For a quick polish change, I decided to support the latest popup store at Topshop Knightsbridge, and check out Manicurious. I’ve heard so much about them but hadn’t had the chance to visit their salon (just 2 streets away from my office!). Seriously, where have I been???
Themed Funtasm, the space was decked out in comfy designer chairs against a psychedelic dotted background ala Damian Hirst.
The creative ladies have also designed special nail art inspired by Topshop’s current pop art collection in store. How cute are these?!
I wanted something darker and more classic as I was tiring of bright nails. Not exactly the best way to showcase their Funtasm theme, but the ladies were more than happy to oblige.
While my nails were being done, I had a really fun, relaxing time chatting with Shawn (one of the co-founders) and his staff. So much so, I completely forgot the time!
What impressed me the most was how these guys are willing to experiment with non-mainstream (at least in the local context) products to give customers a better experience. Shawn showed me some glow-in-the-dark polishes and I would have gone for it, if my head hadn’t been stuck in the no-more-bright-colors-please mode. Next time! I’ll be back for sure!
To remove my existing gel polish, they used a special gel remover that is gentler compared to the acetone that most other salons use. The difference was clearly visible! And at the end of my session, they sprayed on a cuticle oil that also helps the polish dry quickly. I was also told that they use a different type of gel polish that is healthier for the tips available at their salon. I loved how forward thinking they are!
If you’re looking for a quick refreshing stop, do check out Manicurious at Topshop Knightsbridge! They will be there until 14 April!
In case you’re wondering, an express manicure is $15. Top up to $30 to enjoy 1 of their specialty nail art!