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Best Shellac Manicures In Chicago

By Amanda Mauldin

Life can be pretty hectic and unfortunately, keeping up with beauty routines can easily be put on the back burner. Busy women have been opting out of weekly trips to the nail salons and instead are doing their own manicures at home. Let's face it, none of us really look forward to making that journey to the crowded nail shop on a Saturday morning. The beauty gods must have heard our cries when the invention of the no-chip manicures popped up a couple of years ago. The shellac manicure was created in 2010 when CND pinned a new category: gel polish. Shellac manicures remain chip free for 14 days. The application is harmless and no filing of the nail is necessary. Removal of the polish is easy and with just a little bit of soaking, the gel polish actually crumbles off. Many professional nails artists, like AstroWifey, have begun creating nail art featuring this awesome gel polish. Imagine getting your nails done in an amazing design and having it last for two weeks. There are countless nail salons around Chicago who consider themselves no-chip manicure experts. Here are the top five.


JUKO Nail & Skin Rescue

2130 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-2990

JUKO is a cozy nail spa located in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood. The technicians are licensed, welcoming and extremely professional and the environment of the salon is trendy and relaxing. JUKO has received rave reviews on its services and the menu covers everything from a regular mani/pedi to Brazilian waxing. The prices are affordable and worth every dollar. You will not leave disappointed.


Kinzie Nail Spa

400 N. Wells St., #210 B
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 379-4457

Kinzie Nail Spa is located right in the heart of Chicago across from the Merchandise Mart and above the delectable Kinzie Chop House. This nail spa is the ideal destination for a pre-girls' night out no-chip manicure. After visiting the nail spa, you can meet your friends or significant other for an award-winning steak dinner at the Kinzie Chop House. The location is right off of the Merchandise Mart Brown line stop so you can drop in right after work. Prices are competitive and the ambiance is modern and relaxing.

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The Pink Nail & Spa

1137 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 388-2193

The Pink Nail & Spa exudes all things girly. There are pink accents throughout the salon without being the least bit overwhelming on the eyes. The shop is in a convenient location and right around popular boutiques. Prices are extremely affordable and the menu ranges from a deluxe manicure to a full body waxing. This nail spa would be ideal for a day out with the girls full of manicures and shopping.


Polished Nails & Tanning

1036 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 763-0292

Polished is a luxurious nail and tanning spa located in the Oak Park area. The salon offers both no-chip manicures and shellac manicures. The boudoir décor is fit for a queen but the menu features pocket friendly prices. The salon keeps its shelves stocked with the latest in nail polish colors and clients provide rave reviews on the technicians and their exquisite work.


Ten Perfect Nails & Spa

226 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-5567

Ten Perfect Nails & Spa is not your typical nail salon. This spa not only offers the no-chip mani but also the no-chip pedicure and a French no-chip mani. Ten Perfect Nails & Spa is located in downtown Chicago and provides clients with a luxurious ambiance and an abundant menu of services. Clients can get no-chip manicures, facials and massages all at this spa. The prices are competitive and worth every dollar.

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Amanda Mauldin is a freelance writer covering all things Chicago. Her work can be found on


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