Back in 1992, the NAILS Fact Book (now called Big Book) ranked Dyanna Spa as the 13th top salon in the U.S. offering nail care. In 2017, owners Irina Gordon and Mona Winograd decided to move two doors down and redesign the spa.
The drive to own a family business runs deep in sisters Lauren Hunter and Manda Mason, who left careers in recruitment and finance to pursue their dream of opening an all-natural nail salon in Columbus, Ohio, sparked by an overnight epiphany.
The intersection of nails and art has never been more apparent than at Miami’s Vanity Projects, a gallery-like nail salon that offers patrons the opportunity to view contemporary video art during their services with sought-after international nail artists.
When salon owner Castle Searcy met artist Frankie Toan during his artist-in-residence stint at Redline Contemporary Art Center in Denver, she saw a perfect opportunity for a First Friday artistic event that brought hands and art together in more ways than one.