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Raise Your (Beautiful) Hands

The Best Manicures in Oceanside, CA

Unique Nails & Spa offers a full range of manicure options to suit your every need. Whether you want to make your hands look good on your office keyboard, or you’re about to get married, let us pamper you with a manicure that leaves you with beautiful nails and velvety soft hands. Simply put, we give the best manicures in Oceanside!

And if you want to be adventurous – bring us your favorite Instagram nail art and we’ll create it for you! Our experienced nail technicians are true artists. We love delivering your dream nails!

We also offer manicures for men and kids… bring your family and your friends with you  for a Unique experience.

Our Manicure Options

Regular

Our Regular manicure includes nail trim & shape, cuticle care, nail buff & shine or standard color polish, and a moisturizing hand massage.

$12 – 30min – Standard Polish

$35 – 40min – with Gel Polish

Signature (Deluxe)

Our Signature (Deluxe) manicure includes everything in our Standard manicure, plus an exfoliating hand massage to remove dead, dry skin. This will leave your hands soft and smooth. We follow this with a paraffin wax treatment and hot towels. You will not believe how soft your hands can be!

$20 – 30min – with Standard Polish

$36 – 45min – with Gel Polish

For Kids

Bring your mini-me (10 years and younger) along for a fun day of pampering. Mini’s get a nail trim and shape, cuticle care, and buff & shine or regular color polish.

$10 – 20min

Gelish (“Gel”)/Shellac Polish

Our Gel Polish manicures can be done in a variety of colors and styles.

Gel polish lasts 2+ weeks and gives your nails a strong coating to resist chips and breaks. Gel polish also gives your nails a high-gloss finish. Gel polish can help you grow out your natural nails.

A word to the wise: Do not remove gel polish on your own; You could damage your nails.

Pink & White Gel

Our Pink & White Gel manicure is a popular look, especially for brides!

Done with acrylic gel, it goes on top of your natural nail and lasts 2+ weeks. This manicure is great for those with weak nails as the gel is strong and resists chips and breaks. It has a high-gloss finish.

Your first visit is considered a “full set” as the acrylic gel is applied to all of your natural nails.

After your first visit,  a “fill” will reshape, trim, and fill-in the acrylic where your nails have grown.

$60 – 75min

For Men

Men get manicures, too! Our Manicures for men include a nail trim & shape, cuticle care, a nail buff & shine (or standard clear polish) and a moisturizing hand massage.

$12 – 30min

Acrylic

An acrylic manicure is one of the most durable nail enhancements. Using acrylic powders and an acrylic gel finish, acrylics lasts 2+ weeks and give your nails a very strong coating to resist chips and breaks.

Your first visit is considered a “full set” as the acrylic is applied to all of your natural nails.

After your first visit,  a “fill” will reshape, trim, and fill-in the acrylic where your nails have grown.

$37 – 60min – Full Set

$30 – 60min – Fill

Pink & White Acrylic Powder

Our Pink & White Acrylic Powder manicure is one of the most popular styles of manicure that we do. 
This manicure uses acrylic powders to create a French look and is finished wth a clear gel coat for shine.

Acrylic powder lasts 2-3 weeks and gives your nails a very strong coating to resist chips and breaks.

Your first visit is considered a “full set” as the acrylic is applied to all of your natural nails, and then polished.

After your first visit,  a “fill” will reshape, trim, and fill in the acrylics where your nails have grown.

$50 – 75min – Full Set

$40 – 60min – Fill

Acrylic Tips

Our Acrylic Tip manicure includes everything in our Deluxe manicure using acrylic nail tips. This manicure is perfect for extending the length of your natural nails and styling the modern stiletto nail shape.

Acrylic Tips lasts 2+ weeks and give your nails length, plus a strong coating to resist chips and breaks.

Your first visit is considered a “full set” as the acrylic tips are applied to all of your natural nails, and then shaped, and finally completed with a clear gel coat or gel polish.

After your first visit,  a “fill” will reshape, trim, and fill in where your nails have grown.

$35 – 60min – Full Set

$30 – 60min – Fill

Dipping Powder

Our Dipping Powder manicure includes everything in our Deluxe manicure using dipping powders.

Dipping Powders lasts 3+ weeks and give your nails a very strong coating to resist chips and breaks. Dipping powder is applied in very thin layers and typically lasts longer than acrylics.

There is no “fill” with dipping powders. The polish is completely removed with each visit.

$40 – 60min

Pink & White Dipping Powder

Our Pink & White Dipping Powder manicure includes everything in our Deluxe manicure using dipping powders to create a french look.

Dipping Powders lasts 3+ weeks and give your nails a very strong coating to resist chips and breaks. Dipping powder is applied in very thin layers and typically lasts longer than acrylics.

There is no “fill” with dipping powders as the polish is completely removed with each visit.

$55 – 75min

Add-Ons!

Make the most of your manicure and have fun with our add-ons!

Nail Design
(on 2 nails)
$5 &up
French Color $5
Polish Change $8
Sugar/Salt Scrub 7
Paraffin Wax $7
+10-Minute Massage $10
Nail Repair $5/nail

 

Why

The Benefits of a Proper Manicure

If you think of manicures and pedicures as just an occasional pampering trip, think again! Regular manicures and pedicures actually provide benefits to your overall health and well being. They also help keep your hands — which are often the first part of your body to show signs of again — looking young.

These are four of our favorite manicure benefits:
 

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Increase Blood Circulation

During any manicure at Unique Nails & Spa, you will receive a relaxing hand massage. This helps to improve blood circulation and mobility for your fingers and wrists. It can benefit tired, stiff hands, hands that suffer with repetitive motion injuries, and it just plain feels good!

