5 nail salons you should check out before summer

With spring and summer approaching, many of you may want to get your nails ready for mitten-shedding season. What better way to do that than to treat yourself to a mani/pedi at one of the many excellent nail salons in Ottawa? From the east end to the west end, here are 5 spots to check out before the warm weather hits.


For over a decade, THE TEN SPOT has worked hard to deliver excellent, efficient services so that their clients #FeelLikeATen. A salon with a casual and stylish atmosphere, many trained experts that promise not to leave you disappointed, and a mission to make sure everyone looks and feels good by the time they walk out; THE TEN SPOT truly strives for excellence. With over twenty locations nationwide including three in Ottawa, THE TEN SPOT is more accessible than ever.

Follow them on Instagram: @thetenspot

J’adore Beauty Bar & Lounge

With an aesthetically pleasing interior and welcoming environment, J’adore has always strived to be different, new and exciting. In addition to their large array of aesthetic services, J'adore Beauty Bar & Lounge serves up a menu full of coffee and cocktails so that you can. It is this sociable element of the spa that makes it an excellent candidate for a mani/pedi this summer!

Follow them on Instagram: @jadorebeautybarlounge

Breathtaking Nail Spa

A salon that shows that they care for their customers, Breathtaking Nail Spa is a cost effective, eco-friendly spa for people of all ages. They are dedicated to providing friendly and professional services in a fresh and clean environment. With over 400 different coloured polishes that you can mix and match as you please, this Bells Corners salon will take your breath away with their vast selection.

Follow them on Instagram: @breathtakingnailspa

The Upkeep Shoppe

From manicures, pedicures, massages, waxing and facial care, this award-winning spa on Preston Street caters to all your spa needs while priding itself on their elegant and fashionable tea boutique. Clients can enjoy a full naturopathic spa treatment with the shop’s all-green products created from high-quality, sustainable ingredients.

Follow them on Instagram: @upkeepshoppe

Crazy Nails

If you’re looking for something a little different and fun this season, Crazy Nails’ staff of specialists offer lots of colourful, unique designs that you’ll enjoy. Both their Stittsville and Centretown locations have a bright and lively atmosphere. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages in their relaxing lounge while you’re waiting for your appointment. Crazy Nails also offers tinting, waxing, and special options for kids aged 12 and under.

Follow them on Instagram: @crazynails_ottawa