1. LUXE BY THE NAIL PARLOUR
The queen of salons
Nothing says self-care like an indulgent beauty treatment that also soothes your body and mind—talk about a win-win! For an elevated version of your favourite classic manicure session, put your trust in the experts at Luxe by The Nail Parlour to deliver only the best service coupled with added sensorial touches, like relaxing aromatherapy and a warm cup of TWG tea to begin the journey.
Always keeping themselves updated with the latest trends, the multi-award-winning Luxe experience begins with its current Pink Lemonade Candle Light Luxury manicure and pedicure. Infused with lemon and citrus essential oils, get ready to sit back and relax in the healing aroma while skilled therapists work magic to deliver the very best for your hands and feet. The treatment begins with a gentle scrub to exfoliate the skin before a warm soy balm enriched with lavender and marjoram essential oils is poured onto the skin for deep hydration. It’s a treat for all the senses, and you’ll leave the salon feeling refreshed and renewed with a set of polished nails as the perfect finishing touch.
The Pink Lemonade Candle Light Luxury Manicure starts at RM105, and Pedicure starts at RM155. Lot 401J, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2166 4908.
Your designer spa
Located right smack in the bustling city life of Kuala Lumpur, Lax. is a must-visit for all beauty enthusiasts looking to experience beautification rituals reinvented for the modern-day woman. This ladies-only space is the latest addition to the list of city spas, and has already created so much buzz for the incredibly stunning interior details by Malaysian-based design group, Studio Kanta. It’s all your beauty needs housed in one rose-tinted bubble.
Try the very first water-less manicure and pedicure treatment in town, give your skin the treat it needs with power-packed facials, or indulge in the traditional bathing regime of the Indonesian lulur for a thorough cleanse. Be the occasion momentous or routine, there’s always a reason to step back and re(lax).
Unit 2-17, The Linc Kuala Lumpur, 360 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 017-347 7623.
Best Top-to-Toe Pampering
Well established in the Bangsar beauty scene, Apronbay offers a variety of specialty services for all your nail needs, as well as semi-permanent hair removal, lash extension, and brow enhancement. This one-stop beauty centre gets you primed for just about any occasion—a big day ahead or just some self-love—a pop into Apronbay will have you covered from head-to-toe.
Best Skin-Smoothing Pedicure Treatment
Paradise Spa Pedicure, 80 minutes, RM160
A true saviour for dry and cracked soles, the Paradise Spa Pedicure delivers velvety soft results through a series of skin buffering techniques and moisture replenishment steps to lock in hydration. Top the service off with a seal of lacquer from the parlour’s impressive colour range, as well as some of the most intricate nail art designs to choose from.
Best Painless Hair Removal Treatment
Brazilian All-Off with Anti-Ingrown Treatment, RM148
Striving to elevate the necessary encounter with top-notch service and premium wax, Apronbay Waxing provides Brazilian waxing services with wax imported directly from France. Easier on the skin, the hard wax doesn’t leave the area overtly agitated, and paired with their highly trained staff, you’re in for a smooth waxing experience. Unlike other quick one-and-done waxers, great care is taken to ensure clean hair removal, with added focus on potential ingrown hairs with an anti-ingrown hair treatment to guarantee a smooth session, and best results. Opt for the highly effective and painless Radiance Revolution 5R Series hair removal (first trial, RM98; a la carte, RM488) if you wish to invest in permanent hairlessness.
6-1, 1st Floor, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2201-5488.
4. GLITTERS NAILS & WAXING SALON
Leaves a sparkle in your shine
With a thoughtful, holistic approach to nail care, Glitters is focused on a kinder way you treat your nails with specialty treatments, such as the Vinotherapy Spa Manicure & Pedicure, created to give you age-defying results with a special mix of grapes for that extra boost of antioxidants. An upgrade from the basic mani-pedi, hands and feet are exfoliated, nourished, and moisturised. Regulars also swear by their waxing and threading services.
