Magnificent manicures that are anything but vanilla at Vanilla Nails

The City of Gold is chock-full of nail salons, so there’s no excuse for your digits to go unpolished. However, many of these salons only offer simple manicures. If you’re anti-basic, book an appointment at Vanilla Nails. Whatever your tastes, this Linden spot has got it nailed!


The laidback space is occupied by white walls, whitewashed wood furniture, splashes of milky blue and green décor and fresh blooms. The cool-girl vibe makes this the perfect place to not only get your caffeine fix (FYI, they serve white wine too) but indulge in some always-needed self-care. Manicures and pedicures are carried out with efficiency and precision using products like Bio Sculpture Gel, with prices from R100 for a file and polish, going up to R270 and R290 for a pull-out-all-the-stops luxury mani and pedi respectively that include an exfoliating sugar scrub and moisturising massage using delicious vanilla scented products.


Sure, we can appreciate a good DIY, but encrusting your nailbeds with rhinestones and gems is a job better suited for the pros, right? Well, Vanilla Nails is home to some of the Joburg’s most artistically talented manicurists who create nail art with elaborate themes and detailed freehand pictures ranging from light swirls to geometric shapes. Consider yourself a nail-art skeptic? Prepare to be converted! The salon also offers women’s and men’s waxing, threading, tinting, lash extensions, spray tans and massages as well as makeup and hair services. The wash and blow dry bar will take your ho-hum look to the next level for just R135 for short to medium hair or R145 for long hair.


Our best advice is to book in when you’ve got time to spare and you want some proper pampering. From the minute you check in at the small reception area, the owners and staff go out of their way to make customers (many of whom have been coming since they opened) feel at home. Trust us … you’ll savor every moment spent inside!


66 6th Street, Linden

079 980 4544

Facebook: @vanillanails

Instagram: @vanillanailssa

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