One of the great things in living in Singapore is its proximity to neighbouring countries like Malaysia and Indonesia. You can go on a quick visit to these countries as easy as 1-2-3. Early this month, my family planned a trip to Johor Bahru, Malaysia for a little relaxing get-away – a pampering treat for me, a fun day at an indoor playground for the kids and a chill day of no work for hubby.
After giving birth, I always look forward for a pampering treat like a manicure & pedicure or hair colouring. I heard of lots of Singaporeans travel to nearby Johor Bahru for their mani-pedi session. But I didn’t just want to go to any nail salon. I wanted a nail salon that emphasizes on hygiene. Being a doctor, I am aware that you can contract infections through unhygienic practices in salons. Who would want that, right? It would be a plus if the place is aesthetically pleasing and relaxing. I would love my pampering sessions be it a nail, hair or facial treatment to be an experience and not purely service.
So on our trip to Johor, I came to know of a nail bar in Johor Bahru that delivers what I been looking for in a nail salon. I was excited to visit Cynbolic Nail Bar. We stayed for a night at Hotel Jen at Puteri Harbour. So in the afternoon while my hubby & kids are taking a nap in the hotel, I booked a Grab vehicle to Cynbolic Nail Bar which cost me only RM 8 ($3 SGD). It is just nearby Legoland Malaysia, Hello Kitty Town, Horizon Hills and Leisure Farm. As my Grab vehicle was almost reaching Cynbolic Nail Bar, I was impressed with the vicinity. The area looks so posh with a neighbouring good-looking estate. The place have several cool shops beside each other. There were still a few spaces that are vacant. And of course, there was a Starbucks in one corner.
Cynbolic Nail Bar is a stylish nail salon that just open early this year. They require you to book appointments for nail services. I rang the bell of the shop and left my shoes outside the shop with the rest of the shoes of the customers. I was loving the vibe of the place as I entered. It was like entering into a posh cool summer resort. The place is very spacious and aesthetically on point like magically fairy of interior design showers her fairy dust all over the place. Upon entering the front area of the nail bar, there is a space for retail products displayed that was carefully curated. There were lovely accessories, rattan bags that are so in right now, slippers and beauty products.
I was greeted by the owner of the nail bar, Cynthia, who gave me a little tour of the place. There was a long rectangle table for manicure and inner part of the salon, are comfy chairs with pretty circular basins for pedicures and foot soaks. The theme of the place gives out a sanctuary for relaxation and pampering. I was asked to choose from the menu of refreshments. There were choices of hot beverages for me to choose from. I chose the Just Jasmine Tea (RM 10).
I opted to have a gelish manicure and a regular manicure for my toes. I was given choices of what Aroma Soak I prefer for my fingers and toes. They have Peppermint, Lavender and Rose. For my fingers, I opted for Rose Soak while I chose the Lavender Soak for my feet. They use Young Living Essential Oils to provide customer the therapeutic experience. Being a fan of essential oils, particularly Young Living, I was happy to know that they are incorporating it in their treatment.
I met the two lovely therapists who did my manicure and pedicure. They made sure I was comfortable as they were doing my manicure and pedicure. They introduced me to the 5-Step Cynbolic Treatment for my nails that ensures nourishing treatment for weak nails with application of keratin, macademia serum, centella rapid, ecrinal vitamin and ecrinal fortifying cream.
I truly enjoyed the service. The therapists were very meticulous and careful while during my manicure and pedicure. I somehow can tell if therapists are rushing and are not attuned with their customers. I was satisfied with their service. My treatment included nail shaping and buff, cuticle care, lotion application and gentle massage. I loved my candy-coloured nails.
I was surprised that after my mani-pedi, they gave me the file, buffer & toe separators they used on me placed in its pre-sterlised plastic. They have a strict use-once policy on file, buffer & toe separators. I can keep the file, buffer & toe separators and bring along in Cynbolic Nail Bar when I come back. They showed me their steriliser for their nail tools. They ensure that all nail tools that are to be used are pre-sterlised.
I hang out for a while at Cynbolic Nail Bar, drinking my tea and indulged in some snacks that was offered to me. I browsed around their mini retail area and chatted with the owner and therapists. Besides their regular and gelish nail services, they also have nail spa. manicure & pedicure for kids under 10 years old, nail extension and nail art. They also provide waxing services, eyebrow trimming and henna art. The place looks great for a bachelorette party or girly-pampering birthday party.
I am so glad I got to visit Cynbolic Nail Bar. I would definitely come back again. I highly recommend it to people living in Johor Bahru and for those living in Singapore, planning a day trip to Johor or if staying a night of two in Johor. If you are coming to Johor to visit Legoland or Hello Kitty Town, I suggest you pre-book an appointment with Cynbolic Nail Bar as well. It would be a wonderful treat for you to visit Cynbolic Nail Bar .
Their services and prices are shown below: