A fantastic way to spoil yourself: Alice Nail in Seosan

Every girl deserves a bit of pampering every now and again. One of my favourite ways to pamper myself is to go and have a good manicure. Since coming to Korea, a good friend of mine and I regularly go to a magical little nail shop in Seosan, that goes by the name of Alice Nails. It’s a great way to treat yourself and have a girly catch-up at the same time.

The shop is run by two lovely sisters who do the best mani/pedi I’ve ever come across. A regular manicure will set you back about 15 000won- which includes the whole shebang- from a hand mask, to nail filing, cuticle treatment, a base coat and top coat, and a spash of colour. It always fascinates me how a coat of colour can change the way I feel.

So if you’ve got some time on your hands and a little change to spare why not go check it out for yourself- maybe even take a friend along with you. I promise, if your experience is anything like mine have been, you won’t be disappointed.

Alice nails is open from 10am-9pm Monday to Friday, and every second and fourth Saturday of the month.

They also offer a wide variety of nail art and nail extensions, plus waxing, although I’ve never tried that out personally.

The sisters don’t speak the best English but are very friendly and have the patience of saints. It might be a good idea to get your co-teacher or a Korean-speaking friend to help you make the appointment, they are pretty popular so it’s a good idea to make a booking.

  • How you can reach them: 010 7399 1448 or 668 5949
  • How you can find them: If your facing the lotte cinema/old CNB cinema walk right, at the first crossroads turn right. It’s on your left.


  1. I love Alice Nail, too! My Korean friend made me an appointment for a pedicure just before my summer vacation. It was wonderful! They have a really comfortable couch to sit on while your feet are soaking! It was 50,000 but they did an amazing job and didn't cut any corners! (And my toes stayed looking lovely for several months!)

  2. When my mother-in-law-to-be came to S.Korea to visit, I took her there for a special treat and she had a mani/pedi combo- still raves about it even to this day:)