Whether you’re a tourist traveling or a main stay in Phnom Penh, I am sure having your nails done as a form of relaxation is a big GO!
Being vain these days is not only for the rich. Just by looking at how fast beauty salons have sprouted, many Cambodian girls and boys – take note of that – are into beautifying themselves. From big salons to the ordinary ones hair coloring, waxing, tattooing, and nail polishing are some of the services that they can offer with satisfaction guaranteed.
As a mom of two beautiful girls, having our nails done is our form of bonding at least twice every month. We always go to my favorite Vietnamese owned salon near my house, by the way I live near Wat Samkosal, and the girls who work there creates wonderful nail art. Last weekend, we went to the salon to have our nails done and since it’s Saturday, you can expect that it’s a full house of their patrons. We waited for an hour before we were attended. For my daughters, waiting means they can get to choose what color they want for their nails. However, this time they’re not only interested with the color but with the design too! OMG! My little princesses are really growing up so fast and vain too! LOL!
See how cute Aiken’s nails look after 30 minutes of sitting still on her chair. My 3 year old daughter really behaved well in order to have these lil’ Pac Man creatures painted on her nails. You should have seen how big her smiles are while the lady does the job. She was really excited!
On the other hand, my 11 year old daughter Andrea chose Angry Birds for her toes and they just look really cute! Everyone at the salon took turns to see their nail arts and the girls replied with politeness whenever someone gives them compliments.
And how about for moi? I settled on a simple black flower design on top of a glittered beige colored nail polish. It’s simple and yet so elegant looking. Love it!
So, how much did I spend? Make a guess, hahaha!
I spent only $10 for the mani, pedi, and nail art of our nails which is really cheap!
For those of you whose interested to try this around Phnom Penh, here’s a list of salons that you can go to :
Alpha Beauty Spa
Woman’s beauty spa and salon. Hair salon (full service – cut, style, color, highlights…), facials, scrubs, manicure, pedicure, massage (full body, back, face.)
Address: #C-17, Street Cheerfulness, City Plaza II, Russian Federation Blvd.
Champei Spa & Salon
International boutique spa and hair salon. Traditional Khmer, herbal, aroma, Swedish and oil massage, reflexology and therapeutic massages. Facials, scrubs, spa, Jacuzzi, packages. Fully air-conditioned women and men’s hair salon offering hair treatments, manicure, pedicure and more.
1) #38, Street 57, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel: 023-222846
2) #07, Street 334, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel: 023-217774
The Nailbar is a training business run by students from Mith Samlanh’s Hair & Beauty training programme. Get your nails in shape or relax while having a massage in this hygienic environment with individually sterilized equipment. Located in Friends ’n’ Stuff, Street 13 50 meters from the entrance to the National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Open 7 days 11am – 9pm.
Oriental Princess Spa
Full service spa offering massage, reflexology, aroma and heat therapy, scrubs, Hair salon, facials, manicure, pedicure.
#54, Street 108, (Near Naga Bridge Wat Phnom), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Rococo Beauty Salon Spa & Massage
International standard spa, massage and beauty salon. Fully air-conditioned, comfortable, affordably priced. Khmer and Thai style massage. Aroma, oil and foot massage. Steam room and sauna. Scrubs and wraps. Full salon and barber. Manicure, pedicure. Make-up. Hair coloring.
#47, Strret 240 (Front of Vong Sak Clinic).
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