UC Berkeley – MLK Jr. Student Union Building – Clockwork
UC Berkeley – MLK Jr. Student Union Building
Take a mini-mani break
About this Location

Clockwork is now open on Cal’s campus! Come over to the MLK Jr. Student Union building on Bancroft Way to experience the world’s first robot manicure. If you’re getting ready for the next Cal game, go for our signature yellow, Honey, or go-to navy, Mallory. Checkout all 30 of our color options here.

UC Berkeley – MLK Jr. Student Union Building
Hours of Operation

Monday-Sunday 8 am – 7 pm
Hours are subject to change.

3D and AI technology paints the exact shape of your nail

How to get the best results from our robot.


Remove old polish, file and shape
File your nails to the length and shape you prefer.
Come to your appointment with clean, bare nails. If you forget to remove your polish, we have polish remover but can not remove gel.
Pro Tip
Leave at least a sliver of “white” at the tip of your nails—that space where the nail starts to separate from the skin it protects.


Dos and don'ts
Pro Tip
Relax your arm to eliminate micro-movements that interfere with painting.


Guided experience
Press "Get started" on touchscreen and follow instructions.
Press this icon on any screen if you ever need help. Live customer support is on standby to guide you.
First Timer?
There’s a bit of a learning curve in operating our robot. Typically people take 10-30 min for their first time. Once you learn how to keep your fingers steady and relaxed, painting will go much faster and you'll be in and out in 10 minutes or less!
What to Expect
What does the service include? Will you cut and file my nails?
How should I prepare for my MiNiCURE?
Is there a base or top coat?
Can the robot paint over a base coat or on gel or acrylics?
Do you offer an option for gel polish?
Are your polishes non-toxic?
How long does it take to dry?
Our Policies
What is your tipping policy?
What is your late policy?
How do I cancel/reschedule my appointment?
I cancelled my appointment before the start time. When will I see my refund?
Other Questions
Will it work for children?
Can I share pics/videos of the robot with friends?
When are you coming to my city?
How do I partner with Clockwork?
Want us near you?
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