Getting a manicure can be a relaxing way to pamper yourself. Nail salons and spas across the state of Connecticut specialize in the art of pampering and nail design for both adults and children. Finding a top spot for manicures can also be useful when planning a bachelorette, birthday party or wedding day preparation. In addition to the top shellac manicures in the state, these salons and spas will leave you with awesome nails and relaxation.

Posh Spa & Nail
401 Post Road W.
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 222-8830

Posh Spa & Nail is a top spot in Fairfield County to treat yourself to some pampering. Its popularity has allowed the business to expand to two additional locations in Darien and Southport. Posh has been named the “Best of the Gold Coast” yearly since 2009. It provides manicure services along with pedicures, massage and body treatments, and eyelash extensions. It is a clean, upscale environment that prides itself on leaving customers feeling refreshed, relaxed and beautiful as they walk out the door. Manicure prices start at $12 and $17 for a French manicure. Additional nail services include fiberglass tips, gel and children’s manicures.

Green Tea Nails
69 N. Turnpike Road, Suite 3
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 269-1919

The staff at Green Tea Nails in Wallingford caters to its customers. As you enter, you will be greeted by the friendly staff and if they are busy, you’re asked to pick your color and take a seat. Calling ahead for a reservation is recommended but not required. Choose from the wall of nail colors. The best part of Green Tea’s manicures and pedicures is the complimentary massage as your nails dry. Pricing is reasonable at $12 for manicures, $17 for French manicures, and also choose from UV gel, shellac and acrylics. Unlike other manicure spots, Green Tea is open on Sundays.

A Moment Away
61 Curtiss St.
Southington, CT 06489
(860) 426-9122

A Moment Away day spa is the perfect location for getting your friends together for a day of pampering or a bachelorette party. Reserve the Serenity Room for a private spa party experience. The Serenity Room can be reserved for parties of four or more for up to four hours. Manicures and pedicures are performed right in the spa room, allowing guests to enjoy conversation together without other guests in the room. By reserving the spa, party guests are welcome to bring food and drinks. A Moment Away will even provide some of the essentials such as cups, napkins, plastic silverware and table clothes to complete your experience.

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Z Luxury Nails
361 Park Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 231-9000

The unique designs and attention to detail at Z Luxury Nails will have your friends complimenting your nails and asking where you got them done. The staff has a special talent for details. Services include manicures, pedicures, male manis and pedis, and kids’ services. Kids, teen and adult spa parties are available at the salon or on the go at your location. Z Luxury Nails stands out from the crowd by providing on-the-go services, traveling to you in the comfort of your own home, senior living, hospital room or as you get ready for your wedding day. On-the-go services do require a $80 minimum.

Sundae Spa
2457 E. Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06703
(631) 867-1231

One of the most popular child-friendly spas in Connecticut is Sundae Spa, with locations in Waterbury and Milford. Sundae Spa caters specifically to the desires of a child, creating a fun experience. Services include manicures, pedicures and hair services. Sundae Spa is the perfect place to host a birthday party. Choose from a tier of spa choices which include mini dessert manicures and polish with design. Children will enjoy the specialized attention and bubbly atmosphere.

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