Have you noticed a pretty pink building on the High Street, sandwiched between Coral Bookmakers and Caffe Nero, and wondered what it is? Well, a very warm welcome to Gloss nail bar. And, a very warm welcome is what you get from Emma and her team.
With 10 years of experience as a qualified nail technician, Bermondsey girl, Emma, has at last fulfilled her dream of opening her own salon after having built up her expertise in salons in South Kensington and Marylebone. But Emma is no stranger to our High Street. Having socialised here on numerous occasions over the years, she has fallen in love with the place and when 14 High Street came on the market, she jumped at the opportunity.
Knowing the area well is an advantage Emma says. She has a very good understanding about what the people of Chislehurst want and brings high end, central London standards but at affordable prices.
Professional and friendly customer service is key, as are cleanliness and hygiene. First impressions are indeed extremely positive, from the big smile on entry to the appearance of the salon. Designed by Ari Phillips of Nugget Design, also based on Chislehurst High Street, it hits all the right notes. Very chic, yet cosy and relaxing. And a complimentary tea or (very decent) coffee as you have your treatment is a lovely touch. All in all, a lovely atmosphere.
There is lots on offer from classic and luxury manicures and pedicures to acrylic nail extensions. Gel manicures are the most popular treatment, done the traditional way with a no drill rule, and, despite us now moving into colder weather, pedicures also remain a treatment of choice. The best product brands on the market are used and there is a great selection of colours to choose from. Burgundy and reds are the favourites at the moment although, with Halloween around the corner, dark purple and glitter nails are also frequently requested.
Males and females are welcome with no age restrictions, although parental approval is required for acrylic nails on younger clients. Emma also offers a special file and polish manicure and pedicure for under 10s.
Gloss Nail Bar is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6.30 pm. Whilst walk in appointments may be possible, please book to guarantee the time you want, and do look out for special promotions.
Gloss Nail Bar, 14 High St, Chislehurst BR7 5AN
Tel: 0208 468 1391