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On The Road: Cosi Fan Tutte

The name of this salon comes from Mozart’s opera, meaning “Women are so like that!” And this Laguna Beach, Calif., salon is meant for women who like to be pampered. Owner Jae’tte Burneo offers custom nail art surrounded by shabby chic decor, all overlooking the ocean.

Cosi Fan Tutte is brand new, re-opened under new management in December 2012. Owner Jae’tte Burneo started working at the former location and decided to buy the business when the owner put it up for sale.


Burneo has been a licensed cosmetologist for 34 years, and she previously worked in hair and makeup. After getting into watercolor painting, a friend requested Burneo’s designs on her toes. That’s when her love affair with nail art began. She started posting pictures to Nail Art Gallery in May 2012, and her popularity soared. Burneo is now known for her amazing nail art and offers it to clients for $5 per nail.

The city of Laguna Beach is strict, so sandwich boards are not allowed. Signage includes cute window decals that can be seen while walking below and an eye-catching pink sign hanging above the stairs that lead to the second-floor salon. Burneo is marketing herself by partnering with local businesses to mock up nail art featuring each business’s logo.

Eyelashes and makeup application are add-on services offered at the nail lounge. Cute illustrated stationery, soaps, and other beauty products colorfully line entranceway shelves. OPI polishes are grouped by color and sit pretty next to chandeliers.

Parties can be held at Cosi Fan Tutte. Celebrations for bridal, baby, bachelorette, girls’ night out, and pampered princesses (ages 5–18) are available.

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