Best Nail Salon in Marin

Don’t commute to San Francisco for a quality mani pedi! No matter which part of Marin you might be in, there’s a salon right in your neighborhood that offers services just as good (or better) than anywhere the city can offer. Tips, gels, or sugar scrubs, no matter what you need, we’ve got your back. Or your hands, as it were. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Three Sisters Nails. For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Nail Salon picks see below.

Our 2023 Beauty category sponsor is NorCal Plastic Surgery.

We’ve broken it down by region: Southern, Central, and Northern Marin.

Southern | Central | Northern

Southern Marin

Ace Nails

Mill Valley

Thirty years ago, Ace Nails started out as Teresa’s Nail Care. Though they have undergone a name change, the dedicated clientele and expert technicians remain. Located in the heart of Mill Valley, the salon’s in a great place for you to stop by after a day of shopping and dining. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

38 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, 415.389.0530

Fingers and Toes, Faces and Places

Mill Valley

The bright walls and chic pink paint result in a modern and fun environment ideal for relaxing and getting some color on. Looking for a mother-daughter day experience? Check out the Little Miss package for girls 12 and under. Hours are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday.

226 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley, 415.383.7534

Holly Nails

Mill Valley

From perfectly shaped French tips to creating custom colors for that exact shade of pink you’ve been searching for, you’ll be blown away by the results. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

777 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, 415.380.8615

Nail Motif

Mill Valley

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for or aren’t as knowledgeable about nail care as you’d like to be, Nail Motif is the right salon for you. The nail technicians here give expert advice on what’s going to suit your personal style and how to best take care of the final results. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

94 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, 415.326.5198

Rosemary Spa

Mill Valley

For a wonderful atmosphere and quality service, put Rosemary Spa on your list for the next time you need your nails spruced up. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

247 CA-1 # A10, Mill Valley, 415.383.2690

Sausalito Nail Salon


For those in Southern Marin, look no further than five minutes away from home for the perfect gel manicure or French tip. Book in advance, as they can fill up quickly the day of. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

1001 Bridgeway c2, Sausalito, 415.332.1689

Central Marin

Annie’s Nails

San Rafael

Few places embody the spirit of a friendly neighborhood salon better than Annie’s Nails. It’s a quieter spot that shows its shine with high-quality service and a peaceful atmosphere that keeps clients coming back again and again. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

6 California Ave., San Rafael, 415.258.9356

Be Polished Nail Spa


Be Polished Nail Spa is the place to go for high-end polishes applied with expert techniques that guarantee satisfaction. In addition to standard services, Be Polished also provides sea salt scrubs, foot massages, and waxing, meaning there’s no need to go to multiple places for all your beauty needs. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

539 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, 415.924.8877

Bella Rouge


A pedicure go-to for many, Bella Rouge provides long-lasting results at very affordable prices. The salon offers a wide range of services, including waxing and brow tinting. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

928 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield, 415.457.6899

Chloe Nails & Spa

San Anselmo

Owner Hanah has been designing the perfect nails for over 10 years, creating all kinds of artistic results for her clients. Delicate flowers, bold numbers, and even cheetah print; she’s done them all! Slide into a comfy chair in this chic, modern studio and get your nails painted with mermaid scales. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

730 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, 415.524.8866

Fairfax Nail Salon


With big wide windows looking out to the heart of Fairfax and colorful walls of polish options, this neighborhood salon is the perfect place to relax while you get your mani-pedi. The results? Long-lasting color or dipped tips that are sure to wow your friends and have them asking where you got them done. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

717 Center Blvd, Fairfax, 415.456.9701

Magnolia Nail Spa


Drop your feet into a warm bath and let the pampering commence in this peaceful and cheerful salon. The prices are also very competitive and won’t hurt your wallet. They do get busy fast, so try to book an appointment ahead of time if you can. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

272 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, 510.691.9472

Nails By Kim

San Rafael

This charming salon in the heart of downtown San Rafael has a soothing atmosphere and excellent attention to detail that will leave you relaxed and enthusiastic to return. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

1555 4th St, San Rafael, 415.485.6055

Passion Nails

San Rafael

At Passion Nails, no gel application will be too thick, no section of nail unpainted. Enjoy the cheery red chairs and airy atmosphere while you relax. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed Tuesday.

1027 C St, San Rafael, 415.459.8669

Ross Nails


Even the most particular clients won’t find fault with Ross Nails. The care their welcoming staff takes in ensuring excellence will blow you away. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed Tuesday.

32 Ross Common, Ross, 415.461.3400

Three Sisters Nails

San Rafael

A lot of Three Sisters Nails’ clients are referrals, and there’s a reason: Once you go there, you simply have to tell your friends about it. The staff greets everyone who walks through the door with a smile and goes above and beyond to make sure you’re happy with their work. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

963 Grand Ave., San Rafael, 415.454.9662

Northern Marin

NJ Nails Spa


Get a hot stone massage with your pedicure or a vanilla wild plum sugar scrub during your manicure and you’ll soon see what all the hype is about. The team behind NJ Nails Spa isn’t just about sending you out the door with perfect nails — although they absolutely do that, too — they also give you a royal spa treatment while your toes are tended to. Hours are 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m Saturday.

132 Vintage Way Suite F 15, Novato, 415.717.9775


Nor Cal Plastic Surgery: 2023 Best of the County Beauty

NorCal Plastic Surgery provides a personalized, goal-oriented approach to enhanced quality of life. Dr. Tim Rankin employs award-winning surgical techniques and provides consistently safe, high-quality outcomes.

Are you known for any particular surgeries?
The deep plane facelift/necklift is a term that has recently gained more notoriety, but describes the high quality, durable results for which we are known. Facial rejuvenation is a highly individualized procedure that allows us to address your unique aging process.
How long have you been in business?
We are now in our fourth year since opening our Marin office. Having grown up in Marin, it has been an incredible experience providing our services in my home town.
Any other favorite Marin health and wellness businesses?
Yes! We love (and refer clients to) Dr. Chilcott at Morpheus Medical Aesthetics (med spa), Pacific Skin Care (dermatology), NOW Power Yoga (fitness), Healthy Living Nutritional Counseling (nutrition), Power MD (regenerative medicine) and Christopher Salon (haircare).