Hygiene is the keyword to The Nail District, a newly-opened nail salon located at Hougang Green Shopping Mall. While it may not be situated among the swanky ones along Orchard Road, it doesn’t offer less – besides the affordable prices.
I was pleasantly surprised by its comfortable yet elegant furnishings when I visited it. The Nail District treated me to a mani-pedi and went through with me the services a patron can expect when she/he visits.
A complimentary cup of tea, light snacks and wi-fi starts off the session. This is followed by the usual routine – pick your colours, clip, buff, trim.
You see, the thing that sets The Nail District is that they don’t reuse tools such as the buffs and toe separators. You’d get the choice of bringing the ones that were used on you home, or they’ll throw them away. Other tools such as the clippers are sanitised with machine. This is to reduce the risk of getting fungal infections that can be caused by sharing nail tools.
In terms of quality, the salon uses OPI and have experienced manicurists on board. It also stocks nail products that aren’t typically available in other salons, so you can buy them when you’re there. On top of these, the salon also offers free touch-ups if you go back to them within three days after your appointment.