Get your nails done for a good cause at The Shiok Co.’s Manicures For A Purpose.

Pretty Nails For A Good Cause Charity Manicure 1

Sandra Riley Tang of local indie band The Sam Willows designed this nail wrap just for the occasion.

As if nice nails weren’t already a good cause in itself, am I right? But I digress. Do-gooder types, take note. Manicure addicts, you take note too – it’s not often that a nail session comes under the guise of social consciousness. On Sunday, April 5, The Shiok Co. is donating 50 per cent of proceeds from a nail bundle ($38 gets you an express mani, an express pedi and a nail wrap) to charity.

Manicures For A Purpose is second in the line-up of Events For A Purpose, an initiative by The Shiok Co. to rally local businesses in support of local social causes. This time, it’s teaming up with spa-booking app Getklarity, customisable-nail-wrap retailer Inni Nails, and nail salon The Nail Social to support Babes, a teenage pregnancy crisis centre. Babes runs a 24-hour SMS helpline that offers support, information and assistance to pregnant teens.

So: pretty nails, plus a good cause. Convenient too – Manicures For A Purpose is an all-day affair, so it’s pretty easy to fit into your Sunday schedule. Maybe after brunch, before a spot of shopping? Give a helping hand.

The Nail Social, 42 Haji Lane. April 5, from 10.30am to 7.30pm.

Tickets, $38 at No walk-ins accepted.