NAILS asked readers: What do you wear to the salon to set the tone for a great day? You told us that comfort and style were both important factors.
The Jazzy Nailz Team
We prefer the uniform look of our salon T-shirts with jeans and sneakers. We wear our T-shirts because it shows unity and professionalism. When a client walks into the salon, she knows exactly who the techs are. Rhonda Collier, Chandra Shack, Chaneisha Warren, and I are the “Dream Team” of Jazzy Nailz!
We are a very busy salon here in Jacksonville so we like to be comfortable while working. Jeans and sneakers or sandals — because we do live in Florida — seem to be the most comfortable attire for us.
ANGELA WILLIAMS, Jazzy Nailz, Jacksonville, Fla.
Trish Samoila of Stage Six Salon
I like to wear an embellished jersey tunic with cotton leggings — it’s a super comfortable outfit so I can move around with ease from the wax/facial room to the manicure table to pedicures!
I wear wedge shoes with open toes to show off my designs, and my hair, nails and make-up are always done when I go to work. When you look good, you feel good. It gives me more confidence in myself and my clients trust that I will take good care of them.
TRISH SAMOILA, Stage Six Salon, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Mare Horak of Nails by Mare
My favorite busy salon outfit is my “I <3 Nails” bling T-shirt and my black dress pants, with my black Mary Jane style shoes. It’s comfy and cute!
I have to have my essential nail tech coffee mug on hand.
MARE HORAK, Nails by Mare at Barb’s Hair Unlimited, Smyrna, Tenn.
Looking for ideas for your own most confident work outfit? Visit our online Style channel, where you can see examples of designer salon aprons (www.nailsmag.com/designeraprons) and fashion-forward salon uniforms (www.nailsmag.com/cuteuniforms).