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Nail Salons in Bangkok: Where to Get a Mani / Pedi in Bangkok

#TreatYoSelf2018: Nail Salons in Bangkok for a Relaxing Mani / Pedi

Fashion is no small thing in Bangkok. It doesn’t stop at just clothing though, nail salons in Bangkok offer extra chic to your backpacking looks. Just glance through Instagram, Facebook or frankly, whichever social media you fancy and you’ll inevitably find some celebrity or nail salon flouting their goods. And they’re all god damn beautiful. The best thing about a manicure or pedicure whilst you’re backpacking is that little bit of luxury and glam amidst the endless beer pong, roughing it on shared night buses and eating with your hands.

Plus if you go for gel nails, they’ll last around a month, so you can enjoy your gorgeous new look for weeks to come. When in Bangkok, the cost is incredibly cheap and they have the absolute latest in styles and trends.

freshly manicured nails in Bangkok, Thailand

Sleep Salon & Spa

This one ticks two boxes. Great looking nails and naps. Head up to the third floor and you’ll quickly see a quirky looking salon which is completely themed around sleep. Take a relaxing seat in their comfortable seats, sit back and close your eyes. Doze off here and you won’t have any embarrassing moments at all, sleep is positively encouraged.

Hair washes, hair dying and also perms are available too. For absolute bliss, book a hair wash and head massage whilst in the sleep room. It’s a 30 minute wonder!

Hours of Operation: Daily from 12PM to 9PM

Locations: Look for the amazing pink building in the Siam Square shopping district.

Address: Soi Chulalongkorn 64, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

Price: 30 baht and up

Phone: 080-948-8206

Union Mall

Set, funnily enough within Union Mall, there are many different nail salons with this great shopping mall. They really won’t set you back much money at all. Just pop into one of the any options, find a comfortable seat and choose your favorite style.

Hours of Operation: Daily from 11AM to 10PM

Locations: Union Mall, 54 ซอย 1 จอมพล จตุจักร Bangkok 10900, Thailand

Contact: +66 2 512 5000

Indy Night Market Dao Khanong

This is something of a hidden gem. This is a real local’s market which has excellent shopping, eating and drinking options. These aren’t permanent salons and more like market stalls so be prepared to jump onto a plastic foldable chair but the cost is remarkably cheap with prices starting from 150 baht.

Hours of Operation: Daily from 4PM to 12AM

Location: Thanon Suk Sawat, Khwaeng Chom Thong, Khet Chom Thong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10150

manicure and pedicure nail salons in Bangkok

Huai Kwang Night Market

This is a classic Bangkok market that has been around for years. If you’re new to Thailand, we highly recommend it rather than some of the new hipster markets. The set-up is a traditional two-lane system with hundreds of shopping stalls and eateries. Right in the middle you’ll find a great little mall which has quite a few nail options. No appointments necessary. There’s even great wifi!

Hours of Operation: 10am to 10pm but much of the market is open 24 hours.

Location: Soi Pracha Rat Bamphen, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400

Tips for Finding Nail Salons in Bangkok

You really won’t have to go far to find a great nail salon. These are our favorites but there are thousands of options around the country. The designs are endless, see if you can get something truly unique. The best we’ve seen? A different miniature beer on each nail!