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Five of Canberra’s best nail artists

Amanda Whitley

Nails have, in recent years, become an art form. People once just after the regular French manicure are now opting for more daring and ‘out there’ designs to show off their personalities and have a little fun. DIY or try one of the the local businesses below – they’ll brighten up your nails quicker than you can snap your fingers!

Jessica Peris – Beautique {North Side}

Jessica has a real knack for nails, and not just plain pretty colours but actual nail art. Her design are hand drawn and unique to each and every customer! Check out these beauties…

What: Jessica Peris – Beautique
Where: Harrison
Email: [email protected]

Nailed It by Leanne {Mobile}

Leanne provides a mobile nail service, so you can have your nails done in the comfort over you own home. Any excuse to stay in my trackies and uggs has me sold…and if it results in beautiful nails, bonus!

What: Nailed It by Leanne
Where: Your place
Phone: 0412 087 623
Email: [email protected]

Zaija {City}

Zaija is a day spa that offers a range of different nail services – the best part is you can indulge in a few things in the one location, a wax, a body scrub, teeth whitening and a manicure. You may not want to leave…

Where: City Walk, City
Phone: 02 6247 9462
Email: [email protected]

Gossip Nail Salon {North Side}

Gossip Nails do the whole shebang when it comes to nails, everything from a full set, infill, nail repair, removal, airbrush design and more. Sa does beautiful work – your nails will become a canvas!

What: Gossip Nail Salon
Where: Majura Park Shopping Centre, Majura Park
Phone: 02 6230 5008
Email: [email protected]

Essence Salon and Spa {South Side}

Another place that provides all the trimmings, but this time located on the south side in two locations (Griffith and Woden). Essence is a day spa, so you’ll feel pretty pampered while you get your nails beautified (and why not have a massage while you’re there?).

What: Essence Salon and Spa
Where: Griffith Shops and Woden
Phone: 02 6295 0276 (G) or 02 6162 1600 (W)
Email: [email protected] (G) or [email protected] (W)

Who do YOU think does the best nails in town?


Amanda Whitley

Amanda Whitley is the founder and director of HerCanberra. In her 'spare time', she instructs zumba, loves to cook (and eat), and wrangles two gorgeous little girls. She's done everything from present the tv news to operate a stop and go sign and is passionate about connecting Canberra women. More about the Author

  • Thank you Samara and HerCanberra. You’ve really made my day!

  • Felicity

    Hey Samara,

    I love following nail art- I think nail artists are incredibly talented and my fave Canberra nail artist is Hannah from The Nail Trail- check her stuff out 🙂 and oh my gosh her instagram reel is incredible!! It makes me wish I had that kind of talent 🙂

    • How am I only just discovering this!? Thanks for sharing!!

  • Tina

    The Nail trail is amazing- her Instagram account is amazing – she posts new nails everyday!!

  • Love that Leanne from Nailed It by Leanne comes to the house. So convenient and she’s lovely. Shes really helping Tahlia Jane to grow her nails 🙂

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