Improve the Health of Your Nails

With regular manicures, the chances of your nails developing fungi and other infections are reduced. Our hands, especially, are exposed to elements and products on a daily basis. A manicure helps slough off the dead skin cells on your hands and encourages new cell growth, leaving your nails stronger and healthier. 

De-Stress

You probably believe that a body massage is a great way to relax and rejuvenate your nerves, but sometimes just a hand massage will do it! Manicures are a great way to relax while improving the look and feel of your hands. Sometimes, if you’re stressed, you might pick at your cuticles, leaving them dry, cracked and bleeding. Regular manicures will keep your cuticles looking their best. Plus, great looking nails can help put a smile on your face, decreasing your stress levels. 

Keep Your Hands Soft & Smooth

Beach sand, salt water, and sun can make your hands age quickly, dry out, and crack. Regular manicures can help to keep your skin and nails smooth and soft despite the exposure to the harsh elements.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

I'm completely satisfied.

“I’ve been to this salon twice, both times I’ve seen Ivy. She’s very friendly and accommodating, although there is a bit of a language barrier. In the long run though, it’s all about the quality of her work, and I’m completely satisfied.

My gel manicure lasted 3 weeks…and only needed to be redone because of growth. At other salons I’ve had issues with chipping polish…which was blamed on me… not one nail has chipped after seeing Ivy.

The salon is clean with a good vibe.”

– Pamela R. on Yelp

Definitely my new spot!

“Everything about my experience here was perfect. The salon is clean and comfortable and the people who work here are very friendly too…”

– C.S. on Yelp

#dreamteam

“I have never gotten my nails done by someone that has paid as much attention to detail as Jacki. I told her that I didn’t want my nails thick and that I’d like them round and she did such a beautiful job. She took her time making sure they were perfect and explained to me what she was doing. Super impressed with their service and everyone that was working was very pleasant–such a nice atmosphere!”

-Adrianne N. on Yelp

How

Modern Nails Take On New Shapes

Long gone are the days of two — and only two — nail shapes. YAY! We’re excited by the stylish shapes that are taking Oceanside nails by storm! And there literally is a shape for every one and every event. Whether you prefer short, natural nails, stilettos that could double as protection (or olive picks), or the funky lipstick, the choice is all yours.

Take a look at some of the newer styles, and maybe try one out!

 

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The Classics

Natural

During any manicure at Unique Nails & Spa, you will receive a relaxing hand massage. This helps to improve blood circulation and mobility for your fingers and wrists. It can benefit tired, stiff hands, hands that suffer with repetitive

Oval

Oval nails are filed down on the sides and rounded on the tips. The curvature is more extreme than a round shape, so it tends to make your fingers look more slender.

Round

The classic round shape is a favorite for anyone who prefers to keep their nails short. Like square nails, round nails start with straight sides but curve at the edges to follow the natural shape of the fingertip.

Square

The square nail shape is self-explanatory. Square nails flat on top with straight, sharp corners. They do not flare out and they do not taper in. They’re a popular choice for those with short nails or long, narrow nail beds.

Squared Oval/Squoval

Squared oval or squoval nails are perfect if you’re into the flat edge of the square but hate sharp corners. This shape has softened corners and flatters all hand shapes and sizes.

Almond

Like oval nails, almond nails are filed along the sides. The nail is tapered to end in a round peak, similar to the shape of an actual almond. Natural nails are often too weak to hold this shape on their own, so most almond manicures are reinforced with gel or acyclic.

Pointy

Mountain Peak

The mountain peak nail shape is a lot like a stiletto nail, except that it’s shorter and slightly less pointy.  (Mountain peak nails are a favorite of Lady Gaga.)

Stiletto

Stiletto nails are all about big drama! Shaping this spiked nail starts off the same as the almond, but ends at a much sharper point with a wider base. (Stiletto nails are perfect for ice cream cone nail art!)

Pointed

While the stiletto has a gradual sharp tip, the pointed nail shape resembles a triangle with a seriously pointy tip. These nails are shorter than stilettos.

Rock Peak

During any manicure at Unique Nails & Spa, you will receive a relaxing hand massage. This helps to improve blood circulation and mobility for your fingers and wrists. It can benefit tired, stiff hands, hands that suffer with repetitive

Arrowhead

Arrowhead nails are a less severe version of the stiletto. The point on the arrowhead is shorter and softer.

Edge

Edge nails form a point, but the point is less intimidating than the stiletto, arrowhead, or mountain peak shapes. When done with arcylics, the edge nail also forms into a ridge through the center of a nail, creating an edge on the nail.

Funky

Trapeziod

This nail shape is a shorter version of the ballerina/coffin. The angles in a trapezoid nail start immediately off of the fingertip, and the nail tip is squared.

Ballerina/Coffin

Ballerina nails (also called coffin-shaped nails) are essentially the stiletto shape, but with a square tip in place of a pointy tip. They’re called ballerina nails or coffin nails because the shape resembles both a ballerina’s slipper, or a coffin. (Kylie Jenner rocks the coffin shape all of the time!)

Lipstick

The lipstick shape was inspired by the the angle on a fresh tube of lipstick. This squared nail style slants diagonally for a unique nail shape.

Swirled Lipstick

This shape is like your favorite well-used tube of lipstick. It starts off square and then has a bit of a swirl before reaching the other side. Because the shape leaves a natural nail precariously fragile, this nail is best done with acrylics or gels.

Flare/Trapeze

This nail shape flares upward and outward from the base to the tip. This shape is also known as the trapeze or duck bill, given that exceptionally wide flare nails can resemble a duck’s bill.

Cut Out

This nail shape starts like a square, but the tip is cut out in an inverted half-moon shape.

Come On In

Relax & Treat Yourself to a Day at Unique Nails & Spa in Oceanside

Call us at (760) 721-2995 or visit us at 1824 Oceanside Blvd