Calling It: These Are the Best Nail Salons in Columbus, Ohio

We take trips to the nail salon very seriously. It’s such a special time to relax, tend to yourself and enjoy some much needed self care. We also know that it is not an easy feat finding amazing nail salons. In a big city like Columbus, which houses too many nail salons to count, discovering the really good ones takes a lot of crowdsourcing, Instagram scrolling, and certainly some experimentation. Walking out of the salon and thinking about all of the ways your manicurist could have cut your cuticles better or done your design differently is a feeling we’d like to help you avoid. 

So we’ve got you covered with the best Central Ohio nail salons that will not disappoint. Trust, the service of the staff, vibe of the salons, and designs they offer are top notch. That said, these places book up fast. If today’s your day to treat yourself, we suggest you give one of the below a call ASAP.

PLEIJ Salon + Spa

Fact: Ask a group of It girls what their favorite salon is, and I guarantee one of them will say PLEIJ Salon + Spa. The salon has an entire book full of one-of-a-kind designs that are so memorable I can spot a Pleij mani the second I see one.

Even better? They are a full service salon and spa offering hair, skin, makeup, and massage services performed by a group of elite professionals who are the best and most sought after in their respective fields! Oh and did we mention they use non-toxic, eco-friendly nail products that are as safe as they are effective. Unlike many other non-toxic places, however, they actually have non-toxic gels as well. We know that a polish that lasts more than a week and doesn’t kill your nails sounds too good to be true, but you’ll just have to check it out yourself.

At Pleij they offer manicures, including gel color, dip manicures, gel-x extensions, and nail art, as well as a range of pedicure services, foot peels and more. We absolutely love this place!

8930 Lyra Dr. Columbus, OH 43240 – 614.547.2566 –

The W Nail Bar

If you can’t get in at Pleij, try The W Nail Bar. Its bold and original designs will help you stand out. If you want to have some fun with your nails, this place is for you. 

Like Pleij, The W Nail Bar offers natural, non-toxic products in a clean, healthy environment. They have multiple locations including one at Easton Town Center.

3710 Easton Market Columbus, OH 43219 –

Lacquer Gallery

Another nail salon known for its insanely good nail art, Lacquer Gallery is a favorite. Real talk: The salon features an array of designs that’ll speak to whichever mood you’re in. 

448 W 3rd Ave Columbus, OH 43201 –

PENZONE Salons + Spas

PENZONE Salon has been in business for over 50 years and they’re a bit of a Columbus staple. Like PLEIJ they are a full service salon, that also offers wellness services and hold events featuring guest speakers and covering health and beauty related topics. Plus, this is another upscale salon with décor that is on point!

  967 N High St Columbus, OH 43201 –