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Best Shellac Manicures In Orange County

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Shellac manicures have become a staple technique in the Orange County area for the past few years. Many salons are opting out of the acrylic nails and going for the natural and long-lasting look that comes with shellac. If you're not sure your local shop has what it takes, these are some of the best salons in the area for shellac manicures.


Oh My Nails! Salon And Spa
5325 University Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 786-2457

Salon owner, Samantha Lam, takes serious pride in her salon's customer service. "People come in for the experience," she said. Open for only a year, the salon has acquired ample loyal customers. Package deals are available that range from The Grace Kelly, The Coco Chanel to even The Marilyn. Expect to pay $30 for a manicure and $50 for a mani/pedi combo. The shellac gel manicure can be added to any mani/pedi package for $15 extra. Without a manicure, the shellac is $20. Make sure to make your appointment via phone and expect to spend 30 to 40 minutes to get the desired shellac manicure.


Nails by Shannon at the Jeffrey Alan Salon
Robert and Taylor Salon
2000 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 646-7197

Shannon Kelly, an 18-year veteran of all things salon, offers a wide variety of options when it comes to manicures and pedicures. Kelly praised shellac manicures. "They make the polish last longer, and it is alot easier to remove from the nails," she said. Expect to get top-quality customer service with a side of rest and relaxation courtesy of the great ambiance here. Make sure to make an appointment by phone and remember new clients get 50 percent off on their first visit. Regular manicures start at $20 and shellac gel is an extra $10.


Allen James Salon
641 E 1st St
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 505-0777

Located in the heart of Tustin, the Allen James Salon offers once of the best services for shellac manicures. Prices begin at $20 for a basic manicure and $30 for a pedicure. A full set ranges from $45 to $50. Make sure to ask for Roian or Lisa, the shop's shellac manicure pros. Call the salon to make an appointment to ensure you get the artist, time and date that works best for you.


Nu Nails
2537 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 722-1690

Although this salon only opened back in January, the location and staff experience are unparalleled. Owner Van Diep says the "prep is the most important part" when it come to a shellac manicure, and these folks know their stuff. The salon provides every brand of shellac manicures for its customers and takes pride in educating its staff in the technique. Call ahead to make an appointment.


Rosey Toes
224 Marine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 673-8637

Walk in to Rosey Toes and expect quick service for its Quickie and Lil' Rosey manicures that take 30 minutes. The pedicures begin at $25 and feature options for shellac manicures. Appointments are highly recommended although the salon does take walk-ins. For full-service manicures and pedicures, it will take about 45 to 60 minutes.

Elle Toussi is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on

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