3F-9A , Bangsar Village 2, Jalan Telawi 2, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2287 8813. Details on their other five outlets at www.glittters.com.my
5. THE NAIL PARLOUR
Luxurious, affordable, and fun
Get the full pampering experience that focuses on skin and nail hydration, using luxurious products with natural ingredients. The team at The Nail Parlour are absolutely dedicated to the details and your comfort. Loyal followers of the salon can attest to the unrivalled service and quality that The Nail Parlour promises (and delivers!), while being extremely attractive to first-timers, too. Be updated on their exciting seasonal offers like their current Tropical Mangolicious Manicure with Real Honey or the Refreshing Mandarin nail spa.
6.48.00, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2110 4908. Details on their nine other outlets at www.thenailparlour.com
6. THE SPA AT THE DATAI
Professional pedicure in the rainforest
Walk out of The Spa at The Datai Langkawi with a newfound spring in your step. Drawing on Bastien Gonzales’ extensive expertise as a French chiropodist, this world-class mani-pedi experience fuses the best of wellbeing and beauty together seamlessly. With both a doctor and a therapist working on your digits, you’ll find that your hands, feet, and nails have never looked better (or shinier!). Little luxurious touches like the additional black diamond scrub put this at the top of our list. Nail colour is not on offer to restore the health and beauty of your nails—they’d be naturally pearlescent pink from that superior treatment, anyway.
Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 04-950 0500. www.thedatai.com/spa-and-well-being/the-spa/
7. LEEKAJA BEAUTY SALON
A garden café salon in the city
Here’s one beauty salon you’ll come out of feeling like a K-Pop princess. Leekaja Beauty Salon is the idyllic space to pamper yourself from head to toe as you would in the mecca of all things beauty, Seoul. Besides their specialised Korean hair treats by industry experts, Leekaja is also responsible for some of the very best nail art in the city, from intricately-drawn flowers to Mondrian-esque colour-block designs and marble-effect finishes. If wild, adventurous designs aren’t your cup of tea, stick to the classic and polished styles, topped up with a luscious skin treatments that will leave your hands velvety soft all day. Get a wash-and-blow while you’re at it—theirs is in every beauty black book!
G5-9 Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, 145, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 012-883 0040.
8. NAILS ON WHEELS
Best At-Home Pampering
Get perfect nails without leaving your living room, as the Nails on Wheels (NOW) ladies arrive with their complete kits and amazing service from punctuality to professional setup. Within minutes, they’ll start working on making your nails perfectly clean and flawlessly polished. You can also book a hot stone massage (from RM150) or their waxing services (from RM40)—or call some girlfriends over for a relaxed pampering party. Say good-bye to stressful traffic on the way to your regular salon, and hello to beauty in a snap.
www.nailsonwheels.com. Tel: 012-689 9293.
9. FURLESS WAXING SALON
Keep it clean and chic
Furless prides themselves on a dynamic attitude to hair removal, catering to all kinds of body hair situations. A seemingly simple leg wax is handled with utmost care, with a brief analysis on hair thickness and length before deciding on which wax is more suitable (you’re able to choose between three different types, if you were wondering). Now, whether you find yourself there for a bi-monthly wax or fresh from a year-long foray in the wilderness, Furless Waxing will leave you as furless as its name promises.
Block B, 21-G, Jaya One, Jalan University, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-7931 7326.
10. STRIP MINISTRY OF WAXING
Experienced, skilled waxing treatments
The internationally renowned waxing expert with branches in 13 global cities, Strip symbolises our “southern regions” with a rose, as delicate as the flower, revolving all its treatments around the philosophy of extreme gentleness and care. Besides being fully-equipped to provide every single waxing treatment in the book, Strip also offers add-on treatments unique to its name—and our favourite has got to be the Rosebud Rejuvenation. Specially tailored to tighten, lift, and firm the labia, the treatment is a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative with absolutely no downtime.
Pairing traditional waxing methods with the latest technology is a specialty that Strip prides itself on, evidently with their other signature treatment that has garnered the brand so many new fans over the last few years, the Brazilian AFT (Advanced Fluorescent Technology) Hair Removal. It’s a try-it-to-believe-it thing, trust us.
Lot 19 & 20, Bangsar Village II, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2283 6094. Details on their eight other salons at www.strip-my.com