House – Hand-drawn designs like animals & anime

Image credit: @nobellenailhouse via Instagram

The staff at Nobelle Nail House are known for being particularly skilful when it comes to hand-drawn designs, painting everything from cute animals to anime characters. Classic manicures are priced RM25 (~$7.08) without gel, and RM50 (~$14.16) with. 

Image credit: @nobellenailhouse via Instagram

Nail art designs are priced according to the complexity level, starting from RM60 (~$22.66) for a set. If you’re the type to scroll social media for nail art inspo, simply share your references with the nail techs and they’ll take a crack at recreating the style. 

Address: Jalan Dato Sulaiman, G12 Holiday Plaza, Taman Century, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 11am-8.30pm, Daily
Contact: +60 14 382 0282 | Nobelle Nail House Facebook

8. Tiff’s Nail – 30% discount if you choose a trainee nail tech

Image credit: Tiff’s Nail Facebook

Tiff’s Nail operates from a cosy shophouse space in the Skudai area, which is about a 15-minute drive from Paradigm Mall. It’s well worth the journey if you’d like to score manicures at even cheaper rates. This is because the salon offers discounts for customers who opt to be served by junior or trainee nail techs.

The viral comic pop art style.
Image credit: Tiff’s Nail Facebook

Everyone starts somewhere, right? Give these aspiring nail techs a chance to refine their craft, and in turn you’ll get to save 10% for juniors and 30% for trainees. Their base prices are RM85 (~S$24.08) for a classic gel mani, so you could be getting your nails done for just ~S$16.86 if you go with a trainee staff. For a lil more flair, nail art is priced RM30-RM90 (~S$8.50-S$25.50).

Address: 21A, Jalan Pendekar 16, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 11am-7pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: +60 18 313 1499 | Tiff’s Nail Facebook

Treat yourself to a manicure at these nail salons in JB

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

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Cover image adapted from: @mermaidnailnbeauty & @kitro_nailsalon via Instagram
Article originally published on 29th April 2019. Last updated by Renae Cheng on 27th January 2024.

Joanne Chim

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