In a City of 12 million people, well known for its thousands of Spa’s and nail salons, its difficult to know which one to choose. We visited Privé Nails – Luxury Nail & Spa Boutique – a luxury nail Spa in the heart of Saigon to find out why it holds the number 1 spot on Trip advisor. And we weren’t disappointed.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Privé, located at 15 Lê Thị Riêng, District 1 for a foot massage, manicure and pedicure. The spa is located on the second floor of a beautiful building just 200m from Ben Thanh Market, away from the noise and the hustle and bustle of the streets of Saigon, making it a discreet location for a few hours of peace and relaxation.
Privé offer a number of affordable services related to nails and beauty and their clients include expats, locals, celebrities and tourists. They use only the highest quality products that are imported from either Europe, USA, Korea or Japan and it is easy to see why their customers return frequently.
The rates for the services are very reasonable, given the quality of the spa and products on offer, starting at just 150,000d for a whole nail polish service including removal, cleaning and manicure.
The staff were very welcoming, and they have technicians speaking English, French, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin.
As you enter the salon you are greeted and led upstairs, it is easy to see how much love and attention has gone into setting up the perfect salon. Privé offers a state of the art, modern interior, designed to bring the guests into a relaxing environment. The furniture is exquisite and extremely comfortable, with soft clean towels for each client. When we arrived, there were a mixture of local and foreign clients enjoying their services.
The equipment used is individually packaged for each client and sterilized after each use, ensuring a clean and safe environment. There is an extensive range of nail polish, shellac, glitter etc are all available in a variety of colors.
The vision for Privé is to provide affordable and hygienic nail care in a relaxing setting where the clients feel at home. Janice, the owner has taken her time to do things perfectly, the attention to detail that has gone into setting up Privé is clear to see.
I settled on having a 30 minute foot massage, which was done by a very well trained and professional member of the team, all technicians are expertly trained to US standards and their level of professionalism was clear to see.
After my foot massage, I was treated to a manicure and pedicure. The technicians took their time and worked quietly and gently. The staff are trained to cut the nails so that they follow their original shape, frequently checking if I needed a drink or if I was not too cold.
During my treatment, I felt so relaxed – Janice and the manager frequently passed from client to client, to see if everything was good, I was really made to feel special. The music plays quietly in the background and I found myself falling asleep.
Privé really is the perfect setting for a relaxing manicure or nail treatment. Massages are also available here but I did not have time to enjoy on this occasion. This gives me a great excuse to go back again soon!
Having been in Ho Chi Minh City for more than 10 years and being a frequent visitor to nail spas, this is now by far our most preferred location and comes highly recommended!
You can visit Privé Nails at 15 Lê Thị Riêng, District 1 or make an appointment by calling 090 909 54 91. They are open seven days a week from 9am to 9pm.