Some of the central Manchester nail salons you need to visit this spring
We can finally get glammed up again thanks to these creative Manchester nail technicians.
After months of boredom-induced nail biting and chipped polish from unsuccessful manicures at home, we’ve never been more ready to have our glamorous nails back…
I’m sure many of us tried some DIY beauty solutions during lockdown, coming to the painful conclusion that our eye-catching acrylics and creative nail art designs just can’t be recreated at home.
Thankfully, Manchester’s salons have reopened and are welcoming us with open arms to get glammed up with a new set of nails this spring.
Whether you want a fresh pub garden manicure or desperately need your nails neatening up, look no further than these must-visit nail salons in central Manchester.
Doll Parts Manchester
Doll Parts is a groovy nail salon is based in Affleck’s in the Northern Quarter, meaning you really don’t need to travel far to get a new set of nails.
The venue is offering a variety of fun and artistic nail art designs to meet your tastes, as well as acrylic and gel extensions.
The creativity of this funky salon knows no limits – meaning you can let your ideas go wild with their designs!
Where to find them: 52 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PW www.instagram.com/dollpartsmcr It’s a Nail Thing
It’s a Nail Thing
It’s A Nail Thing is a new salon that has just launched at Hatch on Oxford Road, making it the student quarter’s hottest new salon.
It’s an inclusive salon of three independent nail technicians that share a love for unique designs, creating some intricate and artsy pieces in the process.
Nail art has never been trendier than it is right now, so It’s A Nail Thing is the perfect place to go and get your fill.
Where to find them: 103 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED www.nailthing.co.uk Janea Nails and Waxing
Janea Nails and Waxing
Whether you want classic French tips or effortlessly beautiful coats of a glossy colour, look no further than Janea.
This salon is incredibly skilled at doing nails, holding the accolade of ‘Best of Manchester’ in the 2020 NBL Awards.
The team also offer waxing, brows and lash lifts, so you can have a full day of treatments in the comfort of their salon.
Where to find them: 27-29 King St West, Manchester, M3 2PN www.janea.co.uk Nails By Ya Gal Studio
Nails By Ya Gal Studio
This squad of creative nail technicians have grouped together to form Nails By Ya Gal Studio, providing us with the latest and trendiest in nail art designs.
Each member of the team has their own Instagram filled with funky and fresh nail art designs – I think several appointments may be necessary to book in with each of them!
The salon is a 20-minute walk outside of Piccadilly Gardens, but it’s definitely worth the short journey for their insanely intricate designs.
Where to find them: 15 Pollard Street East, Manchester, M40 7FS www.instagram.com/nailsbyyagalstudio Nailista
If you’re looking for some bright and brilliant nail designs for the summer, Nailista is the perfect spot.
From geometric patterns to wave designs, the highly-skilled nail technicians will give you the nail makeover you’ve been waiting for.
This award-winning nail salon is another must-visit in the centre of Manchester – along with its lash and brow bar.
Where to find them: 7 Police Street, Manchester, M2 7LQ www.nailista.com The Nude Nail Company
The Nude Nail Company
The Nude Nail Company is well-versed in gel manicures and bespoke nail art, creating a selection of adorable designs.
They’re capable of everything from funky pastel designs to more simple and elegant block colours, so the sky is the limit.
Although they’re based in Didsbury, they operate both home-based and mobile, making it a great option if you don’t feel confident venturing into a salon just yet.
Where to find them: Didsbury, Manchester, M20 www.instagram.com/thenudenail.co
Watch – Chanel shares incredible video of Manchester’s Northern Quarter transformed into catwalk
Last night was monumental for Manchester, with the world’s most famous fashion house, Chanel, bringing its prestigious Metiers D’art fashion show to the city.
Only a few hundred guests got to see the invite-only spectacle with their own eyes, though it’s been hard to miss the massive behind-the-scenes work that’s gone into the show in the Northern Quarter.
has released a video of the Manchester show in full, as well as footage of the pre-fashion show dinner at Salford Lad’s Club, with a performance from local legend John Cooper Clarke. Chanel
It means that those of us who missed out on an invite to the real thing can watch the beautiful show back at home.
The video, streamed live this morning, shows dozens of models strutting down Thomas Street, showcasing the incredible craftsmanship behind Chanel’s dresses, jackets, bags and more.
The models walked beneath a purpose-built canopy (which we all think should stay forever) past local boozers like the Bay Horse Tavern, Smithfield Social, and Cane & Grain.
There was a star-studded front row, as you’d expect, too.
Kristen Stewart, a Chanel ambassador, and
were two of the big names spotted in and around Manchester over the last two days. Hugh Grant
Local famous faces were out in force too, with rappers
and Bugzy Malone both in attendance. Aitch
Sofia Coppola, Tilda Swinton and Jenna Coleman were all sitting front row for the beautiful Chanel Metiers d’art show in Manchester.
Fashion royalty Alexa Chung posed in a Chanel outfit, while Oldham-born supermodel Karen Elson walked in the show.
And Liam Gallagher’s sons Gene and Lennon – who are the absolute spit of their dad, eyebrows and all – were also there representing Manchester.
Guests were then whisked away to Victoria Baths for an almighty afterparty.
Chanel said: “The finale – the CHANEL 2023/24 Métiers d’art show took place on an emblematic street in Manchester, one of the most effervescent cities of pop culture and an avant-garde one, whose bands, spanning all genres, have changed the history of music.
“In a shimmering pop palette, with a dash of the sixties, the collection imagined by Virginie Viard celebrates the CHANEL art of tailoring and tweed, while wraparound skirts, miniskirts with godets and Bermuda shorts highlight the British accents of the silhouettes.”
You can watch the full video of the Chanel catwalk through the Northern Quarter in Manchester below.
Featured image: Rose Marley – @ gobeyondmcr
Road closures in the Northern Quarter and timings for the Chanel show
In case you’d somehow not noticed, there’s quite a big event happening in the Northern Quarter today – and the Chanel fashion show comes with a fair few road closures.
The scale of the event is
huge, and now spreads far beyond the actual catwalk down Thomas Street.
Extra road closures will now be in place to hold the pre-show red carpet, with
including Timothee Chalamet, the Kardashin-Jenner clan, and Margot Robbie. celebs rumoured to be joining
There are also several closures relating to security, and The Foundry Project has been transformed into a backstage area for the models who will walk Chanel’s Metiers d’art show.
Celebrities will arrive on Thomas Street before being ushered behind the huge black barriers that have been installed to shield them from view.
Around 480 guests are expected to attend, with the Chanel collection itself actually arriving at 3pm.
The event itself will then take place between 5pm and 8pm, though the actual show will only be 15 minutes long.
Road closures in the Northern Quarter for the Chanel fashion show
Road closures in the Northern Quarter for the Chanel fashion show The following roads will be closed on Thursday 7 December for the Chanel event in the Northern Quarter.
Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 December: 2pm – 10pm
High Street, between Copperas Street and Nicolas Croft Soap Street, between High Street and Thomas Street Salmon Street Copperas Street, between High Street and Oak Street Edge Street, between High Street and Oak Street Back Turner Street, between High Street and John Street Turner Street, between High Street and John Street Kelvin Street, between Back Turner Street and Turner Street John Street, between Turner Street and Thomas Street Brick Street, between Back Turner Street and Turner Street Back Thomas Street, between Thomas Street and Back Turner Street
10pm Wednesday 6 December until 3am Thursday 7 December
Copperas Street, between High Street and Oak Street High Street, between Thomas Street and Copperas Street
10pm Thursday 7 December until 8am Friday 8 December
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Featured image: The Manc Group