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The Vintage Guide To London | February 18, 2018

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Fun retro beauty at Hula Nails

Hula Nails

With its retro Tiki styling, uber friendly staff and girly atmosphere, the Hula Nails beauty salon is one of London’s best places to get beautified the vintage way.

Specialising in the pampering side of beauty – think nails, waxing, tans – this salon adds a vintage twist to regular beauty parlors. While you can get a regular spray tan (£30 full body), vintage vixens can also opt for a spray white for perfect porcelain skin (it will only last a few hours though), a very Forties half-moon manicure (£16) or a complete make-over with vintage hair and make-up styles.

Perfect for hen parties, the salon has a special area where groups can watch old Hollywood movies while getting their nails done or taking a vintage masterclass.

Decked out with vintage finds, tropical wallpapers and silky cushions all in a nod to Fifties Tiki, Hula Nails feels girly, fun and instantly relaxing, and that’s not just down to the amazing cocktails they serve up in kitsch plastic pineapples.

if you’re after a spot of unpretentious, unashamedly girly pampering with a retro feel, this is the place to go!

Hula Nails Hula Nails
203 – 205 Whitecross Street

Nearest Tube: Barbican, Old Street
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  1. Lynsey

    Sadly my nail art extensions fell apart after a week whilst I was on holiday. At a cost of £70 + I was so disappointed that this turned out to be the worst job i’ve ever had.

    Instead of apologising when I reported this the reply was ‘no one else has a problem’. Well my nails were a mess and a total waste of money. The girl was fairly new who did the nail art, perhaps that was the problem. Unfortunately she came across as rather arrogant talking about how fantastic she was at nail art (when they lasted a week and were lumpy) and i’m left with no desire to go back the salon.

    Whilst I was waiting for my appointment the girl before me was complaining too, which tells me that they are not working at to the standard they advertise. I would have thought they would have been desperate to put things right but sadly not.

    Themed decor and novelty factor seems to be what the place is thriving on.