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Salon Fanatic Tour Day 1: Cotati, Calif.

by Beth Livesay | September 9, 2017

Co-owners Diane Peters Von Royen and Chantel Estrada work and own this nail, waxing, and lash studio in the small town of Cotati, Calif. NailZ & Co. boasts a loyal clientele who come in regularly for gel-polish, nail art, or pedicure services.

Estrada is the in-house tech who experiments with trends firtst then reports back to the rest of the team for how applicable they are for clients' nails.

This design was done by Chantel for a client's 40th birthday. Chantel is trying to perfect her ombre

This design was done by Chantel for a client's 40th birthday. Chantel is trying to perfect her ombre

For this appointment, I opted for a gel-polish removal that was done using an e-file (I was wearing hard gel underneath) and soak-off (for my gel-polish color). The result was a manicure with Nail Tek to tide me over until tomorrow's service. Van Royen used a KUPA e-file to help the removal process along.

The salon is one of maybe six in the small town, located next to a tap room. Lash services have made the salon good money in recent days. Most clients are regulars. A full offering of many professional brands inclduding Gelish, Caption, OPI, Light Elegance, Essie, and China Glaze can be found in the salon. A branded San Francisco Giants polish is also available for die hard nail art fans.

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Next stop: Vallejo, Calif.

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