Looking for nail salon names that are classy, funky and catchy for your new manicure business? Here are hundreds of the best names for nail salons that will attract lots of potential customers. Use these unique brand names on your hair salon signs, business cards and on social media.
In addition to nail salon names and logos, here are tips on how to choose your best nail salon name, advice on using name generators, a list of best nail salons in America for your inspiration. Plus startup tips from actual nail salon expert owners to get your business launched right!
Ready to get your manicure business shining? Read on.
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Nail Salon Names Ideas List A- Z
Ask Me About Nails
File it Away
Free Range Nails
Glitter & Glam Nails
Go Nail Spa
Hand Model Manicures
High Class Manicure
Just Right Nails
Le Jardin des Ongles (French for Garden of Nails)
Mission: Your Nails
Nails in Bloom
Nails in Motion
Nails Sharp (or Sharp Nails!)
New Age Nail
Pinky Toes on Wheels (mobile manicure business)
Polish Me Up
Princess Nail Palace
Quick Treat Tips & Toes
Red Dragon Tips
State of Nails
Sweet Feet Pedi Spa
The Last Nail
The Nail Circle
The Nail Patch
Tiger Nail Polish
Tip Top Manicure
Tippy Toes Pedicures
Tips 4 Less
Tipsy Manicure Bar
Worry Free Nails
French Names for Nail Salons
Get ideas for your perfect salon name from these chic nail spas in Paris.
Les Petits Soins (my little carings)
Lazare Nails (street name, located on 92 rue Saint Lazare)
How to Choose Your Best Nail Salon Name
Launching your new nail salon business is an exciting venture. One of the first, and most critical, tasks is to name your salon. This list of hundreds of nail ideas is a good start. Now you have to narrow down and pick the one perfect name for your manicure business. Here are 10 tips to help you make your best choice:
- Clarify Your Services – Be clear about the nail services you offer. Your name needs to communicate so that your customers’ needs for will be met for manicures, pedicures, gel, shellac and nail enhancements.
- Your Name or Not? – There are pluses and minuses to including your name in your business name. If you are well-known and have existing clients, go ahead and use your name as your brand. But, if you are a new nail salon and plan to grow in the future (multiple locations or sell your salon) don’t use your name because it limits your options.
- Location can be Important – City or region names can help identify your location, however, be careful not to limit yourself too much. A nail salon that starts on Main street, as Main Street Nails cannot later move to Front Street and keep its name. This could negatively affect your customer perception creating confusion.
- Attract Your Perfect Customer – Knowing your target customer is vital when naming your salon. If you are targeting affluent buyers, your branding needs to be upscale and luxurious. Whereas if you are targeting young mothers in a hurry your name could tell them that you will pamper them in a jiffy.
- Catchy Word Play Names – Your goal is to get people to remember your nail salon name when they want a manicure or pedicure. Using wordplay for naming your salon – puns, rhymes, and catchy phrases – will help make your name easy to remember.
- Limit Length – The best company names are short and memorable – just a few words long. Shorter names are easier to remember, plus the matching domain name will be easier to use online and on social media.
- Easy to Spell and Say – Boost your customer retention rate by making your name both easy spell and say. Test your shortlist options with friends and family to see if they can say it and spell it without too much trouble.
- Check if Name is not Taken Already – Before you invest money into your logo design, business cards and signs check if your desired name is available. Free Corporate Name Search. If you find that your nail salon name is available and your market is competitive it is a good idea to spend a small amount of money and get your Trademark registered.
- Research Web Domain Name Availability – Now that you have found the perfect name for your new salon get the matching domain name. Don’t worry if your EXACT name is not available. Play with variations of your name. Start by removing all extra words such as; the, and, inc, llc then check domain availability. I like using Godaddy to search for domain names because if your name is not available they give you lots of other domain suggestion ideas that are available for purchase.
- Get Social Media Account Names & Handles – Social media and Web 2.0 profiles will be an important element of your marketing programs. I use and recommend Knowem, which is an online service which instantly checks 500 of the top social networks for your name availability.
Advice on Using Name Generators for Your Nail Salon
Get the best results by first brainstorming a list of keywords to input into the name generator. These are words and phrases (2 or more words) that relate to your nail salon’s services and target customer. They do not have to be necessarily the ones that will be contained in your final salon name.
An easy way to brainstorm keywords to use in name generators is to use Google. Put in your business type (nail salon) plus “keywords” = nail salon keywords.
Then scroll through the page and pick up words. I found these keywords = manicure, pedicure, beauty, therapy, spa and massage.
Another source of creative keywords to use in the name generator is a Beauty Salon vocabulary list.
I got even interesting and related keywords; gel, edge, French, file, varnish, nail art, crystals. Check out these names I generated by using these keywords.
Example of Nail Salon Names Generated
Million Dollar Nails
Beauty Kiss Nails
Beauty Spirit Manicures
Best Nail Salon Names in America
Get naming and marketing inspiration from the top nail salons across the country.
Christophe Salon, MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas
Paint Box, NYC, NY
Startup Tips From Nail Salon Owners
Get real life success tips from these salon owners for your startup.