Reviews

  • Dani M.
    Dec 2021

    SOOOOO expensive for what you recv. A simple clean and file, and nail color. The "spa" experience is lacking, so if that is what makes a mani almost $100 then I am missing something. What is the difference from a "uptown girl, a lickety split", etc. I was in and out and did NOT feel pampered in the least.

  • Carol S.
    Dec 2021

    Great gel French manicure. Staff was very friendly, color selection was fantastic, and the complimentary mimosa was the cherry on top! I love how my nails look and will definitely be back.

  • Chelle L.
    Dec 2021

    I had a gel pedicure and gel manicure done here. I never usually give negative reviews- but after my experience with the owner I do feel it is necessary. She just made for a bad experience in the end unfortunately I came to this salon because it advertises as luxury and looked nice and clean in the pictures- I also saw a picture that showed a mimosa so I was looking forward to the experience and was enjoying my time, even if paying more than other salons While getting my nails done, the ladies doing my nails made comments about how cute the hot chocolate bar was- and I agreed. At the end when I was checking out, also buying jewelry, I ask if I could have one of the hot chocolates too since I saw the to-go cups there. The women at the front desk responds with an extremely rude and condescending attitude.. ? It was surprising but figured maybe I heard the attitude wrong? So I said oh I just didn't notice how cute the hot chocolate bar was when I first came in.... I quickly cash out, tip and thank the ladies. As I am walking out, the woman makes a snide comment about how rude I am, so I shake my head as I'm walking out- then she follows me outside the store as I was walking to my car, yelling that she is the owner and "who would even ask for a 3rd drink??", and saying multiple times "Who does that??" and how rude it is.... I don't know if she was looking for an altercation or what but it was just an odd experience Surprising and silly to me that the owner would do that? To make a customer feel bad and unwelcome, and follow me out after paying for services and complimenting her on the set up- just figured they would be happy to have customers enjoy. This review is reflective of her, not the awesome ladies that work there. Lisa and Mackenzie are awesome!

  • Jessica B.
    Oct 2021

    Beautiful salon and everyone was beyond nice, but unfortunately i had to go home and spend 45 minutes reshaping my nails myself. Then, to make matters worse (and this is something that has never happened to me before with many years / types of fake nails from press-on to professional) I lit a candle with my nail out of the way as always, and it somehow managed to catch on fire and melted down my nail and onto my finger. Again, not sure what went wrong but between this, having to fix my nails myself, and a super lumpy paint job (the top coat doesn't even cover all of the nails, and the french is super thick despite my reference photo) I don't think I will be back. :( I did ask for my nails to be changed to my liking before leaving, but after multiple times and an hour over my original appointment time (for a normal french), I had to leave to be able to make a different appointment

  • Galdina J.
    Oct 2021

    As a nail tech myself, I am very selective of where I will get my services done. It's such a relief to find a nail salon in north county that hold their standards as high as I do with my clients. They checked all my boxes. #1 Cleanliness: disinfecting the tubs One time use products Staff wore gloves (if they don't care about their own health why would they care about yours) No dust Clean smelling: #2 Safe All of the above plus open space with plenty of fresh air flow. Spaced out between other clients. All the products they used were of high quality...I would know. Non aggressive around my cuticles with the nippers, but still an amazing outcome. #3 Communication: Automated appointment system confirmed and reminded me of my appointment. Manager was friendly and greeted me upon my arrival My manicurist, Mylinh, held great conversation! The price was affordable for what you get. $44 for an above standard pedicure with air drying polish. If you are paying less that $40 for a pedicure RUN! Consider the cost of keeping a happy employee that is legally paid, time taken to disinfect and clean area and tools properly, and one time use products, appointment system, website, and quality safe products etc. Overall my experience was perfect and I went online and booked my next appointment.

  • Angella Brackin
    Oct 2021

    Loved the atmosphere and my pedicure! Chelsea was great!

  • Neptune's Q.
    Oct 2021

    I wanted to love this place, such great reviews. Convinced my husband to go with me for a spa like treat before our big trip. My technician was very efficient, felt more clinical, less spa like, my husband got what could only have been a rookie..didn't trim nails well, didn't massage well, spilled wax all over the floor. The beverage during the appointment was a nice touch but for the price, definitely expected more 'lux'. There are plenty of other places that perform equally well that charge much less.

  • Aimee B.
    Sep 2021

    Paint: spacious with high ceilings, large windows, beautiful lighting and pleasant candles. Completely different, better experience than elsewhere. Relaxed with a mimosa; nails look perfect.

  • Maya B.
    Sep 2021

    Honestly, best nail place ever if you really want to pamper yourself. I've become great friends with Lynn the receptionist and Lynn the nail tech. They are both lovely people that always make you feel welcomed. They go by appointment so it feels like the place is all to yourself at times. So cute So chic. MIMOSAS COMPLIMENTARY. So big + Anyways love this place. Highly Recommend. And only get Lynn as your nail tech, she takes her time is my fav!

  • Jen P.
    Jul 2021

    Adorable, upscale nail bar. Incredibly clean place with clean products. Had a pedicure with Lynn and she did an amazing job. The only place I'll be going to get my nails done from now on!

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Ratings

Google Google: 5/5 Yelp Yelp: 4.5/5

Paint Nail Bar San Diego

292 El Camino Real, Encinitas

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Hours

Monday: 10AM - 5PMTuesday: 10AM - 7PMWednesday: 10AM - 7PMThursday: 9AM - 7PMFriday: 9AM - 6PMSaturday: 9AM - 5PMSunday: Closed