Clothing, murals, graffiti, barber shops, tattoos…Melrose is the place to go if you’re looking for artistic expression. Add nail art to the list. A growing trend on the socials, people are using every part of themselves as canvas for art and nails, though small, can display some amazing talent. There’s some serious work coming out of the salons on Melrose Avenue. Here’s a little taste.
For nails you can see a block away, consider neon. These ‘80s throwback colors have never really gone out of style, and Blush LA does a fab job of clean, solid polishing.
If the warm, sunny weather is giving you tropical vibes, get inspired by the fun, fruity work from Daisy Nail Spa. Just a reminder that you don’t need two-inch claws; a little nail goes a long way.
DAISY NAIL SPA
7260 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
With a gorgeous spin on the French tip, Nailbay delivers a crisp, classy, colored chevron over a nude nail. Practical yet elegant and a little unexpected, this is a new go-to.
You want art? Nail Nation has art. This is personalization at its best. The line work and use of spot color is so pro that even with all the detail, this doesn’t look too extra. Perfect extra.
You can go on trend with metallic. You can go challenging with stained glass. Or, you can go to Pampered Hands and get both. These look spectacular!
This is the type of unique work you get at Pearls. A well-done nude matte is taken to a whole ‘nutha level with delicate minimalist line art. Off the canvas and on your nails.
PEARLS NAIL SALON
7709 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046