Coco’s Nail Bar, Portobello

In my opinion there aren’t enough nail bars in London… I love nail colours and design so much I’d have my nails done every day if I could. Trying out the newest art and technology in this field is great fun and exotic nails can accessorise an outfit perfectly.

Last weekend while the rain poured copiously outside, I enjoyed a little pampering in Coco’s Nail Bar on Portobello Road. I’m not sure why I’ve never spotted this place, located in the middle of London’s most famous market it is the ideal location for tired shoppers.

Inside, the salon is smart and chic with a girly theme. Coco’s is one of a kind… the only nail bar I’ve visited with a fully stocked bar and barman: cocktails, champagne, coffee are all on offer. I enjoyed a specially made virgin mojito while getting my nails done. The salon is fully equipped with everything you need for hand and foot pampering including tanks filled with darting little fish for Fish Spa therapy.

I chose to try the Coco Signature Pedicure, the ultimate nail maintenance and grooming with cuticle treatment, cleansing, massage and paraffin therapy with heated mitts, designed to leave your feet soft and silky. All while sitting in a very comfortable stress-buster massage chair. Minx is a technique I have been desperate to try for some time and at Coco they adapted the pedicure so that I could have the minx. The whole treatment was very thorough and relaxing, my nails felt so clean and tidy! With a special hot lamp the gold foil minx is melted onto the nail then trimmed and smoothed down, the final look is psychedelic and amazing!

I highly recommend Coco’s Nail Bar, either for a quick fix polish and paint manicure or for a luxurious longer treatment.

Visit the website to book here.