Hand with pink glitter and airbrush nail art plucking a cherry from a cute pink and red cake
Sicknails69 Nail Art Studio Interior
Two hands with dark nail art that have burning hearts nail art that says "True Love"
Hand with nude nail art that has chrome accents
Two hands with long stiletto fingernails that have a celestial theme, one hand's nail art is darker navy blue and night themed, one hand's nail art is lighter pastel blue and sky themed.
Fully Custom Manicures That Last
Discover a modern approach to the nail salon experience—we are a 1-on-1, private nail studio in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven specializing in long-lasting gel manicures and next level nail art.
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SickNails69 is a collective of independent nail artists, all operating their own small businesses within one communal space.
We chose this model to ensure a more intimate guest experience. From booking, to consultation, to execution, your artist works with you on a personal level, to understand and achieve your desired results. Our ultimate objective is to provide you with a collaborative experience, and give you something truly beautiful; something that makes you look at your nails and smile and recieve compliments all over town. And, while all of us share a similar structured manicuring process, we encourage YOU to choose an artist whose style and personality resonates with you the most. Don’t ask us who is “the best”, because we believe there is a perfect artist for every client. We hope you find yours, in our nail home!
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We do things a bit differently than you may be used to!

Here's what makes our manicures better:


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Gentle Removal

We provide safe and gentle removal of our own work using an electric file—leaving behind a protective layer of base coat. Never marring your natural nails.


Two natural nails grown out very long in a square shape

High-End Cuticle Care

Our high-end cuticle work promotes long lasting manicures and a perfect frame for beautiful nail art.


Structured gel overlay showing nail grown out after a few weeks

Structured Gel Overlay

Our structured gel overlay method that lasts longer than traditional gel polish manicures (with proper home care!)!


Natural nails with a clear gel overlay

Nail Health Comes First!

We use only the highest quality, non-toxic ingredients and techniques to keep your natural nails strong, healthy, and beautiful. No re-using nail files here!


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Next Level Nail Art

Every artist at SickNails69 can bring your unique vision to life, without the confines of a pre-set menu. Whether you want intricate designs or a bold statement, we have the skills to make your nail dreams come true.

Shop Our Best Sellers

Stepped Up Thong
$ 28 
Lovers Tee
$ 48 
Rose Hoodie
$ 69 
Cuticle Oil Bottle
$ 32 
Cuticle Oil Pen
$ 16 

What our clients are saying...

Kate works wonders! She is an expert at nail art and truly cares about her clients' experience. My nails look their best and at their healthiest when getting her manicures.


Madison S.
6 months ago
You will not be disappointed. Amazing nail art, a beautiful studio, and excellent vibes. If you’re unsure of what style, color, or nail art to get, Kate has an exceptional eye and will guide you through the process.


Olivia C.
5 months ago
Killer art and made me feel safe and comfortable getting my first manicure. Each of my gel manicures has lasted WEEKS without any chips or lifting!


Henry Q.
6 months ago
My manicures regularly last 4+ weeks if I’m taking good care of them. Not only is Kate a super talented artist, but she’s also helped me care for my nails and grow them out longer than I even thought possible.


Megan R.
2 months ago
Kate made me feel perfectly at ease. I left with the most beautiful nails I've ever had! Nearly three weeks later, they're still immaculate, and the whole experience has made me want to invest in regular appointments and nail care.


Morgan F.
a year ago
I would get compliments all over New Haven! Kate grew my nails to the longest they have ever been. She has such a clear passion for what she does and it is always a treat getting my nails done with her!


Sarah O.
3 months ago
Best manicures in new haven! Kate makes the whole experience very comfortable. I'd never had a manicure before so i was really nervous but she's a great artist and conversationist. i got gorgeous, unique nails that lasted for weeks!


Zoe S.
6 months ago
As a long time gel manicure girlie, I was thoroughly impressed with not only Kate's attention to detail to her nail art but also the cleanliness & efficiency of her practice.


Samantha D.
9 months ago
I get so many compliments on her nail art & on top of that definitely the best manicure I’ve ever had! The salon is super private, clean, and so cute inside! I would 100% recommend this salon!!


Stephanie W.
a year ago
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