Needles & Nails

It’s not enough in London to have brightly coloured nails these days. The hippest girls are having unique designs painted onto their talons, thanks to nail bars like the pioneering Wah. If heading up to Dalston seems a bit of a trek then thank god for Scallywags’ newly opened Needles & Nails. It’s part tattoo parlour, part beauty salon, but what makes N&N exciting is what happens with that second N.

Rather than employing nail technicians, the new venture above Loaded (where Edgeworld used to be) is staffed by fine art students. So if you want strawberries, Muppets or burgers painted on your claws you know they’ve got the skills. Basically your imagination (and the size of your nails) is the limit with what you can have done. Like Wah there’s a friendly, hangout-y vibe, but you might have to fight your way past MTV and Cosmopolitan magazine, who have both been down to check out Needles & Nails already.

Needles & Nails
7-8 Kensington Gardens
Photo By James Kendall

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James Kendall

James Kendall is the co-owner and editor of SOURCE. He’s been a music journalist since 1992 and spent over a decade travelling the globe covering dance music for DJmag. He’s interviewed a range of subjects from Bat For Lashes, Foals and James ‘LCD Soundsystem’ Murphy to Katie Price and the Sugababes. He’s a keen photographer and has work featured in The Guardian.

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