The Super Rad Nail Sisters
- Level 2, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
- 0450 977 349
The Super Rad Nail Sisters, aka Rohani and Rosalie Osman, run what’s arguably Melbourne’s coolest nail salon. They are artists with backgrounds in fine arts, design, illustration and animation. They turn your nails into works of art.
The spark for the salon came after Rosalie returned from a UK trip with a suitcase full of nail polish.
“At the time, nail art was going crazy in London,” she says. “We thought there was nothing really like that in Melbourne, and we came up with the business overnight.”
The sisters work out of their hip salon above Brunswick Street Gallery, and specialise in nail art as well as offering manicures, acrylic and gel services.
“We’re both practising artists and designers and we want to give each customer something unique,” Rosalie says.
You can tell from the moment you meet the sisters that your nails are in good hands. Many racegoers opt for something subtle, bringing their frock in to ensure a perfect match. But if you want to make a statement, why not embrace the novelty?
“We could bling up a horseshoe-shaped motif,” Rosalie says. “We could match you with your favourite jockey’s colours. We could do a little Melbourne Cup, or even a horse if you’re prepared to spend some extra time.”
The pain factor
The sisters are more akin to magicians than nail technicians. The only limit to your nail art is your imagination.
Who should try it?
Anyone who appreciates artistry and is ready for head-turning nails.
Prices vary, so go to the website for full list.
Would I do it again?
A trip to the Super Rad Nail Sisters is always a great way to brighten your day.